eepstein0 wrote:From the people who know recruiting, what's the general feeling on Neil Morrison? He doesn't seem to have any other offers but from his highlight tape seems like a pretty legit prospect.
Although missing on all these local kids is annoying, I really like the strategy of taking mid-level kids from states like Florida, Virginia, etc instead of diving into the ISL like we usually do. Much greater upside with this strategy this year.
He seems decently well regarded and the reports from when he camped were good. This is probably a very homer thing to say but he's been a very heavy BC lean for a while and doesn't seem to be camping/doing combines/doing anything else that could lead to more offers. I also like that he was targeted very early, as the staff actually seems to do pretty well with it's earliest offers in terms of identifying legit guys.
I agree on the strategy of hitting mid-tier guys from a variety of states, but I don't think that should take away at all from how bad we're doing in Mass (not that you are saying that and in fairness we are crushing CT). I especially hate when some people give passes when the staff whiffs on guys from e.g., OH who want to stay local at somewhere like Cincinnati but don't have the same standard for BC with Mass guys. Hurst is a huge miss and the fact that we likely will miss out on back to back offers to BC High guys is absurd.