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Recruiting 2010 - The Insider Answers, Part 1
Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins
Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jan 26, 2010


What is Dan Hawkins selling to try to revive Colorado (and is it working)? Has Alabama been able to capitalize on the national title? What's missing from Boise State? These questions and more in Part One of the key questions and insider answers for the 2010 recruiting season.

Recruiting 2010 - Key Questions

The Inside Info - Part One

 
What's happening this recruiting season? Several Scout publishers provide their insider info on the key questions that matter to the real world of college football.
 
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 2 - Is Miami keeping the top players home?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 3 - Do recruits care about JoePa's future?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 4 - How is FSU doing without Bowden?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 5 - Does the loss of Carroll matter at USC?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 6 - Did the rumors about Stoops matter at OU?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 7 - Are Urban's health issues a problem? 
- Recruiting 2009 - The Key Questions

Q: How much has Nick Saban been able to take advantage of the national title, and why is Florida getting so many of the top guys this year?

A: In the past few years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of players who commit early, commitments starting right after Signing Day, and the process is nearly complete by early in December. When Alabama won the national championship, the Crimson Tide already had 23 commitments, and it's believed the 2009 national championship will have a greater impact on the 2011 signing class than it would on this year. That seems to be the case for Florida, winner of the 2008 national championship and having a very successful 2010 recruiting year. Notice that several Florida commitments are from non-traditional recruiting areas for the Gators. Alabama's January recruiting weekends concentrated on future prospects, not 2010 signees. ... From Kirk McNair, BamaMag.com

Q: Considering the talent that’s returning at Boise State, what’s the key piece of the puzzle missing that can be filled by this recruiting class? Are any more inroads being made among the better prospects?

A: Since the Broncos return every starter from the Fiesta Bowl but one, (CB Kyle Wilson), there aren't many hole's to fill. The most pressing need was probably WR's, simply because the two starters are both going to be seniors and the Broncos seem to have found their men in Matt Miller and Troy Ware.

As for replacing Wilson, there are two great freshmen who redshirted, a sophomore who played as a true freshman who redshirted due to injury, and a 3-for-4 JC transfer who played last year and actually started and played the entire Fiesta Bowl all vying for that 1 spot. Boise State in 2010 is the new definition of loaded. ... From Kevin Hiatt, BroncoCountry.com

Q: What is Dan Hawkins selling to recruits considering he’s likely done with one more subpar year?

A: Whatever Hawkins has been selling, recruits haven't been buying, at least the four- and five-star recruits. Hawkins has had to turn to his third and fourth options quite a bit with this class because of questions about his job security and the perception that his program is stuck in the mud with four consecutive losing seasons. He is fighting the fact that Bo Pelini and Nebraska has passed him by in two years, and he still hasn't beaten Missouri, so the Buffs look like a middle-of-the-pack Big 12 North team at best. It's just not going over well with the best recruits out there. CU also fell on its face in-state this year, which might be the biggest indicator of how this program is perceived. ... From Kyle Ringo, Buffalo Sports News

Q: Has Temple's Al Golden been able to capitalize on the recent success? Have the rumors of him leaving for other jobs been a problem?

A: Ironically, despite earning its first bowl bid in 30 years, Temple's immediate recruiting fortunes haven't improved dramatically. That's because Golden already had almost 20 commitments before the season was halfway over. The Owls have been able to pry tailback Myron Ross out of a Vanderbilt verbal commitment, but just this week lost quarterback Tyler Murphy to Florida. Expect the true impact of Temple's recent success to be reflected in the commitments they pull from next summer's Al Golden Football Camp. As for Golden's name being connected with numerous job openings, it doesn't appear to have hurt the Owls on the recruiting trail. First, Golden has been associated with job openings since his first year at Temple. So he's got that speech to parents down pat. And the few verbals the Owls have lost are kids like Murphy who committed to BCS programs. From Shawn Pastor, Editor, OwlsDaily.com  

- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 1 - Is Bama taking advantage?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 2 - Is Miami keeping the top players home?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 3 - Do recruits care about JoePa's future?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 4 - How is FSU doing without Bowden?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 5 - Does the loss of Carroll matter at USC?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 6 - Did the rumors about Stoops matter at OU?
- Recruiting 2010 - The Key Questions, Part 7 - Are Urban's health issues a problem? 
- Recruiting 2009 - The Key Questions