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2003 MAC Football Recruiting

Below is the 2003 MAC Football Recruiting Analysis. Data has been taken from dozens of public sources, including regional newspapers that cover MAC schools, several "guru" publications and utilized various Internet sources. Finally, I would like to thank all 14 MAC sports information directors for providing information for their respected schools.

Like many recruiting forums, please keep in mind that most of these kids are anywhere from 17-years to 20-years old, so these rankings are very subjective. Many things can happen to a young man in his college-playing career like injuries, grades, personal issues, or lack of anticipated development that can hinder how a class may really pan out. And let’s not forget the late bloomers either who rarely show up on the recruiting radar screen and end up becoming all-conference players and sometimes even NFL players. The only way to know how good a class really has been is to look at them after they have graduated in four or five years.

Just like last year, I would consider this year’s MAC football recruiting class to be one of, if not the very best class that I have ever witnessed coming into this conference! Many of these young men had some very attractive offers from BCS schools, so kudos to the coaches and their staffs for putting together such incredible recruiting classes across the board.

One final note on my rankings, I do not take into consideration in my rankings on any possible non-qualifiers.  I do not receive any grade transcripts and I do not report on any second-hand information on who may be, or will be, a Prop 48 casualty this fall.  

Within the detail and listings of the recruits on the team’s analysis are the general grades within my usual format of: OUTSTANDING, EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD & AVERAGE.

Three yeas ago I tabbed Marshall as the #1 class, two years ago I had Western Michigan as my top class, and I had UCF listed as the #1 class in 2002.  Once again, I’ve got UCF tabbed as the best class in the MAC.  Congrats to all schools for bringing in some quality student athletes to MAC institutions for 2003!

Again, much of this analysis is subjective, so after clicking on your desired MAC team to read about, post thoughts on the various Message Boards provided on this site, or send me an Email from the home page.

-Nick Gerogosian-



VanDelay Sports MAC Recruiting Champs Through the Years

2003                        UCF
2002                        UCF
2001                        Western Michigan
2000                        Marshall
1999                        Marshall

 

Outstanding

UCF

Excellent

Northern Illinois
Marshall
Western Michigan

Very Good

Miami
Toledo
Bowling Green
Central Michigan

Average

Akron
Ohio
Buffalo
Kent State
Eastern Michigan
Ball State

 

 

 

Top 25 Freshman

 

 

1

Mike Walker

WR

UCF

2

Chris Narsesian

WR

UCF

3

Steven Mottett

QB

UCF

4

Geremy Rodamer

RB

Marshall

5

Greg Owens

RB

NIU

6

Ron Williams

RB

UCF

7

Scooter McDougle

RB

Toledo

8

Brandon Murphy

RB

Miami

9

Anthony Rogers

ILB

Central Michigan

10

James Blair

OL/DT

Western Michigan

11

Gregory Hutcherson

WR

Bowling Green

12

Hiram Moore

WR

Marshall

13

Ron Ellis

CB

UCF

14

John Ferguson

QB

Akron

15

Cas Prime

RB

NIU

16

Bryan Williamson

WR

Ball State

17

Ron Williams

RB

UCF

18

Renford Parkes

DB

UCF

19

Kevin Beverly

RB

Kent State

20

Jared Evans

OL

Miami

21

Tysen DeVree

TE/H

Western Michigan

22

Kory Lichtensteiger

OL

Bowling Green

23

Greg Lowe

DB/WR

Eastern Michigan

24

Deaudre Perry

DB

Bowling Green

25

John Inman

OL

Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Transfers/JUCOs

1

Earl Charles

RB

Marshall

2

P.J. Smith

RB

UCF

3

Sagan Atuatasi

DT

Buffalo

4

Javon Witherspoon

WR

Central Michigan

5

Ryan Antle

TE

Ohio

6

Jamaal Whyce

DT

Marshall

7

Lonnie McCowan

SS

Marshall

8

RJ Pullings

LB

UCF

9

Cam Yeow

LB

Akron

10

Ryan Cubit

QB

WMU

 

 

 

 

 

Top 20 "Sleepers"

 

1

Jabari Arthur

QB

Akron

2

Luke Tillman

RB

Kent State

3

Dan Macon

RB

Bowling Green

4

Charnzie Carney

DE

NIU

5

Olajuwon Cooper

QB

Kent State

6

Austen Everson

QB

Ohio

7

De'Onte Burman

LB

Central Michigan

8

Travis Noel

SS

Marshall

9

Oseloka Keys

QB

Western Michigan

10

Kyle Echols

CB

Marshall

11

Kris Kasparek

TE

Akron

12

Greg Vrantsis

TE

Buffalo

13

Jermaine Copeland

WR

Western Michigan

14

Andrew Tyson

ILB

Ohio

15

Kenneth Bohnet

QB

Eastern Michigan

16

Terrance Partee

WR

Toledo

17

Nick Gildersleeve

QB

Central Michigan

18

Loren Hargrove

DB

Bowling Green

19

Antonio Tharpe

RB

Ball State

20

Tyree Pollard

DT

Toledo

 

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