IMO PG is just another piece of the puzzle
I think alot depends on if DeMarcus Phillips can play PG. We definitely need a quality PG in next falls recruiting class. It might even make sense to sign a JUCO & HS PG. We have seen over the years that relying on a freshman PG in Big 12 play isn't a great recipe for success.
However, I don't see PG as any bigger need that dynamic wing scorers. We seriously need a couple wing players who can drive to the bucket and make the 3. Maybe Oliver & Ejim can be those guys, but to date their press clipping seem to indicate athletic wings in the Rahshon Clarke mold.
If Fred is going to bring stability to ISU's program he will need to be looking a couple years ahead and right now the only underclassmen on the roster are:
SG/SF: Oliver & Ejim
Post: McKnight & Railey
I would think if we have a 7 man class next fall it would include:
1 HS PG
1 JUCO PG (Maybe Prep School)
2 Wings *Elgin Cook* (We have Phillips & Christopherson for another year)
2 HS Post (1 Athlete/1 Tough Guy)
1 JUCO Post (Tough Guy)
I hope we can get away from needing JUCO players, especially to step in & be starters. But it might make sense to sign a couple next year to create some class balance as we have no sophs on the current roster. A JUCO PG could also be the bridge until a guy like Randle, Staten or Paige is ready.
Below is a link on Randle & Paige- both seem to have bright futures. It might be tough to get them in Cardinal & Gold.