January 16th, 2011 at 9:12 PM ^

I didn't realize he was once committed to Ole Miss. 

I realize we don't offer every kid, but I would expect us to gage interest in every reasonably talented kid - if he didn't express interest before, I don't exactly understand why he's interested now.  

Maybe he didn't get a good vide from M at the time and got a good vibe from SDSU, but just didn't want to play in that conference?  

Looks like a good player, so I'm glad he's interested and glad Hoke is reaching out (must mean he has some recruiting plan in place), just seems a bit odd is all.  


January 16th, 2011 at 8:40 PM ^

Any reason to suspect this has anything to do with Countess or is this simply conjecture designed to scare the hell out of us?

My guess is simply that we've already lost a CB commit and Hoke sees the need for bodies back there.


January 17th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

I don't think there is such a thing as a system corner. In fact, I think system is pretty irrelevant in terms of defense in most cases. The exception would be perhaps Dlineman in different fronts and maybe linebackers but I still think a good linebacker in a 4-2-5 is a good linebacker in a 3-4.


January 16th, 2011 at 8:43 PM ^

It sounded like Countess just wanted a vote of confidence from the new staff. And he's arguably our best commit at this point so I don't see why they wouldn't do everything to get him to sign.


January 16th, 2011 at 8:45 PM ^

Just conjecture on Countess. I would be a little surprised Raymon Taylor was not a part of the class is all. Just surprised at all the new corner offers going out. Wondering if they have other plans with Greg Brown, or they know something on Countess. Maybe they will even pass on Taylor. Who knows?


January 16th, 2011 at 9:58 PM ^

Seems like a good offer. But does this mean Dallas more than likely won't end up Blue? What about Raymon Taylor, he's a pretty aggressive corner which seems like a plus to me?


January 16th, 2011 at 10:09 PM ^

If we could pull Countess, Raven and McClure (unlikely, I know) that would be 3 CBs in the top 13.  Pretty sick.  Plus Delonte Hollowell at #21.  I know Rivals rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, but that's 4 CBs rated above #23, where Dallas Crawford is ranked.  I don't like losing commits, but if things work out, losing Crawford won't be a big deal.


January 16th, 2011 at 10:56 PM ^

I am starting to get really excited at the premise of fielding a competitive, competent, fast, and physical unit. Won't happen overnight but I love where were headed.