- Posted by hovis - Posted by ajr
The website he posted has NCSU from 07-13 5th, twice 6th, twice 10th and once at 12th. Packpride's ACC ranking is 9th. That is not the top half. This excludes Pitt and Syracuse's class. Epic rant:http://gamedayr.com/gamedayr/trojans-fan-lane-kiffin-rant-video/
This years recruiting class does not have much impact on next years football team or to lesser extent the following year. Usually linemen on both sides of the ball often need at least 2 years to get into the weight training program and to be coached and taught to be ready to play division 1 football to even approach their potential. WR's and RB's can offer a more immediate impact. Figure that positions that require size and strength require two years and positions that require speed and skill require at least one year. Even this is not optimal. Every coaches dream is to redshirt everyone that you can get away with and get a more prepared product when they hit the field. This is really the thing that Jim Grobe does as policy and why he seems to get steady play out of lesser recruiting classes. Of course at our more high profile programs the demand to put a good product on the field every single year does not allow most schools to do this.
I do not know where you saw that I was pointing at the recruiting class affecting next years team. I only was pointing to the fact that in the last few years that the Pack has been as good as 5th, but as bad as last in the ACC in recruiting.