2019 Recruiting Thread

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by martymoose » December 19th, 2018, 2:49 pm

Is that a type-o or did we recruit and sign Paul Bunyan?

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by goviks2 » December 20th, 2018, 11:46 am

He's down to 370 now, according to Goviks. But, a big dude, indeed!

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by bigskyconf » December 20th, 2018, 1:09 pm

martymoose wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Is that a type-o or did we recruit and sign Paul Bunyan?

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When you find yourself in the middle of a fight, it is always good to align yourself with the biggest person there. :D

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » December 21st, 2018, 9:02 am

Roseburg senior Zack Mandera signs with Portland State

http://www.nrtoday.com/sports/preps/pre ... e6539.html

Roseburg High senior Zack Mandera made it official Thursday night.

A few hours after being named Class 6A second-team all-state as a linebacker by the state's coaches, Mandera signed his name in triplicate to an NCAA letter-of-intent to Portland State University.

Mandera will take his talents to the Park Blocks next fall with hopes of helping the Vikings continue their turnaround under head coach Bruce Barnum.

At 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, Mandera will have an opportunity to earn playing time immediately with the Vikings, who finished 4-7 overall this year after enduring a winless season in 2017.

PSU had both of its starting middle linebackers exhaust their eligibility, and Barnum pointed to defense as an area of immediate need in comments about the nine players signed during the early period.

"We have larger needs on defense than on offense this year," Barnum said. "We will take a bunch of guys up front and in back this year. It's also the 'Year of the Cheetah.' We have to get fast. The faster we get the better we will be."

For his part, Mandera fell in love with Portland State during an unofficial visit to the campus with his father, Mike, over the summer.

Zack Mandera made an early connection with recruiting coordinator AC Patterson and with defensive coordinator Payam Saadat.

"The coaching staff up there is amazing," Zack Mandera said. "On my unofficial and official visits, they made me feel at home. Talking on the phone, texting, the mail — getting handwritten letters — that was awesome and made the decision easy to make."

He made his decision last August, after concluding the summer baseball season with Dr. Stewart's in the state tournament, and other schools cooled their interest. Oregon State had expressed interest in him in both football and baseball, but was unwilling to commit any scholarship money.

"Once I committed everybody kind of backed off a little bit," Mandera said. "A couple schools that had talked to me, but after I committed they all kind of backed off. Oregon State was talking to me, but there weren't any scholarships involved. They didn't want to start anything and I wanted my school paid for."

Mandera took his official visit to PSU on Dec. 14-16 and had his commitment locked in by the visit, and there was no wavering. He was so committed, that his father got a "PSU Vikings" tattoo on his left forearm.

"It proves to kids that if you work hard, make good decisions on and off the field, that being a hard working kid and doing the right things is going to pay off," Roseburg High coach Dave Heuberger said.

Mandera was named the Southwest Conference defensive player of the year this fall after Roseburg went 3-6 overall and 1-3 in SWC play. He has been a three-time SWC all-league pitcher in the baseball season and will return to the diamond this spring as RHS pursues a SWC title.

Mandera's skills in baseball were a selling point to Barnum and the Vikings' staff, Heuberger said.

"It's not how is this kid, can he play what level at college," Heuberger said. "He dominates those situations."

On the field accomplishments aside — and Mandera has plenty of those as a four-year letterman in football and three years in baseball — Mandera's personality has been a factor in his success, and that is a credit to his parents, Mike and Elicia Mandera, and the family support he has enjoyed.

"The really great ones treat people great," Heuberger said. "Every great athlete I've had the pleasure to be around, they're good to people. We're excited that he gets to go up and play at Portland State and represent Roseburg for the next four years.'

Mandera is the last player to have started for former RHS coach Thurman Bell, who retired after 45 years on the sidelines at the end of Mandera's freshman year. He has spent the last three seasons under Heuberger's tutelage and developing through his own dedication and hard work in academics and athletics.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by TeamHolt » December 24th, 2018, 4:50 am

martymoose wrote:
December 19th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Is that a type-o or did we recruit and sign Paul Bunyan?

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Lol, That's a hugh guy. Talking about pushing a pile.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by BSCfan » December 25th, 2018, 10:15 pm

How are you guys looking at Punter? This guy was a teammate of my son's the past 2 seasons in JUCO ball at College of the Siskiyous. Good sized kid from Salem with a big leg who needs a college home after exhausting his JUCO eligibility.

https://twitter.com/A_Lua99/status/1062 ... 68065?s=19

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by bigskyconf » December 25th, 2018, 11:09 pm

BSCfan wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 10:15 pm
How are you guys looking at Punter? This guy was a teammate of my son's the past 2 seasons in JUCO ball at College of the Siskiyous. Good sized kid from Salem with a big leg who needs a college home after exhausting his JUCO eligibility.

https://twitter.com/A_Lua99/status/1062 ... 68065?s=19
Well, Niesner is not listed on the roster anymore. :|

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » December 30th, 2018, 5:25 pm

JJ Tuinei is a Portland State commit who should be signing with the Viks in February:

2018 ALL-USA Nevada Football Team

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JJ Tuinei, Arbor View (Las Vegas)
Tuinei was a force in the middle in leading the Aggies’ run to the Class 4A state semifinals. He finished his senior season with 70 tackles (11 for loss) along with four passes defensed, three sacks, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and a defensive TD.

https://usatodayhss.com/2018/2018-all-u ... tball-team
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 8th, 2019, 6:26 pm

Looks like Ethan has committed to Portland State over offers from Big Sky rivals Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana State. Welcome to the Park Blocks!:

Ethan Tela Porter
‏@Telaporter01E

Thankful my family for always loving me and supporting me and wishing me the best. I would like to thank god for the chance to even play at the next level. An with that i’d like to announce I am furthering my education and athletics at Portland State University ! #goViks

https://twitter.com/Telaporter01E


https://247sports.com/Player/Ethan-Tela ... -46049540/
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 8th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Portland State picks up a commitment from a good looking 3 star athlete from Seattle:

Emonte Scott
‏@emontescott7
100% committed!

