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James, I am curious to have a breakdown by you on the final leg of the recruiting season.
As I see it, we have 12 recruits with the potential to sign 22-23 in February. Of the 12 we have it seams there is a better than 50-50 chance we lose Thomas to baseball and Mastrovangoni (sp) to the Aggies. We have little chance on Mitchell and who knows on Manning. I am not as confident as you.
I would appreciate as position by position analysis of who we are targeting in the remaining class and who you think we can sign on a percentage basis.
I can't remember if we have ever had a recruiting season when our home games have resulted in only One "verbal" as a result of the visit. Currently we have only one remaining home game with Okielite. Do you see that game as a major recruiting weekend or are the remaining numbers just too sparse?
I would also appreciate your insight on why it has been so difficult these past couple of years, especially for high schoolers.
It is getting pretty darn late to pull a bunny out of the hat, in my opinion. Numbers are just against us to make a major move at DT, OL and LB as I see it.
Thanks in advance.
This post was edited by James Hale 17 months ago
I guess my problem with the whole situation is that we seem to be the only "Top Tier" program that is having this issue. Clemson is light years ahead of us right now! Yes I know some of that can be attributed to location, but you should see the entrance requirements to get in that place (just an example.) I've talked to several people who who know national recruiting very well and all have said that Oklahoma should be ringing the alarm bell in recruiting on both lines. It's simple math. DT will be starting a bunch of RS sophs next year only one of wich has any meaningful snaps. Seriously, not trying to be negative about this, but we are one injury (or suspension which seems to be our MO) away from a bunch of scout teamers starting at one of the hardest positions on the field. Same deal on the OL as we are clearly prone to injury at that those positions. There's a chance we may be thanking the good Lord next year that Tyler Evans got hurt and used a redshirt.
This post was edited by Jon12 17 months ago
I have many of the same concerns you do, but how did you come up with these odds on Thomas? I haven't heard a single rumor or read a single article that says there is a 50% chance he will forego college for baseball. In fact, I've only read that Thomas' focus is on football, and how important it is to be able to attend a university that will also allow him to play baseball.
sooner CD, I read a cole of weeks ago where he said he would just have to wait and see on the draft status. I have no inside knowledge but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to say it is 50/50 if he is offered serious money.
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