Grading The First HCBS Recruiting Class

It would be unfair to give this recruiting class one single grade. Context plays a big role in these types of evaluations. It is easy for a national talking head to look at the class, ranked #37 by Scout.com, and dismiss it as being undeserving of a top 10 team. Well, that’s simply not the case.

To me, there are three separate grades for this class. They are…

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Signing Day Spectacular

Without futher ado, the 2008 WBGV Signing Day Spectacular!

OK, a little more ado: We’ll be updating the list throughout the day…
New Commitments

  • Jorge Wright, DE (Florida)
  • Tevita Finau, DE (Phoenix C.C.)
  • Ryan Clarke, FB/TE (Maryland)
  • Tyler Urban, FB/TE/DE (Pennsylvania)
  • JD Woods, WR (Florida) — Signed LOI
  • Coley White, QB (Alabama) — Hopefully, Coley and Reggie Hunt are having a sleepover tonight. I think that’s what high school kids do these days.
  • Josh Jenkins, G (West Virginia) – This is the single biggest signing we will make. That said, this also looks like good barometer for today’s success/failure. All signs point to success right now.
  • Jatavious Miller, LB (Florida)
  • Jerome Swinton, CB (Florida) — once thought to be lost, Swinton officially signed this morning.
  • Robert Sands, S (Florida) – While he is only a 2-Star he has some speed and at 6’6″ could pack on some pounds and soon pack a punch.

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  • Hale signed a LOI with Pitt. Have fun playing for a team that will only go to one bowl game in the next 4 years.
  • Also, Greg Shaw has signed with LSU and Leonard Johnson has signed with Iowa State. I think I speak for all of us when I say, “Iowa fucking State?” Johnson is obviously an idiot but Shaw is a big loss.
  • Reggie Hunt to Auburn and Ty Hilton to hometown Florida International. Remember when I said the Jenkins commitment would be a barometer of success today? I was wrong.
  • The Sands signing is huge, literally, but losing Shaw, Hunt, Johnson, and Hilton are big blows.
  • It appears that we won’t get any big time “switches” with this class but nonetheless it is shaping up to be pretty damn good list. Shaw still baffles me because I thought he would “feel” more comfortable at WVU. Dang…
  • Jenkins is a BAMF. He walked into his presser with a Michigan hat and then threw it into the crowd. HELL YEAH
  • Did anyone see where Pryor said “Michigan Univeristy” at his press conference to announce that he wasn’t going to announce today.
  • Randall Dunn signed with VTech.
  • Benji Kemoeatu, OL (Hawaii) From this article it appears as if he has “committed” to WVU but there is still no news on his LOI.

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Josh Jenkins Officially Signs LOI

Signing Day Spectacular!

Without futher ado, the 2008 WBGV Signing Day Spectacular!

OK, a little more ado: We’ll be updating the list throughout the day…

New Commitments

  • Jorge Wright, DE (Florida)
  • Tevita Finau, DE (Phoenix C.C.)
  • Ryan Clarke, FB/TE (Maryland)
  • Tyler Urban, FB/TE/DE (Pennsylvania)
  • JD Woods, WR (Florida) — reaffirmed his verbal
  • Coley White, QB (Alabama) — Hopefully, Coley and Reggie Hunt are having a sleepover tonight. I think that’s what high school kids do these days.
  • Josh Jenkins, G (West Virginia) This is the single biggest signing we will make. That said, this also looks like good barometer for today’s success/failure. All signs point to success right now.
  • Jatavious Miller, LB (Florida)
  • Jerome Swinton, CB (Florida) — once thought to be lost, Swinton officially signed this morning.

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Salacious Accusations on Signing Day Eve

Everything you are about to read is 100% true. These salacious tidbits, details, and factoids (which is a robotic fact sent back through time to kill you) have been compiled from years of investigative reporting. Often, I had to go deep-undercover to protect my own identity, as well as my safety. Why? When you read on– oh you’ll see why.

No names have been changed, because if they were, it just wouldn’t be any fun.

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The Seven Days of Signing Day

We are just one day away from Recruiting Christmas and I am already starting to get that tingly feeling in my nether regions. Sure, it’s probably because of the Gere-ish gerbil I stuffed down my pants…but it could also be because Signing Day is tomorrow!

Nothing really compares to signing day: middle-aged men sitting around their computers frantically hitting F-5 to see where an 18 year old — who’s more concerned with last night’s busted condom — wants to go to college. It’s really quite magical. Come, enjoy it with me…

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New Commitments

  • Jorge Wright, DE (Florida)
  • Tevita Finau, DE (Phoenix C.C.)
  • Ryan Clarke, FB/TE (Maryland)
  • Tyler Urban, FB/TE/DE (Pennsylvania)
  • JD Woods, WR (Florida) — reaffirmed his verbal

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The Seven Days Of Signing Day

While the names Tyler Urban and Ryan Clarke may not produce a chubber in the pants of Recruiting Guru’s, they are solid kids that fill our areas of need. It also may show the direction our offense is going to take in the coming years.

Both Urban and Clarke could play many different positions in the years to come depending on how they “fill out” and develop in the strength and conditioning program. To me these two signings show that we are going to employ a little bit more of a power running game at times and we might actually see a pass thrown to the TE down the seam once next season!

UPDATES IN BOLD!

New Commitments

  • Jorge Wright, DE (Florida)
  • Tevita Finau, DE (Phoenix C.C.)
  • Ryan Clarke, FB/TE (Maryland) — This recruit also re-opens the wealth of talent at Dematha that will be coming down the pipe in the next few years.
  • Tyler Urban, FB/TE/DE (Pennsylvania)

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