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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

On recruiting rankings

Louisiana Tech coach Jack Bicknell likes to say he doesn't look at recruiting rankings.

If Bicknell were to look today, he might be pleasantly surprised at what he sees.

Rivals.com has the Bulldogs ranked second in the WAC behind only Boise State. He has Tech second behind LSU in Louisiana.

Tech fans love to get on Bicknell, but as someone who follows this stuff, his classes are getting better each year.

Yes, getting William Griffin from Patterson was a good get. But Bicknell has had good fortune landing talented players from the state in the past.

What may be the difference this year is finding a player like John Tyler's Cudahy Harmon, SuperPrep's No. 99 prospect in Texas, and getting him out of the state ahead of the likes of Texas A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Colorado State.

Like it or not Tech fans, Bicknell is recruiting well enough to be successful and stay on the job.


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