When Danny O'Brien was quoted by Tom VH as being told that we will take only one interior guy I thought that might have been a pressure tactic, but over the past two days Sam Webb has voiced a firm opinion that we will take only one DT in this class. Take a look at the Depth Chart by Class and tell me what I am missing. By the time these recruits come to campus as true freshmen we will have at most five DT's on the roster and that will include Talbott who has injury issues and Rock whom we assume will grow into a 3 Tech. The only NT/One Tech players will be Ash (RS So.) and Q. Washington (RS Jr.). We all know that Wormley and/or Godin have the potential to grow into a 3 Tech, but that does not solve the depth problem inside. Given this scenario it seems obvious that we need both Pipkens and either O'Brien or another good interior DT, so IF the coaches are actually planning on taking only one it seems a bit strange. One possibility is that they are planning a new type of defense that is less dependent on big inside DT's.
INSERT: standard disclaimer that the coaches know what they are doing.
One possible good note on this is that Mattison and Hoke must like what they see from Q and Ash so far.