03.Dec.2010 Rating the Recruiting Class (thus far)
This is a slow day. The calm before the storm. I thought it would be wise to discuss talent coming into the program, since tomorrow we will likely witness a talent deficit on the field.
1. Tyrequek Zimmerman–he reminds me of Sammie Stroughter combined with David Boston. In other words, a monster. He should be at least a 4-star prospect.
2. Bradin Cooks–I don't see the reported top end speed on film, but I do see great body control, agility, and hands. He'll be a perfect compliment to Zimmerman and Mullaney.
3. Darryl Jackson–Ideal size for a tackle. Mature and intelligent football player.
4. Dylan Wynn–Some argue he should be a 4-star. I think high 3-stars is correct. Intense, high motor type player who gets a lot of his production off of effort.
5. Richard Mullaney–I'm probably saying this because he is white and tall, but he reminds me of a young Ed McCaffrey, with a little Steve Largent thrown in for good measure.
Those are the five prospects I consider cornerstones. Expect at least 3 more to be added to that list before this recruiting cycle is finished. These are the best of the rest, in order.
1. Storm Woods
2. Rusty Fernando
3. Malcolm Agnew
4. Na'Alli Robins
5. Joshua James
6. Brandin Bennett
7. Peter Ashton
8. Justin Addie
9. Kellen Clute
How do you feel about the order? Criticize where you see fit, and I'll reassess that player. Also, feel free to share your own rankings in the comment area.
When the class is complete in February, I am going to make a recruiting card for each player and grade them out. I don't want to do it now, because it's a waste of time since players decommit.