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It's been 5 months since Charlie Strong took over as head football coach at UofL, and I've seen nothing short of a major upswing from a recruiting standpoint. Since he took the reins back in December, he's taken the 'Ville to new recruiting heights we've never experienced, not even when Bobby Petrino was here(if only we could've found a cure for his floating eye syndrome). In two months, he was able to get almost 15 quality kids to commit to the program for the class of 2010 and he's gotten 11 to commit already for the class of 2011, with that number steadily rising on a daily basis. The 2010 class was a top 40 class, and I can easily see us on the verge of having our first-ever top 25 recruiting class in school history. The 2010 class is so good to where I can easily see at least 4 of those kids earning starting positions by the season opener against UK:QB Dominque Brown, WR Michaellee Harris, DE B.J. Butler, and LB Preston Brown. Now where that says a lot about where the recruiting has improved since coach Strong was introduced as coach, it also says a lot about how the recruiting standards took a big-time nosedive doing Steve Kragthorpe's tenure. Before his arrival back in 2007, we were on the verge of seeing two-star recruiting as a thing of the past. During Kragthorpe's tenure, however, we went right back to doing what we'd done in the past, settling for the leftover recruits that no one else wanted and still expecting to compete on the highest level. But once coach Strong arrived, we've seen recruiting on the upswing once again, perhaps even better than it was before. Not only that, but once he gets you here, he pushes you to be nothing short of being great, not just good, but great. That's something we haven't seen around here in about four years. Bobby Petrino was real good at getting the most out of his players, but you never knew who he was secretly contacting behind everyone's back(Auburn and LSU for example). Steve Kragthorpe wanted to be here, but no one wanted him to ever be here from the beginning. That's what makes Charlie Strong so special, because he's shown already that we can really appreciate,(1) the fact that he's gonna strive to get 110% out of his players daily, and (2) he's shown a true sincerity in regards to wanting to be her