Big East recruiting recap, Part II

February, 7, 2013
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Time to take a look at the second half of the Big East and where things stand after signing day.

MEMPHIS

Needs filled: Offensive line, skill players. Memphis signed six offensive linemen -- including two junior college transfers, along with four running backs and two receivers. Running backs Robert Davis and Marquis Warford are among the highest rated in the class.

Holes remaining: Defensive line. You can never have enough depth at this position, but the Tigers signed just one lineman.

RUTGERS

Needs filled: Defensive back. The Scarlet Knights brought in five defensive backs, including ESPN 300 prospect Nadir Barnwell, who already is enrolled. They also signed three running backs, a huge area of need with Jawan Jamison gone and backfield depth lacking.

Holes remaining: The class is light on offensive linemen -- though several signed last year. Only one signed Wednesday.

SMU

Needs filled: Running back. The top two prospects on the board are running backs -- Everett Dickerson and junior college transfer Traylon Shead, who started his career at Texas. They should provide depth to help fill the void left by Zach Line's departure.

Holes remaining: The Mustangs are losing some key players at linebacker, including Taylor Reed and Ja'Gared Davis, but they signed only two in this class.

USF

Needs filled: Running back and defensive back were areas of need. The Bulls picked up two running backs -- including a flip from Cincinnati -- and six defensive backs. They also did well upgrading the defensive line

Holes remaining: Quarterback. The Bulls signed only one, and don't have much depth at the position with Matt Floyd and Bobby Eveld essentially the only two experienced players returning for 2013.

TEMPLE

Needs filled: Temple signed six offensive linemen, which should help add depth at a position that needs it. The Owls also got help along the front seven as well. Linebacker Buddy Brown is a big addition.

Holes remaining: The Owls didn't sign a receiver, a position that is in need of a big playmaker after some major struggles in 2012.

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