See what Brent Axe had to say about Ryan Nassib as a recruit in February of 2008. I find it rather amusing. Give your opinion using the poll at the end of the post.
I like reading things like this after a few years go by. I think Ryan did a great job in the bowl game and is hands down the leader of the offense next year. Don't get me wrong: I like Brent and I dont think many saw Nassib in the position he is today either, but I just had to post this. On to the "Axeman's Jazz"...
"One of the scholarships was used to bring another quarterback to the hill. The coaching staff went after Ryan Nassib (6'3"/220) as the gunslinger for the `08 class. Nassib is a pro style quarterback, with an above average arm and good vision of the field. However, what Nassib is not is the future for SU at the position. I think that Nassib might develop into a decent player, but I highly doubt that he will ever be the player that takes control of the offense. I have to say that SU not going after a better quality qb than Nassib kind of worries me, since I firmly believe that in order to be a top notch program you have to bring in a good player at this position each and every year."
And later on..
"I'm going to give this half of the class a B for the following reason: with the players coming in at every position (except the QB) this team has improved"
And we got to see how it played out - 80% of the 2008 recruiting class was already gone by the 2010 season - washed out, kicked out or left of their own volition. Out of the 27 players recruited that year, only 5 by my count are currently still on the roster. Not only has Nassib remained, but he thrived. And to that, I say "Good Show, Mr. Nassib"
I will give Brent this, he accurately predicted Marcus Sales bowl game performance:
" Marcus Sales (6'1"/180), truly a local product from Christian Brothers Academy......Sales seems the perfect fit for the Orange as he has the speed to be that deep threat. He also has the hands and the ability to catch the ball, whether it's a good throw or not. "
Hey Brent, based on that your predictions are already better than those of Nostradamus IMHO. ;-)
Brent's original post on Syracuse.com: