Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Bufffan68, Apr 7, 2015.
Any thoughts on this?
Yeah - it's a problem, settling too early
with the small 2016 class, they have to be more patient this year. that about sums up this thread.
Should've posted this on shaggybevo, well idk how smart is working really.
If this is specific to CU, the question is why did they close so early on players who would be available later in the process (lack of other offers). The whole approach to recruiting seemed a little off in that respect to me.
I criticized Embree for that with the 2013 class.
So what were they supposed to do? Keep all scholarships open for the Tony Brown's and Jay Jay Wilson's of the world who are considering CU, only to get burned and be left with lesser players than the ones they ended up with? I get that it's all a risk but unless you're willing to pull a kid's offer after he's verbally committed, this will always be an issue.
Plenty of the guys MM landed would have been obtainable in late Jan. Signing a project with no other offers before Jan doesn't really make sense unless you're convinced the kid is about to explode.
And this is the heart of the problem.
Most of these kids were not better than any number of kids who would have been available later in the process. There wasn't much risk in asking them to wait.
As it turns out a lot of those early commits would not have gotten comparable offers later on even if they had not been committed. I could be wrong but I don't remember many schools taking runs at the kids we had committed early.
Which MacIntyre did with two players this last class.
Ideally, you'd have a coach who could land a Tony Brown/JJ Wilson once in a while. Or at least effectively stratify reaches, bread and butter and safety recruits as well as the timing of those offers/acceptances. That is, if there was a problem as the OP suggests. Not my cup of tea. I just like pot shots from afar. :nod:
What a revelation.
Like Justin Jan?
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