February 2, 2011
EWU is kind of a big deal now
Eastern Washington has been buzzing about this year's recruiting class, which probably won't have any affect of next year's season, but it's still great to talk about these things like they're the most important things in the world.
Now since going to EWU, it always seemed like the Eagles had no problem getting talent to come to Cheney. They have two large universities in the states that they can get tranfers from, and Paul Wulff was always a good recruiter in California.
Still, it wasn't like this year's class after their national championship win. Let's do a recap of what happen...
EWU out recruits Boise State, Idaho - By getting the top player in the state, Cody McCarthy. He should be the next J.C. Sherrit, as he plays linebacker and fullback. He was either going to walk on at Boise State or play for Army, but instead chose EWU. Notch one up for the Eagles!
EWU gets two Huskies - The Taiwan Jones loss with get a little easier with the Eags getting Demitrius Bronson from UW to transfer, and Andru Pulu.
(Click here for the full EWU release, I'm going to snatch up the important or eye catching parts...)
EWU gets some big boys - The two 300-pounders the Eagles signed included David Delgado, a 6-4, 320-pound defensive lineman from St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in American Canyon, Calif. Thomas Gomez from Graham Kapowsin High School in Graham, Wash., is 6-2, 310, and is listed as an offensive lineman, but may end up on the defensive line.
"High school players are just getting bigger," said Baldwin. "We've been very good around here about signing lean players and developing them, and we still want to do that. But everywhere we go there are just bigger players and it's happening at every level with the signing classes and what they are bringing in."
EWU gets some good skill players - Included is Vernon Adams, a quarterback from Pasadena, Calif., and Alemany High School. In his final two seasons, he passed for 5,234 yards and 49 touchdowns, and rushed for another 1,263 yards and 19 more scores in leading Alemany to an overall record of 22-5. Local product Jordan Tonani signed as a defensive back after helping Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash., finish unbeaten and win the State 4A title last fall.
Well... I'm so pumped for football season to start now.