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Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Donman » January 9th, 2021, 1:11 pm

Justin Rice Former All Mountain-West Linebacker who transferred to Arkansas State is coming to USU.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Donman » January 9th, 2021, 1:12 pm

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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by QuackAttackAggie » January 9th, 2021, 1:16 pm

From an interview with his dad:

He is considering his value in the NFL and will only leave ASU for professional football or an attractive Power Five opportunity. He added Justin is not headed to Utah State, where former A-State coach Blake Anderson is taking over the program.




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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by stang » January 9th, 2021, 1:17 pm

This is a massive, MASSIVE get. Rice was the preseason MW DPOY and transferred when it looked like the MW season was going to be canceled. He's an instant starter, and very well may be an NFL guy. I'm so hyped about this, what a get by Anderson.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by slcagg » January 9th, 2021, 1:25 pm

stang wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 1:17 pm
This is a massive, MASSIVE get. Rice was the preseason MW DPOY and transferred when it looked like the MW season was going to be canceled. He's an instant starter, and very well may be an NFL guy. I'm so hyped about this, what a get by Anderson.
Agreed stang. All conference type player coming to Logan is great news.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Sl7vk » January 9th, 2021, 1:42 pm

Wow!



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by 3rdGenAggie » January 9th, 2021, 1:56 pm

Huge get at a position that really needs it.


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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by aggies22 » January 9th, 2021, 1:57 pm

Those that know, know I've been talking about this for about four days now. This is HUGE!
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Aggie84025 » January 9th, 2021, 2:05 pm

I dont know anything about this kid, is this an upgrade for us as LB is one glaring hole we have?



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by aggies22 » January 9th, 2021, 2:06 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:05 pm
I dont know anything about this kid, is this an upgrade for us as LB is one glaring hole we have?
Two words. HELL YES!



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Aggie84025 » January 9th, 2021, 2:10 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:05 pm
I dont know anything about this kid, is this an upgrade for us as LB is one glaring hole we have?
Two words. HELL YES!
I just went and researched this Kid I was not aware of his story. This is for sure an upgrade and a fantastic pickup.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Aggie84025 » January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm

AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by aggies22 » January 9th, 2021, 2:14 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
I'm pretty sure there is still one more coming.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by stang » January 9th, 2021, 2:16 pm

It isn't hyperbole when I say I'm more excited Justin Rice than any other transfer I can remember.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by slcagg » January 9th, 2021, 2:17 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
I'm pretty sure there is still one more coming.
Transfer or linebacker? Or both?

Do you know how many spots we have left? I know push forwards etc make it difficult to project.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Elkaggie » January 9th, 2021, 2:21 pm

He probably realized that best LB in the NFL came from USU.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Aggie84025 » January 9th, 2021, 2:23 pm

stang wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:16 pm
It isn't hyperbole when I say I'm more excited Justin Rice than any other transfer I can remember.
I would have for sure thought that Shelley would would have been your favorite transfer. Lol



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by stang » January 9th, 2021, 2:25 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:23 pm
stang wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:16 pm
It isn't hyperbole when I say I'm more excited Justin Rice than any other transfer I can remember.
I would have for sure thought that Shelley would would have been your favorite transfer. Lol
Haha there were a lot of people who were really excited about that! I have a family member who was convinced Shelley was the next great Aggie QB. I was never there with him though. Sometimes star rankings and offer lists can be deceiving, I don't think there's anything deceiving about Rice's talent though.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by YouEssYou » January 9th, 2021, 2:27 pm

So he has 1 year, right?



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by AGGIEFIGHT » January 9th, 2021, 2:42 pm

YouEssYou wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:27 pm
So he has 1 year, right?
I saw he only played one game for fresno in 2018. I assume he was able to get a injury redshirt. If I am looking at this right
he could have two years of eligibility if he decides to stay and not enter the draft.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by aggies22 » January 9th, 2021, 3:00 pm

slcagg wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:17 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
I'm pretty sure there is still one more coming.
Transfer or linebacker? Or both?

Do you know how many spots we have left? I know push forwards etc make it difficult to project.
Transfer. Another hybrid type dude. Right now we have 5 or 6 left depending on if Bo Maile is still coming. If we push forward Ike Larsen and Bo Maile we have 7 left.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Aggie84025 » January 9th, 2021, 4:10 pm

It is just so nice to see the program heading in a positive direction since the train wreck the last 6 months. Seems like the new coach is bringing in solid staff and is building some excitement in the program. If you are a player on the team you have to like the direction the team is going.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by aggies22 » January 9th, 2021, 4:12 pm

AGGIEFIGHT wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:42 pm
YouEssYou wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:27 pm
So he has 1 year, right?
I saw he only played one game for fresno in 2018. I assume he was able to get a injury redshirt. If I am looking at this right
he could have two years of eligibility if he decides to stay and not enter the draft.
He will be a senior with 1 year to play 1. He played as a true freshman and sophomore, missed 2018 and redshirted. 2019 was his redshirt junior season with 2020 being his senior year.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Sl7vk » January 9th, 2021, 5:49 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 3:00 pm
slcagg wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:17 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
I'm pretty sure there is still one more coming.
Transfer or linebacker? Or both?

Do you know how many spots we have left? I know push forwards etc make it difficult to project.
Transfer. Another hybrid type dude. Right now we have 5 or 6 left depending on if Bo Maile is still coming. If we push forward Ike Larsen and Bo Maile we have 7 left.
I would be stunned if Maile is coming. The only way he ends up in Logan is if there is really no offers that are even equal in nature.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by brownjeans » January 10th, 2021, 8:55 am

aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 3:00 pm
slcagg wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:17 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
I'm pretty sure there is still one more coming.
Transfer or linebacker? Or both?

