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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>

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