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2007 '07 OH CB/RB Jordan Mabin (Northwestern signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Buckskin86, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Senior running back dominates

    Jordan Mabin rushes for 266 yards in shutout

    By Wayne von Breitenstein

    Special to the Beacon Journal
    In Nordonia's 27-0 win over Brush, it was easy to see why people have been lamenting the fact that senior Jordan Mabin will be playing defensive back instead of running back for Northwestern University.
    The recent Wildcats recruit plowed through all kinds of traffic and rushed for 266 yards on 30 carries Thursday night at Korb Field.
    Mabin's work was equaled, if not surpassed, by the Knights' defense. The Arcs (4-5) were held to 22 yards of offense.
    ``Our defense was outstanding tonight,'' Nordonia coach Keith Boedicker said. ``To shut out a team like Brush is just remarkable.''
    Boedicker wasn't just extending common courtesy to the Arcs; Brush came into the game with a three-game winning streak. The streak included Brush's upset win over Solon, the only team that handed a loss to the Knights.
    On his second carry -- also the second play of the game -- Mabin broke through with a 50-yard run and then scored the first touchdown of the game three plays later. Although Nordonia tried to mix in a few passes early in the game, the Knights stuck to their rushing all day, with Mabin running either off-tackles or patiently shopping for blocks up the middle.
    The Knights (8-1) also successfully employed option plays, one of which led to Nordonia's second touchdown. With three minutes left in the first quarter, Nordonia senior quarterback Zach Boedicker ran right on an option and was uncontested as he streaked down the sideline for a 38-yard touchdown run.
    It's not that Boedicker hasn't been successful in the air; he owns a 63 percent completion rate this season. For the Knights, sticking to the ground was part of the game plan.
    ``We chose not to go to the air,'' coach Boedicker said. ``We wanted to control the tempo of the game, and keeping the ball was part of our game plan. And as it turned out, they were putting eight or nine guys in the box, and they still couldn't stop us.''
    Mabin scored again with six minutes left in the third quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run, while picking up some big blocks by senior offensive linemen Tom Goad and Nick Quinn.
    The Arcs had success only in their return game with senior wide receiver Jeremy Chatmon, who took back three returns for more than 30 yards.
    Mabin punctuated his performance with 7:53 left in the fourth quarter, when he broke through for an 82-yard touchdown run.
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  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Mabin, Knights jet past Blue Devils

    Saturday, November 04, 2006 Mike Peticca

    Plain Dealer Reporter
    Backs and blockers form a mu tual admira tion society for Nordonia's football team. And coach Keith Boedicker loves them all.
    "We've got a great offensive line and we have very good backs," Boedicker said after the host Knights ran past Tallmadge, 41-20, in a Division II regional quarterfinal game on Friday night.
    "They controlled the tempo of this game. When you keep the ball for 31 minutes like we did, that's pretty good."
    Nordonia tailback Jordan Mabin rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries for the Knights (10-1), the state's second-ranked team. Fullback Billy Smith rushed 15 times for 94 bruising yards and quarterback Zach Boedicker -- the coach's son -- gained 64 yards on 13 carries.
    The Knights finished with 405 rushing yards on 62 attempts. They will play Olmsted Falls in a regional semifinal game Friday night at a site to be determined.
    "Our offensive line . . . My goodness, I can't say enough about them," said the 5-11, 185-pound Mabin, who has made an oral commitment to play at Northwestern. "It is so easy when they're pushing the defensive line back and getting to the linebackers."
    Mabin, who intercepted two passes at cornerback, boosted his season total to 1,975 yards on 233 carries. He has scored 26 total touchdowns.
    Center Keith Beach, tackles Kevin Kowalski and Mike Quinn and guards Nick Quinn and Mike Neuman keyed the blocking for the Knights, with the help of Smith and tight ends Brandon Thomas and Zak Alders.
    "We thought we could run anything," Mike Quinn said. "It's unbelievable to have those guys in the backfield."
    Mabin stiff-armed one would-be tackler and escaped another on a 52-yard touchdown sprint to start the scoring. He also scored on runs of 13 and 24 yards. Boedicker tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Allen Harden, and John DeBrouse scored on a 1-yard plunge. The Knights, who built leads of 21-0 and 41-14, got five extra points and field goals of 24 and 25 yards from Eric Vukmanic.
    Tallmadge (8-3), which returned just two starters from its 2005 state semifinal team, scored touchdowns on Patrick Pakan's 41-yard pass to Tyler Fortner and his 74-yard pass to Nate Mace, and on David Siesel's 5-yard run.
    "The challenge in facing Nordonia is that they can beat you in a wrestling match or in a track meet," Tallmadge coach Joe Vassalotti said. "Big, strong and fast can get you far in the playoffs."
    To reach this Plain Dealer reporter:
  3. buckford

