2013 Recruiting Chatter

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  1. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

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    2013 Recruiting Chatter

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  2. Basis4aDay56

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    Well, for starters -- I only have 6 seniors on the team. I am going to be able to hand pick exactly who I want to play for me and should be able to sign them. YAY ME! :D Been a while since I have had anything to write home about, recruiting wise.
     
  3. DatNDaz

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    With as fast as we blew through the offseason and into the new season (thanks once again to Basis and all), let's not forget to talk about our 2013 signed freshman class. I'll get my standard update on here tonight.

    Very curious to hear about a few recruits and what they ended up being rated. Off the top of my head, there's several Michigan guys I'm interested in (DT, S, #1 MLB). Max, did you end up signing Goff? He was my plan B to the SS I was battling Penn St for (Irvin), even though I thought Goff looked slightly better. Signing Irvin though allowed me to sign an extra 4* because he was a bonus recruit.

    Short of posting ratings for all your incoming freshmen (which some of us do), let us know how your class ended up. Surprises, disappointments, who's going to make an immediate impact?
     
  4. Masler

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    I have my top rated freshman in my recruiting thread. If anyone is interested.
     
  5. DatNDaz

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    Hova how did the ineligible LB (Pratt) and the other guy (safety?) turn out?
     
  6. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Introducing the newest Wolverines

    University of Michigan Recruiting Big Board 2012:

    In season recruits
    Rank Stars Position(rank) Name State Height Weight 40 Time Bench Squat AWR OVR SPD
    9 :5stars: CB(#2) C. McNamara LA 6'0 164 4.42 247 230 C- 80 90
    28 :4stars: DT(#2) M. Williams LA 6'3 268 5.02 491 620 D- 80 60
    50(BONUS) :4stars: FS(#4) B. O'Neal MI 6'0 181 4.52 390 365 C- 80 85
    89 :4stars: WR(#10) H. Foster NJ 6'1 190 4.46 253 330 D- 78 88
    180(BONUS) :4stars: T(#11) D. Adams KY 6'3 324 5.08 444 640 D 78 57
    :4stars: SS(#6) C. Murphy LA 6'6 229 79 92
    :4stars: QB(#6) M. Cooper IL 6'2 172 79 81
    :4stars: CB(#15) C. Walker KY 5'11 180 76 89
    335 :3stars: C(#13) T. Marshall NJ 6'4 266 5.06 444 670 D- 76 58
    383 :3stars: K(#6) B. Ingram VA 6'0 174 5.02 253 280 C 76 60
    456 :3stars: TE(#23) J. Snyder UT 6'3 234 4.64 384 255 D 77 79
    :3stars: WR(#64) B. White OH 6'3 199 74 89
    :3stars: G(#33) T. Jackson AL 6'5 264 74 57
    :3stars: P(#12) P. Pittman FL 5'10 220 75 48
    :3stars: T(#19) J. Edwards PA 6'5 303 77 57


    Offseason recruits
    Stars Position(rank) Name State Height Weight OVR SPD
    1(BONUS) :5stars: MLB(#1) T. Miller CA 6'0 239 84 82


    Overall, this was a mediocre class. There were some good guys and some bad ones. For the most part I didn't like the recruiting pool for this year. I ended up signing 2 bonus 4* guys so I could've signed 9 4* guys, but I only ended up with 7 4* kids because I didn't see many 4*s that I liked.

    Disappointments:
    By far my biggest disappointment was not getting the QB that I wanted, Jason Baker. This kid had just about everything that I wanted in a QB. I led for him most of the season and then Dru stole him away from me for LSU (so now the CPU will have a great running QB, but no clue how to utilize him properly). I had to settle for my 2nd option, Marvin Cooper who is decent (79 OVR, 81 SPD, 87 THP), but he's definitely not as talented as Baker and in my mind he'll likely always be "that QB that was 2nd fiddle to Baker."

    I signed a lot of poor guys this year. I have 2 76s, a 75, and 2 freakin' 74s. 1 of my 76s was a 4* CB.

    The good:
    While I only had 1 stud, I still got some fairly decent players. Of my 7 3*s, a couple of them are decent for their ranking. I got a 77 OVR tackle in Jason Edwards. In a few years, he'll likely be ready to start. My favorite 3* kid is Jeff Snyder, a 77 OVR, 79 SPD TE. Likewise, in a few years (particularly since I have a SO and FR(RS) in front of him) he'll be a starter.