Thank you @TFordFSP @RyanClaryFSP for all the love y’all have shown over the last two years, and thank you to @CoachPayam for giving me an opportunity to be apart of something special.
#PCD #21P @BrandonHuffman @RylandSpencer

https://twitter.com/emontescott7?lang=en


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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 9th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Scott Commits To Portland State

2019 Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea ATH Emonte Scott officially committed to Portland State on Tuesday afternoon.
"It is pretty close to home so I’ll get to see my family pretty often," Scott told Cascadia Preps. "They have a great group of coaches that support their players not just on the field, but also in their academics.

"I see us building something special over the next few years."

Scott led the O'Dea offense to three straight State Championship game appearances as a quarterback, including a win in 2017, but is being recruited as a cornerback by Portland State.

At 6-foot-3 and 185-pounds, Scott has the size, length and athleticism to be a very good DB at the next level. He was voted First Team All-Metro League as a QB last season, and given Second Team for his work as a CB.
Portland State has done very well in the state of Washington over the years, with 12 Evergreen State athletes on last year's roster. They also signed Tacoma (Wash.) Stadium DB Davion Gaines during the early signing period in December.

Scott will be taking his official visit to Portland State on the 25th of this month, before signing on February 6th.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 11th, 2019, 10:42 pm

Huge commitment for the Vikings from a 3 star DE who had multiple offers from "bigger schools":

Lars Hanson
‏@LarsHanson

Lars Hanson Retweeted Justus Legg
Three-star Auburn Riverside (Auburn, Wash.) DE Justus Legg heading to #PortlandState https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/ ... egg-204470

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by TeamHolt » January 13th, 2019, 1:03 am

LET'S GO VIKS!!!!!!!!!
Like I said I watch every players Hudl. So far from what I can see great job coaching Staff. There's alot of athlete's with very good size. Another good thing is these kids see the potenial in the portland state program and coaches to want to come here, and if there choosing this school over others that means they will buy into the program. With buying in means wins.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 16th, 2019, 10:45 am

Local, lean and tall.....what's not to like!:


Keyvaun Eady‏ @keyvaun_e · 1h1 hour ago

Beyond excited to announce that I have committed to play division 1 football at Portland State University. Thankful for everyone who helped me get here and excited for what’s to come
#goviks

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by GreenGiant » January 16th, 2019, 6:01 pm

Damn all these signings.....Makes me want to believe this is the year!

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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by TeamHolt » January 17th, 2019, 12:02 pm

GreenGiant wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Damn all these signings.....Makes me want to believe this is the year!
Believe
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 20th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Viks get a commitment from a tall (6-3) CB from California:

Michael Jackson@Royaljackson29
Gods been working! @psuviksFB @coachapatterson @cfry_05 @CoachBarnum69 #goviks #jointhef19ght

Michael Jackson, Oaks Christian High School
Jersey #: 29
Positions: CB, FS
Height & Weight: 6'2" 185lbs
40 Yard Dash: 4.51
Vertical: 44
100 Meter Dash: 11
400 Meter Dash: 51
Class of: 2019

https://www.hudl.com/profile/5414568/Michael-Jackson
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by TeamHolt » January 20th, 2019, 11:10 pm

forestgreen wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Viks get a commitment from a tall (6-3) CB from California:

Michael Jackson@Royaljackson29
Gods been working! @psuviksFB @coachapatterson @cfry_05 @CoachBarnum69 #goviks #jointhef19ght

Michael Jackson, Oaks Christian High School
Jersey #: 29
Positions: CB, FS
Height & Weight: 6'2" 185lbs
40 Yard Dash: 4.51
Vertical: 44
100 Meter Dash: 11
400 Meter Dash: 51
Class of: 2019

https://www.hudl.com/profile/5414568/Michael-Jackson
Looks like a nice pick up. Oaks christian is a great program.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 21st, 2019, 3:19 pm

Some more Viking activity in the recruiting area today. 2 more verbal commitments from 3 star recruits. One local (Clackamas HS), the other from Las Vegas, NV.:

Greg Oliver lll‏ @gregoliverlll

New Chapter.. Las Vegas ✈️ Portland.. Thank you to everyone who has helped me in any way possible to get to this point..🖖🏽 #GOVIKS

https://twitter.com/gregoliverlll?lang=en

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justice pagan‏ @justice_pagan

IM STAYING HOME! I am committing to Portland State to further my academic and athletic career. I want to thank all my friends,family,coaches,and trainers that helped me to get to this point. #goviks #jointhef19ght

https://twitter.com/justice_pagan?lang=en
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Re: 2019 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » January 23rd, 2019, 9:34 pm

Viks going crazy in Eugene today! PSU get verbal commits from a QB and a athlete from Churchill HS:

Kimani Quade@InT_king11
I AM A VIKING!!!

https://twitter.com/InT_king11


Demontre Thomas II@jordan_thomas05
After talks with My dad, I have decided to commit to Portland State University!!! I want to Thank God and anyone and everyone who has helped guided me to where I am today... #GOVIKS

https://twitter.com/jordan_thomas05
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