Posted by cudevil on July 15, 20 at 12:42:06:
In Reply to: MARTIN LUCAS. Any Info? posted by Big Ron on July 15, 20 at 11:26:13:
I believe are assessing these guys. Not some third party.
The staff is reportedly not particularly enamored with the CA talent this year, which has led to a wider net being cast. Along those lines, the P12 footprint has traditionally been poor for OL and DL, and this year is no exception, so there has been a particular emphasis in the South, East, and (somewhat less so) the Midwest when searching for OL and DL in particular. Further, they are making a concerted push to load up on OL/DL this class, with well over half of the class expected to comprise those two position groups, which makes the out of region recruiting even more noticeable.
They are most definitely looking for a body type, with an empahsis on getting taller/longer. Lucas is something of a head scratcher in that regard, as he doesn't fit the mold so much in terms of length. I doubt he stays at RB, maybe a FB/H-back, or transitions to defense.
This year is goofy. Lots of kids that might have hoped for some first time exposure this spring and summer can't get it now. Who knows how many kids will have their season canceled. It will certainly lead to more kids falling through cracks.
That said, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the staff recruit over some kids as the cycle progresses. They've done that each full cycle so far.
The staff apparently views '22 as a cycle where they make significant noise, and they seem to think that CA/the West has better talent. I think/hope that this wider net is more of a one off strategy.
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