With a coach on board and Denard seemingly staying the time has come to obsess about the rapid approach of Signing Day. At this point, the general theme from the MSM is doom and gloom. What do you think? Is this class shot? Or can it become Hoketastic?
With the decommitment of Dallas Crawford, we have the following 12 guys committed: Brennen Beyer, Greg Brown, Blake Countess, Jake Fisher, Justice Hayes, Delonte Hollowell, Matt Goudis, Kellen Jones, Jack Miller, Desmond Morgan, Tony Posada and Chris Rock. Out of these guys, Beyer, Countess, Fisher, Goudis, Jones and Posada expressed some level of concern post-RR. Also, I'm still not sure, is Antonio Kinard in or out of this class?
The Absolute Minimum
My hope is that Hoke can keep all of the guys that we have, but I wouldn't be surprised if we lost one or two.
Somewhat Happy to Very Happy
If we can keep everyone and add some combination of Kris Frost, Devin Lucien, Chris Bryant, Thomas Rawls and Ramon Taylor-- all guys that we seem to have a pretty good shot to get-- I would consider that a nice save by Hoke and crew.
OMG, Hoke is a Golden God of Recruiting
If Hoke can land all of the above, get Dallas Crawford back in the mix, land Jack Tabb and/or Frank Clark, somehow convince DeAnthony Arnett that this offense fits him, talks Zettel into fulfilling his childhood dream, convince either Christian Heyward and/or Darien Cooper to go Blue and get a QB--- this might be my favorite class ever just based on the circumstances and would make me very excited for 2012.
I'm not even thinking about it.
"Coach, Dee Hart is on the line. He'd like to speak to you."