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CFN's Class Rankings ... 91 to 105
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The Class Is Heavy On ... Key JUCO
transfers. This was a good MTSU team last year and
it should be in the mix for the Sun Belt title this
season, but to get over the hump and win the
championship it needed a few more pieces to the
puzzle. In come five JUCO transfers to provide help
for the depth chart with Logan Kilgore likely to be
the No. 2 QB behind Dwight Dasher, Jamar Brown and
Jared Bamber sure to be key targets in the passing
game, and Arness Ikner a shut-down corner who needs
to see time right away.
Colorado State |
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. LB Charles Favors might be the star of this recruiting class, but the Rams need a few linemen to shine.
With all the quarterbacks brought in last
year finding more signal calling prospects wasn't a
pressing need, but the Rams still signed three
decent ones highlighted by Peter Thomas, a big
bomber who'll get a long look this offseason. But
the strength-in-numbers part of the class is on the
defensive line with six players led by end Ra'Shawde
The Class Is Heavy On ... Bodies. Lots of
bodies. A class of 24 players might might not seem
like that much, but the coaching staff brought in a
lot of key prospects for a lot of positions, most
notably at running back where Aaron Spikes should be
the new Ragin' Cajun rushing star. The secondary got
the most attention with four decent safeties and two
speedy corners, while the star of the class should
be JUCO LB Bernard Smith, who could be the team's
leading tackler this year.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive
tackles. Head coach Robb Akey brought in a varied,
diverse class with a little something for all spots,
including center with Sam Tupua possibly the next
great Vandal lineman now that Mike Iupati is gone
and Mike Marboe the anchor for the future. But the
bulk stars are on the defensive front, especially at
tackle with big, big bodies being brought in with
285-pound JUCO transfer Ben Swarts, and 290-pound
JUCO star Aaron Strumski to fill in right away.
The Class Is Heavy On ... 2009. Last year's
class was the one that's going to make the
difference over the next few seasons, and there
weren't many spots to fill this year. However, it's
about quality over quantity with this class needing
DE Dylan Klare, CB Bryce Callahan, and linebackers
James Radcliffe and Cameron Nwoso likely to be key
Conference USA players sooner than later. But if the
stars bust out, there's no a lot from this class to
fall back on.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Key defensive
linemen. Bobby Hauck didn't have much time to put
together the recruiting class he might have wanted,
but he did a good job of sprinkling in some star
prospects with the bulk. Only two defensive linemen
were brought in, but tackle Desmond Tautofi could be
a cornerstone tackle while Ian Bobak should be a
pass rushing terror with a little bit of time.
Overall, Houck wants a more physical team, and this
class should be a good start.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive
tackles. New head coach Ruffin McNeill didn't have
any time to do anything with the recruiting class,
but he ended up getting four excellent offensive
linemen to contribute right away. JUCO transfer
Anthony Garrett will be an instant factor on the
tackle depth chart, while Drew Gentry and Taylor
Hudson were two of the team's best recruits.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Skill players,
skill players, skill players. The Zips loaded up on
wide receivers last year and brought even more in
this season. For a team that struggled so much
offensively, there's reason to get excited with QB
Patrick Nicely, last year's big recruit, getting
weapons to work with highlighted by RB Erick Howard,
who's better than anyone the team had last year.
Even more receivers were brought in with Keith
Sconiers, Anthony Schrock, and Mike Bizzarro all
with size and all physical.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Skill players.
Rich Ellerson needs players to run his high-octane,
hybrid attack, and while he was able to come up with
a slew of receivers last season, he was able to do
even more this season to get skill players. He
brought in more wide receivers, but he also picked
up eight running back options, led by Marcus
Jackson, with speed, speed, and more speed;
something that's been lacking from the Army
backfield. He also signed three quarterbacks of
different shapes and sizes.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs.
Sonny Dykes. While the focus will be on the
quarterback and receivers in the Sonny Dykes system,
Derek Dooley brought in those prospects last year.
This year, the coaching staff, with no time to work
whatsoever, loaded up for the secondary with seven
prospects who'll be thrown to the wolves right away.
Antonio Burton, Michael Schrang, and Connor Nichols
form a solid safety trio, while JUCO transfer Ryan
Williams might be one of the WAC's best corners
Ball State |
The Class Is Heavy On ... The secondary.
This was a nice class considering the disastrous
freefall of last season. There wasn't a need for a
lot of young skill players, so the class focused on
defense and mostly the defensive backs with four
nice corner prospects signed led by Jeffery Garrett,
who should probably have taken a longer look at a
bigger name school, and the speedy Quintin Cooper.
Brian Jones should grow into a good nickel or free
The Class Is Heavy On ... Quality over
quantity. There simply weren't any spots to fill,
and it showed with a light class. However, the
players brought in were good ones highlighted by big
receiver Matt Miller, QB Grant Hedrick, who won't be
in the mix until at least 2013, and corner Bryan
Douglas, the next great Bronco shut-down defender.
This year's defensive line didn't need a whole bunch
of work, but it got a little boost from JUCO
transfer Tyrone Crawford, a speed rusher for the
The Class Is Heavy On ... The defensive front.
RB Ja'Terian Douglas is the star of the class and
Thomas Roberson should be a No. 1 wide receiver
early on, but the key is the defensive front. JUCO
transfers Tyrunn Walker and Darrell Zellars will be
in the rotation right away, and Durrell Finch,
another JUCO transfer, has the speed to be a
dangerous pass rusher. With a little bit of time, DT
Alec Henry could be the best of the bunch.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Linebackers. Head coach Dave
Clawson had an eye towards the future last year by
trying hardest to bring in good quarterbacks. Even
so, he brought aboard two more this year led by
Caleb Watkins, a strong all-around playmaker who
could get an honest shot at the job right away.
Don't be stunned if RB Jamel Martin and WR Marcus
Beaurem aren't a part of the mix right away. While
the offense will keep rolling, the Falcons beefed up
the defense with a slew of small, athletic,
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive
linemen. The quarterbacks were brought in last
season so the offense was taken care of. This year,
something had to be done to boost the depth on a
defense that can't stop anyone's running game. Seven
prospects were signed for the defensive line with a
premium put on speed, quickness, and pass rushing
ability. There isn't the bulk needed to clog up the
middle, but there pass rush will be a strength.