23.Jan.2017 Anyone Worried About this Class?
It peeked just a few weeks ago with the Calvin commit, hitting in the high 20s on some sites. We were ahead of Oregon and Nebraska at one point. I was raving it would be our bets class ever. Since then, we lost Calvin (and TJ Green, our other 4-star, visited Utah, and things have been mum on him since the visit). Also, the guys we have signed in that time have been B-list guys (guys we never heard much about until now, 2 stars, preferred walk-ons). It seems like typical OSU where the class fades at the end. We’ll see in a week, but I’d much rather hear about us poaching guys right now instead of clinging to hang on to some of our best recruits.
If we end up ranked in the 40s like we are now, it’s no better than Riley. He was usually 40-50, even in down years. On the plus side, an Andersen 2 or 3 star looks much better than a Riley 2 or 3 star. But still, I’d like to see a bump. I don’t care about the 4 win thing because every recruit saw the Civil War and knows GA is a master builder. So it’s not that.
What I need to see to feel excited:
- Hang on to the guys we have.
- Hear stories of poaching rather than being poached.
- Land 2 more big time (high 3 star or 4 star) guys.
Right now it’s a fine class, but one that’s been diminished since earlier when it was looking like the best class ever.