- Aug 26, 2011
Who is the other NYS offer besides Issac?
Update:The Defensive Tackles...
If you had to pick one position where SU needs help the most, it would probably be defensive tackle.
The best prospect in the state might be Alex Barshaba, a 6’6, 330 refrigerator out of McKee HS on Staten Island. Alex is reasonably athletic and has exceptional strength. He is unblockable.
Alex Barshaba on Hudl
Ryayan Buell of Hornell HS in Western NY is one of the top athletes in the state. He plays middle linebacker for Hornell at 6’2, 265 pounds, is really agile and has racked up over 200 tackles in the past 2 seasons. Has huge potential.
Rayyan Buell on Hudl
EJ Buck, one of the best prospects out of CNY, is a 6’1, 325 pound DT from ESM HS. Buck is very physical, tough and has excellent lateral agility.
EJ Buck on Hudl
The Defensive Ends...
If someone out of NYS is going to develop into a national recruit, it most likely be Adisa Issac, a 6’5 210 DE out of Canarsie HS in Brooklyn. Adisa has explosive speed and has the potential to develop into a premiere pass rusher. He is one of two players from the state to have an offer from Syracuse, as well as offers from Minnesota, Maryland, Illinois and Rutgers.
Adisa Isaac on Hudl
Jason Blissett is a 6’3 255 DE out of Poly Prep in Brooklyn. Quick and physical, Jason is more of a run stopper than a pass rusher and it looks likely he will eventually grow into DT. He has offers from Maryland, Temple and UConn to date.
Jason Blissett Jr. on Hudl
Anton Juncaj is 6’4, 215 pounds and plays at Minisink Valley HS in Slate Hill (lower Hudson Valley). He is fast, athletic and specializes in creating violent collisions. Could also play at TE. I think he has a world of talent.
Anton Juncaj on Hudl
Keith Winfrey, 6’3, 229 pounds, is from Long Island power William Floyd HS in Mastic Beach. He has a good blend of strength and agility, an offer from Stony Brook and interest from BC, Temple and UConn.
Keith Winfrey on Hudl
Nasiere Tisdale is another good prospect out of Churchville-Chili. 6’3, 233 pounds, Nasiere runs a 4.61 40 and excels at penetrating. Makes a lot of tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
Nasiere Tisdale on Hudl
Lastly, Nathan Genevick of Cambridge HS near Albany,is a 6’5, 245 pound lieman who made 112 tackles as a junior. He is athletic and very tough.
Nathan Genevick on Hudl
I was just told this kid is visiting Saturday as well .The OL from Homer definitely belongs on the list great call Sutomcat. I've seen the kid on the field and in the gym he's big, strong, quick and shuts everything down. At 6'4" maybe even a little over by now and 325 currently could easily slide in to OG and is smart enough to play C.
He'll also have a full year of film playing nose tackle next season.
The Running Backs...
Deyvon Wright is from Half Hollow Hills High on Long Island, the alma mater of Devante McFarlane and Cam Jordan. He is one of the few NYS kids with a P5 offer (West Virginia). At 5’11 and 173 pounds, he might not be big enough to play RB in college full time. Ran for 1307 yards and 23 TDs as a junior. Excellent speed and cutting ability; he is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.
If he were to come to Syracuse, I would expect him to be used in the slot like Erv Philips was. Kids with this kind of play making ability are rare in NY, but seem to be relatively common in Florida.
Deyvon Wright on Hudl
Dhyquem Lewinson is from Spackenkill HS in Poughkeepsie. Probably the strongest RB in the state, he benches 315 lbs and squats 700. Set a world record when he became the youngest person to ever deadlift 500 lbs 5 times at age 14. Hence his nickname ‘Manchild’.
Ran for 1001 yards and 18 TDs as a frosh but missed most of his sophomore year due to a broken collarbone. He was healthy in 2017 and responded well, running for 1525 yards and 21 TDs, averaging 11.5 ypc. His film is fun to watch. He has very good speed, cuts well and consistently makes good reads.
Was recently named second team all state class B at RB, along with teammate Kyiev Bennermon, a senior headed to BC. Given his skill set and the way BC plays, would not be surprised if he ends up there.
Dhyquem Lewinson on Hudl
The best returning RB in NYC, at least according to News 12 Varsity, is Vin Wagner of Monsignor Farrell on Staten Island (he was first team All NYC). At 6’1, 206 lbs, Vin is another power back who can run. Rushed for 1487 yards and 10 TDs (8.5 ypc) last season.
While Lewinson gets most of his yardage on outside runs and doesn’t break lots of tackles, Wagner is a true inside runner who thrives on contact. Vin is a junkyard dog on the field, a great competitor and very tough. Also looks very good catching the bill out of the backfield. Might be an upgrade over Elmore at the power back position Chris tried to play last year though he would have work to do in the weight room.
He would be a great fit at Army or Navy.
Vin Wagner on Hudl
Rutgers continues to take borderline D1 prospects from NYS. I assume their recruiting has collapsed and they have no better options.
