Sunday, June 15, 2008

Recruiting Bonanza

Yesterday we mentioned that three guys verbally committed to Paul Johnson. Turns out that number inflated to four by late evening, and the other Paul (Hewitt) got into the act with his first commit of the class of 2009.

Click here to check out the three guys we reported on yesterday (Daniel Drummond, Jay Finch, Chris Crenshaw). The 4th guy to commit was Jeremy Moore, a 6'3" 170lb WR out of Austin TX. He's a big physical receiver who doesn't seem to mind blocking, which is a good thing.

Per the recruiting sites, we are done at Wide Receiver for this class. One guy - that's it.

How's this for deja vu. The Jackets just got a verbal commit from Brian Oliver. Turns out there is no relation to the original. This one is a 6'6" 200lb SG/SF with a pretty darn good outside shot. Consider him a "top 100" type guy. He plays at the famous Oak Hill Academy. He holds offers from Cincy, UMass, Miami, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, VaTech, WV and Xavier. It seems that GT and VT were his top choices.

As far as Oliver's game, he's been recruited as a versatile guy who could play everywhere from SG to SF to maybe PF. We're likely to see him settle into the 2/3-spot. He's a very good 3-pt shooter, has a good handle and is a very good defender who can block shots. He's athletic, although his foot-speed has been questioned by at least one site. He evidently has a very big wingspan.

Great weekend all-around for Jacket fans. Four commits in football and one in hoops.