National Signing Day came and went the other day and when the dust settled, the class looked like this:
|Signed Letter of Intent|
Generally speaking, I try not to read too much into the recruitment classes. I’ve seen classes that were considered Top 10 end up coming up seriously short and unheralded classes going on to do great things.
That being said, I’m actually pretty pumped about this class. We got some size, we got some speed at receiver and we got what looks like a class of solid citizens, which is more important than the number of stars recruiting sites give kids. This statement from HCMM at the presser sorta says it all:
“I feel like we not only got the right kind of athletes, but the right kind of people.”
As for not getting Kalen Ballage, it’s disappointing, but not the end of the world. We got some good in state kids and as the program continues to turn around, we’ll get more. It’s not like it was with Collin Klein, where we didn’t make an effort. HCMM and his staff made a strong push, but in the end, Ballage went to ASU.