Recruiting Thought Experiment

Consider the rosters of the following two teams. Imagine they are going to play head-to-head, and reply to this post with your answers to the following 3 questions:

1.Who ya got?

2.Is it close, or does your team run away with it?

3.Regardless of which team you picked, would your decision change if Justin Jackson switched teams?

A couple of notes:
–Starters and reserves are listed for each team. Value depth as much or little as you want.
–Team A is obviously younger, so feel free to be as optimistic or as pessimistic as you’d like relative to the talent on the roster.
–Let’s assume Team A operates out of a more Bajakian-style(we think) double tight-end offense(better fit for the personnel). Team B runs a more traditional Northwestern spread.


QB: Clayton Thorson (Matt Alviti)
RB: Solomon Vault (Malin Jones, Austin Anderson, Jordan Perkins)
WR: Christian Jones, Genson Hooper Price (Bryce Kirtz, Malik Washington)
TE: Garrett Dickerson, Trey Pugh (Thomas Gordon)
OL: Tommy Doles, Peter Skoronski, Eric Olsen, Zach Franks, Josh Priebe (Ben Wrather, Jack Konopka, Cam Kolwich)

DL: Ifeadi Odenigbo, Jordan Thompson, Trent Goens, Earnest Brown (Trevor Kent, Deonte Gibson, Devin O’Rourke)
LB: Khalid Jones, Cullen Coleman, Nathan Fox (Andrew Leota)
DB: Traveon Henry, Greg Newsome, Coco Azema, Rod Heard (Rod Campbell, Jaheem Joseph, Marcus McShephard)


QB: Zach Oliver (Aidan Smith/Andrew Marty)
RB: Justin Jackson (Isaiah Bowser, John Moten, Jeremy Larkin)
WR: Austin Carr, Ben Skowronek, Flynn Nagel, (Kyric McGowan, Riley Lees, JJJ)
TE: Cam Green (Charlie Mangieri)
OL: Rashawn Slater, Ian Park, Brad North, Jared Thomas, Nik Urban (Shane Mertz, Blake Hance, Gunner Vogel)

DL: Dean Lowry, Tyler Lancaster, Joe Gaziano, Samdup Miller (Alex Miller, Xavier Washington, Jake Saunders)
LB: Anthony Walker, Paddy Fisher, Nate Hall (Blake Gallagher, Joe Jones, Brett Walsh, Jaylen Prater)
DB: Nick VanHoose, Matt Harris, Godwin Igwebuike, Kyle Queiro (Montre Hartage, Travish Whillock, Jared McGee)


Posted on March 26, 2020, in Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. 1. I’m going w/ Team B. On offense, I don’t think Team A’s upgrade at QB makes up for the a much weaker supporting cast.

    2. i think Team B runs away with it.

    3. Ooph. Good question. I’ve been waffling quite a bit. I’ll say no, my answer doesn’t change if JJ switches teams, but it’s close.

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