    Outside of my CB Walker, I can't really complain about my the 4*s that I did sign. Even though he's inferior in every way to Baker, my QB Cooper is still decent and will make a very solid backup and potential SR starter. I also signed a nice DT (again) in Maruice Williams who comes in rated 80 OVR. Given the talent I routinely bring in @ DT, he'll have to wait in the wings before ever seeing the field, but he'll be really good once he does. I signed a good FS in Brock O'Neal who's an 80 OVR with 85 SPD. 85 SPD is the slowest safety I allow myself to sign, but everything else about O'Neal is very good. He'll make a very good safety by the time he sees the field. My favorite 4* (and probably my favorite recruit in this entire class) is SS Craig Murphy. He's 6'6, 79 OVR with 92 speed. That makes him the 2nd fastest guy in my entire secondary. When he finally gets a chance to play, he'll be an absolute beast in the secondary.

    I signed 2 5* kids. The first is Cedric McNamara who's an 80 OVR, 90 SPD CB. CB is a position where I needed to get some talent so I had to go for him and while he's not game breaking, he's definitely going to be a solid corner and, given his coverage ability, will likely develop into a shutdown corner before he leaves Ann Arbor.

    For the 2nd time in 3 years Michigan signed the #1 recruit in the country. MLB Tyrone Miller is an 84 OVR with 82 SPD and is a great tackler who has tremendous upside. Since we recruit well by positions (meaning that we rarely have a postion where we're in dire need of new recruits) and Michigan is such a great place to play so we don't lose players early, I almost always have upper classmen that overshadow the incoming freshmen. Things are no different @ MLB (and I'm possibly too deep @ MLB) so Miller will redshirt just like everyone else (only 8 of the 70 players on my roster have not redshirted). It's possible that Miller could play as early as his SO(RS), but it's also very, very possible that he wouldn't see the field until his SR(RS) season (if he were to stick around that long). Last year we signed 4* MLB Roy Foreman who is now a FR(RS) rated 84 OVR with 84 SPD. It'll be fun to watch Foreman and Miller progress over the years to see if 1 of them ends up standing out more. If I weren't so ridiculously deep @ DT, Miller and Foreman would make a very strong case for a switch from our traditional 4-3 to a 3-4.

    Another great enjoyment from this recruiting class comes from a 3* FS with 93 SPD that I was recruiting. I had him full for interest and offered a scholly, but he still didn't sign after the regular season. When Miller was added to the pool, I withdrew the offer from the FS, but still recruited him heavily in case I couldn't sign Miller. I signed Miller and couldn't then sign the FS. Both Army and MSU were 100% on him and had both visited him, but he wanted to play for Michigan so badly that he didn't sign with anyone. The next day on the news, they reported that he was so distraught about not getting to fulfill his fantasy of donning a winged helmet that he blew his brains out. Poor kid.
     
  7. Hova

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    Here was my final board from last year:

    Nebraska's Big Board 2012

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7
    Stars Pos Name State Height Weight Ovr
    :5stars: FS(2) Lawrence, Marcus NE 6'3 216 83
    :5stars: MLB(3) Bell, Chris MO 6'2 207 80
    :5stars: OLB(2) Pratt, Richard TX 6'0 220 79 *ineligible*
    :4stars: WR(20) Ward, Alex NV 6'4 190 74
    :4stars: JUCO WR(6) Graham, Luke CA 6'1 209 78
    :4stars: OLB(4) Muhammad, Gerald IA 6'2 236 78
    :4stars: CB(4) Terrell, Kawika IL 6'2 187 75
    :4stars: G(5) Harris, Chad CO 6'2 286 76
    :4stars: QB(5) Johnson, Michael TX 6'2 187 78
    :4stars: CB(16) Barnes, Cole IL 6'1 192 69
    :3stars: CB(72) Fitzpatrick, Tyrone GA 6'0 168 77
    :3stars: CB(30) Sands, Justin FL 6'0 186 73
    :3stars: CB(34) Randle, Josh TX 5'11 171 74
    :2stars: ATH(55) Hayes, Marlin MO 6'6 247 63



    My safety was the best recruit at 83 as expected. He is going to be a monster, already had a huge opening game, details on that later. Pratt was a 79 OVR so not that great of a loss, especially since I am plenty stacked at LB. The class was pretty disappointing in lack of highly rated guys, hopefully they progress. With the recruiting sanctions on Nebraska some dismal years may be coming soon.
     
