After landing miller and jackson early, and with marvin robinsons expected commit, everyone thought that this would be an epic class. but im really starting to take a turn toward negative town, despite my best efforts. Not im not saying that im deeming this class to be a certain failure, but Im not as confident as I had been months ago. We landed gardner, who was at the top of everyones list. Assuming we land cullen christian, and lo wood, and possibly even marvin robinson, that still only gives us 1 player in either scouts or rivals top 100 (gardner is 77 to scout). It seems like everyones "probable 5 star) proclamations for robinson and miller seem to not be panning out.
But what concerns me most is that we dont really seem to be on the top of the list of any of the big time recruits. Looking at scouts, we are on seantrel hendersons (1) list but thats a serious longshot, same goes for lache seatrunk (7). we may have a shot at either jeff luc (9) and/or jordan hicks (12) I think landing one of these two is an absolute must! We are in desperate need of a stud linebacker. althou its not listed on scouts, iv herd our WR kyle praters (10) name being mentioned as having interest in UM, but that is a certain longshot. OTrobert crisp (36) would be a great pickup, but i think UNC has the inside track. OSU and MSU are the favorites for DE William Gholston (57). The favorites for RB mack brown (63) are florida and georgia as of now. We might have a shot at landing S Dietrich Riley (70) which would be big. Tai-ler jones (81) is a probable long shot.
I want to stress again that Im not saying im "worried," im just "concerned." I expect that at least 5 of you will respond by saying "its early, its early, stop your whining, plz help yourself to a glass of stfu." but just looking at that top 100 list, im not entirely confident in our chances of landing any one of them. we dont seem to be competing for the top 25 recruits like as one would expect of the winningest program in ncaa football history.
however the fact that we arent on the list of a single top DT does worry me.