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  1. ***2018 Recruiting***

    The 3-4 can be kind of silly at times when it comes to DLinemen. For example, I thought it was weird that Mapieu was considered our NT and that we weren’t going to recruit any other “NTs.” He seems more like a DT to me, or a guy who is considered a DT/DE in our system. He has the height and length to take on OTs, and the size to do it well. Williams on the other hand, seems like purely a nose-tackle to me, but our staff is saying they will utilize him everywhere on the line in their recruiting pitch haha. I agree that Mapieu and Wildeman by themselves is not enough of a DLine haul. Especially when one of those players has academics to get on track still. We need at least one more recruit there, hopefully it’s Williams.
  2. RB Jeremy Banks

    There have been a couple CB predictions of Banks to Tennessee. With the news that he’s visiting them, I think we might no longer have a spot for him. Just reading the tea leaves, he might have told us “no thanks,” but I think it’s likely that our staff likes their chances with 2 different RBs.
  3. RB Jeremy Banks

    I think the staff is all in on flipping Fleeks from Baylor. Even though he would probably play all over the field for us, I think the combination of Fleeks and Bell take Banks’ spot.
  4. ***2018 Recruiting***

    I’m really excited at the possibility of Hampton and Roberts being our starting ILBs. There will be some bumps since they’re both young but those two are all conference ILBs sooner rather than later in my opinion. Hampton looked great from every report I’ve heard. Probably not a bad idea to bring one in like warrior mentioned, I’m just trying to figure out the moving pieces haha. Some places we have no choice but to bring a JUCO in, and some places where a JUCO might mean attrition. Definitely would prefer upper classmen at those spots, but as a general rule, ILB and RB are two positions where you can trust a freshman in a pinch. Just so much about those positions are pure instincts where other positions on the field require more years in the system.
  5. ***2018 Recruiting***

    Fair points, definitely excited to see some speed and versatility. At the very least, McGriff seems like a matchup nightmare in the redzone. I’ll be interested to see if we try to secure that JUCO ILB. That’s a position I thought we were alright in, especially because teams all around the country start freshmen and sophomores there. Could just be for class balance and to get more of a sure thing in place, but it could also mean some expected attrition there.
  6. ***2018 Recruiting***

    For sure, good points. I actually think it’s refreshing that the staff found a talent they believe has great potential, and stuck with him regardless of his star rating. We are going to have to take chances on players and recruiting Florida well means finding hidden gems that the Big 3 forgot/missed in the offering process. I think it’s also important to minimize those takes. Since we had a coaching change, we might see a couple more reaches simply because the staff built relationships with players they were recruiting to UCF. 2019 looks like it could be like 2017 fun where we have several all American recruits making a decision that includes us, except Frost will close though.
  7. ***2018 Recruiting***

    I get it. But remember, we had people talking about whether or not Diaco would get us into the top 10 in team defense, or if we’d be okay with just top 25. It doesn’t have to always be 100% sunshine pumping, I’m just sharing my opinion. What his highlights don’t show (what any highlight reel doesn’t show) is the drops and it doesn’t account for the level of competition. And yes, it’s entirely possible, if not probable, that we stole a hidden gem. I’m not saying he’s going to suck, I’m just saying it’s a slightly suspicious take due to a weak offer list.
  8. ***2018 Recruiting***

    I’m not crazy about the McGriff take. I will no doubt trust Frost and the assistants on offense because they clearly know what makes their offense work but he feels like a G-5 player in my opinion. Not trying to be a downer though, there are exciting times ahead and we are in on some big time recruits. Going to be a fun couple of months.
  9. DE Zach Petersen

    Yeah, definitely seems like a bit of a tweener. Probably a true 4-3 DE, but maybe the coaches love his frame and playstyle and believe he could bulk up to a 3-4 DE. Doesn’t seem to be an OLB in my opinion.
  10. ***2018 Recruiting***

    Agree with you both, good points. I think if we take a JUCO at QB, RB, or WR, then it will likely be a sign of attrition before the spring (or they know someone will transfer during the spring like at QB). Especially at RB, because if Bryant is able to return at full health, then we only need a prep RB. I worried about Tyjon transferring once KW wasn’t retained but I think he is solid and on board. Morgan is thinking about the NFL but I think he comes back. But I still wonder because of how close all those guys are with KW. I don’t have any inside info, I’m just speculating though. We will get a real good idea based on what committments our staff accepts.
  11. ***2018 Recruiting***

    Obviously. But the staff is offering a lot of JUCOs and it stands to reason that they’re going to try to sign some of them. Minn was expressing some concern on if we were going to take too many, I’m simply saying the numbers will work either way. We need a JUCO at OLB, OT, and DB at the very least in my opinion. Seems like the staff is trying hard for a JUCO TE, RB, and WR as well. We will have to see what all happens in the next month.
  12. ***2018 Recruiting***

    I understand your point but I think any amount of over-signing will be due to expected attrition. This class will have a good amount of HS recruits even if it seems like we are taking a lot of JUCOs. It wouldn’t surprise me to get a number around, or over, 25. Just means some guys are moving on. The rumor going around is that some of the attrition “will cause panic, but ultimately be good for the team.”
  13. WR Joshua Moore

    Truly surprised by this even though I’ve been reading about Fisher and A&M putting on the full-court press. I thought Frost’s offense, Moore’s genuine love for Nebraska, and, most importantly, the chance for early PT would be enough to keep him in the fold. My other worry besides losing such an awesome talent is that this could affect a QB wanting to commit here as well. Hard to sell our offense when we don’t have any WRs committed here (I’m fully assuming our other WR is out too).
  14. QB Adrian Martinez [Tennessee Commit]

    +1 because you’re absolutely right that the staff could have made a huge mistake. I’ll be worried if we see a weird, lesser rated offer go out to a QB in the near future. Until then, I assume our staff must like our chances with Martinez.
  15. JUCO QB Terry Wilson [Kentucky Commit]

    Think that says a lot about our chances with Martinez.
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