To me, DJ signing his LOI, is truly when I knew that this staff had indeed changed the perception of our program and the direction in which it heading. How many times in the past 10 years, have elite recruits say time and time again that The U was there favorite team growing up? Most of those kids parents, grew up when The U was at the top of college football and therefore the kids became byproducts of the fandom that already existed in their homes. Though The U is all they knew, they and their families had no trust or confidence in the staff's of Shannon and Golden.
Obviously, Jeff Thomas was another elite out of state recruit in this class that represents the change of perception as well. Hell, our Ambassodor for the 2017 class was an elite out of state recruit. Now, when kids like Brevin Jordan say they are "all in" with Miami, it is once again believable. Man, it feels so fukin good to feel this fukin good again.