III-Only Finite Number Of Starters.
There are 22 starters in a college football game on a team. While that number can increase for special team assignments. So the class ranking system which rates the total class overextends the true impact on the team. How many positions are truly up for grabs?
How many new starting roles will be decided in training camp?
If a team with 25 new recruits believes all 25 will start, they’ve ignored the basic premise of the game. It just so happens that the Washington Huskies lose approximately eight starters this season. Those roles will likely be filled by players on the roster. Incoming freshman will, for the most part, fill those reserve roles this season.
No Stew At UW
To be fair, I trust a sophomore rated “average”, but who had a solid year of coaching from Coach Petersen than any freshman coming in this year.
In conclusion, the Washington Husky recruiting class of 2017 is a solid bunch of players who were not tossed into a pot like vegetables to a stew. On one hand, each player fits a targeted role that will open up as the season progresses into next year. On the other hand, each young man was brought in, not for who they are, but for who Coach Petersen believes they will become.
As a matter of fact, not many college programs can do that. In fact, most college programs run on the WYSIWYG system (“what you see is what you get”). The Huskies do move for their players, because the team and the coaches believe that they deserve more. By choosing the UW Huskies, they have proven that they do.