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The Tigers have had three consecutive good recruiting classes, so I think part of their woes is that they have a young team overall. I think Gene Chizik should not be fired and be given more time to right the ship.
Chizik has a great class coming in, and it could be a class that has several impact recruits. Reuben Foster is ready to play college football right now. He's got the body and skills to be a high impact guy at LB.
The same can be said for Carl Lawson at DE and Dee Liner isn't far behind that notion as a DT. RB Jordan Wilkins is a big 6'2" back that could impact the offense earlier than we think. Also, if they hold on to Tashawn Bower, he could make some noise at DE too.
WR Earnest Robinson is another name to watch too.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.