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    Defensive Line Recruiting

    Last year I really felt like we needed to land more DL recruits. Not only did we finish short in my opinion but we lost one to academics on top of that. This 2016 class looks typically awesome with the exception once again on the DL. We have one guy committed, a three star out of Fayetteville Arkansas. Seems like Fat boy isn't going to want to see us take one from his back yard so that guy will probably get a lot of pressure to flip to the Hogs.

    Next year we will have essentially two players left with experience. (Hand and Payne). Hopefully Raekwon Davis will improve to give us three relatively good starters. but that's not a given. Jamar King hasn't made an impact. Neither has Johnny Dwight. Josh Frazier is a decent inside guy but not a DE. I see immediate playing time for any DE that can press the box. Does anyone have any insight into this? Has the firing of Bo Davis had a negative impact there? The new coach appears to be solid, but can he recruit?
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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    First, this is a fairly weak DL class with the exception of Marvin Wilson.

    Most importantly, here are some DL propsects Alabama might be able to land:

    Isaiah Buggs (JUCO)
    LaBryan Ray (Bama seen as the favorite)
    Ryan Johnson (Bama-Auburn battle and Alabama made a big move this weekend)
    Elijah Concliffe (named Bama his leader a few months back)
    Tyler Shelvin (LSU commit, but that can easily change with the Miles firing)
    Aubrey Solomon (former Michigan commit that appears to be UGA bound, but Bama has a shot)
    Phidarian Mathis (another Louisiana kid that might be affected by the Miles firing)
    "I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
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    "We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    We need to make a splash here because we are about to lose a lot!


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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    376 pound tackle, would we take him? Even if he trimmed down to 340, he's still almost as big as Cody was way back when.


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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    Proven playing time (even for Freshmen if good enough ) in the rotation should have kids lined up. Can`t quite figure it out why this appears to be so difficult for us. If we could get 3 of those guys listed above, it would be great.

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    Yeah, I was holding my breath when Dalvin was down on the field this past week.
    ‘I can’t really say that you’re going to come in here and start. You’ve got to come here and be ready to compete because the best man plays.’ CNS

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    DL is definitely the position of need in this class. I'm thinking we finish solidly there given our need for the position, having a good number of players drafted there in last 4-6 years, our academic success, and our on field success.

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    Are an line backers were looking st or have commuted potential de's?

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealPokeChop View Post
    Are an line backers were looking st or have commuted potential de's?
    Huh 😊 ?

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealPokeChop View Post
    Are an line backers were looking st or have commuted potential de's?

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealPokeChop View Post
    Are an line backers were looking st or have commuted potential de's?
    I am going to try to translate for Chop. "Are there any linebackers that we are looking at or have committed that could potentially play DE?" Let me know if this is it Chop.

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    We need to keep an eye on Marvin Wilson. Many had thought it was between Texas and LSWho and with the coaching uncertainty at both places we may sneak in the backdoor.

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    Re: Defensive Line Recruiting

    Glad to see you around PokeChop.
    I can't answer your question, but I'm sure others know if any of the LB's could possibly develop into DL's.

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