Appreciate the work Tom. We keep a google doc of Rochester players. I will be happy to share with you in the future. Gerald Drumgoole is getting a lot of attention. Has Toledo and UB offers along with ODU. He can be one of the those kids that gets more offers if he attend camps. Schools like him as a TE/DE prospect. He's a basketball kid too. He good in hoops but he's a better football prospect. Also Bobby Searight plays for East, big lineman that has interest from D1 schools. Pittsford has a TE/DE prospect. Victor has a Offensive lineman.
Mallard Creek star, major college recruit, doesn’t plan to ‘cheat’ a senior year opportunityThe Quarterbacks
As far as I know, the only NYS QB with a solid offer to play football in college is probably the most talked about recruit on the basketball recruiting board, Joe Girard III, the People’s Choice. While he has many offers for basketball, some to big time programs, he also has at least one for football: Tulane.
His film is just a long series of broken plays where he runs around until he finds a way to make a play for a big gain. He does not appear to be more than 6’0 tall, and not very muscular either, While he runs well, he doesn’t have great speed. While he throws the ball accurately, he does not appear to have a tremendously strong arm. Watching him play, I kept thinking how much he reminded me of how Doug Flutie used to play.
Joseph Girard III on Hudl
Whether he would be successful playing at the P5 level is moot; I don’t think for a minute he is going to play football in college. It is a shame though because it would be great fun to watch him play.
Freddy June Jr is a junior at Irondequoit HS in Rochester. The All Greater Rochester player of the year in 2017, Freddy is also a fine basketball player, though not nearly at the level of Girard III.
A true dual threat QB, he ran for 1220 yards and passed for 1293 yards in 2017. Very good athlete who is a better runner than a passer right now. Has a strong arm but isn’t in a program where he is going to throw the ball a lot. I think he could be a fine BCS level QB but it will take some time for him to catch up on other QBs that come from more sophisticated offenses (the same would apply to JG III).
Freddy June on Hudl
Casey Kelly goes to St Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo. Casey is the brother of Chad Kelly and the nephew of Jim. While he looks a little heavy on film, he can run very well (reportedly a 4.6 40) and he has a strong arm.
While he has a world of talent, according to Maxpreps, he only played in 4 games his junior season. He has played there for 3 seasons, during which he has thrown for 1262 yards and ran for 969, which are good numbers, but he also has thrown for 9 TDs and 9 interceptions, and his career completion percentage is 52.4. Not good.
If he figures things out, he could end up being a national recruit. If not, his only offer might be from UB. He is a huge wild card, One major positive: his gpa is said to be 3.8.
Casey Kelly on Hudl
Tylik Bethea is probably the best QB out of NYC in the class of 2019. At 6’4, he has nice height but at only 180 pounds, he needs to get stronger. Threw for 2133 yards and 23 TDs for Lincoln HS in 2017. Looks very poised in the pocket, has a nice arm and a very relaxed throwing motion. Doesn’t run much.
Tylik Bethea on Hudl
Cole Snyder is a 6’2 190 lb QB out of Southwestern HS. He passed for 1587 yards and 23 TDs in 2017. Has a strong arm. Also is a gifted runner and an excellent athlete who could probably play safety as well.
Cole has been a visitor in the SU campus and played at the Dome in a state championship game last fall. Works with former SU QB John Kinder, also a star hockey player. I like his film. Kid is a winner.
Darren Smith plays at little Sidney HS but he has put up some great numbers there, passing for 2766 yards and 30 TDs as a junior. He probably has the most accurate arm of any of these quarterbacks, but I don’t see great arm strength. Don’t see a lot of athleticism from him either. Likes to stay in the pocket. Might be a little chunky as well.
Darren Smith on Hudl
Matt Sluka appears to be the best QB coming out of Long Island in this class. A dual threat guy, he ran for 1619 yards and 24 TDs and passed for another 984. Has good size at 6’2 195 lbs. Good athlete who knows how to make people miss, his passing skills need refinement. He is another guy who might project best in college with a switch to safety,
Matthew Sluka on Hudl
The most impressive stats of the QBs in this class belong to Pat Hackler of Skaneateles. He threw for 3124 yards and 53 TDs in 2017. Another really smart winner type, Pat has excellent speed and very good accuracy throwing, but did not show great arm strength. He is headed to Yale to play lacrosse.
PATRICK HACKLER on Hudl
Lastly, let’s talk about Nathaniel Prophete of Christ the King HS in Middle Village. This is the same school Terrel Hunt went to. Like Terrel, Nathaniel is big (6’3 190 lbs). Has a strong arm and runs fairly well (4.8 40). Army, BC, Duke, Rutgers and Syracuse are all said to have interest in him.
Nathaniel has really bad numbers but is handicapped playing for an awful team. C the K finished 2017 0-8, and was outwcored by its opponents 280-76.
Nathaniel Prophete on Hudl
You will most certainly be able to see him play college ball in Central NY next season, Tom.The best interior OL in the state is AJ DeSantis of Maine-Endwell HS near Binghamton. AJ is 6’4 285 pounds, strong as a bull and very agile. Great balance. Could play center of guard, or DT for that matter. I want him. Badly.
Word on the Southern Tier streets is that he accepted a full ride to Maryland, but had a minor knee injury and they backed off. Haven't bothered to look too deeply into it. M-E has a BIG line and is well coached so he may end up in the Dome at some point, if Forks doesn't continue their Class B dominance.Colgate got a good one. Congrats to AJ.