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  1. But that's a direct path back to quality for you: CU was top-heavy this year and it worked out great. Use these 10-2 points to get you some gold next cycle...
  2. I'll do it, but you should really be asking that slacker Commish over there in Big XII world...I mean, the guy hardly does ANYTHING!
  3. Yeah, when I find an extra 2.5 hours... I'll see what I can do...
  4. With JuCo signing's slightly messy conclusion, we have wrapped up another recruiting season, priming the pump of some teams for a run at the College Football Playoffs...or scraping the bottom of the barrel for "talent" for others. The success and/or failure of some recruits won't be truly known for at least another 2-3 seasons, but it is certainly fun right now to hand out some Class Grades. Who did well? Who filled specific needs? Who...should consider the G5 route next time? I'm kidding of course, but getting the right Jimmies and Joes is at least equally as important as crafting the correct X's and O's. So, let's take a look. Coaches, PLEASE take these grades with a grain of salt: I am not a crootin' expert, just a lucky schmo this time around. On to the judging!! Arizona--Class Rank: 30 (National comparables: Clemson, Michigan, Penn State, Baylor) Grade: C Abraham Peters 6-1 275 Fr Page County (Shenandoah VA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]CB Abdoul Lipscomb 5-9 204 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 2.5 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]CB Jermon Ellis 5-9 195 Fr Needles (Needles CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage]DE Gabriel Darwin-Turner 6-1 250 Jr Hartnell College (Salinas CA) 4.0 of 4.5 [contain]DE Jason Fields 6-3 241 Fr De La Salle (Concord CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]DT Derrick Chester 6-7 307 Fr Temecula Valley (Temecula CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]DT Zac Addison 6-4 316 Fr Serra (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]FS Damione Parham 5-11 206 Fr Temecula Valley (Temecula CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage]ILB Cooper Hinton 6-4 262 Fr Sonoma Valley (Sonoma CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Mike]ILB Eric Ervin 6-1 211 Sr Mesa Community College (Mesa AZ) 4.5 of 4.5 [will]K Jesse Baugh 6-2 155 Fr Chattahoochee (Chattahoochee FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]LS Charone Osgood 6-0 271 Fr Saguaro (Scottsdale AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional]OG Gavin Pollock-Wagner 6-4 316 Fr Temecula Valley (Temecula CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]OG Kofi Ridley 6-3 284 Fr Willow Canyon (Surprise AZ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]OG Maximus Melendez 6-1 278 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]OT Patrick Sorensen 6-3 271 Fr Fountain Hills (Fountain Hills AZ) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]QB Christian Noonan 6-6 213 Jr College of Central Florida (Ocala FL) 3.5 of 4.0 [Pocket]QB Tevin Rodriguez 6-2 205 Fr Hopi (Kearns Canyon AZ) 1.5 of 4.5 [Pocket]RB Jerrick Blount 5-8 209 Fr Hamilton (Chandler AZ) 1.5 of 4.0 [Power]WR Brayden Herring 5-11 171 Fr Catalina Magnet (Tucson AZ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]WR Reshad Spencer 6-4 210 Fr Independence (Glendale AZ) 1.5 of 3.0 [Target] Arizona solved it's biggest problem from the 2022 season: manageable quarterback play, signing quick-fix Christian Noonan AND long-term solution Tevin "Don't Call Me T-Rod" Rodriguez. Knowing that they would also need to pickup production lost by stud DE Tyler Toney, Coach @brightfalls inked JuCo DE Gabriel Darwin-Turner to rush the QB, and boosted the linebacking corps with one-year rental Eric Ervin at ILB. Long-term, OT Patrick Sorensen will keep Tevin Rodriguez' jersey clean for four years, and Arizona did well to add some depth at the skill positions on offense too. Very solid effort, especially after a slow start. Arizona State--Class Rank: 87 (Comparables: BGSU, Texas State, UL-Monroe, Utah State) Grade: C Cody Rutledge 6-4 244 Fr Williams (Williams CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]CB Olivier Nixon-Pressley 5-11 182 Fr La Joya Community (Avondale AZ) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]DE Marc Burroughs 6-6 266 Fr Avenal (Avenal CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]FB Brandon Sutton 5-9 210 Fr Edison (Stockton CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]FS Devon Tyler 5-10 200 Fr Chula Vista (Chula Vista CA) 2.