TY had 15 recruits at this point in the class of 2003. Charlie has 18. TY got 2 commits in February to bring the class to 17. I am sure Charlie will get 2-5 signees by Feb 6th.
Willingham had 10 Defensive players and 7 offensive players.
Weis has 6 defensive players and 12 offensive players so far. Two of the OL recruits will be moving to the defensive side of the ball.
Willinghams class rank for this year was 30th. He had 0 top 100 players and 0 five star players and only 3 four star players. Average rank according to Scout.com was 2.94 out of 5. We also know that more than half of this class is no longer with the team for various reasons.
Weis' class rank for this year is 8th right now and probably moving up. He had 6 top 100 players and 1 five star players and 13 four star players. Average rank according to Scout.com is 3.83 out of 5.
So, what do we see from this example? Charlie is a very good recruiter and a coach that is learning the game of college football. TY was not a good recruiter and a worse coach.
Thankfully Weis has 9 guys apply for 5th years. They are not hte greatest players, but a team without seniors is a team that CANNOT win.