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What makes Tosh Lupoi such a great recruiter?

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by dio, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    We all understand what each school can sell. Academics, access to the NFL draft, championships, school location, facilities, tradition, etc.

    But what makes Tosh Lupoi arguably the best recruiter in the country? How does he take prospects that are high on other schools and immediately flip them to his school - even getting immediate verbals out of him.

    Is it simply his personality? What is he selling?
     
  2. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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  3. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    ^^
     
  5. ZKobalt

    ZKobalt Well-Known Member

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    They don't call him To$h Lupoi for nothing.

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  6. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I never really understood why middle aged men have such enormous impacts on where a recruit decides to play (especially Tosh)
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Isn't Tosh a younger guy?
     
  8. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Yeah. I thought he was Polynesian.

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    That does not look like a guy you want your daughter to bring home.
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He has two things going for him:

    1. Age-He is 30 so he can relate to players more than most assistant coaches.
    2. Development of players-Had a player drafted in the 1st round in both 2010 and 2011. Another drafted this year.
     
  10. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Where did you hear he is such a great recruiter?
     
  11. SanDiegoBuff

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    Because those middle aged men know people, people with $$$$ and influence. People that promise the kids they'll get into the NFL. I'm not gonna say that UW or it's boosters are paying the players, since this seems to be a Lupoi thing, and not a school thing, but I'll wager agents are funneling cash around. It'd be interesting to see if Lupoi's recruits have a tendency to be signed by one agency or another.
     
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  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Well, Lupoi had two players drafted in the first round quite recently, so he is more than just promising kids they will get to the NFL. Funny how that is basically our staff's biggest selling point, but other schools using it becomes sketchy.
     
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    The thing I don't like about him is the fact that he screwed Cal, his alma matter, so bad.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Solich should take out 200k from the facilities fund and invest that in Tosh. Immediate return imo
     
  16. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It happens, but he got out while the getting was good. Embree and EB left their alma mater for a better opportunity, look where it took them.
     
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    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    I am serious. I'd like to know where these folks are ranked as far as recruiting. I'm kinda outta that loop.
     
  18. Fight CU

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    :wow:
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I'm Pretty sure he got a million, Didn't he?
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Lupoi has been named recruiter of the year.

    Right now, the Pac-12 has 5 of the heavyweights in recruiting:

    Tosh Lupoi (Washington)
    Ed Orgeron (USC)
    Adrian Klemm (UCLA)
    Derek Mason (Stanford)
    Don Pellum (Oregon)
     
  22. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Year5* commits4* commits3* commits
    2011052
    2010240
    2009021

    He likely would have helped Cal land several blue chips in the 2012 class if he had not left either.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Tosh Lupoi per Rivals:

    2008:
    3* Aaron Tipoti
    2* Kendrick Payne

    2009:
    4* Allan Bridgford
    4* Deandre Coleman
    3* Ryan Davis
    2* Keni Kaufusi

    2010:
    5* Kennan Allen
    5* Chris Martin
    4* Nick Forbes
    4* Gabe King
    4* Chris McCain
    4* Cecil Whiteside

    2011:
    4* Todd Barr
    4* Mustafa Jalil
    4* Viliami Moala
    4* Brennan Scarlet
    4* Avery Walls
    3* Maurice Harris
    3* Richard Rodgers

    2012:
    N/A
     
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    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Thanks everyone. Pretty interesting.

    A lot of highly ranked recruiters come from winning programs, which makes sense since winning makes it easier to recruit. I think the Buff staff is pretty amazing considering we have sucked for so long and rating agencies drop player's stars once they commit to CU.
     
  25. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    :bang:
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Is that not true?
     
  28. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It happens in rare cases, but it is not some vast conspiracy against CU.
     
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    Ah...but I wasn't assuming a big conspiracy, just noticed it happened last year and twice (I believe) so far this year.
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Not true.

    If anything, we've been benefiting from a bump where a lot of guys who would have been 2* prospects end up rated as low 3* prospects after committing to us.
     

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