  8. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    If those numbers are correct, all I can say is holy hell! I was pissed about my 74 OVR 3* guy and my 76 OVR 4* guy. I'd be pissed if I had a 4*guy come in as 74 and absolutely livid if I had a 69 OVR 4* guy.
     
  9. Hova

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    Ya the 4 star WR is horrible and the CB was actually 71 and I moved him to WR so now he is a 69 OVR WR. He would have never played at CB so I made the move. Pretty disappointing either way.
     
  10. DatNDaz

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    Here's a look at Notre Dame's #4 ranked recruiting class:

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    2013 Notre Dame Freshman Class

    Pos​
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    Pos Rank​
    Rating​
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    OVR​
    C John Jones 6'4" 270 #32 #2 C :4stars: AL 85
    G Matthew Keith 6'3" 293 #100 (BONUS) #7 G :4stars: FL 77
    CB Adam Tucker 6'1" 193 #40 (BONUS) #5 CB :4stars: CA 82
    MLB Derrick Lane 5'9" 240 #375 #26 MLB :3stars: MT 80
    WR Larry Seymour 6'1" 200 #312 #28 WR :3stars: OH 76
    DE Jordan Burks 6'0" 262 #382 #15 DE :3stars: OK 74
    HB Cam Horne 6'1" 196 #56 #5 HB :4stars: MI 81
    T Bryant Washington 6'7" 288 #182 #12 T :4stars: MO 81
    QB Jonathan Blair 6'3" 201 #70 (BONUS) #7 QB :4stars: IN 77
    DE Will Hemphill 6'4" 241 #11 #1 DE :5stars: KS 80
    C Eric Galloway 6'0" 314 #60 (BONUS) #3 C :4stars: NJ 77
    WR Jake Simmons 6'0" 194 #30 (BONUS) #1 WR :4stars: IN 78
    MLB Dennis Jackson 5'11" 252 #53 #6 MLB :4stars: MI 79
    OLB Dustin Moore 6'1" 214 #324 #20 OLB :3stars: IL 75
    WR Adam Williams 6'0" 200 #196 #20 WR :4stars: VA 80
    FS Nick Sparks 6'2" 183 #580 #31 FS :3stars: CA 77
    SS Bill Cannon 6'5" 198 #87 #5 SS :4stars: MI 82
    Offseason
    SS Martin Irvin 6'1" 205 #106 (BONUS) #6 SS :4stars: OH 77
    G Trey Martin 6'2" 269 #54 #5 G :4stars: IL 77
    TE AJ Means 6'0" 243 #492 #24 TE :3stars: KY 75


    70 Roster + 17 Seniors + 4 Leaving Early = 21 scholarships (1 remaining)

    Factoring in signed Bonus recruits:
    1 :5stars: (1 signed)
    13 :4stars: (13 signed)
    7 :3stars: (6 signed)

    Obviously a very good class. Was ranked #4 in the country and the highest ranked user class. In part because of the size (20 players signed), but signing 6 bonus 4*'s helped the rating. Overall I'm pleased, but based on recruiting rankings alone, I thought a few guys would come in with a higher OVR.

    Biggest disappointment, as I've already stated, was the lack of a good TE signing in-season. The transfer of 2/4 TE's in the offseason made it much worse. Not a single TE was added in the offseason that was in the top 500. Then the 3* that I went after hard in the offseason showed no interest, ended up signing with Oregon, and got cut (they only have 2 left on their roster which combined with my x-fers makes me think that maybe EA programmed it that more than 2 TE's on the roster is too many). Signed AJ Means who comes in as a 75 with 74 SPD. Solid hands, but not going to be the next stud TE at ND. This is priority #1 & 2 for me this year in recruiting.

    QB Jonathan Blair came in as a 77 with 77 SPD. Not really what I usually go for, but he was a bonus recruit and from Indiana. I don't see him playing much anytime soon so he was really meant to add depth.

    RB Cam Horne was one of my favorite recruits. From Michigan, came in at 81 with 90 speed and decent BTK and TRK.

