American Athletic College Football Recruiting: Team Rankings, Top Players, Biggest Strengths, What's Missing

American Athletic College Football Recruiting: Team Rankings, Top Players, Biggest Strengths, What's Missing

2020 Recruiting

American Athletic College Football Recruiting: Team Rankings, Top Players, Biggest Strengths, What's Missing

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What’s Missing From Each Team’s Recruiting Class

Cincinnati

Running Backs
It’s a surprisingly thin position with only a few coming from the last couple of recruiting classes and nothing much happening with this year’s signing sessions. Some promising young prospects are back around 230-pound thumper Gerrid Doaks, but UC could use more options.

East Carolina

Wide Receivers
There weren’t many in last year’s class, and there’s not a whole bunch happening this year. ECU signed on a slew of quarterbacks, but the pass catchers are going to have to come in next year or via transfer – the shelves have to be restocked.

Houston

Offensive Linemen
There were plenty in last year’s class, but there has to be more. The options are okay this year, but there aren’t enough ready-made parts to rely on. At some point the investment in infrastructure for the offensive side will come like it did for the defensive front.

Memphis

Defensive Linemen
It’s a little strange that the Tigers didn’t go hard after more prospects for the defensive front after not doing much of anything for the line in last year’s class. There are a few defensive tackles, but no pass rushers, and a light group of defenders overall.

Navy

Massive Bodies
There aren’t always a ton of huge humans coming in at Navy, but last year’s class was loaded with 300+ pounders. This year’s class is a whole lot lighter without the beef at defensive tackle or for the offensive interior to hope for a few big guys to emerge.

SMU

Quarterbacks
Shane Buechele is back for another season, and Terrance Gipson from last year’s class leads a stocked shelf of quarterbacks, but Sonny Dykes didn’t bring in any options to add to the mix. The receiving class is a bit thin, too.

Temple

Running Backs
There are just enough versatile talents coming in to try out in the offensive backfield, but after bringing in just one running back last season, there wasn’t anyone to help out the ground game this time around.

Tulane

Defensive Backs
They were addresses a wee bit last season, and there are a few options to turn into defensive backs from this year’s class, but next year needs to be really, really heavy for the secondary.

Tulsa

Offensive Backfield
The Golden Hurricane brought in QB Roman Fuller to work with, but there aren’t any sure-thing running back prospects to get excited about, and there aren’t a whole lot of skill stars anywhere. Next year the staff has to find the parts to carry the ball.

UCF

Wide Receivers
They got a great one in Ja’Cyais Credle who can be a No. 1 guy, and he’ll have to be. The program has been a bit light on coming up with a ton of targets  over the last few seasons.

USF

Running Backs
It’s one of the easiest holes to fill, but the Bull offense could use a few more running back options. Linebacker will be a key need to figure out next year.

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