Originally Posted by onevol74
Where is the momentum to say that we will have a good class? We were ranked higher with our fired coach that we are now. Just not sure that Butch has recruiting figured out this year. Hopefully, he can build some momentum next year.
I feel like you may be correct ultimately in that this class may not be highly ranked, but saying that Butch doesn't have recruiting figured out is a stretch if not blindly ignoring evidence to the contrary.
How many big name recruits have we gained interest from since Butch was hired that wouldn't even piss our direction while the previous staff was here?
Lawson has legitimate interest now, rather than the dismissive qualities he displayed for the previous staff.
Skai Moore will likely visit.
Grace visited, and we are in his top group.
Gibson has us in his top three.
Von Bell will visit (and it took some work to repair that relationship, I can almost guarantee after Dooley isolated him)
Bellamy will visit.
Not to mention we've poached recruits from two teams now, and it's likely not over with Ford having a good visit.
I think Butch is doing a hell of a job, and we may still strike out on our top guys. Let's face it, it's not easy to recruit to a 5-7 program, after three losing seasons and a former head coach who isolated and pissed off high school coaches and players all over the southeast.
And before someone says it, yes I know we got a commitment from a 2* TE...