    WR ratings came in as expected with the #20 WR, Adam Williams, higher at 80 than the #1 who was a 78 and appears to be a bum.

    T Bryant Washington appears to be underrated at #182 and was, coming in at 81 OVR.

    My first signing of the year, C John Jones, was the best. 85 OVR. Nearly moved him over to G where I'm going to have a issue next season, but it would have knocked him down to 80. In retrospect, probably should have done it anyway.

    My only 5*, DE Will Hemphill, is 80 OVR. Somewhat disappointing. The other DE Burks came in as a 74. A 3*, but was hoping for a little better.

    Signed 2 MLB with hopes that one of them will be a starter next season. Thought Derrick Lane looked very underrated at #375 (#26 MLB) and he was. Came in as an 80, Jackson as a 79.

    Adam Tucker is my best CB signing so far in the dynasty. 82 OVR, 90 speed

    My favorite recruit of the class is probably SS Bill Cannon. Love the name, love the fact that he's from Michigan, and love his 82 rating. I've struggled to sign a really good safety so far in the dynasty, he's my first. Also takes some of the sting away from losing Brock O'Neal to Michigan when they decided to use their patented "easy mode" recruiting to pass me up for him. As they did with their other top recruits, DT Williams and MLB Miller.


    While I'm at it, just a couple notes on my progression this year:
    -QB Devin Archie only went up 2 points OVR, making him a 90 as a rsSO
    -Deon Spence's OVR was +4 (92), SPD +1 (98)
    -Both TE's, Eifert and Gardner only went up by 2 points
    -Every O-Lineman was +4/5
    -One of my redshirted freshmen, DE Jahmal Rice was +8. This was huge as he's needed as a starter. He's 86 now as a rsFR.
    -All CB's and Safeties were +2/3
     
  11. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    What is it with you and signing kids from Michigan? You really seem to have a fetish for that. I don't care where the kids are from unless I need to make soemwhere a pipeline. I only have 8 kids from Michigan on my team. I have 7 from CA, 7 from TX, 6 from FL, and 6 from OH, as well as 3 other piplines with 4 kids.

    What happened to your class? You only signed 6 bonus guys? That's pretty piss-poor by ND standards. With your easy mode recruiting, you shouldn't ever have to sign another 3* kid again. By having to sign 3*s with ND, you're clearly not doing something right.
     
  12. Shaun Mason

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    Army Class
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    Name Position Year Height Weight Rank Rating Overall
    Dustin Pino WR FR 6'0" 160 #39 WR :3stars: 79
    Joel Bain G JR 6'5" 270 #33 G :3stars: 79
    Joe Fenner FS FR 6'0" 187 #39 FS :3stars: 78
    Evan Griffin DT FR 6'1" 272 #29 DT :3stars: 77
    Lamar Hollis CB FR 6'2" 202 #28 CB :4stars: 76
    Brian Wiley SS FR 6'4" 185 #26 SS :3stars: 76
    Russell Hawk C SO 6'5" 278 #23 C :3stars: 75
    Kevin Harris G FR 6'5" 361 #71 G :2stars: 75
    Randy Rivera T FR 6'4" 324 #44 T :2stars: 75
    Dustin Zeigler DE FR 6'1" 265 #22 LE :3stars: 74
    Brandon Smith MLB FR 6'5" 232 #90 MLB :2stars: 69
    Lorenzo McGuire FB FR 5'11" 245 #46 FB :1stars: 64

    No real studs in this class, but pretty consistent overall. Everyone in this class except Joel Bain will redshirt. WR Pino will be a starter next season, and I signed 3 pretty good defensive backs.

    A guys I am real excited about is MLB Brandon Smith, he is monster sized and has good speed, I hope he has a few really good progression years.
     
  13. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Here's how my guys progressed:
    QB Charles (who RSed) only went up 2 OVR to 86. His speed went up to 89 (YES!) and his THP actually went up 2 which is pretty rare (usually THA goes up while THP stays the same).

    My top 3 HBs all went up 1 speed, but my 95 SPD FR didn't move. My top back went up 4 OVR to 98.

    2 Years ago I got lucky and signed a 4* FB. He went up 6 OVR and 2 SPD after his FR(RS) season and is now 86 OVR, 84 SPD.

