Remember, the rule that you can only bring in 25 new players in a year still stands.Have we had any de-commits the past few days? I haven't heard of any. How many schollies are still available for 2021? Between those and the spots that will open up after BB launches fringe players, it should give him ample opportunity to mold the roster to his preference, almost immediately.
I don't think there are any back-counters in our current recruiting class (someone correct me if they know otherwise), so in theory we have 11 slots left.
I'm not quite sure whether we have to stay under 85 not counting any seniors that decide to return. There has been very little guidance on that question from the NCAA.
In any event, I've never seen a coaching change where no one left the program. There will be some movement (which will make 85 not a problem). But because of the free transfer rules of this offseason, we want to keep it to the absolute minimum possible, because transfers are contagious and there's nothing stopping it from snowballing.
I'd say my goal would be 100 scholarship players next year. Maybe unrealistic, but the bigger that number is, the better off we will be. We want to be the program with too much player capital as the rules shift back to normal, that's the good problem to have.