-Bait and Bite I was baffled when Demar Dorsey chose Michigan. Hopefully for Rich Rodriguez, it could potentially save his job
-International Aid: Bjoern Werner to FSU to help the leaky defense down in Tallahassee. (edit: No Longer leaky if all the recruits follow suit)
Academics are a Pain- If youre Seantrel Henderson, who committed to USC today but still has not officially cleared the dreaded clearinghouse.
Volunteer Work- at this recruiting Biz- After being told by his staff to give up on Da'Rick Rodgers (they thought he was 100% Bulldog) He decided to defy logic and met with Rodgers in Georgia. On National Signing Day, Mr. Rodgers chose to become a volunteer.
Last Quirky Title- Florida absolutely cleaned house despite Urban Meyer's health (or lack there of) and came out with a record setting National Signing Day. Congratulations to the Gator faithful.
Hope everyones favorite team did well today. Now onto 2011. Bring it on
Best Class- Although I really like Pitt's class (Esp. Anthony Gonzalez) I think Rutgers has the best class in the Big East. They closed their class extremely well. Jeremy Deering was a huge pick-up for the Knights beating out Florida State. Greg Schiano has gone all over the map to try and bring in the talent he has wanted this year. The offensive playmakers were the difference between a normal recruiting year and an outstanding one. Brandon Coleman will be extremely good once he gets his mechanics down and learns to run better routes.
Suprise Class-Louisville: After getting Charlie Strong on as a head coach, Louisville's class has skyrocketed. Michelee Harris is one of the best wide recievers in this class and having him going to Louisville was astonishing. Strong has sold a new look Cardinal team and has gotten some great talent espically on the O-Line. (Getting Harris Bivin)
Sleeper Class-UCONN: Despite getting very little in the way of star talent this year, I believe Randy Edsall is one of the best developers in the Big East. He will continue to develop talent as he always has.
Best Class-FLA St. Florida State closed extremely well on their way to the first draft class of the Fisher era. Werner (DE from Germany) came as a huge suprise to me because I thought he was going to be a Duck. Adding other Defensive talent like Joyner and Luc will only help them for the upcoming season as well.
Suprise Class- Duke: Just last year I was predicting that Duke would put themselves in an even deeper hole this season. After proving me wrong once by putting together a decent 5-7 record together, they proved me wrong once again today. Their "Star" talent doesnt blow you away in the least, but I love how Cutcliffe has gone to the ends of the earth to find the talent he needs to build off a good season. I would never have expected Duke to go all the way to Cali and Texas to pull recruits but they ended up excelling in both states. They grabbed Brandon Connette who in my opinion could be a sleeper QB in the ACC with a redshirt year under his belt.
Sleeper Class- Boston College: BC rebounded after having a very tumultous recruiting season last year to having an extremely good one this year. Beating out Tennessee to nab Chase Rettig was huge and Shakim Phillips came as a suprise to every team recruiting him. Much of this class has the oppourtunity to redshirt (unlike last years class) and I believe that will help them greatly down the road.
Runners up in each category:
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First Day of Hanukah for an anxious young boy
Ramadan without the worshiping
National Signing Day couldn't come here soon enough. Just when I was about to run out of material too....
But seriously, I will be posting the end days news stories right here and talking about them as well. I may get a few interviews in here too if I can. This will be the real coming out party for this Website. I will pull out all the stops for my readers. Im about to put in huge effort tomorrow to get you guys to stick around this site a little while. If you have any suggestions for this Holiday coming up contact me anyway possible. Im trying to possibly have a live blog but that may not happen. Just a NSD thread could do the trick. Anything you guys want. Your wish is my command.
P.S. please contact me for any Evals you would like me to make about any player of your liking with film.