Know everyone is aware how impressive this class is shaping up to be. Just took a trip over to 247 to take a spin on their 'class calculator'. Made some selections that may not be the consensus among our 11W brethren, (Oweh , Petit-Frere, Tuliaupupu, Togiai over Parsons, Scruggs, Pope, ?), and only have 5 of 25 commits under the 2017 class average! This also with commits like Sevyn Banks, Master Teague, and Jayson Oweh named by many to be in line for major bumps in their rankings. Haven't crunched #s, but it is possible this class will come close to averaging .9600 !
I certainly hope it does, as there are 26-27 great players all of whom want in.
Agree 100% B52. Just don't see Alabama able to make up for the slow start, with so many of the higher rated players either committed or heavy leans to other programs.
Took reading it a couple of times for me. Fifth game of the year for the last ten years, Bucks are 9-1.
Have to go with my current hometown Preds. Think the ticket thing is to accommodate the local fans. Team sold out all 41 home games this year.
Not to mention 18 players (and counting) drafted over two years.
Like what you've done here 992. One name you struck through stood out to me. Not sure why, just a feeling really, but I think Derrick Allen will join Micah Parsons in flipping.
I had the same thought, then realized it was 2015 - 2016. This years results would not yet factor in.
Somewhat surprised to not see Tuliaupupu on this list. Too closely tied to the west coast schools to be considered?
Seems to me that one of these names is not like the others. Hmmm.
Posted before reading comments. Seems Hove is of the same mind.
Maybe they're just alternative autographs. /s
Thanks for the 'quick look' BRW15. I'm only counting 22 players here. Have seen estimates elsewhere that say 25/26 is more likely, and having taken a look at the scholarship grid, I feel that class size is more likely. S, WR, and LB look to be positions of greater need than is reflected here imho.
Yes, please. Have not heard anything about this young man. Jr. year highlights look great.
Thanks. Really only noticed because I was checking out the position rankings column. Fun #s to contemplate: 12 of 19 commits are top 5 at their positions, with 2 others being top 10. Not bad. In scanning through the other schools classes, there are none that even come close, including ttun.
Matt/Remy- Awesome work! Have always appreciated your dedication to stuff like this. Noticed that position rating for Jaylen Harris may actually be overall rating. Believe he is #30 WR, yes?
I have heard rumors from local UTK fan friends who say he was a me first kind of player. No personal knowledge, just what I've heard. If so, he would be a hard pass for me.
Sending you positive vibes for running within yourself, staying strong, and finishing healthy!
And 210 lbs. over 161.
Still at #2, but they closed the gap.
edit: too slow
I believe the punter form last year was a grayshirt, and is expected to be on scholarship, therefore the number is still 18.
But he's only the #53 player in the country. How can that be? /s
I think 2014 Penn State might disagree with the 'not putting team on your back' part.
I believe he would still have two years of eligibility.
He is 'only' a 4 star on 247 composite. Makes one wonder who is doing these star ratings.
Had they lost 31-21, I don't think there would be a 'call for change' on the offensive side of the ball. Change is needed, therefore this game could be seen as THE positive catalyst for that change.