In an earlier post regarding numbers for 2010, sev. of you mentioned that three of the early entry recruits could count against 2009. If the current Board stands, the following would be early entry:
This would reduce our current count to 16, technically allowing up to 9 more to sign, assuming all currently committed for 2010 keep their commitment. That sounds awesome, and would allow for the needed focus on defense. Here are some of the possible recruits. I'd be curious who we either don't want, don't need, or don't see possibly joining the team.
1. Clay/Clements RB(could only see adding one . . . right?)
2. Henderson/Wilson OL(only one, & Henderson very unlikely.)
3. Floyd, DT (very unlikely?)
4. Furman, LB
5. Olaniyan, LB
6. Christian, CB
7. Knight, CB
8. Grimes, CB
9. Riley, S
10. Flowers, S
If, miraculously, all signed, we'd be so well set. Unfortunately, that won't happen. On the above list, I feel positive about Olaniyan and Christian (latter via Tom V.) Who else on the list is a very strong/high prospect (in terms of having a strong likelihood of ending up here.)
Are there other very strong candidates I've missed?
I believe Tom opined that we would lose someone from the WR commits. With 5, that's prob. ok.
In a way, I hate to focus on recruiting, but it seems it will take a couple of years to stock the cupboard, so we have depth, and folks in the program who know the drill and can step in without a huge talent dropoff.
Lastly, in my prev. post, someone raised the question of the total number of scholarships to give (vs. the ability to bring in 25 recruits in the 2010 recruiting class.) Can someone explain this more fully.