    My WRs went up by an average of +3 OVR. The biggest news is Greg Banks, who after his FR(RS) season went up +5 OVR and +1 SPD. He's now 6'5, 90 OVR, 96 SPD. More news on him to come...

    TEs went up by 4, but the best is only 82 OVR.

    Gs and Ts went up by 4 OVR on average. Both of my centers went up by +8 OVR (and my backup went up +3 SPD to 71). I went from average centers to great ones. They're now 94 OVR JR, and 87 OVR FR.

    D-line guys all went up by 4 on average, but I had a JR DE only go up 1. He was slated to be the starter, but his lack of effort in the offseason has cost him that spot. By gaining +4 OVR, DT A.J. Keller (the #1 overall pick 2 years ago) is now a 98 OVR true JR.

    My MLBs were pretty "bleh" but I'm really pleased with my OLBs. They got together in the offseason (I swear no coaches were present) and worked their asses off. The best one only went up +2 OVR and +0 SPD, but the other 5 did well. Their SPD increased by +1, +1, +1, +2, +2, and their OVR increased by +4, +4, +5, +6, +7.

    My CBs were disappointing with +2, +3, +3, +4 and only 1 guy got faster by +1. I lost 2 studly SR CBs so I needed these guys to improve a lot. They have failed me.

    My 2 slated starting safeties knew they had the job so they didn't work hard (+2 each). The 2 backups worked their asses off (+5, +6) and will be ready to step into the lineup when the current starters leave.
     
  14. DatNDaz

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    I don't go looking for them, but I sure enjoy announcing it when I land them, having 2 rival schools in the state. Also, it just happens that they've all turned out to be solid. Didn't have a pipeline there and now I do. Makes me feel better for all those times you've swiped recruits from me, although I don't know that you offered any of these guys other than Brooks.

    Here are the 5 MI players I've signed the last 2 years and their ratings:
    80-MLB Jim Brooks
    82-HB Chad Henderson
    79-MLB Dennis Jackson
    81-HB Cam Horne
    82-SS Bill Cannon
     
  15. Big Suge Knight

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    Miami Class of '13

    Here's how the U did for 2013


    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8
    Name Pos. Prestige OVR AWR SPD Other Ratings
    Cole Patterson QB :5stars: 79 63 75 85 TP 81 TA
    Brent Hardy HB :3stars: 74 47 88 Spin Move & Acc 82
    Edmund Scott WR :4stars: 76 51 81 86 Route Running
    Dan Monroe TE :4stars: 74 64 72 80 Catch
    Terry Phillips T :4stars: 81 52 58 89 Run Blk Str 87 Pass Blk Str
    Jeff Ford C :3stars: 77 47 58 90 Run Blk Foot
    Anthony Hollins RT :4stars: 77 70 58 85 Run Blk Foot
    Rian WallJuco JR DT :4stars: 78 48 63 89 Str 82 Pur
    William Lowe Juco SO DT :4stars: 78 66 66 86 Str 83 Pur
    Mike Williams OLB :2stars: 73 46 82 85 Pur
    James Martin MLB :4stars: 77 54 79 84 Tackle
    Andrew Lawrence CB :4stars: 79 46 87 82 Tackle
    Marcus Robinson CB :4stars: 75 55 89 84 Press
    Dan Hall FS :5stars: 81 75 91 93 Acc
    Jamal Johnson SS :4stars: 80 76 84 87 Tackle 89 Pur
    Aaron Davis SS :3stars: 76 63 85 87 Z Cvg


    I was in desperate need of WR and OL help and found no immediate help in that area on the recruiting trail.

    The two players I am the most excited about are:
    Dan Hall who I am sure will be an impact player at FS next year. He should be a playmaker who could transition to WR next year if needed.​
    Mike Williams has the body type to be a good sized OLB who can chase down ball carriers and drop back in coverage.​
     
  16. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    None of those guys look familiar except for Brooks. I definitely didn't go after any of the HBs. Last year I signed Lamont West who came in as 82 OVR, 95 SPD and will be ridonkulous before he leaves. This year I didn't target any as I returned 5 good - to - excellent HBs.

    How is the recruiting in Indiana? I just looked and see that I don't have a single guy from IN on my roster. In fact, I started in 2009 with SR Stevie Brown from IN and I've never had another guy from your state on my 4 rosters since.
     
