So if you're a school in need of a quarterback, contact coach Murphy at Fullerton about Tom Kirchmeyer (143-249-1,744-16 TD-9 INT in 10 games -- not including playoffs).
College of the Siskiyous in northern California has a number of unsigned sophomores, all of whom could be D1 or 1AA prospects. These guys will have their AA degrees in May:
TE John Brinley (6-2, 255)
A big, tough tight end who excels in zone blocking techniques. Has nice footwork and hands.
S Eliot Vinzant (6-1, 210)
Had several offers and reportedly accepted one from N. Arizona, which later fell through. Was one of Oregon's Offensive Players of the Year in high school. Versatile athlete who can play all positions in the secondary.
RB Keith Cage (5-8, 177)
"I cannot believe this guy has not been picked up. He was the strongest player on our team last year with a 320 full clean. He is the kind of guy that can do 20 back flips in a row from a standing position. He runs a 4.4 legit, played the whole season with a nagging hip injury -- just plain tough. I believe he was 5th in the state in rushing despite missing a game," said coach Bob Hoyman.
LB Todd Cox (6-2, 228)
Played inside when Siskiyous ran its 4-4 and outside in the 4-3. Then he played on the TE when the defense ran a 5-2. "Todd played football for Army at West Point out of high school and has that mentality. He will look you straight in the eyes and do as he is told. He's really strong in the lower body. We do a morning conditioning at 6am all winter for the returning players. Todd was the only sophomore who did not miss any sessions. We do olympic-style weightlifting here at siskiyous, Todd is a technician with excellent form," said Hoyman.
"All of these kids can play D1 football. They're just not getting the recognition they deserve. All were 1st team All-Mid Empire conference except Brinley who broke his ankle after the third game of the season," said defensive coach Hoyman.
Please call 530-938-5239 for questions regarding these student athletes.
The best unsigned running back?
ROBERT HUBBARD (5-10, 185)
Diablo Valley College
Hubbard averaged over 30 carries per game in 2003. "He is very durable," said DVC head coach Ralph Depew. "In one game we gave him the ball 42 times. He has the speed to outrun pursuit. And linebackers hate him in blitz pickup--he knocks the snot out of them. Robert also has excellent hands and good vision." At the JCFootball.com he demonstrated his explosiveness with a 39" vertical jump.
You won't find many JC running backs who had a better season than Hubbard. He had 1,523 yards rushing and scored 18 touchdowns in 11 games. The DVC offense utilized a lot of inside-outside zone, counter, and lead draw schemes.
Hubbard already has his AA degree and is "a strong character guy...family oriented...first in the weight room and the last one to leave. And he'll play with pain," says Depew, who is shocked that Hubbard remains unsigned. As of March 21, Mississippi State was showing some interest.
Two unsigned placekickers in northern California...
Butte College's Garth Archibald (5-10, 175) from Pleasant Valley, California and Mark Reddy of Reedley College. The latter was All-Conference in 2002 when Reedley won the national championship. Last season, he started the first five games and then pulled a muscle. "He's back healthy and getting stronger. Mark has full financial aid and is willing to travel in order to keep playing," says Reedley head coach Michael White (3/22/04).
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SEE SOME OF THE TOP UNSIGNED SOPHOMORES IN ACTION AT OUR SPRING COMBINES:
Four-year coaches can attend and receive the results book or simply receive the results afterwards. This will be the fourth year for our California events and third time in Arizona. In addition to next year's sophomores there will be many excellent unsigned sophomores at these one day events.
May 1: Scottsdale CC
May 8: Citrus College in southern California
May 15: San Jose St. University