- Feb 3, 2018
I agree with this - something doesn't feel right. I am no expert and pretty new to following this stuff but It concerns me that all of this "missing" and decommitting , (whether they are really misses or not or guys we let fall off ), gives a bad vibe to other recruits. Let's not kid ourselves, these kids know who we are recruiting. The part of this that really worries me is many of these big target guys are really starting to look like they will draw it out as long as possible. I expect to fight for a couple of guys at the wire but we have quite a few on the board that could go that way....Good write up Geo. Something just seems off about this class. Like they just cant decide on who they want, while the guys they definitely want remain just out of reach. As posted above, guys like Davis, Carter and Couch are being recruited and are ready to commit, but aren't takes. They had to let a few guys walk after accepting their commitments too early. And I get it. Evals change minds. Its not that its wasted effort. But recruiting a guy and talking to him almost every day, only to tell him you wont accept his commitment right now is gonna close that door with at least a few of them.
I don't mean to sound like I'm bashing Rumph, but after the misses he's had, I hope he has a damn good feeling about the other guys he's recruiting, if he wont accept Davis commitment. Paradise camp cant get here soon enough.
Also find it hilarious that Ladson is intrigued by playing with Lawrence. Remember the opening? Yes it was a 7 on 7. But he might consider asking the 9 Miami signees (excluding Williams), who played with both QBs, which guy they would rather have as their QB: Williams or Lawrence.
Geo, any idea what would get our leans to commit? Is there 1 recruit who's commitment would get the ball rolling for us this year the way Lo did last year? And IF there is, who is it and for the love of god... can we expect them to commit anytime soon?
We need Keontra Smith to flip.