FanPost

Possible Upside to Recruiting

There has been much discussion regarding the coaching change's impact upon our recruiting class; however, most of the conversations have ranged from neutral to doomsday.  I am in the camp that believes Coach Tuberville will salvage this class by assuring offensive recruits that the Air Raid-type offense remains and by talking about his defensive success on the other side of the ball.  In short, I think that our group remains solid.

The question that I pose to my fellow Raiders is the following:  Can this recruiting class become even stronger?

I don't believe our offensive recruits will (or can) get much better, but I am curious about the defensive side.  If James Willis (and that IS an "if") were to come on board as the DC, what recruits might he bring?  C.J. Mosley is a 4-star LB whose commitment followed Willis from Auburn to Alabama (Source: http://www.tidesports.com/article/20100110/NEWS/100119981/1011?Title=Mosley-chooses-Alabama-over-Auburn&tc=ar).  Willis would have a strong sales pitch for coming to Tech with the 3-4 implementation and a roster that isn't incredibly deep on LB talent (especially with another position to fill).  Willis is also recruiting some 4-star DBs.  What if even one of them followed him?  Would a Willis-type hire get some of our existing recruits off the fence (e.g., Fehoko, Porter, Henry)?

I will acknowledge there is plenty of optimism built into this post, but I wanted to put it on the table.  Comments?

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.</em>

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Viva The Matadors

You must be a member of Viva The Matadors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva The Matadors. You should read them.

Join Viva The Matadors

You must be a member of Viva The Matadors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva The Matadors. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker