Rivals . National Recruitment Manager Adam G palm look at Deion Sanders‘evaporating name for a Power Five job, whether Jeremiah Smith can be number 1 receiver regardless of class and UCLApoor participation status and how it can affect hiring:
DEION WILL HAVE A POWERFUL WORK
State of Arizona and Nebraska already open jobs and other jobs – Auburn, Georgia Tech are some shows to watch – may also be available and Deion Sanders Not only should he be considered for those positions, he must be a top candidate.
Sanders is not the type of coach to nail, stare at the scoreboard. Good. Winning in sports is all about recruiting because most people run the same offensive and defensive plans and the people who do it “best” are the ones with the most disciplined players. but also the fastest, strongest and largest.
Deion can catch those guys. He’s proven that he can be the number 1 player in the country and that’s convincing Travis Hunter to Jackson State. Four-star receiver Kevin Coleman Turn down Oregon, State of Florida and others play there too. Old five stars Mark Pope (and that rating is off, to be fair) play there now. Jackson State is leading 3-0 and flying.
Herm Edwards It turned out to be a mess in the State of Arizona. There is a literal coup being attempted against Bryan Harsin at Auburn last year failed but can he feel any love there? Scott Frost was an unsolvable disaster in Nebraska, where Husker had four consecutive losing seasons for the first time since the late 1950s to early ’60s. Georgia Tech’s Geoff Collins being asked if his team has given up.
There are plenty of reasons to include Deion. With the resources, facilities, and NIL money backing him, Sanders was able to recruit like a few others. Hunter says one reason he chose Jackson State was to be coached by one of the best people to ever do it.
Mississippi State 2024 leaderboard player, 4 star defensive finish Kamarion Franklin, will visit Jackson State this weekend. The same goes for the four-star athlete in 2025 Jarcoby Hopson as Lake Cormorant, Ms., comrades will go together.
Sanders has proven that he can lead a show, recruit, win, and be taken seriously. It’s time for Power Five sports directors to get smart.
JEREMIAH SMITH – NO. 1 WRITE PERFORMANCE OF CLASS?
Having a little brother/sister felt on the South Florida Express team last season was five stars Carnell Tate, Brandon Inniss and Hykeem Williams shine a lot and then five stars 2024 Jeremiah Smith and Joshisa Trader learned the ropes. But there may be a few students teaching the teacher some new tricks that are imminent.
In particular, Smith may be the best collector in the country regardless of class. The Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna featured, team player with Trader and tall triple star Edwin Josephwho could easily compete for a four-star, nearly unstoppable rating on the pitch this season.
He passes the ball higher than anyone. He can go over the full-back lines or run by them. He is aggressive and asserts himself every time he plays. Inniss is pushing that #1 back in the 2023 recipients rankings but when it comes to elite talent, Smith, even a junior in high school, could end up being the best of the bunch.
UCLA HAS PARTICIPATION PROBLEMS
Not many people will UCLA matches this season and it can be a big problem in recruiting.
To be fair, the Bruins have had a boring home schedule so far with games against Bowling Green, Alabama A&M and South Alabama (though that last game turned out to be a horror movie). However, in three matches, the Bruins drew 90,214. Not every game – total.
While comparing, Michigan play cupcakes UConn last weekend and attracted 109,639. UCLA is committed Roderick Robinsona four-star stud running back from San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln, visited Texas A&M for its game against Miami last weekend in front of 107,245 screaming, raving fans on Kyle Field. He calls the environment second to none. He came to visit Georgia in October for an SEC match would also be a cramped house.
The Bruins have only seven engagements so far, and that’s not just because the Rose Bowl is more than half empty on non-conference Saturdays. UCLA recruits differently and maybe so, but when the team sends top recruits to a stadium that resembles a library, it just doesn’t help.
I got it. I live here. There’s so much to do in Los Angeles over the weekend. Traffic going through town to see Alabama A&M doesn’t excite anyone. But people drive through Pennsylvania and beyond to get there Penn State on Saturdays. Alabama, in the same way. It’s their lives, their fall weekends, what they do.
And UCLA needs more than that. The beach will be there – in winter when it’s still 72 sunny and sunny.