The recent string of good recruiting news is unlike any streak I can ever remember. On the same day Larry Johnson brought in the nightmare of all future Big Ten quarterbacks, LJSR got a verbal commitment from our first offensive skill player in the class of 2009, Maryland wide receiver Brandon Felder.
BSD has obtained this exclusive photo of Larry Johnson Sr. on a recent recruiting trip through Maryland.
I had a chance to watch some Nike Camp footage that featured Felder in one-on-one drills against various defensive backs. He made them all look pretty silly including our recent verbals Derrick Thomas and Stephon Morris. He runs his routes at full speed, makes crisp cuts, and appears to have some great hands. Plus he's got size and speed that you just can't teach. The 6'3" 165 lb wide receiver claims to run a 4.43 40 yard dash. He also claims a 4.15 shuttle and 37 inch vertical leap. Last season Felder caught 40 passes for 942 yards and 11 TD.
The kid is a tremendous athlete and a great addition to this class that is rapidly starting to look like a top ten in the making. We still have plenty of room for three or maybe even four more wide receivers. The top prospects look to be Justin Brown, Jaleel Clark, Shawney Kersey, and Tyree Watkins. And of course, every wide receiver needs a stud quarterback to throw him the ball. Tate Forcier: that could be you!