I guess a verbal commit is just that, a verbal commit, and nothing is ever final until a kid signs. The combo of Akey + Erickson was probably the thing that tipped the scales, and so JC DE Luis Vasquez heads for Tempe. Too bad.
Hard to say he is a big loss, as he never set foot on campus, and truly D-end is a position that has some depth for 2007 (Mullenix, Broadus, Graise and Kooyman for example). But still, you hate to lose a chance to add a reportedly big-time pass rusher that is a 6-3, 250 speedster off the edge.
Don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but, recruiting isn’t exactly on fire right now. Not to get too excited, as always, about the “star” system, but right now we’re falling down the ratings.