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July 15, 2011Editor's note: Every Friday ASR Publisher Edward Lewis will answer some questions from fans about the Aztecs in this weekly mailbag. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, @EdwardLewisASR on Twitter, post questions on the message board or put questions on ASR's Facebook page.
ROB: Probably too hard to say but if you had to guess who do you think is the closest out the rest of the prospects to commit to SDSU?
MATTHEW: Know of any big-name recruits in football that SDSU might have a shot at?
KRISH: It looks like SDSU is recruiting Ariz. and Colo. pretty heavily. I know in the past the out-of-state recruiting was limited by the budget constraints and the additional costs associated with out-of-state tuition / scholarships. I'm assuming the football staff has been given the green light to do more out of state recruiting now that some of the budget issues have been alleviated?
RINCON: Any updates on when the new class will get on campus? Are there any players who might not qualify? What's the word on our new strength coach and have you gotten a look at the team starting summer workouts?
Lots of questions here. Let's see if I can get them all. I've heard Aug. 8 will be the day training camp officially starts, so I would assume the recruits will start piling onto campus within the next couple weeks. I just talked to potential recruit Kimo Seau, and he said his cousin and 2011 SDSU recruit Micah Seau had just come down to San Diego last weekend. So I'm assuming they're gearing up to get started at State. As far as players who might not qualify, I likely won't know that information until we get closer to camp and some of these players do start filing in.
The strength and conditioning coach is a good question, because Hoke attributed most of his success, if not all of it, to former strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman. The new coach is Rick Court, and from what Rocky Long has said, his workouts are very similar to Wellman's. Time will tell, obviously, the difference between the two. And I've caught a little glimpse of the team working out in the weight room in my trips to the athletic department, but too tough to say how they're looking in summer workouts. In August, though, you'll be bombarded by articles about how they look, so stay tuned.