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wtf? really?...................something aint right. Top notch facilities, new dorm going up, makes no sense. We are going to be left at the alter and picking up leftovers in February if we dont get busy.
juco's here we come.
The staff seems to have (finally) gotten an early jump on 2014. I hate reading that when we finally offer someone, they already have a bunch of offers. Or even already committed to another team before we even offer. But what concerns me the most is the increased competition for area recruits. TX A&M going to the SEC and having success will make them harder to compete with, TCU now in the conference will make Dallas area recruiting more difficult, and the continued success of okie lite doesn't help either..
where did you get that one??
my lord it's worse than i thought.
Agree......I tend to not worry to much about this but this year I am very concerned.
It's a sales game and we don't have a lot of propects in the pipeline that at least on the surface are ours to lose.
We MUST get Toby Johnson, Manning, and Casey Russell for DT's. If we do we will be much better on D. If not, we struggle worse than this year
Updated 44TH. When was the last time we got a verbal?
I too am concerned with this years recruiting but I do feel ou will end up with at least a top 20 class, still wish we were pulling in some more top level talent, maybe 2014 is filled with better prospects as far as the coaches are concerned.
Can you say ---- WIIFF? Hope not.
I feel the staff will close out real good and finish in the top ten. Have faith my friends
If you’re looking at the 247 ranking they are using gross number of commitments not necessarily the quality of commitments. If you look at the average ranking of the eleven commitments we have only 11 or 12 schools are ahead of us in average ranking of players. If you are like me you want some quality players coming in this year and until we know who’s signed their names to the forms and faxed them in this ranking thing is all speculation anyway. Something else to keep in mind as far as the “D” side of the ball is that our present DC hasn’t singed a player on this team yet. Let’s see what he puts together before we all put our heads in the sand and declare the world coming to an end. If we can get a couple 5 stars DL, OL and LB’s I’m a happy camper I don’t care where they have us ranked overall.
I am the morning DJ on WOLD
You don't know how to read the rankings and you look like a fool. We're actually 13th on this site.
I think one thing not being taken into consideration in recruiting is OU has offered more national recruits than usual. They're doing a pretty good job getting visits from these kids, IMO these kids are taking all of their visits and let's be honest the biggest game outside of the UT game for recruiting OU lost.
Wow, if we are really 41st, then we are recruiting with K-State. Maybe that isn't so bad.
Our 11th commitment was July 31st. Our tenth was June 20th.
In 2004 we got Bomar, Peterson, Chris Patterson, Onyenegecha, D.J. Wolfe, Marcus Walker, Lendy Holmes, Brandon Braxton and J.D. Quinn. Our first commit was July 8th. By July 27th we had only four commits (including the best QB in Texas).
This year we also have the best QB and the best RB in Texas (Cody Thomas and Keith Ford). We also have the 6th best DE in the country (D.J. Ward), the 14th best safety (Hatari Byrd), the 8th best athlete (Stanvon Taylor), the 23rd best strongside DE (Matt Dimon), the 25th best ILB (Mastrogiovanni) and the 36th best safety (Ahmad Thomas). I include Ahmad Thomas at #36 because Mike chose him. That suggests to me there needs to be an asterisk beside that #36.
We won't get an Adrian Peterson this year (who will?) but that whole class of 2004 sets a high bar. Barring felonies, we've surpassed it so far. We look good for getting two more top DTs (including a Juco star), another top safety (us versus Wisc for a CA star), 2 or 3 top OTs (including a Juco star) 1 of 2 top MLBs (or a Juco star) and a good corner.
I'll go ahead and list these likely commitments:
DT - Toby Johnson and Justin Manning
S - Tyler Foreman (#30) (CA)
OT - Joshua St. John, Na'Ty Rodgers (#21), Sean Dowling (#43) or Christian Daimler (AZ)
LB - Mike Mitchell (#3), E.J. Levenberry (#4) or Juco Devante Bond.
CB - Cole Luke (AZ) (#22) or Lamar Robbins (6-3/188/ #36)
Where there's an "or," it's not likely we get them all, but rather the first to commit. I'd say it's Most Likely (at worst) we get a Juco DT and OT, one of the prep LBs and Lamar Robbins.
But it may just be the pills talking.
Grumpy is right if you all are reading the recruiting updates you know we are in on some national prospects( some very good ones at that) unfortunately most if them don't sign early and to get them you have to wait. We may not get all of the players we are in on ( I hope we do though) but even a few of them will push our ranking WAY up. Be patient and let our coaches do there job.
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