Do you know how many spots we have left? I know push forwards etc make it difficult to project.
Transfer. Another hybrid type dude. Right now we have 5 or 6 left depending on if Bo Maile is still coming. If we push forward Ike Larsen and Bo Maile we have 7 left.
Hybrid LB/DE or LB/S?



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by slcagg » January 10th, 2021, 9:12 am

brownjeans wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 8:55 am
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 3:00 pm
slcagg wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:17 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
I'm pretty sure there is still one more coming.
Transfer or linebacker? Or both?

Do you know how many spots we have left? I know push forwards etc make it difficult to project.
Transfer. Another hybrid type dude. Right now we have 5 or 6 left depending on if Bo Maile is still coming. If we push forward Ike Larsen and Bo Maile we have 7 left.
Hybrid LB/DE or LB/S?
22 might be alluding to the LB/DE transfer possibility from Miami that Roy mentions in another thread.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by aggies22 » January 10th, 2021, 10:05 am

slcagg wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 9:12 am
brownjeans wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 8:55 am
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 3:00 pm
slcagg wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:17 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:12 pm
AJ and Justin Should make for a solid core of backers. BA is doing wonderful so far.
I'm pretty sure there is still one more coming.
Transfer or linebacker? Or both?

Do you know how many spots we have left? I know push forwards etc make it difficult to project.
Transfer. Another hybrid type dude. Right now we have 5 or 6 left depending on if Bo Maile is still coming. If we push forward Ike Larsen and Bo Maile we have 7 left.
Hybrid LB/DE or LB/S?
22 might be alluding to the LB/DE transfer possibility from Miami that Roy mentions in another thread.
100% correct my Aggie brother.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by BLUERUFiO » January 10th, 2021, 10:41 am

It seems like every few days we keep getting good news. As McDonald says, “I’m loving it!”
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Post by Sl7vk » January 10th, 2021, 11:27 am

BLUERUFiO wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 10:41 am
It seems like every few days we keep getting good news. As McDonald says, “I’m loving it!”
It's a very nice change from where we were 2 months ago.



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Post by BleedAggieBlue0 » January 10th, 2021, 2:21 pm

This coaching staff and the excitement already growing around the program is impressive! Like someone said in a thread a while back, I’ve never been more impressed listening to a USU coach speak. I can see why these coaches and players seem excited to be in his program!


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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by AGGIEFIGHT » January 10th, 2021, 3:33 pm

aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 4:12 pm
AGGIEFIGHT wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:42 pm
YouEssYou wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:27 pm
So he has 1 year, right?
I saw he only played one game for fresno in 2018. I assume he was able to get a injury redshirt. If I am looking at this right
he could have two years of eligibility if he decides to stay and not enter the draft.
He will be a senior with 1 year to play 1. He played as a true freshman and sophomore, missed 2018 and redshirted. 2019 was his redshirt junior season with 2020 being his senior year.
You are probably right but his profile
2017 freshmen fresno
2018 redshirt fresno
2019 redshirt sophmore Fresno
2020 redshirt junior Arkansas
2021 USU-
will he be granted a extra year of eligibility for 2020 because of covid or is that only for seniors?



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by Aggie19 » January 10th, 2021, 4:01 pm

AGGIEFIGHT wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 3:33 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 4:12 pm
AGGIEFIGHT wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:42 pm
YouEssYou wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:27 pm
So he has 1 year, right?
I saw he only played one game for fresno in 2018. I assume he was able to get a injury redshirt. If I am looking at this right
he could have two years of eligibility if he decides to stay and not enter the draft.
He will be a senior with 1 year to play 1. He played as a true freshman and sophomore, missed 2018 and redshirted. 2019 was his redshirt junior season with 2020 being his senior year.
You are probably right but his profile
2017 freshmen fresno
2018 redshirt fresno
2019 redshirt sophmore Fresno
2020 redshirt junior Arkansas
2021 USU-
will he be granted a extra year of eligibility for 2020 because of covid or is that only for seniors?
He started in 2016 at Fresno. He was a running back so it doesn't look like he had any stats, but he does, just on offense.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by aggies22 » January 10th, 2021, 4:57 pm

Aggie19 wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 4:01 pm
AGGIEFIGHT wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 3:33 pm
aggies22 wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 4:12 pm
AGGIEFIGHT wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:42 pm
YouEssYou wrote:
January 9th, 2021, 2:27 pm
So he has 1 year, right?
I saw he only played one game for fresno in 2018. I assume he was able to get a injury redshirt. If I am looking at this right
he could have two years of eligibility if he decides to stay and not enter the draft.
He will be a senior with 1 year to play 1. He played as a true freshman and sophomore, missed 2018 and redshirted. 2019 was his redshirt junior season with 2020 being his senior year.
You are probably right but his profile
2017 freshmen fresno
2018 redshirt fresno
2019 redshirt sophmore Fresno
2020 redshirt junior Arkansas
2021 USU-
will he be granted a extra year of eligibility for 2020 because of covid or is that only for seniors?
He started in 2016 at Fresno. He was a running back so it doesn't look like he had any stats, but he does, just on offense.
Ding! Ding! Justin played in 6 games as a true freshman at Running back. The only redshirt season he's had was his junior season.



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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by brownjeans » January 10th, 2021, 6:36 pm

The last time we had a LB that played a little RB he was very, very good.
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Re: Justin Rice Coming to USU

Post by AggiePT » January 10th, 2021, 8:07 pm

brownjeans wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 6:36 pm
The last time we had a LB that played a little RB he was very, very good.
So true! Watching Nick power through those BYU defenders was a good memory!



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