TUCSON, Ariz. Back in the winter of 2004-05, Pat White and Steve Slaton were not on the national radar as must-have recruits. White was nowhere to be found among the national recruiting services top two-way quarterbacks. Slaton did not crack the list of the top 50 running backs.
One list they were on was Rich Rodriguez's list of "OKGs," and that was more than OK with the coach of West Virginia's upcoming program.
Our Kinda Guys, Rodriguez called them back then, and he's looking for the same kind as he stocks up his roster for a second season at Arizona.
Slaton would become a freshman All-American, and he and White confounded defenses for the length of their college careers under Rodriguez, helping transport the Mountaineers to the national stage.
This is not to say Rodriguezs second recruiting class at Arizona, the first one over which he has had full control, will set the Pac-12 on fire as the Wildcats look to build on an 8-5 season. But Rodriguez did land the OKGs he wanted, ...