Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by walk, Jan 9, 2010.
Regarding USF, we just don't recruit the same guys very often. If there is anyone we are on among their commits, it would be a surprise.
For USC, we went after a lot of Safeties and Athletes who are USC leans this year, a blue chip TE Christian Thomas who is a USC lean and a couple others. We lost out to USC on OL Di Paolo and DB Wright (who you mentioned), and those were probably the 2 USC commits who had the most interest in CU. I'd be pretty surprised if we flipped either of them.
One guy who is uncommitted that we may have a chance at is ATH Jonathan McKnight out of Louisiana. His brother is the USC RB who has had the questions about driving a new car supplied by a booster (supposedly for McKnight's girlfriend who works for him and Joe just borrowed it from her a few time ). Given the issues there and Joe probably leaving early, Jonathan is not likely to get the USC offer he was waiting for. That could really put him in play for CU... especially since we have Ambrose on him, who is quickly proving to be one of our best recruiters.
Other than that, it's likely the 2011 class where this helps CU. A lot of prospects in southern California who would normally be virtual USC locks already will probably play wait-and-see now.
Also, look at prospects we lost out on who committed to the coach who gets the USC job. For instance, if Oregon State loses Mike Riley to USC... would that mean that DT Thomas Molesi is back in play?
Last, keep a close eye on the Texas Tech situation. The new head coach may not be able to hold their class together and we really wanted a couple of their guys.
P.S. Nice thread. Hopefully it becomes a good discussion. Glad to have you participating in the Recruiting Forum. :thumbsup:
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