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]K Jayden Stark 6-0 159 Fr Largo (Largo FL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Accuracy]LS Alex Coyle 6-1 250 Fr Artesia (Artesia NM) 2.0 of 4.5 [Specialized]OG Alex Adamson 6-6 270 Fr Mt. Diablo (Concord CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]OG Evan Escamilla 6-2 330 Fr Glendale (Glendale CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]OT Benjamin Fallon 6-1 264 Fr D.S. Jordan (Los Angeles CA) 2.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]OT Cole Rutledge 6-5 262 Fr Mountain View (Mesa AZ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]OT Lance Strange 6-1 326 Fr Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek FL) 2.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]SS Cordell Glenn 6-1 221 Fr Chandler (Chandler AZ) 1.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]TE Carter Duff 6-0 238 Fr South (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking]TE Dylan Erickson 6-1 203 Fr The Orme School (Mayer AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving]TE Jesse Schneider 6-1 225 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] The swing-and-miss in JuCo for ASU is a huge blow. The Sun Devils had a productive 2022, for the most part, but now the roster losses are starting to creep up on them, and Coach @ndunkelbarger69 would really have liked a quick talent infusion. Alas, Sparky will have to make do with developmental players like SS Cordell Glenn and TE Dylan Erickson. Depth is nice, but when you only sign three pro-caliber players...and one is a LS...you're in trouble. California--Class Rank: 106 (Comparables: Iowa State, Cincinnati, Tulsa, Buffalo) Grade: C Mateo Hathaway 6-4 269 Fr Renton (Renton WA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]CB Carlos Westbrook 6-2 203 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]CB DeMarcus William 6-0 186 Fr Temecula Valley (Temecula CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]CB Jamie King 6-0 172 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]CB Patrick Grant 5-9 164 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]DE Mark Harper 6-3 241 Fr Valley (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]DE Sincere Brinson 6-6 240 Fr Hayfork (Hayfork CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Contain]DT Golden Love 6-0 291 Fr Orange Glen (Escondido CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]DT Wyatt Hays 6-7 281 Fr Chula Vista (Chula Vista CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]FS Caleb Stock 6-0 193 Fr Horizon (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]FS Maximillian Carson 5-11 203 Fr Mammoth (Mammoth Lakes CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]FS Quincy Sterling 6-1 200 Fr Chula Vista (Chula Vista CA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]LS Jim Fisher 6-3 233 Fr Capital (Olympia WA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Specialized]OG Kenneth Joseph Jr. 6-2 258 Fr De La Salle (Concord CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]OG Raphael Donnelly 6-6 312 Fr Valley (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]OLB Marc Crawley 5-11 228 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]OT Mohammed Barbour 6-7 289 Fr Lompoc (Lompoc CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]QB Benjamin Doyle 6-3 223 Fr Decatur (Federal Way WA) 2.5 of 3.0 [Scrambling]RB Cayden Crawley 5-6 217 Fr Edison (Stockton CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power]SS Coleridge Beverly 5-10 195 Fr Chula Vista (Chula Vista CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]TE Tony Ragsdale 6-1 233 Fr Argonaut (Jackson CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blocking] A second PAC-12 team that sat out the JuCo process. CAL's class ranking seems a bit unfair, but there is not a lot of pro talent here: SS Coleridge Beverly, who was looking at Oregon and Oregon State initially, could be a player, but there ends the list of signees with an eye on the NFLHC. Coach @noodlz2 got some help in the secondary, and that's about it. The only reason CAL's grade is lower than ASU: at least the Devils have a bowl-roster currently. Colorado--Class Rank: 104 (Comparables: Eastern Washington, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Tulsa) Grade: C Gabe Lindsey 6-1 279 Fr Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] DT Jack Holland 6-6 333 Sr Sacramento City College (Sacramento CA) 4.5 of 4.5 [2-gap] FS Cameron Ellington 5-11 194 Fr Elizabeth (Elizabeth CO) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] ILB Trevor Westbrook 6-0 223 Fr Lahainaluna (Lahainaluna HI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will] OG Brett Hanks 6-2 277 Fr Coronado (Colorado Springs CO) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] OLB Devon Bruce 6-3 228 Fr Kearns (Kearns UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] OLB Nicholas Lowery 5-11 240 Fr Memphis University (Memphis TN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Coverage] QB