Was looking at the donkey`s class, and something jumped out ..........
Stu Gotz (Regular+; 14735)
Posted on: 02-06-2013.
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Of the 25 recruits they signed, 10 are JC guys (3 of those have 3 yrs of eligibility, the other 7 have 2). The Cats have 2 JCs (2 year players) from their 25 player class. Big difference there.
It's gets even more interesting. Nearly all the recent decommits for them came from the offensive side of the ball, including their 4* QB recruit Dobbs. They finished with only 9 guys on offense (15 on D + a punter), and none were QBs or RBs. (Did CTG get any QBs last year? OUCH!).
When calculating total years of eligibility for this class (4 years for HS kids, and either 2 or 3 years for JCs), it shakes out like this:
CATS: 52 years on offense, 44 on defense (96 total)
DONKS: 30 years on offense, 49 on defense. (83 total)
What on paper looks like a a defense heavy class for ASu, is only marginally "heavier" than the Cats class when you factor in the number of JC players they took. It's clearly one-sided on the offensive side. The Cats added 18 years of player eligibility in the backfield alone (QB and RB), while the donks added ZERO.
There's always the argument that the JCs should be able to contribute right away, and for CTG that could mean an even better defense the next year or two, but that's a big JC bubble that could *pop* down the road, especially those gaping recruiting holes on offense.
Edited by Stu Gotz at 2/6/2013 11:29:11 PM
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