Jeudy, Robinson, Gray, and Laborn were all guys I didn't think we had a legitimate chance at so I left them all the list.
I understand this line of thinking, all 4 are long shots, just wanted to throw some names out there.
Pugh is a guy I considered putting in the 3rd tier group at TE.
I have read that the staff likes him more than Dotson, due to his versatility, but he got injured this past season so both have to camp to earn their offers.
Samuels should be in tier 1 based off talent no doubt, I just didn't include him there because I don't believe the staff will put much effort into recruiting him so with that reasoning, I don't believe he's big enough of a priority to be in tier 1.
This is also true. Samuels is a FSU legacy anyways, so I doubt any school will pull him from them.
Riep, I don't believe is on the same level as Okudah so just like Myers and Moretti I didn't want to put on the same tier.
Yeah Okudah and Myers will both end up as top 10/15 national recruits, so I understand this thinking as well. Moretti and Riep aren't on their level but I believe both are still tier 1 in the staffs eyes.
I would put Lemons in tier 2 at RB. Harris, Swift, Akers and Laborn would be tier 1.
Jaylen Harris is tier 1, he's one of the staffs top targets, as well as Jeff Thomas. Black, Davis and Richardson would be tier 2. Jerry Jeudy and James Robinson are also tier 1 if you want to expand, but both are highly unlikely at this point. I would say it's a pretty big drop off after the top 2 tiers. Greene, Johnson, Hamler and Judson would be tier 3.
Trey Pugh would be tier 2 for TEs, even though I have read he could be brought in at a different position.
Moretti is tier 1, he's elite and Clark is tier 1 as well. I believe he's one of the few guys that the staff would let commit today, if he wanted in. Wilson, McNair and Gray would be tier 2.
Dylan Moses will be a LB or RB in college, but he's tier 1 at either position. Young and Kaindoh are the top 2 DE targets right now. I would put Ewell in tier 2 of DTs, seems to me like the staff is chasing Solomon and Hansard harder than him at this point.
White would be tier 1 at LB for me and Riep would be tier 1 at Safety. I would move Stanford Samuels to tier 1 at CB as well, even though he's a long shot, he's elite.
I don't think the staff would let anyone commit this early, if they aren't tier 1 and that's excluding Clark. Everyone in Buckeye nation thought he would be the next great thing once he committed. Sibley isn't tier 1 either, but i believe the staff wants 2 RBs, one from Ohio and another national elite, and Sibley may have been the best Ohio back in their eyes.
He's from Baton Rouge but recently transferred to IMG. He was committed to LSU for about 2 1/2 years before decommitting and has since named Alabama his leader. Most people feel it will come down to LSU or Bama, with Florida having a slight chance as well.
Clark, Dixon, Wilson, Smith, Brown (if he takes the Michael Thomas path) and Samuel could all be gone before the 2017 class ever sees the field. I think three outside receivers and an elite slot WR is very reasonable.
Martell was not happy about A&M firing their QB coach, he was also not happy with A&M offering another 2017 QB recently.
Martell also tweeted "crazy how A&M fans are trashing me already" but the tweet has now been deleted.
This is a definite possibility. A&M fans believe Martell is looking for a reason to decommit with his recent actions.
They would take 4 if its 4 elite WRs.
Grimes and Harris is in and Ohio State now leads for Lindsey, according to the Texas A&M 247 site.
They would like to see Davis, Richardson and others from Ohio camp, to earn offers and they both plan to.
And they will, of course, chase DPJ, Jeudy and other national elites until NSD.
I thought the same thing and I definitely could see Ohio State passing on a TE this class. But they went hard after Kmet, which makes me think they want just one in this class. There's a chance Baugh could bolt after this season and Berry & Alexander still don't have spots yet, from what I have saw. That would leave just Farrell, Hausmann and Hawkins as TEs and Hawkins isn't a true TE either.
Yup but I've seen that Ohio State is in his early top 3. Pryor and Williamson being at IMG now, they're going after him hard.
If Ohio State lands Marchiol, that would be 3 defenders on IMG going after Kaindoh.
Staff isnt high on Sermon anymore from everything I have read. His play dropped this past season and they wanted him to make it up for a game this past season and he never made it.
Harris and Akers are guys they will chase up until they tell Ohio State no.
I think he made a smart decision to come back, being the #1 man and continuing to play like he did last season could make him a day one draftee.
I see 4 players leaving early, there's also 3, not including Berger, who could potentially get medical hardships. Not to mention the multiple 4th year Juniors who will not get 5th years if they do not contribute this upcoming season...
You serious? Conley and Apple were rated as a top 3 corner duo this past season in College football, per advanced stats.
Conley outplayed Apple for much of this season up until the ND game when he had to go against the speedster Fuller.
Lets not forget 4th year Juniors who will not get a 5th year due to lack of production.
I think 6 DBs would be good to reload, Lattimore and Burrows are battling injuries and Conley will probably go pro.
Pryor could potentially be a LB and L. Wade is dynamic on both sides of the ball.
It would be 23-24 and I think that's an ideal size. People always freak out over class size early in the recruiting season and it always end up working itself out.
I would have
QB: Danny Clark
RB: Todd Sibley and Cam Akers
WR/SLOT: Trevon Grimes, Javonte Richardson, Jaylen Harris and DPJ
TE: Matt Dotson
OL: Josh Myers, Jake Moretti and Micah Clark
DE: Joshua Kaindoh
DT: Jerron Cage, Fred Hansard and Aubrey Solomon
LB: Brendon White and Santino Marchiol
DB: Shaun Wade, Isaiah Pryor, Marcus Williamson, Amir Riep, Jeffrey Okudah and Lamont Wade
K: Blake Haubeil
I don't think Harris or Akers sticks with Alabama. Harris in particular has been very open about visiting a lot of schools.
Seems like the staff wants one more tackle in this class and they may take four OL, if they can get 2 more elite ones to add with Myers and Moretti.
I think he sticks, believe I read before that he's a legacy.
Akers and Najee Harris are the top two targets.
I think Hausmann or Farrell could end up as the #2 TE. They are the only two true tight ends on the team, outside of Baugh.
Alexander, Hawkins and Berry are all big H-Back type of players.
Javonte Richardson is in as well, if Ohio State comes with an offer. After that, they will likely chase a 4th big name WR until they are all off the board. And if they don't land one of the big names left, there's still Danny Davis from in state.