RedBaron67 wrote:Shaddix wrote:RedBaron67 wrote:It's been clear for a long time that we have no better than an outside chance at Vonleh; they'll hold a slot open as long as feasible because getting him would be a major event in the history of the program. As for Terrell and Abu, I think it will be harder for BC to recruit them as a package than to recruit one or the other individually (although I'd be deliriously happy to get them both). In any case, it's not yet time to hit the panic button for 2014; the elite 2014 players will probably commit no earlier than next spring. The most important thing is to get quality players (not necessarily superstars like Vonleh) with the few scholarships we have for 2013 and 2014; if we got Dingba for 2013 and Joseph and Cimino for 2014, I would consider it a great success for Donahue. The team's performance in 2013-14 and recruiting for 2013 and 2014 are going to settle whether he stays around.
You are thinking wayyyy to much into this class wayyyy too soon. These kids are about a year from choosing a college. BC has all of next season to prove
I"m not sure about how much we're disagreeing. Perhaps I should have written "next spring at the earliest." It's more likely that commitments will be made during the summer and early fall, with perhaps a few running into the spring of 2014. As for next season, I entirely agree that next season's record will have a very large effect on commitments, since it's the most reliable demonstration of the staff's coaching ability. As for whether I'm looking too hard too soon at 2014, people can look at the offers piling up for these kids and make up their own minds; the competition is already well under way.
Ah ok, we are more on the same page than I thought. Recruiting high major talent is difficult, I wouldn't expect BC to bow out of any of these guys for the next few months at least.... they can't afford to lose the time. Full court press has to be put on Vonleh until Kentucky offers and just hope that the team does well next year.