Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chase Hughes

Has committed to Ole Miss. Not sure that he had a committable offer from Auburn...

10 comments:

  1. Damn it...I thought he was coming to AU...No committable offer? I hope the coaches know something I dont.

    ReplyDelete
  2. "I hope the coaches know something I dont"

    This isn't a 5-star prospect we're passing on. Hughes is a pretty good, not great prospect. Apart from Ole Miss he had no other major SEC offers.

    ReplyDelete
  3. maybe depth at o-line is not as big a deal as we might think it is. i agree with Wok - i hope they've got a steel clad plan to address talent and depth at that spot.

    ReplyDelete
  4. With some our present verbal OL commits being "soft" I cannot for the life of me figure out their "strategy" for bringing in 5-6 quality linemen. (both O and D)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Man I hope we get some quality offensive lineman in this class. It does seem like the coaches are being very selective. What gives?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I believe we end up with Alex Hill to play Center. He is from Louisiana.

    ReplyDelete
  7. 'With some our present verbal OL commits being "soft"'
    -----------------------

    The only one who is "soft" is Coleman, and that is only because he has stated he will take official visits (which equals automatic "soft" status). As of right now no one expect Coleman to end up anywhere but Auburn.

    OL depth is a concern, but that doesn't mean you should take everyone single OL who shows interest in you. Some of these comments are ridiculous, Hughes doesn't have an offer because as of right now he's not good enough. Whats the controversy? We can find a 3-star OL at any time, stop acting like we're passing on a 5-star. FWIW, Alex Hill would commit on the spot if he had an offer and he's ranked even higher than Hughes, and even he doesn't have an offer.

    ReplyDelete
  8. boris, i agree with you partially, but the only thing is we dont have a huge amount of 4 and 5 stars offered or showing lots of interest. james stone comes to mind along with maybe 1 or 2 others, but they are far from huge AU leans.

    if hughes isn't good enough it may be nearing time to lower the standards a bit to at least have some bodies, because right now we are barely 2 deep at most of the OL positions.

    hopefully the staff's strategy is to have a successful season and garner some interest from some bigger names, and if that doesn't work THEN pick up guys like hughes and hill. my only concern there is that by that time our "backup plans" will have moved on.

    anyway, we'll see how it works out, but i can definitely understand the concern of our seeming lack of priority on o-line recruiting.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Boris, I would agree with you, except I am not seeing, or at least it is not being reported on, many of the so called "higher ranked" prospects who seem likely to sign with Auburn.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I hope that we can lure Eric Mack back to the plains. He would be a huge commit.

    ReplyDelete