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No. 1 punter in nation chooses BG

Last season the BGSU football team struggled in the area of special teams.

Field goals were missed, extra points botched, punts went only a couple yards and kick-offs were short. Poor special teams play accounted for some of the Falcons’ losses. Special teams was an area that BGSU coach Gregg Brandon wanted to address in this year’s recruiting class.

The Falcons have landed the No. 1 punter in the country, according to Alonso Rojas from Miami, Fla. averaged 46 yards per punt his senior season and punted a career-long 75 yarder.

“Rojas is a really polished athletic punter, he can really boom it,” Brandon said. “I think he will be able to step right in.”

The Falcons have also received a Letter of Intent from kicker Sean Ellis. Ellis also from the state of Florida, set a school record with 30 consecutive extra points made.

“Ellis has a really strong leg, most of his kickoffs go out, he is very accurate and can make extra points,” Brandon said. “I’m excited about both of these guys, impact players right out of the shoot.”

Rojas and Ellis could make an immediate impact next season and eliminate the problems the Falcons have recently had. The misfortunes of the special teams could be turned into the strongpoint of the football team for the next couple years because of the Florida combo.

With Omar Jacobs declaring for the NFL Draft and there not much experience returning at the position, it was important for Brandon to establish many different quarterback options for the years to come. The 2006 recruiting class brought two different QB prospects to Bowling Green. The QB position in the Gregg Brandon system is the most pivotal and it is never bad to have too many QB’s.

Tyler Sheehan, from Cincinnati, and a graduate of LaSalle high school, gave a verbal commitment to the Falcons back in the summer. Sheehan was the conference Quarterback of the Year and was named All-Southwest Ohio.

“Sheehan we found in camp in June, we offered in the summer and he committed,” Brandon said. “Excellent QB, big range, mobile, cannon for an arm and fits our system.”

Anthony Glaud, a quarterback from New Jersey, resembles Omar Jacobs with his long dreadlocks. Glaud was one of the top prospects at the position in New Jersey and compiled over 2,349 passing yards and 23 touchdowns last season.

” We stumbled upon Glaud,” Brandon said. “We don’t actually recruit in New Jersey, but his high school coach sent us a tape of his game. We asked why he wanted tapes sent to Bowling Green and Glaud responded by saying he watches us on TV and loves our system and quarterbacks like Josh Harris and Omar Jacobs.”

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