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Leonides
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Baton Rouge
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Damn Strong Class
I live in Austin and the UT faithful are abuzz over UT signing the number 2 or 3 class. Herman signed 11 of Texas' top 15 but that's where the numbers get misleading. 10 of the 11 are WRs and DBs. Sound familiar? Also, UT will sign 30-31 because it didn't fill its class last year.

The point being that if LSU finishes with Joseph, Surtain, Chase and Goodrich, then, in my opinion, this LSU class is easily 6-10 nationally, only because the lack of a QB. LSU filled the trenches. But because of the kicking woes in 2017, I'll gladly take Tracy because, if he's as good as advertised, he will make the difference in a couple games in 2018.

Your thoughts?
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gumbeaux
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re: Damn Strong Class
Can UT sign 30-31 players? Isn't the 25 max rule in effect starting with this class?


Play_Neck
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Down in the Valley
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Damn Strong Class
Wouldn’t say we hit home runs in the trenches. But we did get good guys. Time will tell how they develop.
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theSaltwaterGuide
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Member since Jan 2018
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re: Damn Strong Class
Totally agree.... add Marshall to that group and it’s a solid class that meets needs.


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Leonides
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Damn Strong Class
I thought 25 was the max but UT keeps reporting it will sign 30-31 and the only reason I can come up with is because it didn't fill the 2017 class.

I'm no expert on the rule, so I appreciate insight.


MOT
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Member since Jul 2006
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re: Damn Strong Class
There is no “hard cap”, at least no more so than there has been for several years.

Also, did you overlook the 10 linemen they have signed/committed or omit them intentionally?



Leonides
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
1059 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
What about UT's 10 linemen? The worst part of UT's program is the lines and it's losing their best. Connor Williams is being drafted after missing most of his senior year and Poona Ford, the Big 12 defensive lineman of the year, may not be drafted.

If your point is to fluff UT, then why is UT reaching for project linemen so late in the game?


Leonides
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
1059 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
Since the board loves star gazing, then tell us about how highly rated UT's linemen are.


Leonides
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Damn Strong Class
UT doesn't have 10 committed. 3 linemen signed. Two 4 star OTs and a 3 star DT. But don't let the Oeaux hate get in the way of the Herman love.
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MOT
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re: Damn Strong Class
We have the #2 juco OT, they have the #4.

They have three of the top 21 HS OTs, our highest rated is #31.

There are enough positives in our class to get excited about without attempting to run down a class that is clearly better than ours.


Dlab2013
LSU Fan
Pineville, Luzianna
Member since Jun 2013
5196 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
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Since the board loves star gazing, then tell us about how highly rated UT's linemen are.




True Texas fans that actually keep up with recruiting are MELTING because they know this highly ranked class will not help them in any way the next 2 years........but this is the Rant......


Leonides
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
1059 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
Who are these 3 high school offensive tackles? And if you think any of those 3 are better than Traore then why was Herman after Traore until Traore signed with LSU?

MOT is full of shite.
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MightyYat
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New Orleans
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re: Damn Strong Class
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We have the #2 juco OT, they have the #4.

They have three of the top 21 HS OTs, our highest rated is #31.

There are enough positives in our class to get excited about without attempting to run down a class that is clearly better than ours.


They have 10 linemen committed. Three 4 star guys and seven 3 star guys. All of their highly ranked kids are skill players. Texas won’t win shite with classes like this.


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Dlab2013
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Damn Strong Class
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Who are these 3 offensive tackles? And if you think any of those 3 are better than Traore then why was Herman after Traore until Traore signed with LSU?

MOT is full of shite.



I’m with you bro..... Texas fans are happy with their ranking, but realize needs were not met. Their class is fools gold. They lost too much with the draft and other kids just UP AND QUITTING. Their O and D Lines won’t have any depth for the next 2 years. Gonna get ruff on the 40 after next year.


MOT
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Jul 2006
18032 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
Your reading comprehension is awful. Traore is obviously the juco I referred to. He is ranked (2) ahead of their juco OT (4).

They signed 3 high school OTs (two 4 stars and a 3) already and have another 3 star committed, not including the juco mentioned above.

I did miscount though, it looks like they only have 9 linemen committed/signed instead of 10.

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MOT is full of shite.

Sorry to hurt your feelings, but it’s all there on their 247 commit list. Again, a certain segment of our fan base, of which you are most certainly a part of, are insecure when it comes to Herman and Texas and lack any ability to look at this objectively. Herman is better than Orgeron and their class is better. It doesn’t mean our class sucks or that Orgeron can’t win here.
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Leonides
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
1059 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
MOT, I stand corrected. But my point remains is that this LSU class is better than its ranking.

Ultimately, time will tell.


Leonides
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
1059 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
Also, UT is getting the benefit of signing 5-6 more players. I understand UT didn't have a full class last year.


MOT
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Jul 2006
18032 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
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Gonna get ruff on the 40 after next year.

Great, so we should roll in there in September 2019 and win by 3 or 4 touchdowns, correct?


lsufanva
LSU Fan
sandston virginia
Member since Aug 2009
7440 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
I wrote a novel explaining the rule but my WiFi went out and most it. Maybe another time.

Back counting is still allowed. Short version is that if spots are available from the previous class they can still be used by early enrollees that backcount. Difference is that now kids that don't qualify count so those particular spots can no longer be back counted. If we were to miss on 1 guy this year and don't use it prior to the next signing period then that spot can be used towards the '19 class.


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Leonides
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
1059 posts

re: Damn Strong Class
No, but we should be equal if not better. Dude, I'm not knocking this UT class but it takes more than one class to correct the lack of talent UT has. And UT better pray the linemen in this class pan out or Herman may not be present in 2019.


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