Cats mostly fill their needs, Pt. 1by Brad Allis on Feb. 02, 2010, under Sports
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Cameron Allerheiligen, 6-3, 190, Keller (TX) HS
Fits Needs: D
With apolgies to Allerheiligen (no, I have no idea how to pronounce it either), he has a lot to prove. The ultimate sleeper in this class, he is a player who most recruiting services did not even have a profile for him. Maybe someday he will make me eat my words, but at this stage I would have felt a lot more confident with Matt Brown in the class.
Fits Needs: C
The Cats return five of their top six running backs (six if you count Taimi Tutogi) and did not really need a back in the class. The Cats will add redshirt freshmen Kylan Butler and Daniel Jenkins to the mix of Nic Grigsby, Keola Antolin and Greg Nwoko.
Tyler Slavin 6-1, 191, Eleanor Roosevelt HS – Corona, CA
Austin Hill 6-3, 188, Eleanor Roosevelt HS – Corona, CA
Garic Wharton 5-11 165, Valley HS – Las Vegas, NV
Dexter Ransom 6-3, 215, Blinn College
Dan Buckner, 6-4, 215, Allen, TX/Texas
Fills Needs: A
The Cats probably did not need five receivers, after all they only lose on key contributor and only have two juniors on the roster that play any kind of key role. However, the Cats just could not pass up the variety and talent of the receivers in the class. They have fast receivers, big receiver and possession receivers. They even have a variety of ages with three freshmen, a D-I transfer and a junior college transfer.
Fills Need: Incomplete
It is hard to determine whether or not the Cats failed to fill a need or no longer have the need. With the departure of Rob Gronkowski the Cats may phase out the position and rely more on the H-Back position.
Trent Spurgeon 6-7, 260 Owasso (OK) HS
Mickey Baucus 6-7, 250 Carmel Catholic HS – Mundelein, IL
Matthew Jakubiec 6-7, 290 Servite (CA) HS
Carter Lees 6-5, 325 Kempner HS – Sugarland, TX
Fills Need: B
The Cats bring in four solid linemen, even if they did not bring in any starts. Three of the four have decent ratings and Lees had not yet been evaluated by the ESPN.com analysts. All four are over 6-5, three are 6-7, and they all have frames that can carry a lot of weight. This is a group that will not be relied on right away, but have the potential to produce at least a few future starters.