- Feb 26, 2013
- Reaction score
Bumping after the Illinois game.But the "pipeline" should be better recruiting wise.
If you care to hear me out.
2015 was a gap. That class had a ton of attrition for various reasons. (their junior / sr seasons were 2017-2018). 2017 was bad. 2018 got decent, finshing strong second half of season relying heavily on 2016 class.
2016 class became experienced in 2017-2018 and provides us a strong 2019 (especially defensively). Very few redshirted.
2017 class was the Claeys / PJ mixed class. We got Tanner, Mo, and CAB. Grade an A offensively, but not so great defensively. This is a bit of a gap in defensive talent who would be redshirt Juniors or Seniors now.
2018 class - went heavier on defense and jury is out. Oliver Hurt. Rush and Sori-Marin are playing. Teague playing. Reigelsperger gone.
Nubin, Cheney (Redshirt Freshman), Schad (Sr), several other LB's and D-Lineman who will probably see time soon.
Thought to be a strong class defensively. Cody Lindenberg starting as a pure freshman
appears to be a strong defensive class as well on D-line.
In year zero or year one, we knew we had a decent 2016 class, but new 2017 wasn't a great class on short notice, especially with D-line talent which usually should be red-shirted.
Looking at classes 2018-2021 they all seem to be pretty solid defensively upfront, and so far I think we can trust PJ's offensive recruiting where that shouldn't be a concern.
Last night the 2019 D-line class was involved in helping pressure the QB.