August 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm #31694
10 verbals so far with a few more said to be making their choices later this month.
By position we have
Perhaps we are about 1/2 done with ’18.
What are most pressing needs for the rest of this class?August 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm #31695
DL for sure as 3 of 4 starters leaving this year, need a couple of DBs and a few more LBs, also at least one TEAugust 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm #31696
Returning by position
Q and Donovan may have 5th yr eligibility as well as Sasha.August 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm #31697
D. Harris will certainly be back. He is only a junior.
I’d like to see another RB. 2 of the 3 returning will be seniors next year. Although Chadbourne and Allen are superb athletes, I’d like some more depth. It’s a tough position.
Other than that, I’m looking for the best athletes.August 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm #31698
Just noting possible 5th yrs at WR and DB. Prendergast and Morrow also on DL. Hawkinson perhaps on OLAugust 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm #31699
Sorry Rich, I thought you were referring to those who are listed as seniors but may return next year. Either way, Harris is not eligible.I did a quick search to see what we lose next year, barring 5th yr eligibility.
DB 1 (although Q may come back since he missed academic time)
Note that is only 17 graduating seniors. We may be well past the half way point.
As van noted, DL may be a high priority. I’m not sure where Gurth is slotted to line up next year.August 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm #31700
Gurth could be on either side I think. 18 looks like about our #. McCain not on rostdr opens up some $. Not sure how LU computez aid other than they do switch all to non athletic need. A lot depends on why he left.August 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm #31701
Oh thanks for looking Harris up. Wasnt sure.August 21, 2017 at 9:01 pm #31702
since Frosh are rarely ready to be starters, next years incoming class should give consideration to replacing this years juniors, rather than just seniors, so although only Q is senior DB, there are 6 juniors there, need more than 1 in this years recruiting, similarly there are only 2 underclass TEs right now so 1 or 2 TEs should be in this class
I sure hope Sasha is back for a 5th year with both Troy and Gatlin graduatingAugust 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm #31703
Good point on TEs. Puhl is likely for next year assuming he lives up to the hype. A couple of TEs would be good. Doubt we’ll need a FB unless Brisson tweaks Folmar’s O.
The way Andy is raving about frosh DNs I would be surprised by more than 1.August 22, 2017 at 2:32 am #31704
What’s a DN?August 22, 2017 at 10:31 am #31707August 22, 2017 at 11:32 am #31708
Thanks van :)August 22, 2017 at 12:18 pm #31709
Harris isnt eligible to play??????August 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm #31710
He is. Just wondering if he might be ligible for a 5th.
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