I pulled this commentary on Iowa’s incoming class off of BHGP (public, non-paid) from one of their posters who then got positive feedback on this assessment:
“Seems as though the Hawks picked up a few recruits this weekend, the good folks at Rivals now have them at 17 verbals for this offseason. So far we have the two 4 stars from Iowa in Wegher and Keenan Davis, 4-3 stars and the rest 2. It seems as though most people were wondering how this class was going to turn out, and it looks as though it is rounding into shape nicely. They may not all be the top notch recruits, but they all seem like solid (if not spectacular) players. As we all know, recruiting and rankings are a complete crapshoot, but I think this class has a not of promise. In particular,this wide receiver if he turns out to be the player he looks as though he can be, combined with any of DJ-K, Trey Stross or Keenan Davis, this offense could be quite efficient next year.”
I am not a massive Ferentz guy, but how in the world do you win with a team made of this? He got 9-4 with a NYD bowl win (granted a favorable bowl match up and I am less enamored with NYD bowls considering so many big days scheduled later) and top 25 finish using this type of talent. This has to be somewhere in 50s or 60s for a rivals class ranking. This would be absolute armageddon at Michigan, people would be jumping out of windows, mob with torches would roam the streets looking for the coaching staff and children would cry at the mention of RRs name. I don’t see how this makes a mid-upper level (you know what I mean) Big Ten team. Maybe that is why he is mentioned in the pros. I hope we are able to now develop our talent in this type of manner.