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2006 recruiting class question

  • After looking at the 247 list for 2013, Bama is listed by seemingly every top recruit. They have clearly taken full advantage of their national championship. The recruiting class that we signed after our MNC was 2006. Auburn took full advantage last year after they won their MNC and signed a much better class than they would have otherwise. In 2006, we ended up with Moore, Payne, Webber, Mitchell, Marshall, & Ellis. We took two out of state recruits - Houston and Alexander. How did we not capitalize on our MNC? One could argue that you don't get full advantage of the MNC until the following recruiting class which would be 2007. In 2007, we only signed one OOS recruit, Blaine Irby. In 2007, we also signed Harris (the TE for those of you who never saw him catch a pass), Higgins, Howard, & McGaskey. Tire is not an all star group but every class has some busts. The hits from this class were Thomas, Brown, Acho, and finally Whittaker. Allen was a bust but was highly rated so I don't blame the staff. So my question is who did we have a chance with not only in state but OOS after our national championship that we passed on for the low hanging fruit? I don't count Terrell Pryor or anybody of that participated in pay for play as maybe the staff knew they would bring down the program.

  • AllenHorn said... (original post)

    After looking at the 247 list for 2013, Bama is listed by seemingly every top recruit. They have clearly taken full advantage of their national championship. The recruiting class that we signed after our MNC was 2006. Auburn took full advantage last year after they won their MNC and signed a much better class than they would have otherwise. In 2006, we ended up with Moore, Payne, Webber, Mitchell, Marshall, & Ellis. We took two out of state recruits - Houston and Alexander. How did we not capitalize on our MNC? One could argue that you don't get full advantage of the MNC until the following recruiting class which would be 2007. In 2007, we only signed one OOS recruit, Blaine Irby. In 2007, we also signed Harris (the TE for those of you who never saw him catch a pass), Higgins, Howard, & McGaskey. Tire is not an all star group but every class has some busts. The hits from this class were Thomas, Brown, Acho, and finally Whittaker. Allen was a bust but was highly rated so I don't blame the staff. So my question is who did we have a chance with not only in state but OOS after our national championship that we passed on for the low hanging fruit? I don't count Terrell Pryor or anybody of that participated in pay for play as maybe the staff knew they would bring down the program.

    Texas got virtually every in state prospect they wanted in 2006. The problem is they evaluated extremely poorly overall.

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  • BobbyBurton said... (original post)

    Texas got virtually every in state prospect they wanted in 2006. The problem is they evaluated extremely poorly overall.

    Totally agree.

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  • BobbyBurton said... (original post)

    Texas got virtually every in state prospect they wanted in 2006. The problem is they evaluated extremely poorly overall.

    Were there any OOS prospects that were interested in UT that we passed on in 2006? It seems like overall it was a down year for talent in Texas that year. I am hoping that this past year was not an aberation regarding OOS recruiting and I believe we did it the way it should be done. We took the best Texas players that we could first and foremost and then looked OOS for elite talents to supplement what was lacking in Texas. I think we should have been a bit more aggressive recruiting OOS TE's and rush ends but other than that, I don't have any major issues with the choices overall that the staff made in recruiting this year.

    This post was edited by AllenHorn 2 years ago