I think we all have a pretty good idea of how the 2013 class will finish, (hint: the answer is "awesome") but I know that a lot of us have been stressing out as well. Well, I say that we take a break to look at the 2014 class, and make our predictions. It's pretty insane just how many elite prospects we're in on as of right now.
Am I going to feel like an idiot in a few months when I look back on this? Probably. In a year, when the class is all but wrapped up? Definitely. But here it goes:
QB (1): Drew Barker
RB (2): Jalen Hurd, Jonathan Haden
WR (4): Drake Harris, Marshon Lattimore, Lonnie Johnson, Myles Autry
TE (1): Bryce Dixon
OL (5): Kyle Trout, Marcelys Jones, Damian Prince, Jamarco Jones, Quenton Nelson
DL (1): Dante Sawyer
LB (4): Raekwon McMillan, Clifton Garrett, Dante Booker, Kyle Berger
DB (3): Damon Webb (commit), Jabrill Peppers, Erick Smith
Kicker(1): Someone who we've never heard of, but runs a 4.4 40 or something ridiculous like that.
I have no clue how many receivers we will take, but there are SO many good ones we're in on (Trevion Thompson, Dallis Todd, et al.), and seeing as we're possibly taking five in this class (if Jacobs stays and we get Clark), I'm not sure we'd take that many in this one. Also, apparently the staff has told Drake Harris that he's the #1 target at receiver for us this year, and I think we end up flipping him. As for Haden being in the class, I just watched a long highlight tape on him, and he seems like the real deal. I think it's going to be hard for Urban to turn him down if/when he wants to commit.
One thing is for sure: This class is going to be an incredibly tight squeeze, and we'll probably miss out on quite a few big-time players simply because of space. I'm also not sold on Watson and Kitt coming here, but they seem like a package deal. Clemson could end up being VERY good, if they keep Watson and land Kitt and Trevion Thompson.
So, who do you guys have in your imaginary, way-too-early 2014 classes?