Originally Posted by Ericvol2096
This class is really, really impressive. I really think Butch is the coach to get us back to a competitive level in a couple years. Look at our class breakdown by position right now. This is just our 4* and 5* commits. Bolded means they are that ranking on both 247 and Rivals.
RB - 5* Jalen Hurd
WR -4* JUCO Von Pearson
- 4* Vic Wharton
- 4* Dominique Booth
TE - 4* Daniel Helm (#1 TE on Rivals)
OL - 4* JUCO Dontavious Blair
- 4* Orlando Brown
DE - 4* Dwayne Hendrix
- 4* Joe Henderson
DE/DT - 4* Derek Barnett
-4* JUCO DeVonte Lambert
LB - 4* Dillon Bates
-4* JUCO Chris Weatherd
-4* Kevin Mouhon
-4* Gavin Bryant
CB -4* Deandre Payne
-4* Rashaun Gaulden
-(4* Evan Berry)
S - 4* Cortez McDowell
- 4* Todd Kelly
That is literally a team of 4* and 5*'s.
We have 4 more spots left.
Not bragging, just wanted to start a discussion on if you all think this momentum can last or if you think it is new coach syndrom.
Great win on Saturday by the way!
Traditional SEC powerhouse... Check
Great facilities... Check
New coach that seems to be a great one... Check
The only thing I could see that would stop y'all from kicking it up a notch would be player development(see Clemson). UT is getting a BAMA class this year, and it will depend if the coaches can coach the players up. Edit had to change my statement. I forgot about the stars compared to a player fitting into a system, if UT is getting high star players that will fit their system each year, and the coaches can help develop them, then UT could be the team to beat in the SEC in about 3 years.
BTW how do you think the class will finish out?
I could see a QB, maybe a P/K, and 2 oline men, or 3 if UT doesn't take a P/K.