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RE: Early Signing Period 2017/8
Overall, I think the early signing period was a success for MAC schools. Without the P5 able to poach recruits at the last minute, I believe that most got the recruits they coveted to sign early.
12-21-2017 08:38 AM
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RE: Early Signing Period 2017/8
(12-20-2017 11:07 AM)uakronkid Wrote:  Akron had six recruits sign today, so far. We're lined up to have our best class in a very long time.

We announced twelve signees. Ten new players and two non-qualifiers. I don't agree with announcing non-qualifiers like they're new recruits coming right from high school, but whatever.

We got most of our "big" recruits to sign early, including a handful with P5 offers. Despite our bowl game results, we got an RB from south Florida with offers from five P5 teams and FAU to sign with us. Also got a very talented OL from Archbishop Hoban HS, which has won three straight state championships and is located only a half-mile from Akron's campus. Hopefully we develop some deeper recruiting ties with that program.
12-21-2017 09:13 AM
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RE: Early Signing Period 2017/8
NIU had a few guys that de-committed some time ago, all the guys that were still committed signed yesterday so that was good. I don't put much stock in recruiting rankings so we'll see. Seems like most of our 3-star recruits haven't panned out lately.
12-21-2017 10:45 AM
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RE: Early Signing Period 2017/8
Logan Woodside and Kareem Hunt were 125th and 129th rated in toledo history (since 2005) as recruits... It matters how you develope talent.
12-21-2017 08:56 PM
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RE: Early Signing Period 2017/8
(12-21-2017 08:56 PM)UofToledoFans Wrote:  Logan Woodside and Kareem Hunt were 125th and 129th rated in toledo history (since 2005) as recruits... It matters how you develope talent.

Yup Niu ruled the MAC for a while with mostly no name recruits who developed into good players. I look more at the depth of a class. Are your lower profile recruits still really good or heavy on potential, or is a bunch of your class juco filler, undersized, or unproven. Toledo won the MAC this year after losing 14 players for the yr to injury by midseason.They were starting a 3rd team guard. The fact that those guys filling in were talented and capable is due in part to recruiting depth.
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12-23-2017 02:29 AM
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(12-23-2017 02:29 AM)pono Wrote:  
(12-21-2017 08:56 PM)UofToledoFans Wrote:  Logan Woodside and Kareem Hunt were 125th and 129th rated in toledo history (since 2005) as recruits... It matters how you develope talent.

Yup Niu ruled the MAC for a while with mostly no name recruits who developed into good players. I look more at the depth of a class. Are your lower profile recruits still really good or heavy on potential, or is a bunch of your class juco filler, undersized, or unproven. Toledo won the MAC this year after losing 14 players for the yr to injury by midseason.They were starting a 3rd team guard. The fact that those guys filling in were talented and capable is due in part to recruiting depth.

This is all perplexing to me. For example:

1). NIU won big with 'no name' recruits.

2). Western won big with 'big name' recruits.

So what does that prove? I'm not sure.
12-23-2017 05:13 AM
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(12-23-2017 02:29 AM)pono Wrote:  
(12-21-2017 08:56 PM)UofToledoFans Wrote:  Logan Woodside and Kareem Hunt were 125th and 129th rated in toledo history (since 2005) as recruits... It matters how you develope talent.

Yup Niu ruled the MAC for a while with mostly no name recruits who developed into good players. I look more at the depth of a class. Are your lower profile recruits still really good or heavy on potential, or is a bunch of your class juco filler, undersized, or unproven. Toledo won the MAC this year after losing 14 players for the yr to injury by midseason.They were starting a 3rd team guard. The fact that those guys filling in were talented and capable is due in part to recruiting depth.

This is all perplexing to me. For example:

1). NIU won big with 'no name' recruits.

2). Western won big with 'big name' recruits.

So what does that prove? I'm not sure. One theory is that both are 'outliers', that is, flukes as no MAC team has enough talent to be ranked in say the top 15.

It might say more about SCHEDULING. Western had a very good team, but maybe more importantly had a schedule conducive to going undefeated. If they had played say two top 25 teams they wouldn't have gone 12 - 0. Western could not have done it in 2017 with their schedule (e.g., USC, MSU, etc.).
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12-23-2017 05:13 AM
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RE: Early Signing Period 2017/8
off topic... I like what Miami did with the early signees. Feel they got a good QB and some OLine and Dbs. They recruit well.
12-23-2017 02:33 PM
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