1. Mark Herzlick OLB 6'4 244 BC
Strong OLB that could really tear it up when we open our 3-4 play calling. Has a huge heart and doesnt know how to quit, huge morale buster in the 4th quarter when we need a stop totally worth a 4th or 5th round pick. Hopefully were already got this guy on our radar.
Won the Rudy Award and the ACC's Brian Piccolo Award...started all 13 games and began playing full-time against Virginia Tech...third on the team with 65 tackles and 50 solo stops...tied for first on the team with two forced fumbles, second on the team with four interceptions and four pass break ups...also had 3.5 tackles for a loss...tallied five tackles (three solo) and one forced fumble against Nevada...had six solo tackles and an interception at Syracuse...totaled eight tackles (six solo) with one for a loss, a forced a fumble, a pass break up and an interception vs. Virginia...tallied six tackles at Duke...posted five solo tackles at Wake Forest...recorded six solo tackles and a pass breakup against Clemson...was second on the team with eight tackles (six solo) and a tackle for a loss against Maryland ... had three tackles, broke up a pass and had an interception at NC State...had another pick, defended a pass and made seven tackles against Virginia Tech...racked up four solo tackles including one for a loss vs. Kent State...led the team onto the field in the season opener against Weber State, racking up five tackles.
2. Scott Tolzien QB 6'2 212 Wis
Big arm QB that knows how to win. Shouldn't put all the chips in on Boller, Sullivan and Campbell. I think he has a huge chip on his shoulder with a lot against him witch drives one for success. I wouldve loved him for a 7th round pick but if we can pick him up in FA its a win/win.
2010: Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner ... second-team All-Big Ten (coaches) and honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ... Team MVP ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Preseason: Placed on watch lists for Maxwell Award, Manning Award, Davey O'Brien Award and Unitas Golden Arm Award ... named second-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and fourth-team by Phil Steele ... nominee for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ...
2009: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches) ... UW Wayne Souza (Offense) Coaches' Appreciation Award ... second-team Midseason All-Big Ten (Phil Steele) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (letterwinner in at least their second academic year at their institution; student-athlete must have minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year) ... Academic All-Big Ten
3.Ryan Bartholomew C 6'1 302 Syracuse
Huge body OL that I think can work from the guard position that can learn a lot on the go from WIZ. Plus we still have holes on the O-line he can fill that at 302.
At SU: Two letters … Member of 2007 Spring, 2008 Fall, 2009 Spring, 2009 Fall and 2010 Fall Athletic Director’s Honor Roll... 2010 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Redshirt Senior Year (2010): Selected for the 2011 East-West Shrine All-Star game ... Started all 13 games … Team captain … Phil Steele All-BIG EAST Third Team … Anchored the offensive line that blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Delone Carter … At Cincinnati, recovered a fumble in the endzone to record his first career touchdown.
Senior Year (2009): All-BIG EAST Second Team … Phil Steele All-BIG EAST Third Team … Started all 12 games, including eight at guard and three at center in place of the injured Jim McKenzie … Part of an offensive line that blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Delone Carter.Junior Year (2008): Started all 10 games he played … Missed games against Akron and Penn State due to injury … Instrumental in helping Curtis Brinkley record six 100-yard rushing games in first seven contests of the season.
4.Mario Butler DB 6'0 182 GT
Fuck it I feel like after we lose ASO we need all the tryout talent we can get!
A dependable two-year starter at cornerback... has improved every season... Tech's most experienced corner... a consistent player who has rarely missed practice time because of injuries... an athletic player with good speed and agility... played as a true freshman in 2007, seeing limited action and playing on special teams ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10.2009 (Junior)Enjoyed the best season of his career to date... started all 14 games... recorded 45 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, three pass break-ups and two interceptions... recorded five tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass break-up against Iowa in the FedEx Orange Bowl (Jan. 5)... recorded career-highs for tackles (8) and had 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... had four solo tackles and recorded his second interception of the season, his third career INT, at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... recorded five solo tackles and a tackle for loss vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26)... had four solo tackles and six total tackles at Miami (Sept. 17)... recorded his second career interception when he picked off a Kyle Parker pass against Clemson (Sept. 10).
5. Wayne Daniels DE 6'2 250 TCU
A big DE that I was surprised dropped soooo far his measurables are pretty decent and with Mike Waufle devoloping this smart kid I see a Mario Williams in the rough! Plus hes quick, and quick is good!
2010: First-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and Phil Steele Publications ... an SI.com honorable-mention All-American ... a unanimous first-team All-Mountain West Conference in his second season as a starter ... joined TCU teammate Andy Dalton as the only first-team unanimous All-MWC picks ... selected to play in the National Football League Players Association Game ... invited to the NFL Combine ... led TCU with a career-high 6.5 sacks and 14.0 tackles for loss ... also equaled sophomore linebacker Tanner Brock for the team lead with two fumble recoveries ... closed his TCU career with a season-high six tackles, including two for loss, to go with a pass breakup in the 21-19 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin ... his two fumble recoveries on the season came against Tennessee Tech and Colorado State ... recovered a fumble in all four seasons of action, six overall for his career ... tied for sixth on TCU with 39 stops ... opened the season with a TFL in the first seven games ... all three tackles against Oregon State came from behind the line of scrimmage, highlighted by a pair of sacks ... also forced a fumble against the Beavers ... tallied five tackles against SMU ... posted four stops against Tennessee Tech, BYU and New Mexico.2009: Second-team All-Mountain West Conference in his first season as a starter ... placed second on TCU with 5 ½ sacks, trailing only All-American Jerry Hughes (11 ½) ... fourth on the team with 9.0 tackles for loss ... led the Horned Frogs with two fumble recoveries ... placed sixth with 50 stops, including a career-high eight in the 14-10 win at Clemson ... opened the year with a sack at Virginia ... posted a season-best two tackles for loss, including a sack, against Colorado State ... recorded a TFL in nine of the 13 games ... had a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery at San Diego State ... recovered a fumble at Wyoming to go with six tackles, including a sack ... also totaled six stops at Air Force ... recorded a sack and pass breakup in the 38-7 win at BYU ... closed the season with three stops, including one for loss, and a pass breakup in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
...Just a few I'd like to see us attempt to contact after the lockout tell me what you think.