- Jan 18, 2016
Here's the thing: if the staff is pursuing the kids we want, we will NEVER be the "highest level" program on the list. If we are the highest level program, you'll hear howls of complaint about the staff setting low expectations. Heard that last year in fact.
And lots of kids will take the "highest level" offer they get, and are encouraged to do so by their handlers/coaches and even parents. Fact of life. So when someone like Walker cuts us in favor of ACC and Big 10 programs, they are just following the path of least resistance. The opposite result -- cutting ACC teams and keeping us -- would be "man bites dog" stuff.
Just have to keep plugging away. We've got an ACC level recruit on campus this weekend. Hoping we can close this one
Sure, but for awhile, whether we were top on the list or not, players were choosing us. This has been a rough offseason. Hopefully it'll work out but we're pretty much at the point where we're incredibly excited about the potential of a NR because we can't close any of the ranked players we wanted. Right now, I'll just be happy someone commits to us.