DE flips to Miss St.

chattavol420

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You're wrong on so many points here.

First, SOME recruiting services take your top 20 and use that to determine your class ranking, not your top 15.

Secondly, there are legitimately 5 players that can be expected to be Vols soon. It's even been rumored that they are silent commits by other recruits. Just those 5 are enough to put our class somewhere around 12 to 14. All are highly ranked and quality players. Heck, some are even recruiting for us.

And lastly , our average player ranking for those committed is within the top 5 in the country, and that's with a 2 star long snapper dragging the average down. You say you KNOW the staff wants more kids committed. The reality is that you have no idea what the staff wants. What it appears to be looking from the outside in, is that the staff wants quality players that will qualify academically so we get everyone in that we sign. Seems to me that they are being very selective in who they take. This staff hasn't lost very many recruiting battles on players they seem to really want.

Several other high ranking recruits have the Vols high in their list and have said they want to see how we do on the field this year. If we show any improvement there is a good chance we land some of those too.

Pruitt isn't just taking commitments willynilly , he being very selective and filling needs, trying to build depth and this team the correct way. He's not pushing for and taking every commit he can get like CBJ did and then cutting them loose if someone he thought was better came along.
We will finish the year around 10 to 12, and maybe better if we get a few of these 5 stars.

And even if we do finish somewhere around 15, I wouldn't be too alarmed. This staff can develop players and the players they are bringing in are quality kids.
There are so many assumptions here. First off...I doubt very very seriously we have 5 really highly ranked recruits that are silent commits. I’ve never really bought into that concept. Not saying it doesn’t ever happen but I’d say it’s very rare. And to think that we currently have 5 is just absolutely ridiculous. We all want the same thing here so I hope you’re right. I just don’t think you are. These coaches would never choose to be sitting outside the top 25 at this point.
I will absolutely agree that if we were to end up with a ranking of around 15ish that’d be just fine. If we fill the positions of need, get them all in school and keep them out of trouble, and then create a great culture and s&c program...that’s enough to win big. I’m not one of these guys that thinks we need top 3 classes to win. But we need to do way better than #30. And while I’m confident we’ll improve, it’s very troubling to this far behind this deep in the cycle.
 

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There are so many assumptions here. First off...I doubt very very seriously we have 5 really highly ranked recruits that are silent commits. I’ve never really bought into that concept. Not saying it doesn’t ever happen but I’d say it’s very rare. And to think that we currently have 5 is just absolutely ridiculous. We all want the same thing here so I hope you’re right. I just don’t think you are. These coaches would never choose to be sitting outside the top 25 at this point.
I will absolutely agree that if we were to end up with a ranking of around 15ish that’d be just fine. If we fill the positions of need, get them all in school and keep them out of trouble, and then create a great culture and s&c program...that’s enough to win big. I’m not one of these guys that thinks we need top 3 classes to win. But we need to do way better than #30. And while I’m confident we’ll improve, it’s very troubling to this far behind this deep in the cycle.
I'm not huge on silent commits, but other commits are saying it too. And one in particular is openly recruiting for us. I do believe it happens, just not as often as some claim.

I think we end up between 10 to 12. CJP and his coaches seem to be able to recognize talent, so if they do take a handful of 3 stars later I don't sweat it. At least not like I would CBJ. Roman Harrison is the perfect example. I think he will be a great player here. He has all the measureables and motor to go along with it.
 

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Somehow I think we didn't run off a four-star.

Presently we trail South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, and Northwestern in recruiting. We should never, ever trail any of those schools for a day.

Are the checks bouncing? Have our hostesses gained weight? Do our hostesses need to gain weight?
Its July. Most classes will change significantly by December. If we are trailing those schools in October/November then worry.
 

jakez4ut

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Its July. Most classes will change significantly by December. If we are trailing those schools in October/November then worry.
that's still too early.....probably.

last year was a great example. there were more than a couple that weren't real excited about our class after the ESD in December.

then on the Feb signing day we closed with the two highest rated prospects left on the board with Wright and To'oto'o.....totally changed the outlook of that class imo

that said, i do expect that we'll see north of 85% of the class signed in December so we should have a good idea by then, but that doesn't mean it's over.

just sayin'.......
 

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