Would say, not necessarily that they went after S. GA, but seemed to sign a lot of kids from Championship level programs …wherever those were. That’s a great asset to continue building a Championship culture for Mercer Football.
And, overall, from watching the tapes of the signed kids, their metrics, body types, and athleticism all put smiles on FUBeAR’s mug.
Now…the challenge is developing them quickly enough to play & contribute before the siren song of playing on Tuesday nights in an empty stadium for a Team that plays in an NCAA D1 subdivision that is (only) alphabetically superior to FCS Football & Mercer causes their young hearts to go a-pitter-pattering…and they hurl themselves into the Devil’s Portal along with 2000 other too often misguided young men.
Agreed. So now any time a kid has a good year I guess we can look for him to “move up” until he plays for “Saban thagod” (see one Henry To’o To’o). Even P5 schools like Tennessee are not immune to this cancer. Can’t put that genie back in the bottle though.
Watched the Augusta area all-star game and There is a kid named Zack Blackwell that is getting underrecruited. He’s a LB/RB who is definitely a player. Prepped at Augusta Christian. If anyone knows the coaches for Mercer, please have them follow up on this young man.
Thoughts on the quality of the class and where it ranks in the SOCON?
FUBeAR thinks this is probably the best class since the 2012 class. Of course that class had over 100, so maybe the %’s weren’t so great, but 20-30 of them turned out to be outstanding Players.
Really like the looks of their tapes and just as importantly, the success of their HS programs. Kids that are used to winning and know how to win…expect to win…and that’s really a big part of building the right culture.
A little worried about the Joker position. So important to the success of this Offense and looking at the current roster + the signees, don’t know if they have enough there. Wouldn’t be surprised to see another 1 or 2 added that can play that position or perhaps some position moves.
No idea where it ranks in the SoCon. FUBeAR doesn’t put a lot of ‘stock’ in such rankings. How about “as good as any; better than most.”