2018 FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIPS

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I think we will sign another full class of 25-26 kids in 2018.

Richt mentioned that we should have 41 on offense, 41 on defense and 2-3 for specials.

We currently have 81 players on Scholarship for 2017.
-39 on Offense and 40 on Defense and 2 Special teams.

So we start with 4 scholarships.
4

Seniors (10):
O: 6 (Berios, Herndon, McDermott, Darling, Linder, Odogwu)
D: 3 (Moten, Thomas, Harris)
S: 1 (Badgley)

This will give us 10 more scholarships for 2018.
10+4=14

Redshirt Seniors (11): (Asked to move on if they can't contribute or may transfer to start somewhere else)
O: 5 (Rosier, Gray, Harris, Langham, Jones)
D: 6 (Willis, Jackson, Owens, Smith, McCray, Mayes)

My guess is we will lose at least 7 of these guys.
14+7=21

Early NFL Entry (5): (guys who may be good enough to declare if they have a good season)
O: 1 (Walton, Cager)
D: 2 (McIntosh, Norton, Dean)

With our luck we will lose 2 guys... ready or not.
21+2=23

Attrition: (Guys who get passed up or get messed up)
Some of the guys mentioned above will be a part of the attrition for sure as they may not see a future at the U or get in trouble before they graduate. But we will most likely have another 3-4 underclassmen in addition to the players above who get kicked off the team or leave for various reason.

23+3=26 Total spots available for STORM18:

We need:
1 QB: None (Should pick up at least one solid QB every class)
2 RB: Lingard (Will need 2-3 RBs in the class)
3 WR: Wiggins (should pick up 3-4)
2 TE: None (will need 2 in this class)
4 OL: Scaife (Will need 4-5 to replace the graduating seniors)

3 DT: None (Will need at least 3 depending on who leaves)
2 DE: None (Stacked but should pick up 2 more to replace Thomas & Trent)
2 LB: None (Should pick up at least 2 in every class, can replace based on attrition)
4 CB: Jobe, Ivey, Patterson, Burns (Need to updgrade with more Miami caliber players)
2 S: Frierson (Stack up with such a strong class)

1 K: None (Need to replace Badgley)

Total: 26 (12 Off, 13 Def, 1 ST)
 
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I'm guessing it will be around 23-25.
We need 3 quality oline to go with last year.
2 rbs
3-4 WRs
 

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I think we will sign another full class of 25-26 kids in 2018.

Richt mentioned that we should have 41 on offense, 41 on defense and 2-3 for specials.

We currently have 81 players on Scholarship for 2017.
-39 on Offense and 40 on Defense and 2 Special teams.

So we start with 4 scholarships.
4

Seniors (10):
O: 6 (Berios, Herndon, McDermott, Darling, Linder, Odogwu)
D: 3 (Moten, Thomas, Harris)
S: 1 (Badgley)

This will give us 10 more scholarships for 2018.
10+4=14

Redshirt Seniors: (Asked to move on if they can't contribute or may transfer to start somewhere else)
O: 5 (Rosier, Gray, Harris, Langham, Jones)
D: 6 (Willis, Jackson, Owens, Smith, McCray, Mayes)

My guess is we will lose at least 7 of these guys.
14+7=21

Early NFL Entry: (guys who may be good enough to declare if they have a good season)
O: 1 (Walton, Cager)
D: 2 (McIntosh, Norton, Dean)

With our luck we will lose 2 guys...
21+2=23

Attrition: (Guys who get passed up or get messed up)
Some of the guys mentioned above will be a part of the attrition for sure as they may not see a future at the U or get in trouble before they graduate. But we will most likely have another 3-4 underclassmen in addition to the players above who get kicked off the team or leave for various reason.

23+3=26 Total spots available for STORM18:

We need:
1 QB: None (Should pick up at least one solid QB every class)
2 RB: Lingard (Will need 2-3 RBs in the class)
3 WR: Wiggins (should pick up 3-4)
2 TE: None (will need 2 in this class)
4 OL: Scaife (Will need 4-5 to replace the graduating seniors)

3 DT: None (Will need at least 3 depending on who leaves)
2 DE: None (Stacked but should pick up 2 more to replace Thomas & Trent)
2 LB: None (Should pick up at least 2 in every class, can replace based on attrition)
4 CB: Jobe, Ivey, Patterson, Burns (Need to updgrade with more Miami caliber players)
2 S: Frierson (Stack up with such a strong class)

1 K: None (Need to replace Badgley)

Total: 26 (12 Off, 13 Def, 1 ST)

Great detail, and I generally agree, but I have to think that at least 1 QB transfers, maybe 2, and more of the backup OL will also.
 

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I think we will sign another full class of 25-26 kids in 2018.

Richt mentioned that we should have 41 on offense, 41 on defense and 2-3 for specials.

We currently have 81 players on Scholarship for 2017.
-39 on Offense and 40 on Defense and 2 Special teams.

