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SDSU Football: What’s New Up On The Montezuma Mesa

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The month of June hit SDSU football with a flurry of action already. By the looks of things, this off-season is only going to get more busy up on the Montezuma Mesa. Here’s a few notable items to get you caught up to speed to start your third week of June.

New Commitments

Five new commitments to the 2023 class of the SDSU football program were made up to this point and all appear to be very solid.

  1. Safety – Jordan Napier, Jurupa Hills (Fontana, CA) 6-2 / 195
    Jordan Napier had some really strong offers. He chose SDSU early on and that bodes well for maintaining his commitment. He’s a 3-star rated recruit according to 247 but while much of his highlights will show his work at wideout, Napier will be competing full time at the safety spot. Jordan has excellent size and should really fit in well with the already talented defensive backfield in the vaunted Aztecs defense.

2. Safety – Marcus Ratcliffe, Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, CA) 6-3/190
Marcus Ratcliffe is a fantastic get for SDSU. A local commit, Marcus is rated a 3-star rated recruit and 61st top player in the state of California on 247. Coach Kyle Hoke once again showing his ability to recruit to go along with his coaching skills in the defensive backfield.

Watch now, or listen wherever podcasts are available, for the latest Sons of Montezuma Podcast for more SDSU football news.

3. Offensive Line – Ryan Silver, Junipero Serra (San Mateo, CA) 6-4/300
Ryan Silver represents the third Serra High school teammate to join SDSU. Along with Hasan Mahasin and Drew Azzopardi, Ryan is another beast from a winning program. Silver is a 3-star rated lineman according to 247. Looked to be a near top 100 player in the state of California, Ryan has a ton of promise and looks to be a great fit on this familiar team.

4. Wide Receiver – Tyson Berry, Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX) 5-7/160
While Tyson is smaller in stature, it didn’t stop the interest in his abilities from some large programs. There’s a lot to wonder about Tyson and what he can do on the field, but his film shows some wiggle and pure football instincts with the ball. Tyson is not rated on 247 in the composite rankings, but according to 247’s opinion, he is a 3-star ranking. One thing’s for sure, RB coach Jeff Horton and WR coach Hunkie Cooper have been a very accurate duo on the recruiting trail—credit to them for being able to land another Texas recruit in the young man.

5. Wide Receiver – Baylin Brooks Loyola (Los Angeles, CA) 6-3/200
Baylin Brooks was a recent commit a few days ago. He’s not rated on the composite rankings on 247 but but is a 3-star in 247’s rankings alone. Baylin has fantastic size with a frame that set to get bigger. He possess solid speed and all around athleticism for running with the ball and executing dominating blocks. His game tape shows that his hands are also quite good. Often you will see him high-pointing the ball and making tough catches along the sidelines. With offers already from Arizona, Nevada, and San Jose State, his senior year at Loyola will be key to see if he is truly a solid commit to SDSU.

Departures

It was made official last week that SDSU director of player personnel, Matt Razzano decided to step away from football into a new career venture. Razzano, also an SDSU alum, was an integral part of the recruiting process at SDSU and just completed his fifth season with the Aztecs. Craig Smith has been indicated to step into the position.

SDSU Football Hosts 7on7 Passing Camps

San Diego State football hosted their first of two 7on7 camps this past weekend and our good friends over at San Diego Football Night Lights Magazine were on hand to pull in some terrific sights & sounds. SDFNL is doing some great work for the local student-athletes earning scholarships.

Madison high was taking part of the camp and was looking very strong early and often.

Also in attendance were two Madison High alums, Daniel Stokes of Saddleback College and new San Diego State RB transfer Kenan Christon Jr. You can read up all about the Aztecs newest running back transfer Kenan Christon Jr. in our article here.

It’s been evident from the SDSU Spring game that the program is making big strides in hosting more prep athletes onto the campus. With the worst of the pandemic behind us, look for more open doors and opportunities for young players to participate on campus in more great activities.

Madison High Warhawks indeed took the championship this first of two weekends. Congratulations to the entire SDSU staff for hosting such a great event for so many student-athletes.

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