call em Polynesian
Well considering we have 13 commits right now, we are, plus or minus a couple, about halfway done with our recruiting class.
So far we have:
We're apparently done at RB barring a blue chip commit like Wes Brown and we're most definitely done at QB unless BCS scares off Dillon. Other than that I think we have room for at least 1 more at any position.
RB/FB: Wes Brown is supposed to be our only target left at RB. I'll just include fullback here so we're looking to add 1-2 more at this position. Bafaro or Dennis Smith would be solid for FB I suppose, although we could always recruit a LB and move them to fullback.
WR: We're apparently high on Cameron Countryman and will take one more for sure. Beyond him, I'd guess Chris Harper and Alex Jackson are next on the list. Javon Williams is also high on our list, but he's no certainty. Perfect scenario is to get Javon Williams to give us some serious size at the WR position and get Countryman to add much needed speed.
TE: Sean Irwin looks solid and a solid blocker to boot. We need at least one more here, not really sure who that might be since our biggest targets are all committed elsewhere.
OL: I think we need 2 or 3 more here. Cyburt and Nick Davidson would be pretty awesome. OL recruiting has gone pretty badly this year, so I doubt we get both. Not sure who else the coaches are high on at this point.
DE: We have nobody so far here. I desperately wanted Kyle Kelley, and maybe Stoops can help us out by getting fired, but it's hard to count on that. Kisima Jagne apparently likes us somewhat and he looks like a player. I think we need at least 1 here, preferably 2 if we can get the numbers to work.
DT: I'd like to see us take another just because DT depth is so critical, but I'm not sure we'll have the room.
ILB: We already have Norgard here, and we only lose Mahnke, so it seems we aren't going all out recruiting linebackers this year. Seems Cabral is pretty high on Jake Schany and I think we'll get him.
OLB: Again, doesn't seem like we're going all out recruiting linebackers, but I think we take 1 OLB. I would die of happiness if we got Jared Afalava, but that's doubtful. Reshawn Hooker or Seth Jacobs are no slouches either.
CB: Erich Wilson is on board and we only lose Jonathan Hawkins. I think we have a serious lack of talent in the defensive backfield, but we have a lot of young people at corner. I think we take 1 more, I'm big on Will Jackson, but his grades suck so I'm betting we end up with Dominique Love or Jonavaughn Williams.
S: Nobody on board yet. Perkins is all we lose, so again, probably 1.. maybe two guys here. I'm personally a big fan of Chris Solomon and beyond that I'm not sure. Ryan Santos has some pretty good cover skills, we sure could use some of that around here. Moeakiola looked pretty good to me, big hitter. Plus I love the Polynesian attitude in football.
So to sum up:
1-2 more RB
1-2 more WR
1-2 more TE
I'm not really sure how many we will sign, seems some have said close to 30. I think we will have 26 scholarships available after this season so that's probably the low #, unless Wood isn't being counted there. Norgard is an early enrollee and Crowder might greyshirt. Other than that I hope we can find a couple more ready to come in early and maybe have some projects take a greyshirt.
Last edited by White_Rabbit; 09-05-2011 at 10:09 PM. Reason: good call BCS, I'm retarded
Good post and makes sense.
We really lack big time talent across the board. Preference would be to balance positions but if it comes down to taking 1 or 2 extras at one position who can really play vs. taking guys at another positon who are marginal but fit the position I vote for taking quality over position. A lot of very good coaches have won a lot of games taking the best football players they could get then figuring out how to fit the pieces together. As long as we don't get Slick Rick disease (a class full of WRs and DBs with no linemen for 3 straight years) we should go for the best guys we can get.
We have no room for another DL? syko not happy with that.
We have a few big needs, but I still think we're in situation where we fill the last 10 spots with best available as long as it's not too lopsided.
The second half of the class needs to be better than the first half.
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I forgot to include a few questions at the end of it all.
If we get 13 more guys just like the first 13, is that good enough?
Is there anyone we absolutely must get?
What position do you see recruits maybe stepping in and getting a chance to start next year?
OL: I know for a fact that they are still going hard after Callahan. If AU goes down the ****#r this year we might have a chance at him.
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