So we start with 4 scholarships.
4

Seniors (10):
O: 6 (Berios, Herndon, McDermott, Darling, Linder, Odogwu)
D: 3 (Moten, Thomas, Harris)
S: 1 (Badgley)

This will give us 10 more scholarships for 2018.
10+4=14

Redshirt Seniors: (Asked to move on if they can't contribute or may transfer to start somewhere else)
O: 5 (Rosier, Gray, Harris, Langham, Jones)
D: 6 (Willis, Jackson, Owens, Smith, McCray, Mayes)

My guess is we will lose at least 7 of these guys.
14+7=21

Early NFL Entry: (guys who may be good enough to declare if they have a good season)
O: 1 (Walton, Cager)
D: 2 (McIntosh, Norton, Dean)

With our luck we will lose 2 guys...
21+2=23

Attrition: (Guys who get passed up or get messed up)
Some of the guys mentioned above will be a part of the attrition for sure as they may not see a future at the U or get in trouble before they graduate. But we will most likely have another 3-4 underclassmen in addition to the players above who get kicked off the team or leave for various reason.

23+3=26 Total spots available for STORM18:

We need:
1 QB: None (Should pick up at least one solid QB every class)
2 RB: Lingard (Will need 2-3 RBs in the class)
3 WR: Wiggins (should pick up 3-4)
2 TE: None (will need 2 in this class)
4 OL: Scaife (Will need 4-5 to replace the graduating seniors)

3 DT: None (Will need at least 3 depending on who leaves)
2 DE: None (Stacked but should pick up 2 more to replace Thomas & Trent)
2 LB: None (Should pick up at least 2 in every class, can replace based on attrition)
4 CB: Jobe, Ivey, Patterson, Burns (Need to updgrade with more Miami caliber players)
2 S: Frierson (Stack up with such a strong class)

1 K: None (Need to replace Badgley)

Total: 26 (12 Off, 13 Def, 1 ST)

Great detail, and I generally agree, but I have to think that at least 1 QB transfers, maybe 2, and more of the backup OL will also.

Yeah this is very fluid... I think you are right on the QBs, we have 5 QBs this year with no one graduating next year. We really don't need more than 4 but I think one or two guys who lose the starting job battle will transfer, especially if they get passed up by a younger guy...

OL: We will have 16 OL this year if no one leaves prior to the season. I think someone will leave before the season starts... remember we already lost Loftus, and Knighton in the past couple of months. The backups that are left are most likely contributors but may leave if they get passed up by the freshmen coming in.
 
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I think we will sign another full class of 25-26 kids in 2018.

Richt mentioned that we should have 41 on offense, 41 on defense and 2-3 for specials.

We currently have 81 players on Scholarship for 2017.
-39 on Offense and 40 on Defense and 2 Special teams.

So we start with 4 scholarships.
4

Seniors (10):
O: 6 (Berios, Herndon, McDermott, Darling, Linder, Odogwu)
D: 3 (Moten, Thomas, Harris)
S: 1 (Badgley)

This will give us 10 more scholarships for 2018.
10+4=14

Redshirt Seniors: (Asked to move on if they can't contribute or may transfer to start somewhere else)
O: 5 (Rosier, Gray, Harris, Langham, Jones)
D: 6 (Willis, Jackson, Owens, Smith, McCray, Mayes)

My guess is we will lose at least 7 of these guys.
14+7=21

Early NFL Entry: (guys who may be good enough to declare if they have a good season)
O: 1 (Walton, Cager)
D: 2 (McIntosh, Norton, Dean)

With our luck we will lose 2 guys...
21+2=23

Attrition: (Guys who get passed up or get messed up)
Some of the guys mentioned above will be a part of the attrition for sure as they may not see a future at the U or get in trouble before they graduate. But we will most likely have another 3-4 underclassmen in addition to the players above who get kicked off the team or leave for various reason.

23+3=26 Total spots available for STORM18:

We need:
1 QB: None (Should pick up at least one solid QB every class)
2 RB: Lingard (Will need 2-3 RBs in the class)
3 WR: Wiggins (should pick up 3-4)
2 TE: None (will need 2 in this class)
4 OL: Scaife (Will need 4-5 to replace the graduating seniors)

3 DT: None (Will need at least 3 depending on who leaves)
2 DE: None (Stacked but should pick up 2 more to replace Thomas & Trent)
2 LB: None (Should pick up at least 2 in every class, can replace based on attrition)
4 CB: Jobe, Ivey, Patterson, Burns (Need to updgrade with more Miami caliber players)
2 S: Frierson (Stack up with such a strong class)

1 K: None (Need to replace Badgley)

Total: 26 (12 Off, 13 Def, 1 ST)

Good breakdown. We need to get the Eligibility Chart back up and running.

I agree with taking 1 guy at qb, but if we didn't get anyone this class, it wouldn't be a big deal. at RB keep Lingard and get Curry, and we don't need anybody else. Definitely need at least 3WRs - Wiggins, Pope, and Hightower. then hopefully we can get 1 of Copeland, Williams, Moore, Watt, or Harris. Definitely need over 3 OL no matter what.
Hopefully we can get Logan as a transfer...but we're going to need 3 in 2018 no matter what. 4 CBs: Blades and Ivey look like definite Canes. Then hopefully we can finish by keeping Jobe and getting Campbell. If we can't get Jobe, need to land Asante Samuel. Patterson looks like he might be a drop, and Burns should only be a track guy....or a prefered walk on (artie can afford his tuition) He's not on the level of these other guys. But we need 3 safeties. Frierson and Hall, and then hopefully Russell.

I was surprised we only got 24 in 2017, but im happy we did because it opened up more for 2018. I see all those trash OL leaving, along with the rest of the guys that will never play a down. I think we can definitely get a full class.
 
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