Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Didn't get Outlaw.
I don't think they'll get Elliott either. I just don't see how anyone would choose to come here over the chance to go play with Urban Meyer. Dontre Wilson is more of a lead back type and so Elliot can go out there and still be a Percy Harvin clone in Meyer's offense.
Or he can play for a year under Josh Henson then play for 2 years under a new OC until he finally realizes he's wasted his college career and goes pro as a Junior and gets taken in the 5th round based on athleticism alone.
This class is sucks, this staff sucks and if I were Truman the Tiger, I'd decommit and take my talents to Memphis.
Except Meyer has actually sold Elliott on being a lead back and is telling him that Wilson is going to be the slotback. They also have a commitment from Jalin Marshall, who was recruited as a lead back. When EE committed in April of 2012, Meyer was telling him that he'd be the only back in the class.
That, combined with the family connection, is the only thing that has Missouri in this. I'm not sure they'll flip him, but I think there's a decent chance (maybe not better than 50 percent, but it wouldn't surprise me).
The class is disappointing, no doubt. Losing Outlaw, a guy who would have made up a bit for not landing Jake Campos, sucks.
Biggest problem with this class is the way it withered after a strong start. Second-biggest is that it is small/thing. There are 6-8 guys I think are going to be pretty good/have star potential. Everybody else looks like a "Program filler" sort to me. Someone who won't kill you if they have to play, but not a star.
They need all the best guys (Abbington, Rhodes, Hosick, Singleton, Beisel, Augusta, Thompson, Elliott if he flips) to be studs. That rarely happens. And I don't see any depth that really is likely to step up and be a stud (though I think Abeln will be a very good C in Missouri's offense).