Eli Hoskins 6-0 217 Fr Fleming Island (Orange Park FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Scrambling] RB Blaine Leary 6-1 193 Fr South Grand Prarie ( TX) 1.0 of 2.5 [Speed] RB Charone Dyson 5-6 195 Fr Falcon (Falcon CO) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power] RB Matias Mesa 5-11 214 Fr Anson (Anson TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [Speed] RB Zontavius Madison 6-0 194 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Power] SS Darnerien Suggs 6-0 177 Fr Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland CA) 2.0 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage] TE Mohamed Grace 6-0 243 Fr Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek FL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Blocking] TE Thomas Braxton 6-4 192 Fr Mammoth (Mammoth Lakes CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving] WR Jacob Whitfield 6-5 195 Fr Mitchell-Baker (Camilla GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Target] WR Matteo Seaman-Heller 6-0 184 Fr Grand County (Moab UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] Colorado snuck in for big-time SR DT Jack Holland in the JuCo crowd, and he'll be a giant help going forward. FS Cameron Ellington will also help, eventually, replace some of the production of the Buffs' standout secondary in 2022, but it will take awhile. After that, Coach @paperllamasunited didn't add a solid replacement for Latavious Murray, nor a stand-in for DeSean Barkley...the two most critical losses following the 10-3 2022 campaign. Buffs need some talent in 2023 in a BAD way. Oregon--Class Rank: 19 (Comparables: Alabama, Missouri, SMU, USF) Grade: ATH Derrick Armstrong 5-8 193 Fr Avenal (Avenal CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]CB Kayvon Harris 5-11 177 Fr Mission Hills (San Marcos CA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage]CB Kyle Dukes 6-0 197 Fr Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu HI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]DE Jaivon Jordan 6-5 268 Fr Salem Academy (Salem OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]DE Sebastian Austin 6-2 240 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]DT Andrew McDermott 6-5 287 Fr Decatur (Federal Way WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]DT Brayden Westbrook 6-7 307 Fr Blue Ridge (Lakeside AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap]DT Dillon Dickens 6-7 281 Fr Kahuku (Kahuku HI) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]DT John Drew 6-4 310 Fr Central (Independence OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap]DT Tierre Hassan 6-1 310 Fr Lompoc (Lompoc CA) 2.5 of 3.0 [1-Gap]FS Andrew Thomas 6-0 191 Sr Dean (Franklin MA) 4.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]ILB Carlos Ramirez 6-2 246 Fr Paisley (Paisley OR) 1.5 of 5.0 [Mike]ILB Harrison Kyle 6-1 213 Fr Powers (Powers OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will]P Jordan Lehman 5-10 167 Fr Needles (Needles CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Accuracy]QB Josh Allman 6-4 205 Jr Citrus College (Glendora CA) 4.0 of 4.5 [Pocket]RB Luke Cleary 5-6 231 Fr Elmira (Elmira OR) 3.0 of 4.5 [Power]SS Taye Williams 6-2 206 Fr Mission Hills (San Marcos CA) 1.5 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage]WR Benjamin Solomon 6-4 195 Jr Foothill College (Los Altos Hills CA) 3.5 of 4.5 [Target]WR Dwayne Key 6-2 211 Fr Pampa (Pampa TX) 1.5 of 3.0 [Target]WR Major Bryant 5-9 157 Fr Jordan Valley (Jordan Valley OR) 1.5 of 3.5 [Speed]WR Tracy Miles 6-2 217 Fr Hawley (Hawley MN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Target] Nothing really says "A-hole" quite like giving yourself an A grade on anything. But, the Ducks accomplished what we needed to this crootin' cycle: added a stud at RB, picked up a useful WR in JuCo (could have used another in freshman signings), and got big-time players at ILB, CB, and SS going forward. Lacking in this class: OLine and Special Teams (in particular, Kicker) studs, and a replacement for the surprise declaration of DE Donte Floyd. Otherwise, pretty damn happy with this class. Oregon State--Class Rank: 96 (Comparables: ODU, James Madison, Army, Ole Miss) Grade: ATH Robert Dove 6-3 227 Fr Kearns (Kearns UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will]C Andrew Westbrook 6-4 284 Fr Elmira (Elmira OR) 1.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]CB Quinton Person 6-1 179 Fr Harrisburg (Harrisburg OR) 1.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage]CB Robert Street 6-0 180 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]DE Andrew Crowder 6-3 266 Fr North Sevier (Salina UT) 1.5 of 2.5 [Contain]DE Jake Santiago 6-5 255 Fr Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]DT Jarvis Hammonds 6-2 306 Fr Layton Christian (Layton UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]DT Tavarreus Banks 6-6 310 Fr Lewiston (Lewiston ID) 3.