Hate Bentley is hurt. South Carolina is a different team with Hillinski back there. Bentley got a lot of hype really for no other reason than he was just a fourth year starter. In reality he sucked. I still remember that jack ass move he pulled last year after he got hurt, sprinting off the field like he's Mr. all heart guy.
Clear difference in this class and Pearl's classes though. Outside of Harris, Pearl's highly ranked players were recruits that either had baggage or the bigger programs didn't recruit heavily because they could tell their "ranking" was not accurate. That's not a slam on Pearl because he was a tremendous coach but he going difficulty recruiting big time players and resorted to taking classes that would look good on paper and then hoping he could manage the bad apples. This class for Barnes are all recruits that he specifically identified according to what he was looking for and none of them have baggage. Adding Springer and Cardwell to JJ from this year and Walker, Johnson for next year is phenomenal. They are not just talented players; they are also gym rats with strong work ethic that want to be pushed and coached hard.