    buckford Toller Guy

    Nordonia tailback leads Knights into Elite Eight

    Jordan Mabin rushes for 273 yards, two TDs

    By Tom Gaffney

    Beacon Journal sportswriter

    (David Foster/Akron Beacon Journal)
    Nordonia quarterback Zach Boedicker looks to pass before being sacked by Olmsted Falls' Chad Bajc during the first half of play in the Division II playoffs at Brunswick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, in Akron, Ohio.
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    BRUNSWICK - It is a question that would be premature before, but not now: Is there a Division II team in Ohio capable of beating Nordonia?
    The Knights (11-1), behind another dazzling performance by tailback Jordan Mabin and the clutch kicking of sophomore Eric Vukmanic, defeated Olmsted Falls 23-14 Friday night in a regional semifinal before a crowd of 4,165 at Brunswick's Judy Kirsch Field.
    The victory sends Nordonia into the Elite Eight and a meeting with Chardon next Friday in the regional final.
    ``We are moving into the next round,'' said Mabin, who rushed for 273 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns. ``Our goal is to get to the state championship. That's been on our minds since the summertime.''
    The Knights, who have lost only to Solon in 12 games, had 363 yards of total offense and made the Bulldogs ace quarterback Tyler Sparks (17-of-35 for 213 yards) work hard on every possession.
    Olmsted Falls coach Jim Ryan, who led the Bulldogs to a state championship in 2000, said the Knights might have three more weeks of play ahead of them.
    ``They are a team that has all the ingredients,'' Ryan said. ``You can tell they are a very confident team. No question, they have a chance to go all the way.''
    Nordonia took a 17-0 lead in the first half on two touchdowns by Mabin and a field goal by Vukmanic. The Bulldogs (10-2), whose only previous loss was to Brecksville, rallied to 20-14 behind Sparks in the fourth quarter.
    But a 33-yard field goal by Vukmanic with 2:28 remaining ended all hopes for an Olmsted Falls comeback.
    ``I have great confidence in him,'' Nordonia coach Keith Boedicker said of Vukmanic, who earned the kicking job at midseason. ``For a sophomore, he's unbelievable. He doesn't feel pressure. He is that kind of guy.''
    Mabin's rushing total gave him 6,594 yards for his career, which moved him into fifth place on the state's all-time list.
    The Nordonia line, a constant all season, won many of the skirmishes up front. At other times, Mabin darted and cut into seams, making plays when none seemed possible.
    ``He hides behind those big linemen and finds his way to daylight,'' Ryan said.
    Olmsted Falls had given up only 41 points in its last five games and had four shutouts on the season. Yet Nordonia was able to put together four long drives for points and used a 45-yard touchdown by Mabin for its other score.
    The key scoring drive was the last one after Olmsted Falls had gotten to 20-14 with 8:57 left. Nordonia ate up six minutes, 24 seconds and went 68 yards. It ended with Vukmanic's third field goal.
    ``We controlled the tempo in the game,'' Boedicker said. ``Give our offensive line and Mabin credit for that. We are moving on. It's survival now. That's all that matters.''
    Olmsted Falls had been averaging 32 points per game, but its only points came via the playmaking of Sparks, who threw touchdown passes of 44 yards to Dave Pellerite in the second period and 46 yards to Shane Smith in the fourth quarter.
    ``I thought our defense did a great job,'' Boedicker said. ``We got great pressure on Sparks. We just couldn't get him on the ground.''
    Vukmanic's first two field goals were each from 23 yards out. He now has five field goals in two playoff games.
    Tom Gaffney can be reached at 330-996-3825 or

  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Humbling and humble

    Nordonia standout leaves defenders, bravado behind

    By Tom Gaffney

    Beacon Journal sportswriter
  5. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member



    Jordan Mabin
  6. I think Mabin has a very bright future.

    I still dont think he was worthy of an OSU offer, but I would not be shocked to see him have a very very good career for the Wildcats.

    We played Nordonia in week 2 and.....

    Im just gonna try to forget that one. :wink2:
  7. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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    Looks to have the edge over two other DB's for the starting left CB job.

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