this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Dr. Saturday ranks the most underperforming programs over the past four years based on the rankings of their recruiting classes. Guess who is near the top of the list?
Maybe I have been reading too much recruiting news, but I am starting to think I can read into how the other coaches recruit against us based on the recruits' comments. When RR came in and Boren made his stupid comments all of the recruits starting mentioning "family values" when discussing their visits. Lately, I have heard several recruits comment how "buildings are just buildings" and it's the people that matter. I am taking that to mean that other coaches are trying to counter all of our facility upgrades by downplaying facilities in general. If your stadium and practice facilities suck, and your weight room isn't a multimillion dollar mecca drawing in NFL guys, then tell the recruits that bricks are bricks and buildings are buildings wherever you go. I take it as a compliment. Plus, Hoke and co. are apparently doing a good enough job selling the people in the buildings, also.
Over the weekend the vest offers QB Cardale Jones from Glenville High (per local sports radio here in cbus 97.1 the fan)....
They already have Braxton Miller, but QB depth is a concern for them, and I'm not sure if they feel Pryor is really coming back next year.
It looks like the staff sees the need for TEs on this roster, hopefully Chris Barnett joins us this year and we land a top recruit next year too.
Grant is large at 6'6" 225. It looks like he has offers from us and Toledo, but is being looked at by Ohio State, Kentucky, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Notre Dame.
I realize that not really news but I stumbled on the "Duck Territory" message board and their "insider" says:
"Jake Fisher update. he has not committed to Oregon. We're hoping to get more news from him soon. Stay tuned."
The posters seem pretty confident though. Their logic is you don't visit on the last weekend if you're not serious and even though it rained most of the weekend it's better than the snow in Michigan.
With Running Backs being a big question mark and with the addition of a new offense...Who do you guys think steps up and takes the starting spot? And who fills in behind him? With our depth i really dont know who to expect.