Bruins waded into the JUCO ranks to picks up our 10th commitment for this year's recruiting class. Ryan Hofmeister, 6-1, 210 LB from Riverside Community College committed to Bruins yesterday. From the Press Enterprise:
Hofmeister, whose Tigers face LA Harbor in a bowl game Saturday at Wheelock Field, finished the regular season as the top tackler in the East Division, with 42 solo tackles, 85 assists and 10 tackles for losses. He also had 1 1/2 sacks, 3 pass break-ups, a forced fumble and a blocked kick.
Not bad for a guy who was considered undersized coming out of high school. This would seem to be the perfect example of the community college's role, taking a guy who hasn't quite gotten on the four-year schools' radar for whatever reason and putting him there.
Hofmeister is coached by Tom Craft, who is none other than the proud Dad of Kevin Craft.
Given the recent injury issues with Patrick Larimore and the ongoing nagging injury concerns with guys like Todd Golper and Jared Koster. Plus at this point we should be recruiting with the assumption that Akeem Ayers will not be with us next season. So, this is a solid pickup for depth purposes.
When I read about this commitment, I immediately thought of bigger and stronger Westgate. Hopefully that's how it pans out for Ryan. Let's all welcome him to Westwood.