A reader asks for an anlysis of the 2007 recruiting class.
Q: marvgoux said:
Now that the Recruits of 2007 are officially history how would you evaluate that top ranked class?
A: The 2007 recruiting class was a pretty interesting group with plenty of outcomes.
Let’s start with the overachievers: Rhett Ellison, Christian Tupou, Brandon Carswell, Michael Reardon. I included Carswell and Reardon because they each had good senior years despite few expectations after they arrived.
Then there were the highly ranked players who did what was expected: Ronald Johnson, Malcolm Smith.
Then there were the underachievers: Martin Coleman, Jordan Campbell, Joe McKnight, Aaron Corp, Marshall Jones.
The fourth group is the more pragmatic one. Players who experienced mixed results. Maybe a good season but not consistently for whatever reason and I include poor coaching decisions among them. Among that group is Chris Galippo, Everson Griffen, DaJohn Harris, Kris O’Dowd.
I considered placing McKnight here. But his recruiting hype (perhaps unfairly) caused me to place him in the underachiever category.
There were two other players who did not play enough to evaluate because of injury or transfer: Trey Henderson and Broderick Green.