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August 07, 2018, 08:33:09 PM
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121Merrimac

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2018 roster changes
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:33:09 PM »
Does anyone know why Corey Henderson, Kobe Green and Rick Squires no longer show up on the roster?  I found 25 changes between 2017 and 2018 not related to graduation or national signing day.  Loosing three 3 star players feels like a bad off-season to me.  Is that normal, or should we be concerned?

https://www.ubbullrun.com/2018/8/7/17662452/2018-football-roster-turnover

August 08, 2018, 01:44:23 PM
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Eagles1105

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 01:44:23 PM »
Henderson was medically DQed, Squires wasn’t doing what was asked of him and he decided to go to JUCO, and I’m not sure on Kobe Green. I wonder if he’s academically ineligible.

August 08, 2018, 03:14:19 PM
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Re: 2018 roster changes
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 03:14:19 PM »
I love the work that you have done here Merrimac.  I've printed your chart and will try for my own benefit to keep it current.  Some of you guys closer to the program may be able to update it from time to time.  It really highlights the areas/positions that need recruiting in the coming year(s) and future strengths and vulnerabilities.
Thanks also to Eagles for the added info...
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August 21, 2018, 10:17:24 AM
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 10:17:24 AM »
Not a roster change really, but I heard on the weekly WKBW show that Brandon Williams has moved to safety, due to better depth at CB. I hope this move for speed over size here at safety, and OLB with Collier, works well..

August 21, 2018, 12:59:52 PM
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 12:59:52 PM »
Good observation/question...I like size and speed at CB; will settle for speed and athleticism at Safety.  Actually would prefer size and speed at both, but...   :-)
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August 23, 2018, 10:03:35 PM
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Re: 2018 roster changes
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 10:03:35 PM »
Thank you Vman, I'm glad that you found this valuable.  And, I definitely agree with you, that Eagle's comment was rather insightful.

Since the original post, I went back to take a similar look at each year since 2010.  It turns out that this year's turnover is actually quite normal.  Here is a summary of the past eight years.


             total left   total joined   3 star left   3 star joined
17-18131240
16-17201601
15-16322543
14-15142200
13-14101320
12-13171120
11-1371500
10-1114710

For a walk down memory lane, here is a list of all these 3 star student athletes.

3 star left                     3 star joined
Brandon BerryAapri Washington
Chris MerchantAndrew Gray
Collin MichaelJacquis Webb
Cordero DixonTheo Anderson
Corey Henderson
Gary Hosey
James Potts
Kameron Pickett
Kobe Green
Ray Anthony Long
Rick Squires
Robert Riche
Rudy Johnson

As a result, I have changed my stance, and am no longer concerned that so many 3 star recruits left during this past off-season.  I now think it speaks volumes to the talent and depth on the current team, that 3 star players need to leave in order to find increased playing time.

 


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