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]FS Julius Seay 6-2 205 Fr Lompoc (Lompoc CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]ILB Tank Aiken 6-0 235 Fr Central (Independence OR) 1.5 of 3.0 [Will]K Da'Quan Charles 6-3 154 Fr Mission San Jose (Fremont CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Accuracy]LS Lukas Hensley 6-3 251 Fr Pine View (St. George UT) 1.0 of 3.5 [Specialized]OLB Mark Key 6-0 215 Fr East Linn Christian (Lebanon OR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]OT Filip Herrick 6-4 305 Fr Hamilton (Chandler AZ) 2.0 of 2.0 [Run Blocking]OT Gregory Beaty 6-7 332 Fr Newberg (Newberg OR) 1.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]P Quinn Dobson 6-2 198 Fr Murtaugh (Murtaugh ID) 1.0 of 4.5 [Power]QB Jonah Mims 6-0 234 Fr Logan (Lgan UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pocket]RB Spencer Flint 5-10 213 Fr Jordan Valley (Jordan Valley OR) 1.0 of 2.5 [Speed]TE Jay Snead 6-1 227 Fr Wheeler (Fossil OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking]WR Marshal Cagle 6-0 180 Fr Belle Plaine (Belle Plaine MN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]WR Matthew Hooper 5-11 189 Fr Amite (Amite LA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] Let's be real: AI recruited this class, and they actually did a somewhat decent job. TE Jay Snead will be productive, and FS Julius Seay will play right away. So will DT Tavarreus Banks. Continuing the tradition of great punters at OSU (I mean, who punts more than OSU?!?) is Quinn Dobson. So, all is not lost for the Beavers, but when your best croot is your punter, does it matter if you have a coach? ... YES! It matters!!! Stanford--Class Rank: 64 (Comparables: FAU, EMU, Southern Miss, Ball State) Grade: CB Ahmed McIntosh 5-10 203 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]DT Aidan Townsend 6-7 329 Fr Serra (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]DT Christian Roberson 6-2 314 Fr Pioneer (Whittier CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]DT Javon Reid 6-6 290 Fr Sebastian River (Sebastian FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]DT Ronnie Lyles 6-7 291 Fr Williams (Williams CA) 2.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap]FB Tierre Muse 5-11 210 Fr Glendale (Glendale CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]FS Branden Bonner 6-2 194 Fr Centennial (Corona CA) 1.5 of 4.5 [Man Coverage]ILB Charone Sampson 6-0 218 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will]ILB Jamari Amos 6-1 250 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Mike]ILB Juan Garza 6-3 226 Fr Williams (Williams CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Mike]OG Eric Drew 6-1 268 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]OLB Jacob Curtis 6-0 230 Fr Lake Gibson (Lakeland FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Coverage]OT Dean Rupp 6-2 331 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]OT Lahahana Sapa 6-7 258 Fr Serra (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]OT Robert Davies 6-2 320 Jr Modesto Junior College (Modesto CA) 4.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]OT Tristan Lord 6-1 299 Fr West Valley (Hemet CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]QB Stephen White 6-2 204 Fr Liberty (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling]SS Joshua St. John 5-10 192 Fr Avenal (Avenal CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]TE Brian Morton 6-1 223 Fr Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Blocking]TE Cameron Childs 6-3 243 Fr Mt. Diablo (Concord CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking]WR Justin Mixon 5-9 196 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Speed] Stanford hit gold a couple times with their 2021 class that helped Troy McMurray (a 2021 JuCo signing) win the Heisman. They took a bit of a step back this cycle, but still pulled in some solid players. TMac's replacement, or eventual replacement, is signed in QB Stephen White, and his protector is available too: OT Robert Davies is a huge body that will be around for a couple seasons. Another good Safety--apparently all PAC-12 teams took a useful FS or SS--is headed to the Farm in FS Brandon Bonner. But the Cardinal did NOT land pro-caliber playmakers at RB or TE to help the excellent WR rising Sophomores on offense, and the DLine looks a little thin in the next few years. Coach @believer gets a deserved C for this class. UCLA---Class Rank: 11 (Comparables: South Carolina, Boston College, Miami (FL), FSU) Grade: ATH Zachary Davis 6-3 231 Fr Sonoma Valley (Sonoma CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking]C Julian Lilly 6-1 298 Fr Horizon (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]CB Markael Austin 6-2 170 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]CB Noah Cooper 6-0 173 Fr Williams (Williams CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]DT Dorian Radley 6-4 284 Fr St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA) 2.5 of 4.5 [1-Gap]DT Sila Tuputala 6-4 333 Jr Contra Costa College (San Pablo CA) 4.