But everyone bashes Trent Johnson the man didnt do a terrible job recruiting overall, got 5 ESPN100 players during his tenure, the coaching was bad.
Derenbecker/Turner/Stringer were all Top 80 recruits. Jalen Courtney had other SEC offers. JOB was McD's All American.
Malcolm White and Justin Hamilton were starters on previous teams before transferring in. Hamilton was All SEC.
Johnson had some success in recruiting, and he seemed to have turned the corner with LSU but
1) he probably should have done more with his staff particularly after Richard left. And he brought that old guy out for one year.
2) No significant signees after that big first year, and
3) Hamilton's departure and only one recruit for 2012, his last year,
Collectively it all torpedoed his tenure.