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LB for sure. At least for me.
LB, TE, Wr and more DT's or DL.
Wonder if anyone is at the USA game scouting players? The Biesel kid is a stud ILB from what i've read... No doubt playing with Hyde could help us. Man I hope Joker can land a stud ILBer...
ILB, Drennon, Timmons, Thomas, DT Washington (if he still has a offer), a Juco OT, big true "X" WR, TE and 1-lock down corner. That would put us around 17. I know we have 2 OT prospects already but I really think both of those kids will need time and we need help now. It would be nice if another Pierce Burton type Juco OT is out there and we can land him... I just hope something hasn't hurt our chances with Timmons...
I think that pretty much sums it up. I still think we will sign 20-22, so if we were able to get all of those covered that you mention and get to 17, the staff could then take the "best available" approach in filling out the rest of the class.
I think you nailed it Todd. All the things you mentioned and then PLAYMAKERS X as many as you can get.
I'd take a Juco center as well. With both Matt Smith and his current backup (Warford) graduating after this year... have no idea who will start there much less back them up. I would imagine they'll try to get some of the incoming freshman some reps there... but I would feel more comfortable if we could bring in a solid juco that has some experience.
Agree on ILB. Think we need at least two big WR's. The combo DE/LB position isn't deep. A TE. Another OL. JUCO doesn't work for me unless he comes in Jan. with 3 to play 2 or 3, or if not till Fall 2013, needs to be 3/3. Rest?
Surely will have room for more than 17 come Fall 2013, 20 at least, maybe 22. Sheet just happens.
Here is what I think UK has to get at the least (granted the current commitments stay with UK) and uncommited prospects UK has offered:
Center - Crowley
Running Back - Chestnut, Q. James, Levy, Longmire, J. Smith, Watkins, Wortham
Big WR - Jonathan Howard, Jonathan Rumph (JC), Yancey
Slot WR - Alls, Cooper, Moody, D.J. Taylor, K. Thomas, Timmons, D.J. Woods
TE - Batten, Dowdell, D. Edwards, Shaq Johnson, Weaver
Hybrid LB/DE - Drennon, Williston, Internicola, Dowdell
MLB - J. Benjamin, Kimbrough
FS - Mackensie Alexander, Battle, Cox (JC), Fluker (JC), Letman (JC), Logan
DT - Shortridge, Swain, David Washington
One from each of those spots would give UK 17 commitments. Then just plug in the best players that UK can get to fill up however many scholarships UK has left (whatever that number ends up being).
Bubba tandy will be a december enrolee at wr with 3 years to play. He redshirted last year at juco... Look for that to happen a lot more. UK has a gentlmen's agreement to send players to juco's and the player redshirts the first year on juco campus to keep 3 years when they get to uk.
I would think that Myers or West are the center of the future. And we have a lot of OT prospects coming (Jones, Swindle, Toth) or verbally committed (Boynton, Day). I would rather see an OG bulldozer in the form of Warford as the last OL this year. I have my heart set on Maurice Swain as I think he would be better there in the future than DT, but it would be great to have his flexibility.
Other than that take one RB, playmakers at WR (Timmons, Thomas, Taylor or Moody), one or two TE, another DT (hopefully Washington), ILB, Rush LB (hopefully Drennon), and another S (probably Tandy) and CB.
LB, WR, CB imo.
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Swain would be a jumbo DE according to his recruiting story.
Do not forget OLB Quinten James if Miami does not offer. Also, I am curious as to where UK wants Khalid.
I had Quinten James listed at RB; should have listed him at LB too.
I even looked at RB. i clearly overlooked him. He is almost purely LB. I do not think he is an SEC LB.
From what I've read from other sites, I would add Jay Woods at defensive tackle. It seems like Kentucky has a good chance with him although they have tough competition, and he would be a great get to go along with Hyde.
Yup. I still think a stud OLineman or 2 and another pass rusher is pretty important.
I'll always take an elite DE or DT if they're out there. No room? No care. Find a way.
With a boatload of guys scheduled to return for 2013, we have the opportunity to bring in the best players available in this yr's recruiting class regardless of position. Personally I don't mind this but I would lean heavily on the lines if able.
Thanks. I really hate to say I don't like or want kids but the kid that's projected at SAM that's 6'3 180# does not look like he has SEC athleticism. I'm sorry but he doesn't. I've understood every kid we have taken thus far but I do not understand that one. I really hope we have not offered. To me he looks more like a PWO.
I thought the kid was supposed to be a safety.
It smells like microwaved homeless people in here.
Guys spot last year or pure Safety.
Safety unless something changes. Kid could add weight but right now he will be a pure safety from what I've seen.
Thats what I thought.
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