Re: If they wanted a Vea type...

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Posted by Big Ron on December 10, 18 at 11:36:33:

In Reply to: If they wanted a Vea type... posted by cudevil on December 10, 18 at 10:45:04:

2 Slade, Darius 6-5 257 DL R-Jr.
45 Lea, George 6-3 275 DL R-Jr.
57 Hoyt, Jordan 6-3 277 DL R-Sr.
90 Lole, Jermayne 6-2 270 DL Fr.
92 Tuitu'u, Nami 6-2 289 DL So.
95 Wren, Renell 6-6 297 DL R-Sr.
96 Bates, Jalen 6-4 242 DL R-Jr.
97 Forman, Shannon 6-2 304 DL So.
98 Davidson, D.J. 6-4 325 DL R-Fr.
99 Subtyl, Doug 6-5 252 DL R-Sr.
91 Matus, Michael 6-2 230 DE Fr.

I think that they are recruiting what they can get more than what they really want. If a bunch of 330 lbs NTs were within reach, they would grab all that they could get. But these are very rare individuals and the established programs snap them up. As for DLs they played this year, the DL had no size other than Wren Forman and Davidson. Once Forman had to be moved to back up Wren, Lole and Lea were the biggest scholarship players they could field. I would be surprised if Gonzales didn't go bigger in future classes. Note that Gonzales played a Soph (Forman) and a R-Fr (Davidson) to get some size in the line. In the future, I expect to see 310+ lb NTs and 6'5+" 275-285 LB DEs. And if Gonzales stays, that will lead to a lights-out defense.

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