Notre Dame keeps rising, Texas and Auburn falling in recruiting
In this week's Recruiting Roundup, Rivals.com analyst Mike Farrell explores the Notre Dame surge, the fall of Texas and Auburn, and the indecision of some of the nation's top prospects.
• I think Missouri reached on
• Speaking of Missouri, the move to the SEC won't help recruiting like it will for Texas A&M for two reasons. First, they have no geographical border to an SEC state with any talent, and secondly, you need to win. A 3-4 start and an 0-4 record so far in the SEC doesn't make for better recruiting. That season finale against Texas A&M will be big for the Tigers. Missouri is a respectable 25th in the nation in recruiting, but Texas A&M is No. 10, ahead of Texas. Missouri is currently 11th in the SEC in recruiting. They would be No. 4 in the Big 12 (if A&M stayed as well). "Old Man Football" might have been a mistake.
• Former Michigan commitment
• Everything I said about West Virginia locking up a few big commitments in Texas next year could go out the window if the 'Neers don't recover quickly from that beatdown by Texas Tech. A win over Kansas State this weekend and everyone forgets the stumble, but another bad loss and all the momentum Dana Holgerson and company built with their first five wins is gone.
• Despite a very good official visit at Florida State and an impressive visit to Texas in early September, I still think Florida safety