Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Charlotte 49ers land Georgia receiver

The 49ers have received a commitment from receiver T.L. Ford of Cartersville, Ga., a three-star recruit (according to who decommitted from Kansas State.
Ford is a high school teammate of quarterback Brooks Barden, who has signed with the 49ers and enrolled this semester, and receiver Mark Quattlebaum, who has verbally committed to Charlotte.
Ford (6-4, 180 pounds) had 589 receiving yards last season for a 19.8-yard average.
On Tuesday, the school announced that five recruits – including Barden and a transfer from Syracuse – have signed and are enrolled in school for the spring semester.
Defensive end Josh Manley (6-foot-2, 269 pounds), who played in one game for Syracuse last season, and is from College Park, Ga., will sit out the 2014 season and will have three seasons of eligibility left.  Barden threw for 2,323 yards and 41 touchdowns last season at Cartersville and ranked as a three-star prospect by Also enrolling are defensive back Branden Dozier and safety Nick Cook, both of Butler (Kan.) Community College and tight end Richard Murphy of Butte (Calif.) Community College.

49ers coach Brad Lambert also announced linebacker Micah Bryan, who was dismissed from the team last season to take care of family issues, hasn’t returned to school.

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Unknown said...

So why does Manley have to sit out a year when he's moving from an FBS school to an FCS school? We are still FCS this year.

The prospect of Ford and Austin Duke on the field at the same time has me thinking we might score 100 on some teams. Hopefully there are more playmakers on defense coming, so we don't lose those games 103-100.