Coach Enos addressed the media on Wednesday to discuss the Class of 2012. He talked about several things, including giving quick looks at each individual in the class. Here is what he had to say about the offense.
We are very excited to add this group of young men to our football program. It is a versatile group of high-character individuals who will work hard to be successful academically and athletically. I am proud of the efforts of our coaches, who have worked tirelessly to bring this class together.
He transferred from a high school in Texas and we had him in camp. He's physical, he's tough, he can bend, he can develop and he's an over-4.0 GPA student. He will be an outstanding player here. He wanted to be here very badly.
We knew we had to sign a kicker this year. We had Ron targeted at the top of our board and we got him. He has the ability to kick-off, place-kick and punt. He was kicking kickoffs through the uprights from his own 40-yard line. He will have a chance to come in and compete for a kicking job.
We know we're getting a tough guy. He's 265 pounds right now, but he's pretty skinny. He'll be 320 pounds eventually. He can bend and he can run. He can develop and be an offensive tackle for us.
Ryan Hansen, Wide Receiver
He's going to be a preferred walk-on for us. He went to our camp and tested outstanding for us. He's explosive, he can run and he has good ball-skills. He wants to be here in the worst way and he will be a great addition for us.
Danel Harris, Wide Receiver
Danel is already enrolled in school and has been working out with us. He is a guy that is just exciting. He has great ball skills, he's a great run after the catch guy and has outstanding body control. This guy has a chance to be very, very special.
He has kind of come full-circle. I got the job two years ago and he was committed here when I met with him and then we didn't get him. We got him back on campus this year and had him in my office. Two years ago, it felt like I was talking to a boy and this time, I was talking to a man. He can run and has great arm strength. He's a great worker, studies the game and had great statistics this year (completion percentage of 67 percent and 19 passing touchdowns). He led Grand Rapids Community College to an undefeated 11-0 record. When I met with him, the most impressive thing I saw in him was his mindset. He wants to be a great player.
This guy is an outstanding football player. He rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career and 80 touchdowns. He's explosive, has great vision, outstanding ball skills and he's tough. Physically, he has a chance to help us very early if we need him to.
He is a guy who came to our camp and committed early for us. He did a lot of things for his high school. He played offense, defense and returned punts and kicks. He's explosive, very tough, and he has over a 3.0 GPA. His dad, Tony, was a quarterback at Notre Dame. He's a solid person and will be a great player for us.
What can you say about this guy? Besides that he accounted for 64 touchdowns this year, threw for 4,000 yards, ran for over 800 yards and had a 68 percent completion percentage. He got his high school to a state championship, led his team to back-to-back 9-0 seasons and he is a 3.9 GPA student. Besides that, you can't say a whole lot. He came to our camp and was accurate. He is very accurate and every ball that he throws is in the right spot. He's a guy that will come in here and won't have to play as a freshman. He has time to develop himself.
Martez is a great character guy. He has over a 3.0 GPA at Brother Rice High School. He is an outstanding worker. He ran for over 1,500 yards and had 22 touchdowns as a senior. We were most impressed with him catching bubble screens and catching wheel routes. He also returns kicks and punts. Martez can do a lot of things. He runs with a lot of power, drops his pads and really finishes people off.
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