There are a few depth charts out there looking at our scholorship number. After seeing them I think Vonn Bell is a must get or we have to land Conely and start Cam Burrows at S, although I am under the impression that he is planning at starting out at CB. After next year we will be losing 2 three year starting safties in Bryant and Barnett as well as Brown who played a good amount this year and should see even more snaps with the departure of O. Johnson. That will leave us with 4 potential S candidates for 2014 in Bogard, Tanner, Jayme Thompson and potentially Darron Lee. I thing Bogard will end up be a very good player for us but Tanner has been quite so far and Thompson and Lee will most likely be redshirt freshman or sophmores. I Also dont see any of them besides Bogard seeing extended time besides special teams seeing as they will be behind the aformentioned 3 year starters and a senior with decent playing experience.
I know Urban has already offered some oustanding prospects for the 14 class like Quin Blading, Nick Glass and Others but we havent had as much success recruiting safties as we have had with other positions. I think we have had very servicable Safties recently but no superstars like an Eric Berry or even a Mike Doss. I know safties like Eric Berry dont come around every year and if they do will undoubtably have offers from everyone but do we really want to have a true freshman starting on defense while trying to win a NCG. Im not saying that Tanner, Bogard, Lee or Thompson cant be All americans for us just that they will be unproven and as we have seen some players are destined to start and some are destined to be role players. If you factor in Injuries like we had this year and also the Star position it is clear that we need more depth not neccesarily for next year but definately for 2014. I personaly really hope we can get both Bell and Conely in this class as we could use them. A lot of people talk about lacking linebackers but at least we have young talent that just needs to learn the mental aspect of the game. Considering how much nickel we have been playing in past years i definately think safties is ahead of Linebacker on the need list