The classes we love: Samford
In recruiting, the blue bloods get all of the love. We get that. But as we watch the gap between the “power programs” and “the rest of the pack” shrink year in and year out, we want to know why.
Well, we know why actually.
The talent gap isn’t as wide as it is perceived to be. So, let’s look at some classes and programs that are “closing the gap” with sustainable and important recruiting classes.
The Samford Bulldogs only signed a one-man class during signing week. However, the signing of Lukas Walls is a big win for Bucky McMillan going forward. He embodies everything McMillan and his staff have prioritized since stepping foot on campus.
Walls, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, is tough as nails and plays with a constant motor. His mixture of toughness, physicality, and confidence will be perfect for the Bulldogs during his college career. Throw in Walls’ athleticism and skill-level and it’s a cherry on top for Samford.
Also, look at some of the schools that were showing interest in Walls before he chose Samford in May: Belmont, Furman, Lipscomb, Wofford, and Tennessee Tech were among the schools he also considered. Those are long-standing, successful programs that have a track-record of producing quality players.
That speaks volumes for McMillan and Samford going forward. I can see Walls being an important piece for the Bulldogs during his college career.