Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mustangs defensive on recruiting front

For those scoring at home, that’s six defensive or special teams players who have committed to the Cal Poly football program — out of six recruits The Tribune has confirmed.
Can you tell Cal Poly head coach Rich Ellerson is a former defensive coordinator, who also coaches the Mustangs special teams units?
OK, that’s not entirely true since Rodgriguez High’s Jarred Houston could play some offense down the road, but he’s better known as a return specialist and an all-league cornerback.
Canyon's Jordan Yocum has played running back but was an all-county linebacker.
Then you have the Central Coast products, Dos Pueblos defensive end Troy Shotwell, Atascadero linebacker Brandon Roberts, Atascadero kicker Jake West and Templeton defensive back Jake Romanelli.
Not that there won’t be any additions to the offensive side of the ball next season. In fact, former Righetti High teammates Ryan Mole, a running back, and Jon Dally, a quarterback, might be the only additions who have an immediate impact since they’ll be juniors. The two confirmed they were transferring from Allan Hancock in December.
The rest of the recruits will likely redshirt unless Cal Poly is hit hard with injuries at those positions.
The Mustangs are looking to sign about 15 players. Signing day is Feb. 7.


Anonymous said...

I think it is great that Ellerson continues shoring up the D, but he needs to think more about balance. What about tight ends, o-line or special teams play? More balance is the only way this team will be a champion.

Go Poly

Jake Logan said...

Why would he recruit tight ends, since Poly's offense doesn't use one?