Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin has to be relieved that the Broncos 2014 recruiting class is signed, sealed and delivered. Not only that, but he has to be pleased that his class was ranked as the best in the Mountain West Conference.
In late December, however, it didn't appear as if Boise State was going to have anything close to what it ended up with.
After a coaching transition and several committed recruits choosing other options, the Broncos found themselves behind the proverbial eight ball.
What the new coaching staff did with so little time and such a late start in the process was definitely impressive.
Not only did they go out and improve the current recruiting class in immense fashion, but they inspired a heartbroken fanbase that was desperately needing something to cheer for. They did so with creative use of social media via Twitter and by keeping fans updated when new commits came on board.
Now imagine what Harsin and his staff can do with a whole year of preparation.
The recruiting never stops for a college football staff. As one class is signed, the next one is already in the works. This is certainly no different for the Broncos.
Looking ahead to 2015, Boise State will have some key needs to fill. However, seeing what transpired in 2014, fans of the Broncos can be excited about the recruiting potential of this current staff.
Let's look at some of those future needs in an attempt to determine the players that could supply the remedy, and assess the chances that the Broncos might have of landing the most talented players in the mix.
*Note: All recruiting data, rankings and statistics via 247Sports unless otherwise noted.