  17. Basis4aDay56

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    Here are the Florida true Freshmen that find themselves on the depth chart:

    - 4* HB Jimmy Myers (ND was full interest but never offered) - 82 ovr, 90 spd - HB3 - 2 car for 15 yds vs. USF
    - 5* TE Jordan Houston - 80 ovr - TE3 & FB3
    - 3* RE Rusty Woods (Awesome name, wish I could say the same about his talent) - 71 ovr - RE3 & LE3
    - 3* DT Jeff Lawson - 77 ovr - DT4
    - 4* LOLB Andrew Harris - 75 ovr - ROLB3 & LOLB3?
    - 3* MLB Lorne Taylor - 75 ovr - MLB4
    - 3* HB Lamont Ryan - KR1 & PR1 - 90 ovr (Ret.), 94 spd


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    2012 Florida Gators Recruiting Class - Hard Commits

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8 Column 9 Column 10 Column 11 Column 12 Column 13
    Star Name Hometown PS Rank HT WT 40 Bench Squat Awr Ovr Rank
    :5stars: Jordan Houston Bethany, OK TE #1 6'4" 237 4.70 378 390 D- #5
    :4stars: Jeff Robertson (JUCO) Ft. Thomas, KY ATH #2 6'5" 202 4.48 271 345 D- #54
    :4stars: Jimmy Myers Selmont, AL HB #6 5'11" 207 4.42 396 340 D- #66
    :4stars: Dustin Edwards Atlus, OK FS #5 6'1" 170 4.44 372 340 D #78
    :4stars: Mike King University West, FL TE #6 6'6" 225 4.70 396 355 D- #101
    :4stars: Andrew Harris Pine Hills, FL OLB #7 6'2" 224 4.54 444 570 D- #116
    :3stars: Jeff Lawson El Paso, TX DT #16 6'2" 286 5.10 509 630 D- #270
    :3stars: Marvin Miller Mountain Home, AR SS #21 6'2" 214 4.44 342 360 C #275
    :3stars: Lamont Ryan Thomasville, AL HB #23 5'11" 207 4.34 366 280 D- #318
    :3stars: Lorne Taylor Brent, FL MLB #28 6'1" 212 4.58 438 605 D #359
    :3stars: Rusty Woods Senatobia, MS DE #18 6'5" 246 4.78 396 620 D #420
    :3stars: Reggie Walters Village St. George, LA MLB #35 6'2" 220 4.58 384 595 D #463

     
  18. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    I find this interesting. Both Basis and I signed a bunch of 3* kids (7 for me and 6 for him) yet both of us were 2 under our 4* quota. To me that says that the crop of 4* kids was pretty weak this year.
     
  19. Basis4aDay56

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    I didn't really see any out there that notable that Penn State didn't claim early. A couple of my 4* guys were worse than the majority of my 3* guys, who by and large I am VERY happy with.
     
  20. MaxAttack360

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    Mississippi State Recruiting Class of 2013
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8 Column 9 Column 10 Column 11 Column 12 Column 13 Column 14
    Name​
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    Tendency​
    Hometown​
    State​
    Prestige​
    Rank​
    Height​
    Weight​
    40​
    AWR​
    Bench​
    Squat​
    OVR​
    Nick Tucker CB Balanced Fort Pierce FL :5stars: 22 5-11 185 4.44 D- 223 230 79
    Marcus Bowling* HB Speed Valdosta GA :4stars: 34 6-1 208 4.44 D- 330 390 83
    Vince Smith CB Balanced Bellaire TX :4stars: 43 6-2 181 4.44 C- 265 300 82
    Ryan Thomas T Pass Block Ellisville MS :4stars: 59 6-4 272 5.12 C 456 585 78
    Dusty Robinson* DE Balanced Saskatoon CN :4stars: 123 6-3 237 4.54 D- 420 610 78
    Charrod Goff SS Hard Hitter Southside AL :4stars: 125 6-0 208 4.44 D 342 380 77
    Ken Gilbert QB Scrambler Bayou Vista LA :4stars: 257 6-2 184 4.62 D- 348 320 81
    Nate Matthews G Balanced Union City TN :3stars: 340 6-5 301 5.30 D- 515 665 75
    Adam Nash OLB Run Stopper Quincy FL :3stars: 434 6-0 221 4.58 D- 390 630 76
    Zach Daniels DT Pass Rusher Jacksonville AL :3stars: 477 6-5 286 4.82 D- 468 610 79
    David Young CB Balanced Boca del Mar FL :3stars: 507 5-9 183 4.44 D+ 271 255 78
    Kerry Brooks MLB Balanced Irondale AL :3stars: 603 6-2 231 4.60 D+ 408 620 78
    Richard Dixon WR Balanced Ashdown AR :3stars: 660 6-2 222 4.44 D- 241 280 76
    Wade Morton ATH Athlete Mansfield TX :3stars: 783 6-1 184 4.44 C 408 315 80
    Daniel Graham** WR 6-4 226 82


