February 5, 2009 1:57 PM
Air Force lands a potential good class
It's always dangerous to talk about Air Force football recruiting.
The Falcons recruit like any other Division I program but coaches have to be more selective because of the academic and military obligations that potential recruits face.
Many of the 26 players who signed certificates of intent on Wednesday still need congressional appointments and most will wind up at the Air Force prep school for a year before enrolling at the Academy.
Air Force's list of potential recruits includes offensive lineman Jake Morin, a 287-pounder from Overland Park, Kansas. Morin is rated as one of the best offensive linemen in Kansas.
Nathan Badger, a 255-pound defensive tackle from Norman, Okla. and hard-htting linebacker James Chambers from Wichita Falls, Texas are promising prospects.
"There are a lot of kids in this class who people think maybe would have ended up with a lower-level Big 12 program," Rivals.com recruiting analyst Jeremy Crabtree said.