Q: Hi Des, I know when T.J. Weist initially took over he said that the feedback the program had gotten from recruits was positive and he didn’t think the coaching change would effect commitments, but with the team making no appreciable steps forward since the move and (presumably) a new coach coming in over the off-season, have you heard anything new regarding recruiting? I don’t think anybody expects many 5-star guys, but it’d be nice to at least hang on to the guys we’ve already got! Tim, Lebanon, CT
A: Hey Tim. Not sure exactly what you’re asking but I do know some coaches were on the road recruiting this week and I think that’s significant because they didn’t go out last time. The Monday the coaches were supposed to hit it there was a coaching change. I’m not sure of the impact of that on the 2014 class. Might have hurt more for 2015. It’s common knowledge New York tight end Jordan Fuchs, also a hoopster, is looking around/undeclared now and there may be a few others looking. That only makes sense but I think the commitments, minus Fuchs, are solid as of right now. The focus for next season has to be linemen on both sides of the ball but I’m thinking JUCO may be a way to go there as well for immediate impact which the team will need for next season.