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J.R. Ferguson

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
LSUCOMMITTED (02/03/2010)10/30/2009Brick Haley
CaliforniaNone12/11/2009Tosh Lupoi
Florida St.None01/22/2010Odell Haggins
MarylandNoneNoneDave Sollazzo, John Donovan
Miami (FL)None01/29/2010Aubrey Hill, Clint Hurtt
NebraskaNoneNoneJohn Papuchis
N. CarolinaNoneNoneJohn Blake
N.C. StateNoneNone
Notre DameNone11/20/2009Mike Elston
Penn St.NoneNone
RutgersNoneNoneGary Emanuel
South CarolinaNoneNoneJay Graham
South FloridaNoneNone
Texas TechNoneNoneJames Willis
USCNoneNoneTodd McNair, Jethro Franklin
VanderbiltNoneNoneRicky Logo
Virginia TechNoneNone

Scouting Report on J.R. Ferguson

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/13/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: He is very well-proportioned with thick legs and powerbase. Could tone up just a tad, but he is not overweight by any means. He looks like a young, giant defensive tackle.
Needs Improvement: He needs to hit the weight room, get stronger and improve his pad level at the point of attack.
Most Impressive: He has the footwork of much smaller linebacker. He is athletic enough to change directions and chase down ball carriers from behind.
Conclusion: Playing at the high level of competition that he will see at Hargrave Military will surely improve his chances of making an impact as a true freshman.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Gore, Ferguson both wait on Clearinghouse07/14/2010

When it comes to being academically qualified there will almost be a perfect attendance when LSU's freshman class officially arrives for the start of fall drills next month. The latest two members of the Class of 2010 that moved toward becoming fully qualified are running back Jakhari Gore of Miami-Columbis and defensive end J.R. "Ego" Ferguson of Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy.

