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Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:59 pm
by bearhawk
Signed a linebacker and two linemen. Now to get staff in place and finish the class strong in February.

https://uncbears.com/news/2019/12/18/f ... eriod.aspx

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:31 am
by Brian
That was cool to see. I tried to find information on what other schools they were interested in (or what other schools were interested in them) and came up blank.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:33 pm
by beardevil39
Hey Brian, just click on the link in bearhawks post and it will give you the info you are looking for

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:56 pm
by Brian
beardevil39 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Hey Brian, just click on the link in bearhawks post and it will give you the info you are looking for
Okay, that was embarrassing. :dunce: :mrgreen:

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:42 am
by beardevil39
:rofl:
Brian wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:56 pm
beardevil39 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Hey Brian, just click on the link in bearhawks post and it will give you the info you are looking for
Okay, that was embarrassing. :dunce: :mrgreen:

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:58 am
by Brian
Looks like we got another recruit - Ethan Kramer from Pine Creek.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:16 pm
by bearhawk
Added a QB, Nate Overholt from Tyler Junior College in Texas. Originally from Oregon and was Gatorade POY for Oregon in 2018. Looks like he’ll have 4 years to play 3. In at semester, so he’ll go through spring ball, which is huge.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:24 pm
by Brian
bearhawk wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:16 pm
Added a QB, Nate Overholt from Tyler Junior College in Texas. Originally from Oregon and was Gatorade POY for Oregon in 2018. Looks like he’ll have 4 years to play 3. In at semester, so he’ll go through spring ball, which is huge.
Interesting. He didn't start last year so I wonder if he redshirts this season depending on how spring ball goes.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm
by Blofeld
We need a QB right? The NCAA denied Knipp's appeal for an 8th season...

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:47 am
by Brian
Blofeld wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:01 pm
We need a QB right? The NCAA denied Knipp's appeal for an 8th season...
Looks like we Connor Martin and Zach Rush prior to this signing period so it looks like we have 3 QB's on the roster at this point. Not sure how "ready" any of them are but as it stands now, it could be a battle between Connor Martin and Nate Overholt to get the starting position (that is based on the current roster on their website which I have no idea if it's up to date or not).

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:27 pm
by Beardown
The signing of RJ Potts is huge. He is a transfer from the University of Cincinnati. He did see some playing time with the Bearcats, so I'm not sure why he transferred out. He was a four star recruit coming out of high school with offers from Notre Dame, Nebraska, Missouri and Cincinnati. He is on campus now and will play LB, although he can play Safety as well. This is great news, our defense was not good at all last year. Here is his bio from the Cincy website.
https://gobearcats.com/sports/football/ ... potts/9010

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:07 am
by Brian
I think it's safe to say that Coach 87 and his staff are crushing the recruiting portion of their job.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:08 am
by Brian
I swear, every time I look at twitter, UNC is announcing a new signing. Either our recruiting is going gangbusters this year or the media department dropped the ball on announcements in previous seasons. Also, I notice all of the football players are thanking god for this opportunity. I do have to wonder if that plays in to #87's recruiting (since that seems to be a really big part of his life as well).

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:38 am
by Bear Fiend

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:27 pm
by Brian
Wow, we just got Bubby Brister's kid who is 6'5, 198lbs. Looks like our qb depth is really improving.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:13 pm
by Beardown
I like what I see in this class, but like all the others we won't know at least for a couple of years how they turn out. Potts is the key to this class. I'm extremely excited to see this kid play and help out our defense. He's the transfer from Cincinnati. The undergrad kids are highlighted I think by Jihad Marks, from AZ. He chose UNC over NAU, and UTEP. Keep up the good work staff!

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:25 pm
by Brian
We struggled in recruiting against D2 schools so this is a refreshing change.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:34 pm
by SLenz44
I love to see how most of the recruits had offers from FBS schools. Haven't seen that in a while and that's a great start. Really curious to see who they can get with a full year.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:08 am
by Beardown
Hero sports has an in-depth ranking from all FCS positions. Unfortunately we didn't land any player in any of the top 25 for any position. Coach McCaffrey has his work cut out for him.

Re: Early Signing Period: Bears Ink 3

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:33 pm
by Brian
Beardown wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:08 am
Hero sports has an in-depth ranking from all FCS positions. Unfortunately we didn't land any player in any of the top 25 for any position. Coach McCaffrey has his work cut out for him.
That's a tough dose of reality. I really was probably getting a bit over excited about it all, it's good to have realistic expectations.