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Blue Raider Review (05/16/2020 - 05/22/2020)

The Blue Raider Review is GoMiddle's weekly column summing up all the coverage we provided to subscribers and non-subscribers as well as rounding up MTSU sports news of the last week.

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Matt continued his Signee Spotlight series, catching up with Johnathan Butler:

Butler held other offers from various programs outside of MT. He chose MT over the likes of: South Alabama, SMU, WKU, Louisiana, Marshall, Toledo, Liberty, Southern Mississippi, Indiana State, and North Alabama. His first offer was from North Alabama, back in late October of 2019. Butler was offered by Middle in November and officially pledged to MTSU on December 15. GoMiddle's Matt Dossett spoke with Butler for this edition of the GoMiddle signee special series.

https://middletennessee.rivals.com/news/signee-spotlight-johnathan-butler

Purdue Transfer CB Kenneth Major Commits to MTSU, Tyler broke it down:

Major, a 6-foot, 195-pound junior, started 16 games the past two seasons. He led the Boilermakers with three interceptions in 2018 and he totaled 79 tackles in his two years in West Lafayette.

https://middletennessee.rivals.com/news/purdue-transfer-cb-kenneth-major-commits-to-mtsu

Matt Reviewed the C-USA Basketball and Football Recruiting Classes for the Previous Cycle(s):

https://middletennessee.rivals.com/news/glancing-at-conference-usa-recruiting-for-the-class-of-2020

https://middletennessee.rivals.com/news/basketball-recruiting-for-conference-usa

In case you missed it, Tyler watched the "Moving Forward With Football" Webinar hosted by the MTSU athletic department and took note of what stood out most to him:

I asked Coach Stockstill directly whether or not his annual football camps will be taking place this summer. His response: “not possible in June due to NCAA rules.” The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period until June 31st and prospects are not allowed to visit campus. He went on to say it may technically be possible in July. “However, I don’t want to risk our program by bringing 200-300 visitors to campus.” He said an official decision has not been made but he clearly felt there will not be football camps this summer.

https://middletennessee.rivals.com/news/recapping-the-moving-forward-with-football-webinar

The MTSU football staff handed out a handful of scholarships to 2021 prospects this week:

We discuss the newest 2021 offers (and prospects) in the linked thread below. It is now part of our free forum, so sign up for an account and give us your opinions!

https://middletennessee.forums.rivals.com/threads/new-thread-for-2021-recruits.15317/