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Northeast Recruiting

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by FootballGuru, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. FootballGuru

    FootballGuru New Member

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    Many schools are starting to recruit more heavily in the Northeast region, here are some athletes getting some attention.
    [FONT=Roboto !important]Recruiting buzz in the Northeast (MA, CT, RI) is in full effect.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]-Danny Dalton, TE of Marshfield, Mass who held offers from Boston College and UMass had just received his third offer. This offer is from Alabama. Who else is going to hop on the offer train?[/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]hudl.com/athlete/1798714/danny-dalton[/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]-Scooter Harrington, TE of Greenwich, CT is holding offers from BC, UConn, NC State, UVA, and Wake Forest.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]hudl.com/athlete/2759994/scooter-harrington[/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]-Koby Quansah, LB of West Hartford, CT is getting big offers with more to come. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]hudl.com/athlete/1549415/koby-quansah[/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]-Andre Bibeault, DE of Cumberland, RI has been creating much buzz out of the RI area. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Roboto !important]hudl.com/athlete/3153279/andre-bibeault[/FONT]
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This is probably a bot post, but the Northeast is definitely an underrated region of the country for football prospects.

    I've read that there's always this amazement from NFL scouts that school's like Boston College turn out a surprisingly high amount of draft picks.

    Well, there's 6 million people in Massachusetts alone. Football might not be the most popular sport for high school kids there, but they're still drawing from a densely populated area. From that population, Rivals only gives them a top 10 list of state prospects. The same number they give Arkansas, who has half the population.
     
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    Saw it posted on Twitter by Allbuffs. Automatically legit.
     
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    The Northeast may be an under recruited area of the country. HS football may not be that good or deep but the sheer number of schools and athletes would lead you to believe that there is talent there to be found.

    Don't think it makes much sense for a school like CU though. Every school is limited in the number of active recruiters they can have and the time available to recruit. For a school like CU this gets crunched more by the fact that Colorado doesn't have large numbers of prospects and recruiting coaches have to do substantial travel every time they go to our other recruiting areas.

    A school in a place like Florida can fill much of a class with kids within driving distance. For them the travel time to New England for a limited number of guys isn't as big a sacrifice.

    The other side is that very few kids from that region of the country would travel as far as Colorado to play and go to school without some major persuading. We don't have big alumni bases there to draw on for help either.

    Wonder what the motivation of the OP is even if it is a bot. Not likely that that kind of post on allbuffs is going to get any of those kids an offer or even a look.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Northeast recruiting sucks. There's a reason why Boston College, Syracuse and UConn are struggling in football. Recruiting is a major challenge for them.
     
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    Didn't mention, usually when their is an outstanding player from that region it is very hard to get them away from the B1G schools. Penn State tends to get some solid players out of there with the Michigan schools and tOSU getting some as well.

    Kids who want to get out of the region (and the weather) go south, not west.
     
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    How do I change a like to dislike? Stupid quick trigger finger. Maybe this guy gets paid via hudl clicks?
     
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    Typically, there are some decent players that come out of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but North of there - not so much. Not to say it couldn't happen, but CU is a total outlier for people in that part of the country.
     
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    Am I the only one who's seen All the Right Moves?
     
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    Princeton scheduled Japan University btw.
     
  12. Buffnik

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    Really depends on how we're defining "Northeast". Definitely includes New York + New England. Some question of whether New Jersey is Northeast or Mid-Atlantic. For Pennsylvania, anything west of Harrisburg is definitely not Northeast. Eastern PA is like NJ in that it somewhat affiliates with New York and somewhat affiliates with Delaware and Maryland.
     
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    Stanford has two players from Mass and one from NY on the roster currently. One from Maine just graduated. I know Stanford basically recruits itself, but my point is that some talent is there.
     
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    Struggles at those schools result from multiple coaching changes and lack of staff continuity, not from lack of talent in the NE.

    Can't have more than 20 million people in an area, NE + NY, without a fair amount of talent. Right now the talent chooses to go elsewhere, because of coaching upheavals.
     
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    Suck it, Luke!
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Stanford has found talent in the Northeast. With Massachusetts and Rhode Island guys on the roster. Just feel many people overlook the Northeast area. Places like BC and UConn who recruit the Northeast are also producing NFL talent who are born and raised New England kids.
     
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    Stanford has a lot less problem convincing people to go all the way across the country to go to school.

    This isn't a lot different than going the other way. Lots of kids west of the Mississippi River would jump at the chance to go to school at Harvard or Yale. Those are schools with elite reputations nationally and in fact internationally, Stanford is in that same group.

    On the other hand try to convince a kid to travel thousands of mles to go to Rutgers or U of Maine or Vermont. They are all good enough schools and will in fact get a few students from distances but they have to do some serious convincing for many.

    I have no problem with CU taking talent from anyplace they can find it if it improves the program. The problem is they have limited resources in terms of assistant coaches who are allowed to recruit, hard to see the return on investment compared to spending time and effort in California, Hawaii, Texas, etc.
     
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    I think Massachusetts is 5th on our list of out of state students. We probably could pull some talent from out there but would it be worth it or would it be worth putting more of an effort in our current footprint? I guess that's the million dollar question.
     
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    Finding talent is always the first priority. So that trumps anything. But all things being equal, landing talent from the Pac-12 footprint is especially good since it forces our conference rivals to move to a Plan B recruit.
     
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    I'm not sure how many people really understand this. If we win a recruit another conference team really wants, it's a double win for us: we get better, and our competition gets worse. The converse is also true.

    If both CU and ASU get someone that will play in the league eventually, and ASU gets them from S Cal, and CU gets them from Mass, ASU still wins because they had to expend less time, energy and money getting that recruit.
     
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    Further recruiting is about relationships.

    When CU gets a recruit from the PAC footprint and away from another PAC school not only do we get that talent instead of one of our conference mates but we also strengthen our probabilities of getting further kids from the same school or area, again away from our competitors.
     

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