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap]ILB David Gould III 6-2 238 Fr Eastlake (Chula Vista CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Mike]ILB Mason Abernathy 6-3 225 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will]K Connor Green 6-4 203 Fr West Valley (Hemet CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power]OG Wesley Orr 6-5 323 Fr Sonoma Valley (Sonoma CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]OLB Damian Thompson 6-2 225 Fr Hayfork (Hayfork CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Blitz]OT Shane Houston 6-1 255 Fr Acalanes (Lafayette CA) 1.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]QB Chris Breaux 6-4 194 Fr Mission San Jose (Fremont CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling]QB Johnny Talbot 6-1 227 Fr Serra (San Diego CA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Scrambling]RB Joseph Hatcher 5-9 176 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]RB Tremaine Clemons 6-0 197 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Power]SS Akil Flowers 6-2 200 Fr Valley (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]TE LaKeith Irving 6-0 241 Fr Shelton (Shelton WA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blocking]WR Alshon Humphrey 6-2 190 Fr Vernon Kilpatrick (Malibu CA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Speed] The highest ranked class in the PAC-12 is chock full of impact players for first-year Coach @cultur3. The Bruins dominated Southern California's fertile recruiting territories and were THE shock of the West Coast, along with Hawai'i. JuCo DT Sila Tuputala is a huge get at a position of need for the Westwood Warriors, as is RB Tremaine Clemons, who may challenge for FOPOY in 2023. Upgrades at TE, SS, and OT are also on board for the Bruins, and OLB Damian Thompson is a dripping with talent. Kudos, UCLA. USC--Class Rank: 31 (Comparables: Clemson, Michigan, Penn State, Baylor) Grade: ATH Delontey Muhammad 6-4 302 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] CB Tyshaun Graves 5-10 203 Fr Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] FS Bradley Cotton 5-11 197 Fr Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] K Marco Belcher 5-10 161 Fr West Valley (Hemet CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy] LS Jared Randle 6-3 235 Fr Needles (Needles CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Specialized] LS Zion Rivers 6-3 259 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 2.5 of 2.5 [Traditional] OG Jamir Newton 6-5 300 Fr Argonaut (Jackson CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] OLB Cory Jenkins 6-4 229 Fr Hilltop (Chula Vista CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Coverage] OT Robert Mackey 6-5 282 Fr Kamehameha (Honolulu HI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] P Albert Abbrederis 5-11 172 Fr Avenal (Avenal CA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy] QB Jacob Prince 5-11 222 Fr Hayfork (Hayfork CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pocket] QB Riley Sharp 6-2 205 Fr Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA) 1.5 of 5.0 [Pocket] RB Devin Graham 6-0 177 Fr Oakdale (Oakdale CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] RB Max Olson 5-10 224 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Power] TE Kevin Hill 6-3 244 Fr Paraclete (Lancaster CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Blocking] WR Brandon Willis 5-10 175 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 2.5 of 5.0 [Speed] WR DeMarcus Dickens 6-1 214 Fr Eastlake (Chula Vista CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target] Maybe this grade is even a bit generous for the Trojans, who rank in the top 25% of CFBHC this cycle. But hard to ignore the feeling of disappointment that the Conference's premiere program got out-recruited in it's own territory, by a cross-town rival no less. The class is heavy on stars, light on overall depth. QB Riley Sharp and WR Brandon Willis will terrorize PAC-12 defenses for years to come, and maybe that is all Coach @Jumbo really needed to get out of this class. He'll be happy to also have OG Jamir Newton and OT Robert Mackey protecting his investment in Sharp, RB Max Olson to take the pressure off the passing game in coming seasons. Taken on its face, this is a great class. In context, however, a