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2023 2023 Class - Top Targets - Defense

nvlahos

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DE: 3
  1. Reuben Bain (Visits - 1/21, 3/10, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24)
  • David Ojiegbe (Visits - 3/7)
  • Chandavian Bradley
  • Nyckoles Harbor
  • Damon Wilson (Visits - 4/2)
  • Jayden Wayne (Visits - 1/21)
  • Gavin Hill (Visits - 1/21)
  • Kerrington Lee (Visits - 1/21)
  • Jaquavious Russaw (Visits - 3/22)

DT: 3
  1. Derrick Leblanc (Visits - 1/21, 4/19)
  • David Hicks (Visits - 3/7)
  • James Smith (Visits - 3/22)
  • Ashton Porter (Visits - 4/16)
  • John Walker (Visits - 1/21)
  • Sydir Mitchell

LB: 3-4
  1. Anthony Hill (Visits - 4/17)
  2. Malik Bryant (Visits - 1/21, 4/5)
  3. Bobby Washington COMMIT
  • Raul Aguirre (Visits - 1/21, 4/22)
  • Staquan Clark (Visits - 1/21)
  • Ronan Hanafin (Visits - 3/24)
  • Jordan Hall (Visits - 1/21)
  • Lewis Carter
  • Michael Harris
  • Andrew Harris
  • Tony Rojas

CB: 2-3
  1. Cormani McClain (Visits - 1/21)
  • Damari Brown (Visits - 1/21, 4/15)
  • Kayin Lee
  • Daniel Harris (Visits - 1/21)
  • Dijon Johnson (OSU) (Visits - 1/21, 3/12)
  • Aaron Williams (LOU) (Visits - 1/21)
  • Antonio Robinson (Visits - 1/21)
  • Kelton Henderson (Visits - 1/21)

S: 1-2
  1. Joenel Aguero (Visits - 4/22)
  • Daemon Fagan (Visits - 1/21)
  • Jaremiah Anglin Jr. (Visits - 1/21)
  • King Mack
  • Cedrick Hawkins (OSU) (Visits - 1/21)
 
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nvlahos

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Even without a full staff Mario has gotten a ton of top targets/prospects on campus

Would love to see some more DT and S offers go out and see who gets prioritized at LB and CB (outside of Cormani)

Should be an awesome year and class to follow with Mario at the helm

I also put Robby Washington at S because I think the WR class will be over crowded and him or Jalen Brown potentially have the highest ceilings as DBs
 
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HurricaneForce

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More DTs or GTFO!
I'll second that......in the 80's and 90's the standout players on our D were the DT''s. Our old D's stuffed the run and forced teams to run wide, which is when we started moving safeties up to OLB's and using LB's as edge rushers because the middle was secured by our DT's.....IIRC they had a tradition of awarding this dirty old green jacket to the outstanding DT each year and that rag would be worn with pride by Jerome, Cortez, Russell, etc......I'll agree with OP, we need DT's above all else.
 

Canesfan_134

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Is Jayvant Brown high on us? I know the Raylen Wilson kid is committed to Michigan right now but was he ever interested in us?
 

TheOriginalCane

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I'll second that......in the 80's and 90's the standout players on our D were the DT''s. Our old D's stuffed the run and forced teams to run wide, which is when we started moving safeties up to OLB's and using LB's as edge rushers because the middle was secured by our DT's.....IIRC they had a tradition of awarding this dirty old green jacket to the outstanding DT each year and that rag would be worn with pride by Jerome, Cortez, Russell, etc......I'll agree with OP, we need DT's above all else.


Yes, but let's not pretend that every one of those DTs back in the day were 5-star blue-chippers.

Russell Maryland was an overweight kid that got (literally) the last scholarship that year, and only because another kid from his HS picked Illinois over UM.

Warren Sapp, while very talented and moderately recruited out of HS, was a position change from TE to DT.

Cortez Kennedy was a JuCo transfer out of Northwest Mississippi Community College.
 

frostycane

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Haha, I thought a bit more about that after I posted it. I suppose I meant, are any kids on commit watch, or even have timelines on their commitments? Lol
Thanks for not completely destroying me on that one @Hegemon hahaha
 

Hegemon

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Oh it would have been deserved! I also tested positive for the Vid yesterday. So thanks. I needed a break!
I had it a month ago myself.

If you lose your ability to taste I highly recommend taking zinc on top of all the other vitamins everyone knows about.

Feel better.
 
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Mario and everybody else knows you have to get the stud OL and DL to build a championship team. Given Spring and fall practices the staff will determine positional recruiting priorities. The season outcome will also be key in determining recruiting needs and if we beat tamu, clemson or both then that will give better leverage with all recruits
 

canecrazy23

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I want a 5'10" safety named King Mack.
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