[quote=“919R, post:22, topic:29091”][quote=“TRLeader, post:17, topic:29091”][quote=“earlyniner, post:10, topic:29091”]essentially local kid. in early. already been on campus. hasn’t said “no”. might want some program we have in spades. might like some coach personally. might identify with the belk tower. who knows?
GO AFTER HIM!!!
i simply don’t understand “fans” who are ready to give up because we’re not “Big Time”! so let’s believe in ourselves, and GET Big Time. [/quote]
It’s a risky gamble…that’s why.
If we spend all of our time and resources recruiting this kid that history tells us 99.9% of the time will choose the P5 school, we lose out on the tier 2 or tier 3 kid we COULD have had, had we diverted the attention to them early enough.
When you gamble and lose out on the .01% chance kid…you end up having to fill roster spots with tier 4 and 5 guys, projects and transfers (which we have experienced and KNOW doesn’t work).
So…if you play it smart…you cut bait when it is obvious the P5 schools are coming in so you can at least salvage a tier 2 or 3 kid as the backup plan. You may get this kid…but the percentages are low, the history doesn’t support it…and then you are left with leftovers and trash when/if you don’t get him.
So, you have to play the odds in your favor.
It’s all about the most realistic and probable return on investment of our recruiting time.
I hate it and it sucks. But it really is our reality.[/quote]
Exaggerate much? Also, you do realize that schools are always recruting multiple players at the same time, right? Its not like any coach is putting all his eggs in one basket (one kid) and not still recruiting others.[/quote]
Not when trying to recruit the higher profile kids to a non-P5 school. The only way for us to get the higher profile kids away from the P5 schools is to spend 3x the time on them than you normally would. More visits to more games…and yes, that takes time away from when you could have been watching other kids.
The better players would need more touches (a lot more to impress them enough to consider us)…especially from a program like ours and it definitely takes away from other recruiting trips.