very solid B minus. Utah--Class Rank: 24 (Comparables: USF, Tennessee, Nevada, UCF) Grade: DE Aboubacar Alston 6-1 264 Fr Jupiter (Jupiter FL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Contain]DE Joseph Blackmon 6-3 267 Fr Pioneer (Whittier CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]DT Rakeem Kimble 6-0 306 Fr Vernon (Vernon FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]FB Jacob Huntley 6-1 213 Fr Granite (Salt Lake City UT) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]FS Ayden Lockett 5-11 186 Fr Hilltop (Chula Vista CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]ILB William Hollis 6-4 228 Fr Valley (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Mike]K Oliver Shannon 6-4 203 Fr Grand Valley (Parachute CO) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power]OG Ashley Church 6-6 265 Fr Catalina Magnet (Tucson AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]OG Austyn Riggs 6-3 300 Jr Pasco-Hernando State College (New Port Richey FL) 3.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]OLB Albert Waterman 5-11 215 Fr Pioneer (Whittier CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]OLB Alex Odom 6-4 226 Fr Grand County (Moab UT) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blitz]OT Greg Temple 6-2 270 Fr Temecula Valley (Temecula CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]P Theodore Stoner 6-0 173 Fr Elmira (Elmira OR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]QB Finn Leonard 6-3 196 Fr Hunter (West Valley City UT) 2.5 of 5.0 [Pocket]RB Bronson Love 6-1 215 Fr Orange Glen (Escondido CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Power]RB Isaac Traylor 5-10 200 Fr Pine View (St. George UT) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]SS Shaun Blackmon 5-10 201 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage]WR Dahntay Hayes 6-0 175 Fr Duncan (Duncan AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed]WR Hunter Allen 5-9 175 Fr Layton Christian (Layton UT) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]WR Zachary Muller 6-1 195 Fr Suitland (District Heights MD) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target]WR Zain Hyde 6-1 225 Jr College of Eastern Utah (Price UT) 3.5 of 4.5 [Target] Impossible not to see how Coach @Kirby gets high marks for this class, with the #2 QB in all of CFBHC signing with the Utes. Finn Leonard looks like the second coming of Donald Culver, and we all know how that turned out for Utah. Toss in RB Bronson Love and WRs Zain Hyde and Dahntay Hayes, and fans in SLC will be seeing plenty of touchdowns in the near future. The Defense got some good pieces at OLB, ILB and SS as well, so it wasn't just the offensive-minded Kirby loading up his favorite side of the ball. This Utes team took its lumps in 2022, but they are primed to bounce back with haste. Washington--Class Rank: 17 (Comparables: Oklahoma State, Navy, Alabama, Missouri) Grade: C James Marlow 6-4 283 Fr Shelton (Shelton WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]CB Luke Barfield 6-1 204 Fr Needles (Needles CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]DE Cassius Garner 6-3 247 Fr Tekoa-Oakesdale (Oakesdale WA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Blitz]DT Alexander Hamilton 6-6 300 Fr Capital (Olympia WA) 1.0 of 4.5 [2-Gap]DT Dominique Black 6-2 287 Sr Raritan Valley Community College (North Branch NJ) 5.0 of 5.0 [1-Gap]DT Khalil Prince 6-3 308 Fr Charles Wright (Tacoma WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap]FB Joseph Mixon 6-0 232 Fr Pottsboro (Pottsboro TX) 1.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]ILB Jake Bruce 6-4 239 Fr Renton (Renton WA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Mike]K Anthony Doyle 6-2 200 Fr Billings Senior (Billings MT) 2.0 of 3.5 [Power]LS Amara Richardson 6-2 231 Fr Eastlake (Chula Vista CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Specialized]OG Charlie Barker 6-4 324 Jr Colorado Northwestern Community College (Rangely CO) 3.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]OG Filip Decker 6-4 263 Fr Munroe Day (Quincy FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]OLB Corey Goodson 6-0 215 Fr Greenhill (Dallas TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]OLB Solomon Wheatley 5-11 229 Fr McKinley Tech (Boston MA) 3.0 of 4.0 [Blitz]OT Sawyer Randall Jr. 6-1 297 Fr Tekoa-Oakesdale (Oakesdale WA) 3.