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The style of recruiting for 2012 so far is awesome!!

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Shldr2Shldr, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

    Jan 21, 2011
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    Looking at the offer lists of most of these prospects it looks like JE is not afraid to mix it up with big programs. So refreshing after the wait and see approach. I dont understand why we didn't at least offer some of those big recruits the past few years. Whats the harm? At least now it seems that CU is pursuing top players with the attitude that we can get them to sign here and the other schools have to try and stop us. I am excited to watch this class develop over the next year.
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Jul 11, 2006
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    While the offers out to the top players are nice, I think people are forgetting that Hawkins offered those top players too. A lot of the players with huge offer lists are no-brainer offers, it does not necessarily show that a particular coaching staff has it all figured out.

    Where Hawkins failed was in garnering serious interest from the second tier players, in California and especially Texas. These are the top 100 players that end up at schools like Arizona and Arizona State (or Missouri in the case of Texas recruits), but can definitely still ball. He also tended to lack focus on where he targeted recruits.

    What has me most optimistic about this staff is that we are going after the top players, but we are also getting serious interest from the second tier players, often being their first offer (but not their last). Players like Jabari Ruffin, Brandon Beaver, Trey Keenan, Conner Crane, and others are the guys that we have been missing on the last few recruiting cycles. Additionally, the new staff has definitely gone national with offers, but California, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona make up the majority of players targeted. A focused recruiting strategy is going to benefit us.

    Finally, the new staff's early offers to all the legit Colorado prep players is a refreshing change. I got tired of watching schools like Arizona State come into Colorado and offer several players while we seemed to drag our feet. Our record did not help in-state recruiting the last few classes, but the old staff's reluctance to offer most Colorado prep players early also really hindered our efforts around the state.
  3. 77buff

    77buff Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
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    First thing any successful recruiting program does is shut the door on other schools trying to recruit it's best instate players.

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