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Ranking the Big East recruiting classes

Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:36 am
Posted by Bryan Fischer

1. Rutgers (Ranked 19th overall by MaxPreps)

There's no "wow" class in the Big East but Rutgers is on top of the rankings with a solid class from top to bottom. Recent pick up Leonte Carroo is a talented wide receiver the program was able to keep close to home.

2. Cincinnati (20th)

This class recently received a bump from a couple of Michigan recruits but the prize is quarterback Bennie Coney out of Florida. Plenty of athletes on both sides of the ball in this class.

3. West Virginia (24th) 

With Dana Holgorsen in charge, it's no surprise to see offensive talent commit to West Virginia. Quarterback Ford Childress has a strong arm and receiver Deontay McManus is an explosive pass catcher.

4. Pitt

Todd Graham has assembled a very good first (full) class and it wouldn't be surprising if he makes some more headway out on the recruiting trail. Quarterback Chad Voytik is the star of this group.

5. Louisville

If there's one school that could take advantage of Miami's troubles, it could be Charlie Strong and Louisville. This is a good group of offensive linemen to build around too.

6. USF

It's not a big class at the moment but it does have great talent and the best bang for buck in the conference. Tyler Cameron is a great fit at quarterback and Sean Price had a breakout summer.

7. UConn

Paul Pasqualoni has put together an under the radar group drawing on some Northeast talent with a few Florida players mixed in. Casey Cochran is a nice local pick up at quarterback

8. Syracuse

This is a bit of a grab-bag class with a little bit of everything from everywhere. The best player might be safety Julian Whigham.


Since: Aug 27, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:49 am

Ranking the Big East recruiting classes

LOL... I love the ranking of recruiting classes by so called experts.  Always gives me a good laugh.  Clearly the "expert" recruiting services, analysts know so much they are completely wrong.  It seems to me that Rutgers has been in the top 3 of the rankings for the past 3 or 4 years at least.  Doesn't seem to be translating into much success on the field.  Are the services just wrong or is the coaching just bad?  I am gonna bet a little bit of both.

Rutgers 2010 recruiting class was top # 2
2009 recruiting class was # 1

...but they went 4-8 last year...hmmm.  Somebody has to be wrong or not doing their research.  Preseason they are also picked last in the conference.

Guessing they are going to go between 4-8 and 5-7 this year.

Just sayin... keep up the great articles and Rutgers keep up the good work on the field...LOL!!!

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