I still have no problem with the plan at all and Sellers will tell you he’s not much sold on how 247 or any other rating services rate JUCOs. So while JUCOs are “rated”, there isn’t much stock put into the ratings by anyone involved because they don’t cover and rate JUCOs with the same effort and emphasis they do high school.
I don’t give a crap who’s Plan this is but I’m good with it:
- Make no reaches in the early signing period
- Reset for the next signing period - there will be new opportunities to get top talent that were not there for the early signing period
- UH stands to get transfers, many with 3 years left that want to come home.
- Add key JUCOs as needed
We had to scrap to fill large holes at key positions that Herman and Applewhite left for Dana. Dana and his staff did a pretty good job but there was no way it was going to be perfect.
The biggest key to me is to not reach to fill a class just to fill a class. Applewhite did that in a number of cases. That’s bad recruiting. Patience here is needed. The transfer portal is our friend.
S Mark Wilson Clear Lake (Houston, TX)
6-0 / 170 3* 0.8734
Offers: Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, SMU, Vanderbilt, Yale
QB-Pro Maddox Kopp St. Thomas (Houston, TX)
6-5 / 210 3* 0.8633
Offers: Ole Miss, Tulane, Colorado, Cornell
WR Carlton Guidry Shadow Creek (Pearland, TX)
5-10 / 160 3* 0.8531
Offers: Arizona, Tennessee, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Tulane, Kansas, ECU
OG Carson Walker Heritage (Midlothian, TX)
6-4 / 285 3* 0.8464
Offers: Kansas, Memphis, Tulsa, Boise State, Army
CB Jalen Emery Shadow Creek (Pearland, TX)
5-11 / 168 3* 0.8397.
Offers: Duke, Wake Forest, Boise State, UNT, Texas State
S Antonio Brooks Kilgore J.C. (Kilgore, TX)
5-10 / 200 3* 0.8346
Offers: Arizona, Baylor
DT Brian Merritt Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. (Perkinston, MS)
6-0 / 290 3* 0.8303
Offers: Liberty, USM, UTSA
OT Almarion Crim Minor (Adamsville, AL)
6-3 / 285 3* 0.8234
Offers: Duke, Louisville, Va Tech, Ga Tech, Air Force, Army, Tulsa, USF,
WDE Rafal Szymanski New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell, NM)
6-4 / 230 3* 0.8106
Offers: Ark State, Ball State, FAU, NM State