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]P Kaholo Siula 5-9 201 Fr St. Louis (Honolulu HI) 2.0 of 4.0 [Power]QB Spencer Boland 6-2 201 Fr Harrisburg (Harrisburg OR) 2.5 of 3.5 [Hybrid]RB Kevin Beasley 5-8 205 Fr Olympic Heights (Boca Raton FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]SS D'Onta Streeter 6-2 192 Fr Bothell (Bothell WA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage]TE Prince Irving 6-2 225 Fr Shelton (Shelton WA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Receiving]WR Kirk Powers 6-1 210 Fr Tekoa-Oakesdale (Oakesdale WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] Coach @Jieret really struck gold in the last frame of JuCo crooting this cycle, landing OG Charlie Barker and DT Dominique Black to be immediate starters for the Huskies. Those two bumped the Dawgs ahead of Oregon and into 2nd place in the Conference. But the real prizes for the Purple and Gold are in the incoming freshmen: SS D'Onta Streeter is Top 10 national recruit, OLB Solomon Wheatley will play for four years at a high level, and DT Alexander Hamilton will get "his shot" to make fans forget about Julius Mercer soon. Up-the-middle defense with Hamilton, ILB Jake Bruce, and SS Streeter is outstanding. Only thing missing from this class is über-impactful offensive talent: for a team losing Jake Davis and Jason Ivy in a few years, that puts a lot of strain on D.D. Dyson to carry the load. Washington State--Class Rank: 103 (Comparables: Eastern Washington, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Tulsa) Grade: DE Bryan Sykes 6-5 269 Fr Charles Wright (Tacoma WA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]DT D'Marreio Smart 6-3 310 Fr Richland (Richland WA) 2.0 of 4.5 [2-Gap]FS Nazir Triplett 6-0 197 Fr Idaho Falls (Idaho Falls ID) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]OG Dante Bond 6-7 264 Fr Las Vegas (Las Vegas NV) 1.5 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]OG Roger Bravo 6-4 300 Fr Charles Wright (Tacoma WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]OT Donovan Coronado 6-6 309 Fr Montesano (Montesano WA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]WR Maximilian Newsome 6-3 157 Fr Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale FL) 3.0 of 3.5 [Speed] We are most certainly going to cut Coach @TuscanSota some slack here, as the previous regime did him absolutely no favors in getting off to a painfully slow start this cycle. WSU has so many young studs already looking to blossom with the new coach, they didn't necessarily need a big class this season. Still, another couple pro-caliber prospects would have been nice, and signing anybody in JuCo would have really helped. What they DID get, however, was an absolute stud in enormous DT D'Marreio Smart, who will come in a wreak havoc immediately. QB Bradley Hassan gets a new plaything in WR Max Newsome, and some temporary help for the departing Riley Greefield at OG. Cougs could have done better, but also could have done much worse after their slow start.
  5. EDIT: in the final analysis, this class finished #19 nationwide, two spots BEHIND the University of Washington. Sets up some great battles in the PAC-12 North! Good on ya, @Jieret. UCLA was the only other program to finish higher, at #11. The PAC made a step forward in croots this year overall...
  6. The Denver Broncos are thrilled the Todd feels healthy and buoyed by the upcoming season. We think he has the potential to be a top 10 QB in this League with the right weapons. The Offensive Line is ready to protect Jennings come hell or high water (unlikely in Colorado) and the team needs its leader back. Go get ‘em, TJ! Go Broncos!
  7. Good win for the Spartans, too bad for CU. They fought so hard all season. Well done, UCLA! Aaron Harden and Noah Tumaalii are just insane together. Good thing they got Miami now, cause the Canes could be really good in a year or two. Bruins too, I suppose. Up and down for the PAC, such is life.
  8. When Las Vegas Radiers' Brian Gary and Gregg Martin are both considering retirement:
  9. Excellent write-up. Though, you forgot to mention Mercer's OBVIOUSLY poor decision-making abilities, seeing as he chose to attend the University of Washington.
  10. Yep, tough to see how Colorado gets the necessary traction on Offense with Murray out. Mike Naylor is really good, and he's gonna have to be excellent for them to pull this off. Isaac Tyson is just better than Naylor and MSU has a solid secondary. One player that will be interesting is Sam Caron. If he plays well at OLB, maybe even getting pressure on Tyson, it could level the playing field a bit.
  11. Ah yes, my bad. The great WA race for Dominique Black continues...let's go Cougs!!
  12. Great idea, coaches!! Question though: what exactly ARE your plans for world domination, because you two are KILLING IT this season!
  13. Very good, glad you found an ideal landing spot. Keep up the good work!
  14. This is extremely positive for the Browns. Keeping continuity with @brightfalls is very important. CLE has a lot of work to do, but these two (awesome PAC-12 coaches) have plenty of energy and insight to get the job done. Kudos!
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