Football recruiting mirroring basketball recruiting

Richard’s article today on Keisean Nixon, the #1 ranked JUCO CB is exciting, especially considering our need for DBs. Nixon said the Hogs were in his top 2 and that Patton, his teammate and a Hog commit, is really selling him on the Hogs.

The basketball comparison is because the Hog basketball team will have 3 of the top 5 JUCOs playing for them this year. With Jeremy Patton, the #4 overall and the #1 TE in the JUCO ranks and Nixon (if he commits), the #7 overall and the #1 CB JUCO recruit, the Hogs would have perhaps the best JUCO class they’ve ever had. A lot of this great JUCO recruiting is probably thanks to coach Rhoads.

I think we’ll see Rhoads not being a good hire, but a great one.