I guess I'll take a shot at this... 15 Seniors then I have Elliot, Thomas, Jones, Bell, and Bosa going early (they've won a title, maybe too... and will all be higher draft picks next year). That puts us at probably somewhere around 20 leaving. I always add 5 for natural attrition, so that puts a safe bet of 25 to bring in.
NEEDS: QB (1), RB (2), WR (2), TE (2), DT (2), LB (1)... these are relative, there will be changes considering young player development. Especially at LBer, OL, DE, and S
* indicate committed players
QB (1) - Guaratano (sooner rather than later... especially is Gibson flips to Auburn)
RB (2) - Walker*, Hill* (and we're technically done here... will be a BATTLE to keep Walker)
HB/Pivot (2)- McCall, Larkin (Bama scares me a bit here for McCall... Larkin is a sleeper who TORE UP the GCL, will be a camp offer and instant commit)
OL (6) - Gerald*, Menet, Jordan, Williams, Eichenberg, Cupp (We are NOT flipping Kraemer, that ship has sailed. Instead, we work PA for their two best, imo and take another from MD... along with landing the other 5* in our backyard. Cupp is a camp offer if there is not already 4 or more committed... otherwise that schollie is saved for our late Urban special)
TE (3) - Hawkins*, Hausmann*, Farrell (two studs in our laps, we get them both. Both could play the second they walk on campus... we will be that thin at TE... Hawkins is TECHNICALLY a TE, but is more of an HB/WR... whatever)
WR (3) - Mack, Layne, Butler (Layne and Mack should be in before the end of the summer... Butler v Flowers for the last spot in camp)
DT (2) - Onwenu, Gary (I am at my most homer here. This depends on two things. First, we keep Weber and Alabi. Second, we land Guaratano and Walker... this is my dream DT and would more than make up for our depth issues INSTANTLY)
DE (3) - Cooper*, Bosa, Sammons, Robertson (I see DE done by the end of summer with all three non-commits in, starting with Robertson. His commit will force Sammons' hand... we will wait for Bosa til the ends of the earth, but the kid knows where he wants to go)
LB (2) - Ferns, Sandwisch (I think Coughlin stays home and Borland goes to Wisc as a legacy... Sandwisch wins both best name and an offer at camp, instant commit... Ferns is a when not if)
DB (4) - Speaight, Mayden, Hill, Warrior (this is the toughest imo... there will be lots of camp offers... I think we "flip" Speaight from Akron and Hill from PSU... Mayden is a reach, but I'm a bit in the dark here... So I gave my last spot to Nigel Warrior because I love his name and we got in on him really early)
That's a Top 5 class. If we can somehow flip Kraemer and Bruce or Craig, that would be incredible.