Most destructive class in school history - who ya got?

TheSwagger1

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2008 or 2004?

Rhyan Anderson
Charlie Jones
Bobby Washington
Tyler McMeans
Andrew Johnson
James Bryant
Willie Williams
Lance Leggett
Kirby Freeman
Romeo Davis
Chris Rutledge
Jon St Pierre
Carlos Armour
Joe Joseph
Anthony Reddick
Dwayne Hendricks
Chris Zellner
Khalil Jones
Josh Kerr
Lovon Ponder
Rashaun Jones
George Timmons
Derron Thomas
Tyrone Byrd
Calais Campbell

I'm guessing some of Erickson's classes are right up here but I can't find them online.
 

Canesfan1899

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2004 was the start of the slide IMO, that was th country club class. The kds that thought by putting on the U jersey you were going in the 1st round and would be millionaires after ther Junior year, so I give them that distinction.

The 08 kids were weak minded and couldn't handle adversity.
 

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It's ironic that those 2 were our 2 highest rated classes in the last 15 years.
 

ScubaCane

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2008 or 2004?

Rhyan Anderson
Charlie Jones
Bobby Washington
Tyler McMeans
Andrew Johnson
James Bryant
Willie Williams
Lance Leggett
Kirby Freeman
Romeo Davis
Chris Rutledge
Jon St Pierre
Carlos Armour
Joe Joseph
Anthony Reddick
Dwayne Hendricks
Chris Zellner
Khalil Jones
Josh Kerr
Lovon Ponder
Rashaun Jones
George Timmons
Derron Thomas
Tyrone Byrd
Calais Campbell

I'm guessing some of Erickson's classes are right up here but I can't find them online.
Holy sh&t, there is not one true impact player on that whole list outside of maybe Campbell
 

Shogungts

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2008 or 2004?


I'm guessing some of Erickson's classes are right up here but I can't find them online.
Holy sh&t, there is not one true impact player on that whole list outside of maybe Campbell
That's what I was thinking. It's amazing how bad that class was, especially considering what it's ranking was. And forget impact players, there are barely any on that list that even played meaningful minutes.
 

LuCane

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The 2004 class stands alone. That class was recruited after we had previously gone something like 4 losses in 4 years. TOTAL.
 

Ragencane

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Do you think it was more players just not that good, or just really poor development. I cant beleive that all those players were just bad. I really feel that over the last decade the program has just been being baby sat.
 

LuCane

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Ragen,

I believe that was a poorly recruited class. We recruited for a paper team, not a football team. Add in the environment and general incompetence, and you see that kind of result.
 

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2008 Class...




8 in the Rivals Top 100
16 in the Rivals Top 250
 

wushah

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Holy **** at the 2004 class. They were awful. LOL awful.

2008 is doing their best to suck just as bad.
 

wushah

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Whatever happened to that Marti kid? Did he play anywhere outside of the state pen?
 

Ragencane

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Yeah LuCane your prob. right, About 10 years ago i worked with a guy named Danny Brown, He was on the 83 National Title team. The stories he would tell me about practice and how the players felt about each other were crazy. These guy loved each other they still talk on a regular basis now, He said that Snelly was the meanest man he ever met on the football field. Be glad to see these kids getting after it again. Golden will make them earn it and we havent seen that in a long time
 

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Wow @ that '04 class...I just checked rivals, and they had it ranked No. 4 in the country.
 

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After 2004, everything really started to compound on itself...class after class of players with unfulfilled promise.

These classes are the definition of why those star rankings and class rankings mean nothing.
 

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The class that started the spiral was this one, also ranked #4:


Pos Nat'l
Rank Nat'l
Rating Name
School, Hometown Video HT/ WT/ 40 Commit Date Signed LOI? Commit School
DE 22 John Wood
(American Senior HS)
Hialeah, FL 6-3/225/4.70 02/06/2002
Miami (Fl)
CB NR Travarous Bain
(Miami Northwestern HS)
Miami, FL 6-1/175/4.40 02/04/2002
Miami (Fl)
OL 27 Alex Pou
(Coral Gables Senior HS)
Coral Gables, FL 6-4/280/5.00 01/27/2002
Miami (Fl)
DE 25 Kareem Brown
(Miami Norland HS)
Miami, FL 6-6/265/4.86 01/27/2002
Miami (Fl)
S 27 Brandon Meriweather
(Apopka Senior HS)
Apopka, FL 6-0/182/4.50 01/26/2002
Miami (Fl)
TE 2 Eric Winston
(Lee Freshman HS)
Midland, TX 6-7/260/4.77 01/24/2002
Miami (Fl)
LB 12 Nate Harris
(Miami Edison Senior HS)
Miami, FL 6-2/200/4.55 01/23/2002
Miami (Fl)
CB 25 Glenn Sharpe
(Miami Carol City HS)
Miami, FL 5-11/170 01/22/2002
Miami (Fl)
CB 1 Devin Hester
(Suncoast HS)
Riviera Beach, FL 5-11/170/4.35 01/20/2002
Miami (Fl)
K NR Jon Peattie
(Countryside HS)
Clearwater, FL 6-3/200/4.70 01/18/2002
Miami (Fl)
CB 15 Greg Threat
(Lincoln HS)
Tallahassee, FL 6-1/175/4.40 01/17/2002
Miami (Fl)
WR 1 Ryan Moore
(Dr. Phillips HS)
Orlando, FL 6-3/188/4.40 01/10/2002
Miami (Fl)
CB 12 Terrell Walden
(Miami Edison Senior HS)
Miami, FL 5-11/150/4.32 01/10/2002
Miami (Fl)
DE 16 Baraka Atkins
(Booker HS)
Sarasota, FL 6-5/245/4.70 01/06/2002
Miami (Fl)
TE 3 Curtis Justus
(Perry HS)
Perry, OK 6-7/220/4.50 12/18/2001
Miami (Fl)
OL 23 Anthony Wollschlager
(St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 6-6/300/5.25 12/16/2001
Miami (Fl)
RB 29 J.R. Mounts
(Key West HS)
Key West, FL 5-11/215/4.45 12/09/2001
Miami (Fl)
DE JC Alton Wright
(Kilgore College)
Kilgore, TX 6-5/235/4.65 10/12/2001
Miami (Fl)
WR 51 Sinorice Moss
(Miami Carol City HS)
Miami, FL 5-9/175/4.45 09/15/2001
Miami (Fl)
QB 24 Marc Guillon
(Miramonte HS)
Orinda, CA 6-4/185/4.90 09/03/2001
Miami (Fl)
WR 41 Darnell Jenkins
(Miami Central HS)
Miami, FL 5-11/175/4.57 08/30/2001
Miami (Fl)
WR 5 Akieem Jolla
(St. Augustine HS)
New Orleans, LA 6-4/180/4.39 08/15/2001
Miami (Fl)
DE 46 Antonio Reynolds
(Buchtel HS)
Akron, OH 6-4/228/4.50 07/12/2001
Miami (Fl)
 

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Agree with the post above. That class started the downward spiral. Was that Larry's first full class as head coach?
 
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