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I really love the Crystal Ball and I find it interesting to watch which way some of our targets are trending as weeks go by. Obviously this is mostly based on rumors and what the analysts are "feeling" at any given time, so it's not perfect, but still fun to analyze. Here are a few observations from the last couple weeks:
+ Dillon Bates: 34 predictions, all Vol. Thought it was odd that people were expressing so much nervousness about him last week. Him not picking the Vols would be the biggest shocker of this recruiting season.
+ Eric Lauderdale: 4 predictions for Vols, all in the last week.
+ Stanton Truitt: several new Vols predictions in the last week
+ Deshone Kizer: not many predictions on him yet, but one just popped up for the Vols this weekend. Only barely "trending up", but I still found that interesting.
= DJ Smith: Vol
= Dewayne Hendrix: Vol
= Kevin Mouhon: Vol
= Berry Bros: Vols
= Poona Ford: USCe, but it's an interesting group of picks. Lots of picks for USCe early, then some tOSU analysts picked the Buckeyes. The 247 national analysts are the only ones picking the Vols (25%), and I would put more stock in their pick than the site-based analysts.
= Rashaan Gaulden: Vol
- Josh Malone: still majority Vols, but a couple UGA picks recently. Not feeling good about him.
- Dominique Booth: still majority Vols, but an Indiana pick by Gerry recently stands out as interesting, especially since they weren't in his recent top 4.
- Cortez McDowell: no longer predicted to the Vols with Auburn making a surge in the predictions.
Anybody see any other interesting ones? Just a thought, but for any other geeks like me who like watching these picks move, maybe we can use this thread to point out new developments in the Crystal Ball.
sorry to pick and choose out of your post, but I found this very interesting... I wonder if we can get some feedback from Gerry on this prediction.
Great OP, +1
Thanks for this update man! I really want Hendrix, Bates, Mouhon and Smith. We need anchors on D.
"What did he do? All he did was score!" - John Ward
I agree. Those 4 would be huge for our defense. They are definitely some of our most important targets in this class.
Butch Jones. Who???
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