Just playing with thoughts and started wondering, say we actually land KB, would the staff then make a push for a juco WR? I think that it’s probably a good idea, regardless of how many freshman we have already. I think it’s scary to rely on a bunch of freshman WR and a Sophomore. I say that excluding the rest because it’s fairly clear outside of mike woods and Warren, our wr room is lacking talent.
An instant impact big time juco wr, would be nice or KB, probably a little easier to work with than freshman.
On the bright side, it’s nice that knox and Nash will be early enrollees. I think they will likely play the most of the freshman regardless of that, Nash because he’s coming from a high school that cranks out college ready athletes. Knox because he’s a beast.
The numbers will be tight. I expect Taurean Cater to be No. 23 on Wed. I think they’re in good shape with CB Devin Bush and S Jalen Catalon. If those guys jump on board that’s 25. You then hope to add Caleb Johnson or Lakia Henry at LB. That would be 26. The rest will be OL.
While adding another WR is possibility, I don’t think it’s probable.
Think positive in recruiting. A player getting hurt or not qualifying but to think of decommit is out there some what.
I think if KB comes on board there will be plenty of WR talent. After the JUCO WR we’ve signed and one transferring I’d be satisfied with taking freshmen.
As for the numbers I hope Cater and Catlon come on board and the staff get this class closed out early! OL and LB please to close it out.
I don’t think KB would be in the 29. He’s not an initial counter because he was on scholarship at Clemson. Initial counters are people on scholarship for the first time; doesn’t specify at which school. He counts against the 85, obviously, but not the 29.
Easily. Note the heading for 126.96.36.199.5 – Aid FIRST Awarded After First Year. That rule is intended for walk-ons who are put on scholarship, not for grad transfers who have been on scholarship elsewhere. And the reason it’s there is to keep schools from getting around the 25 limit by having kids walk on in August and get put on scholarship almost immediately. Under this rule, they have to wait a year (it used to be 2 years IIRC) to go on scholarship without counting against the 25. None of which applies to grad transfers.
Further support for my argument: The section in which that rule is found, 188.8.131.52, is labeled Initial Counters-Football. There are several sections in 184.108.40.206, none of which deal with grad transfers. My inference from that is that a grad transfer is not an initial counter.
CCM signed 17
Hayden, Ty Clary and juco Gary Cross awarded scholarships in Jan 2018.
Grad transfer Chase Harrell awarded scholarship in Summer 2018, for total of 21, leaving four to bring forward to 2019.