There have been some interesting commits lately, so let’s get to it. I’ll also be keeping a list of previous recaps at the bottom, with links to each article. For this edition and future ones, I’ll try to focus on commits that have happened in the last week or recently, but some weeks that may not be possible.

Sheldon Day
6’2” 286 lbs
Defensive Tackle
Indianapolis, IN
Commitment: Notre Dame

A great in-state commit for the Fighting Irish, Day is rated a 4 star, #14 DT, 143rd overall by ESPN, while Rivals has him as a 4 star, #22 DT. Though he lacks the size one would expect from a college defensive lineman and will need to work on that, nonetheless he has good burst off the line that helps him in the pass rush. His talent really shows when he is is on the move, getting penetration and zoning in on the ball carrier. He can hold his own when confronted directly by a blocker, but will need some coaching to improve.

Tommy Schutt
6’3” 301 lbs
Defensive Tackle
Glen Ellyn, IL
Commitment: Penn State

A versatile defensive lineman, Schutt is rated a 4 star, #12 DT, 132nd overall by ESPN and a 4 star, #5 DT, 29th overall by Rivals. Though he has played all positions along the D-line, he will be a DT in college. More of a run defender then a pass rusher, he has the size and strength to shed off blockers and get to the ball. He has solid quickness that allows him to get to a blocker quickly and gain the advantage. If he can work on his pass rush skills, then he has the potential to be a great defensive tackle at the collegiate level.

Armani Reeves
5’11’ 185 lbs
West Roxbury, MA
Commitment: Penn State

Another solid commitment for the Nittany Lions, Reeves is rated as a 3 star, #28 CB by ESPN and a 4 star, #16 CB, 187th overall by Rivals. Though he lacks ideal height for his position, he more then makes up for it with his quickness. He has the short-term recovery ability if a receiver gets ahead of him and the press to make him a solid cover corner. The lack of height will be a liability against the taller receivers and will need some time to adjust to the pace of the college game.

Troy Hinds
6’4” 225 lbs
Weakside Defensive End
Kaysville, UT
Commitment: BYU

A good in-state land for the newly ‘Independent’ Cougars, Hinds is rated a 4 star, #27 DE by ESPN and a 4 star, #17 DE, 215th overall by Rivals. He has the size needed for his position and will keep adding bulk to become a more imposing force. He can fire right off the line and use his burst to get around offensive tackles and zero in on the QB, though is by no means a speedy edge rusher. He can play the run, but needs more upper body strength in order to get to that next level.

L’Tavius Mathers
6′ 195 lbs
Running Back
Murfreesboro, TN
Commitment: Ole Miss

Able to get one offensive player into this recap, Mathers is rated as a 3 star, #36 RB by ESPN and a 4 star, #19 RB, 221st overall by Rivals. More of a speedy back then one who will power through the tackles, Mathers has the agility and footwork needed to make quick cuts and be elusive. If he could bulk up some, he might be able to power through some tackles, which is something he does not do that well at this point. He will be able to make an immediate impact and develop into an everydown back.

Previous Recaps
August 7th