HJS wrote: RedBaron67 wrote: eagle9903 wrote:
HJS wrote:Tebbutt represented the last great hope that this class would be solid and compliment that of last year's. If TOS is correct and BC ain't happening (after it ain't happening with a ton of other last minute Hail Mary recruits like Taylor), then this class disappoints.
That said, Ennis and Reischel would go a very long way to healing everyone's concerns.
Smyth apparently isn't just a possibility, but has become a huge priority for the staff. Essentially, we will be substituting Hump for Smyth. That is a terrible trade in my opinion.
In all honesty... I get the impression that the staff is flailing around a bit. They seem to be desperately grabbing at anyone who could play the level of the Ivies and up. They haven't been particularly successful in their efforts to land any of their primary targets. Now, they are focusing on players who will do little more than serve as practice players and towel waivers. That bothers me.
Here's the thing, unless you are somehow footing the bill for the scholarships, Smyth is the definition of low risk. He will be gone by March 2013. That shouldn't effect anything one way or another. If he was even going to have 2 years of eligibility I'd be worried about this, but if its sign him or have empty scholarships it's fine by me.
Can you do me a favor and list who the primary targets were that were lost, so I know who you're talking about. I don't like just assuming something to be true because its repeated frequently on message boards. I know there are some. I just want to clarify who we "lost" and who we actually lost.
To list only the most obvious players whom BC was unquestionably targeting:
This list could be greatly expanded with many players (e.g., Kris Dunn) whom BC was certainly interested in but with whom they didn't even get to first base. Hanlan and Rahon were both a long way down BC's recruiting priority list. If this isn't weak recruiting, I'd like to know how you define it.
I went back and read through this thread since May 2011. Most of what I read was for the first time (as I didn’t start following this thread until Early Signing Day). I find it interesting that there was a TON of skepticism over Don’s ability to recruit sans Joe Jones. I don’t think the ultimate results have pacified these concerns.
Nonetheless, looking over a few sources, here are guys our staff supposedly made plays for: Malik Morgan, Ryan Arcidiacono, Kaleb Tarczewski, Jake Layman, Zach Auguste, Kris Dunn, Brian Bermadi, James Robinson, Torian Graham, Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Kale Abrahamson, Mike Gesell, Allen Huddleston, Devon Walker, Devin Thomas, Daniel Dingle, Kamari Murphy, Steve Vasturia, Buddy Hield, Alex Caruso, Langston Morris-Walker, Chris Bolden, Blaise Mbargorba, Javontae Hawkins, Terry Henderson, Travis Hammond, Michael Orris, Mike LaTulip, Jelon Hornbeak, Ben Carter, Chris Reyes, Joseph McDonald, Georges Niang, JaCorey Williams, Madison Jones, Ryan Taylor, William Howard and Jordan Tebbutt,
This does not include the following, who have (at one point or another) been players we expressed some interest in (though may have dropped out early or never offered): Charles Mann, Ricky Ledo, Nerlens Noel, Johnny Woodard, Jordan Chatman, Terrell Rogers, Charles Cooke, Katin Reinhardt Barnett Harris, Adam Woodbury, Jerome Hairston, Ian Baker, Marc-Eddy Noriela, Darren Payen, Nizar Kapic, Amedeo Della Valle, Jerron Wilbut, Ryan Oliver, Torian Graham, Stephen Croone, Clyde Smith, Matt Shrigley, Brandon Pargo, Tony Gill, Joe Bramanti and Anthony January.
While going through the threads, here are some players we have already offered for future classes. I figured I'd begin this list for the eventuality when we miss out on each and 9903 gets to pretend we didn't show interest...
Class of 2013: Castro, Jaylen Brantley, Brannen Greene; Nick Gorski, Tyler Ennis, Stephen Domingo, Nick Madray, Conner Frankamp, Travis Jorgenson, Matt Thomas, Davon Reed, Maurice Taylor, Goodluck Okonoboh, Alec Wintering, Nolan Berry, Anthony Dallier, Peter Miller, Marcus Lee, Andrew Chrabascz, Jeremiah Worthem, Jalen Norman, Rj Curington, Reggie Cameron and Anton Wilson
Class of 2014: Jared Terrell, Noah Vonleh, Wayne Selden, Jacquil Taylor, Luke Fischer, Kahari Beaufort, Johnnie Vassar, Ja'Quan Newton', Kaleb Joseph and Neumann Goretti