We're back with another edition of the #AskLoogs Twitter mailbag. If you missed last week's discussion, check it out here.
This week, we're looking at keys to evaluation, how much difference there is between players in the rankings, what to do about players wanting out of their letters of intent, and what can be done to get Colorado back up and rolling, among other things. No more delaying, let's get right to your questions.
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Tom Luginbill (@TomLuginbill) June 11, 2013
— William Knox (@nowifebill) June 11, 2013
No. Quite honestly, if you look at verbal commitments across the board, the numbers are actually way down from what they have been in the past. I have had conversations with many college coaches about commits not coming at quite the rapid spring pace and it's nothing to worry about right now. Arkansas has never been a heavy volume team with early verbal commitments, and don't worry about class rankings right now. There is still a lot of time between now and national signing day.
The Hogs made a big splash down the stretch last year, which was a nice and somewhat surprising start for the new regime. So that just shows plenty can and will happen between now and February.
The worry for Arkansas fans is if the program is ever going to be able to lure top front-seven players, particularly linemen, to Fayetteville. This is a program with enough tradition, clout and stature to get good players on a consistent basis. The Razorbacks are good enough to win eight or more games in the SEC, but without the trench players they will only go so far. It's tough to win the West without elite players up front, and even Bobby Petrino's best team found this out.