    Well, here's my recruiting class. I could not be more pleased with it... everyone who I wanted to come out good did come out good, and the others got better ratings than I thought they would get. And the 82 OVR walk-on at wide receiver just made it perfect.

    STRONGEST POSITION
    The position that I recruited for most in this class was actually CB, even though at one point I had probably 5 SS's on my board. I only had 1 CB at the end of the season (the 3-star), then I decided to go after some four stars who had no offers. I even threw in a 5-star just for the heck of it (I realized that Vince Smith would be better than Nick Tucker, so when both showed interest in me, I just said "Why not sign my first 5-star recruit?"). Then position changes came, and Wade Morton, who was a 75 OVR for EVERY SINGLE defensive position (even DT... yep), had his highest rating by far at CB. I thought he was going to be a safety, but now he'll be my tough cornerback.

    BROKE MY OWN RULES
    Two things I NEVER do in recruiting happened this year: 1) Go after JUCO's (intentional), and 2) Get walk-ons (unintentional... but it worked out :D). Unfortunately, the two JUCOs were both Juniors, so that's pretty much the only disappointment I have in this class.

    IMMEDIATE IMPACT
    A ton of these guys will get redshirted next year, a few will get a reasonable amount of playing time, but only one will be starting: QB Ken Gilbert. I haven't checked his stats, but as far as the letter grade goes, he had one of the best (best=strongest) arms in the class. His accuracy is questionable though, but I'm thinking if I don't have him force too many throws, he can get us to another SEC Champ. game. My next QB is a CPU-recruited 82 OVR (one point higher than Gilbert), but he just doesn't fit the system well at all.

    CLASS OF 2014
    If there's one good thing about losing a starting QB and 3 starting WRs to the pros, all <90 OVR, in two seasons, it's that it gives you a recruiting ratings boost. Now I've got more than one A rating (yay...), and the game made me a 5-star prestige team now, so there is a TON of interest in Mississippi State. Good news: I start with more than just two 4-star guys who have interest. Bad news: I'll have to actually recruit against users now... I kind of liked getting the easy 3-star recruits. Oh well, I've only got 7 or 9 seniors leaving, so at least I can focus-in on who I want. I just hope that I don't lose EVERY single recruit.
     
  21. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Re-he-heally! Bringing a snot nosed true freshman QB into the Big House to play? I'll have to make sure that the concession stands are fully stocked with Red Bull to keep the crowd on his ass!
     
  22. MaxAttack360

    MaxAttack360 Walk On

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    Yes I am! And I'm not saying that he won't throw a few touchdown passes either.
     
  23. DatNDaz

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    Jello, talent in IN is not good. IL is really my recruiting "home base". Most years there's only a few 4*'s in IN. Last year was unusual because there was a QB and WR both in the top 100, and both bonus guys. I signed both, and the WR who was #30 overall stinks. Doubt the QB ever plays for me barring injuries to other guys.

    Basis, I was between Horne and Myers, and decided to go with Horne. Both looked good, but I didn't have room to sign both. I have my recruiting to the point now where signing 1 a year at most positions keeps the talent balanced and hopefully avoids transfers. TE was one of those positions until 2 guys jumped ship.
     
  24. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

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    I hear ya -- Myers really compliments my running back corps VERY nicely. I have a speedier back, a bigger back, and a guy with both size (weight) and some speed. Itsa niiiiice!
     
  25. JOEDESIGNS

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    This is my problem this year. I have FAST backs, but no size. Ru Roh!
     

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