Leading up to this recruiting class I feel like I have said something a million times. "Offensive Line is the Key to this class",
This class has the chance to be a great offensive line class. Utah State signed 2 JC Offensive lineman and will get a visit from one more JC guy in Dearius Young. The High School guys have a chance to be really good as well. Patrick Mekari is committed. Villiamu Auwae has Utah State and Washington State in his final 2. Christian Cronk is currently committed to Hawaii but he will visit Utah State and make his decision between Hawaii and USU. Keaton Bates was given an offer a few weeks ago. He is a versatile Offensive lineman that has come to USU on a visit as well.
I'm sure you're thinking how do you sign all these guys? Well a few things; 1- Unlikely that they all commit or sign LOI just by the percentages. 2- When a guy goes on scholarship Aug 1st he is a "push forward" recruit. Which means he would count as a 2016 recruit. There is also the chance that a couple of the guys returning from missions will be "push foward" guys too.
Offensive Line isn't the only need. Linebacker is a position the Aggies would like to get too. The leading candidates are 3* Eddie Rudinski and Tommy Woo. Also a Wildcard will be a guy like Noah Togiai who could end up playing TE or DE.
Safety is obviously a position of need with 2 starting safeties graduating. Khari Vanderbilt is a guy the Aggies are hoping to lure away from BYU.
I personally think it is just as important to get another impact CB. Wesley Bailey looks like that guy right now.
So the next 3 weeks will be interesting to watch. Recruiting battles between USU and Washington State and Hawaii will be interesting to watch. Oh and then there's the battles with BYU and Utah too.
So what about WR? Denver Johnson is a huge priority. He could come in and play right away but also provide some insurance with 4 senior WR's next year.
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