Originally posted by Geeked:
It's SMART. He needs those kids to play. There was a fair amount of chaff from the last regime.
UCLA came up a little short; but they also had a good class.
Oregon seemed to drop a bit. I don't know if that's because they are looking at a specific kind of athlete, so rankings and such isn't really a big deal.
Stanford had a good class too. As a whole, the PAC-12 kicked butt.
Yeah. I think JUCO's are so under rated. I mean freaking Cam Newton was just a "JUCO" recruit! On ASU, Marion Grice, Jaelen Strong, Chris Young (our leading tackler), and Damarious Randall (our #3 tackler) were all JUCO's. Without that we would have been like a 6-6 team. It makes sense for ASU because frankly, are we really going to out recruit USC for the very top highschooler in LA? Not yet! haha
Oregon - They never bring in the top 5 star recruits, they usually hover between #10-#15 ranked class. They are great at finding guys that fit what they do though.
UCLA - Remember they had the #3 class last year and they don't lose many seniors. Tough to recruit when there aren't many open starting spots and so many spots filled by true frosh.
USC - I was surprised they pulled it all together at the end. Complete shock IMO. Now can Sark coach?
Stanford - Pretty solid class, they nailed all of their needs
Arizona - surprisingly strong class, ton of recruits. They needed new blood in their system BAD.
Washington - Good save of their class to prevent a terrible recruiting year
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Feb 6, 2014 at 3:46 PM ]