LSU expecting three freshmen not to report06/03/
AMP Rewind: The best from prospect camps03/26/ Football Recruiting
TigerBait.comTV: Ego Ferguson03/17/
Class of 2012 DT shines at Elite Showcase03/09/ Football Recruiting
Ready to Roar, Part 4: Gabe King02/16/
Position recruiting breakdown: Defense02/09/ Football Recruiting
Egeaux relishes LSU opportunity02/05/
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the SEC02/04/ Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Ferguson is a Tiger02/03/ Football Recruiting
Top surprises on Signing Day02/03/ Football Recruiting
Ego picks LSU02/03/
Ferguson prepares to reveal decision02/02/
New coach means chaos for Ferguson02/02/
Big Ten Blitz: Big week for the Buckeyes?02/01/ Football Recruiting
SEC Blitz: Big names on the board02/01/ Football Recruiting
ACC Blitz: Waiting on Signing Day decisions02/01/ Football Recruiting
Video: The Big Ego02/01/
After UM visit, Ferguson ready for decision day01/31/
FSU visits the Fergusons01/28/
SEC Blitz: Plenty of drama left01/28/ Football Recruiting
Whispers: Who has the edge for top prospects?01/27/ Football Recruiting
Big Ten Blitz: Looking to close strong01/27/ Football Recruiting
LSU still in mix for Ferguson01/26/
No nonsense Martin ready for future at Cal01/25/
Good visit for Erving and everyone on campus01/24/
Perseverance pays off with Ferguson01/18/
Stretch run awaits Ferguson01/14/
Cal a Major Topic of Conversation With Kouandjio01/11/
Four Maryland stars revel in Army Bowl experience01/11/
Army Bowl starting lineups released01/07/ Football Recruiting
Army recruiting notes: Elam in the spotlight01/06/ Football Recruiting
Which Army player has been the most fun?01/06/ Football Recruiting
East notebook: Intensity picks up01/05/ Football Recruiting
Army: East Team Tuesday stars01/05/ Football Recruiting
Kelly keeps Ferguson's attention01/05/
Army: East Team Monday stars01/04/ Football Recruiting
Army recruiting notes: OSU/USC for Henderson?01/04/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson weighs options for final visit01/03/ Football Recruiting
Sizing up the Army Bowl rosters01/02/ Football Recruiting
Local ties could help UM with DL01/02/
Still a player12/23/
Crab Bowl: Forbes excited about future12/16/ Football Recruiting
Furman plays new role at Crab Bowl12/15/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Who has the edge?12/15/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and D.C. area talent12/14/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson will wait until NSD12/07/
Canes in hunt for DE's final visit12/02/
From the Road: Defensive talent11/28/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson added to Army AA East roster11/24/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson still considering UNC11/20/
LSU's working hard on Ego11/19/
Category rankings: Defensive ends11/17/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and DC area talent11/13/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson talks visit11/03/
LSU visit opens eyes of Ferguson11/02/
Anticipation high for Ferguson10/29/
Ferguson sets date for official visit to LSU10/23/
Ferguson returns to the Hill10/14/
Ferguson to reschedule LSU trip09/25/
2010 U.S. Army Player of the Year Watch List announced09/18/2009RivalsHigh
The Hargrave Factor09/01/
Recruiting Board: Defense08/31/
Ferguson talks officials08/27/
Hargrave boasts another talented roster08/25/ Football Recruiting
Five-star knows of three visits08/25/ Football Recruiting
Florida headlines final state ranking releases08/06/ Football Recruiting
Kouandjio talks FSU visit, recruiting08/06/
Best of Top Gun Camp: Defense08/06/ Football Recruiting
Visual breakdown of Top Gun talent08/04/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Ego Ferguson reveals final 14 at Top Gun08/01/ Football Recruiting
N.C., Conn. prospects take hardware at Top Gun08/01/ Football Recruiting
FBU Top Gun Camp: Thursday Hot 1107/31/ Football Recruiting
Defensive line shines in Top Gun Camp07/30/ Football Recruiting
Big names arrive at FBU Top Gun07/29/ Football Recruiting
Nation's top prospects to compete at Top Gun07/29/ Football Recruiting
Rivals100 lineman still has UF on top07/28/
Friday Night Lights Hot 1107/28/
Florida's Friday Night Lights Hot 1107/25/ Football Recruiting
Five-star DL pays a visit to FSU07/24/
Blue chippers enjoy visit07/24/
Friday Night Lights Preview: Defense07/23/
LSU makes cut for Ferguson07/15/
Ferguson picks 2106/25/ Football Recruiting
Whispers: Lupoi has Cal in the national mix06/24/ Football Recruiting
Premier Showcase: The Big Men06/17/
AMP: One-on-one with J.R. Ferguson06/17/ Football Recruiting
Bruins in the hunt for five-star06/17/
AMP: DL dominate Premier Showcase06/15/ Football Recruiting
N.J. Premier Showcase Hot 1106/14/ Football Recruiting
Stars show out at N.J. Premier Showcase06/13/ Football Recruiting
Premier Showcase brings out the stars06/13/
Five-star DE Ferguson to visit UConn06/12/
New Jersey event will be loaded06/08/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson focused on getting better05/30/
Five-star opts for Hargrave05/26/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson looking out for No. 105/20/
Pitt among 20-plus offers for Top 15 player05/18/
LSU has Ferguson's attention05/08/
Inititial position rankings for 2010 released05/07/ Football Recruiting
Future Lions represent in State College05/03/ Football Recruiting
State College Nike Camp Hot 1105/03/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson continues recruit travels04/28/
J.R. Fegruson talks West Coast04/24/ Football Recruiting
From the Road: 2010 prospects make impression04/22/ Football Recruiting
Ego trippin' in L.A.04/17/
Big Ego in Los Angeles04/15/
Scouting Defensive Prospects04/10/
Rivals100 DL planning Carolina visit04/09/
Ferguson planning visits04/06/
Ferguson talks his time in Knoxville04/05/
Ferguson has interest in Sunshine State03/30/
Ferguson is all business03/24/
Video Interview: DE J.R. Ferguson MD 5-Star03/21/
Md. DE will visit UM03/19/
4-star lineman talks about Rutgers03/18/ Five-Star Showdown Hot 1103/17/ Football Recruiting
Dawgs finally offer Ferguson03/17/
Prospects make news at Five-Star Showdown03/16/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Ferguson wants fifth star03/16/ Football Recruiting
Top talent to come out for Md. event03/09/ Football Recruiting
Ferguson has extensive offer list03/05/
Ferguson discusses Junior Day visit03/02/
Super offer for Ferguson02/28/
Video: J.R. Ferguson can do it all02/27/
LB Forbes set to go out west02/22/ Football Recruiting
Elite 2010 Lineman Looking At Vols02/17/
Hokies are in on top 2010 end02/13/
Terps Junior Day Recruit Profile 1002/10/
Versatile DL Ferguson planning UNC visits02/10/
Fast start for Ferguson01/28/
Video: Ego Ferguson gets after it01/26/
Ferguson keeps piling up offers01/21/
Plenty of talent at first Junior Day01/16/
Rutgers offers top 2010 lineman01/05/
Two more offers for Ferguson12/12/ Football Recruiting
2010 Spotlight: Defensive Line11/25/
Ferguson open to all11/07/
Rivals250 to Watch: Five-star candidates11/05/ Football Recruiting
Plenty of offers09/08/
Video: Ferguson Dominates the Line09/05/
Elite 2010 DT focused on season08/28/ Football Recruiting
Atlantic East loaded in 201008/07/ Football Recruiting
UGA leaves an impression on Ferguson07/24/
Stars Perform at Dawg Night07/19/
Surprise visitor picks up Clemson offer07/17/
Keep an eye on these underclassmen big men06/26/
Ferguson talks Illini offer06/26/


2008 (Jr.)181246.94261167309732
2007 (So.)1768-6141771--106-

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