Team rankings by year for UH
2014 - 76
2015 - 92
2016 - 36
2017 - 50’s
(All 247sports composite)
Our juniors and seniors were lower rated prospects coming out of high school. Basically the majority of these guys did not have offers from P5 programs. Of course, we know that plenty of under recruited players pan out. On average, you want players that other schools wanted.
People wonder why we have so many glaring holes. The truth is UH is STILL recovering from the Levine era. 2014 started the decline after back to back underwhelming seasons. 2015 was a coaching change, and our guy didn’t come on board until mid January.
Now Herman filled some of those holes with transfers, JuCo, and a couple of outstanding 2016 guys. Allen, Catalon, Oliver, Samples, Leslie, Rodgers should be huge for us in spots where Levine failed to recruit.
All this to say I won’t be surprised if we struggle next year. The 11-1 type of season may be a couple years down the line.
We need to have a top 60 recruiting class each year for us to achieve back to back great seasons.
The 2012 and 2013 classes were in the 50’s, and they produced an AAC championship and a peach bowl victory.