TOLEDO -- I've no doubt Boise State QB Kellen Moore's Heisman material after watching him shred a banged-up Toledo defense for more than 400 passing yards Friday night. But pro material? I'm not so sure, not at 6-foot, less than 200 pounds and operating predominately in the shotgun spread. He's accurate, but I don't see the arm strength. Moore could win the Heisman -- he's a superb college player -- and then go fourth-round in the NFL draft. Meanwhile, keep an eye on the development of Toledo sophomore QB Terrance Owens. He's 6-4 and can bring it.
Like I could resist stopping in Toledo for tonight's Toledo-Boise State game on my way to Muncie, Ind. for tomorrow's UB-Ball State tilt. This is the Glass Bowl. I'm told it's the best stadium in the MAC and I believe it. Great facility. Awesome setting. Glad I stopped . Looking forward to watching Heisman candidate Kellen Moore and the fourth-ranked Broncos against a Toledo team that scared the heck out of Ohio State last week. Then it's down the road (well, a few roads) to Muncie to see if UB's ready to take a step forward.
---Fresh off the news that quarterback Chazz Anderson is transferring to UB, the Bulls added another late recruit in Georgia cornerback Matthew Quick, The Buffalo News has learned.
Quick is a product of Westlake High School which lists Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton and Adam “Pacman” Jones as graduates. Quick, who also excels in track and field, was originally slated to join Georgia as a preferred walk on but Bulls’ recruiting coordinator Ernest Jones began recruiting him heavily in June.
Quick signed scholarship papers with UB on Saturday and will open with the Bulls when training camp begins Aug. 8.
“During the last week of school, Coach Jones came down to my school and said he wanted to offer me,’’ Quick said. “Coach [Jeff] Quinn gave him the ok and they flew me up here [on Friday] and showed me around. It was great. They care more about the person you’ll become after you graduate and not just the person you are on the field.’’
UB is creating a nice pipeline into the talent-rich state of Georgia. Peach State natives on the Bulls' current roster include sophomore Najja Johnson (Atlanta), redshirt freshmen Cordero Dixon (Suwanee), Devon Hughes (Tyrone) and Kendall Roberson (Decatur) and true freshman Tony Daniel (Hiram). The Bulls also have a verbal from linebacker Adrian Lindsey (Douglasville), who was a teammate of Daniel's at South Paulding High.
Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.
Rodney McKissic began his journalism career in 1989 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for The Buffalo News since 2001. A proud father of four children, he enjoys reading in his spare time.
Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.