January 9, 2008

Bulldogs break into top-50 recruiting class

With the latest commits to Fresno State, the Bulldogs have broken into an elite group as they now stand at No. 49 in the country for the recruiting class of 2008. The recent commitment of Rashad Evans is the latest in a long string of positive events and sets the stage for a long run of potential great seasons to come.

Last season Bulldog fans rejoiced when Fresno State had a solid recruiting class despite only ending up with a No. 74 final ranking. This season the Bulldogs have broken the bank with one 4-star commitment and an impressive eight, 3-star verbal commits thus far.

Looking inside the numbers, Fresno State's 2.67 star average ranks No. 49 overall with two programs in front of them with a lower average and two behind them with a higher average. As many as 18 BCS conference programs are currently listed below the Bulldogs including; Georgia Tech, Iowa, Purdue, Virginia, Oregon State, Kentucky, Louisville, South Florida, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Washington State and a number of others.

Fresno State is currently the top-rated mid-major program in the nation with the closest competitor being BYU (58). The closest WAC rival is Louisiana Tech (65) followed by Boise State (78), Hawaii (87), Nevada (90), New Mexico State (94), Idaho (102), Utah State (113) and San Jose State (117).

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