About Chris Hill having been coached by the same person who coached Christopher Owens -- interesting point. I remember Owens giving lots of credit to Lowery for shaping him into the CB he is today, though I think that was with regard to study and maturity. Owens came in with solid skills, so hopefully Hill will have them too.
: I went to the signing event last night. The
: backroom of the Huakilau was maybe just a
: bit small for that size crowd, but it has a
: nice atmosphere. Someone said their steak
: dinner ($15) that they ate afterward, was
: excellent. Look for the Huakilau to host an
: outdoor bash the week of the Hawaii game.
: A few things of note:
: Tomey said that his staff landed all but one
: of the 4 or 5 highly targeted recruits they
: went after. He didn't mention names, but I'm
: guessing Carta-Samuels was the one they
: didn't land, with Travis Johnson, Brandon
: Driver, Harrison Waid, and Chris Hill being
: the ones they did. Overall, an excellent job
: by the staff.
: Lamom Muldrow (aka MoJo): Tomey said that
: they are looking for MoJo to be a grinder,
: rather than the type of back that tears off
: 40 yard runs. He looks very strong on film.
: Pierce Burton: He's a different kind of
: lineman for us. No fat on him at all.
: Brandon Driver: Assuming he recovers
: completely from his injury, he will continue
: the nice (recent) tradition of great Spartan
: cornerbacks. Very good punt returner too.
: Tomey said he may be able to play this year,
: but if not, he still as 3 years to play 2.
: Chris Hill: Has been coached by the same
: person that coached Christopher Owens. IMHO,
: he is ready to come in and compete right
: away for a starting position.
: James Orth: Will in all likelihood start his
: Spartan career as a safety, rather than WR.
: Abasi Salimu: Greyshirted this past fall and
: gained 50 pounds (from 200 to 250).
: Ryan Jones: Will likely redshirt this coming
: Dasmen Stewart: Just turned 17 last
: November. Very athletic. With four other
: QB's on the roster, it makes sense to
: redshirt him (my opinion).
: Travis Johnson: Very impressive player.
: Could turn out to be the top player in this
: year's crop.
: Marquis Avery: Tomey said he may be better
: than James Jones.
: Tomey said we are very close to being out of
: the woods regarding APR penalties. The last
: semester and a half have been the best
: academically for the football team in the
: past 20 years. He expects us to have the
: maximum 25 scholarships to award next year.
: The new turf at Spartan stadium is not
: installed yet. Still dirt. But, the project
: is on schedule, and we should have it in
: place by the Spring game. Also look for SJSU
: to host high school football games once
: Jurovich will be back next year. As will
: several other Spartans that missed most or
: all of the 2008 season (Ryno Gonzalas,
: Cameron Island, Jalal Beauchmann, Fred
: Koloto, Justin Willis, and Patrick Perry.
: The offensive assistant coach will be
: announced in the next 10 days. He will be
: calling the plays. I will be shocked if it's
: not Terry Malley.
: The video presentation of the recruits was
: Also in attendance were assistants Steve
: Morton, Charles Nash, Kinji Green, Brent
: Brennan, Kent Baer, and Ken Margerum, as
: well as AD Tom Bowen and members of his
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