Since the transfer portal has come to the forefront of College Football I feel we may want to consider adopting a new strategy where we put more of an emphases on signing 4/5 star recruits that do not crack the starting lineup at the blue chip programs to offset the average recruiting classes we have had these past couple of years.
This strategy would be comparable to signing free agents vs building through the draft in pro sports. But if we were to be able to have a balanced approach of signing recruits and players through the portal it might be best for our program.
Ricky Slade is a perfect example of a player we were unable to sign out of High School when he was a 5 Star Recruit from NOVA. He entered the transfer portal this season and ultimately went to ODU. I understand we have underclassmen RBs we are very high on and we just brought in a couple of Juco RBs that fit the same strategy of signing Ricky Slade.
What are your thoughts on placing more of an emphasis on the transfer portal in addition to high school recruiting?