Recruiting Freddie Dilione

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Again, you people get discouraged way too easily. I have no idea where Freddie will end up and I don't expect we will get a decision until the fall but this was neither unexpected nor a death knell. If you've been following closely, you know he's been gathering high level offers for the last month. We are still very much in it.
 
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@LQuarles also pulls for UVA sort of like I also pull for UNC.
Your school doesn’t compete with us for players generally though(Atleast directly minus like Kenny Williams.) and we never play each other. If a recruit skips us I’m not gonna be like I hope they go VT!! If a player isn’t coming here I sure as heck ain’t rooting for them stay in the area to face us.
 

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We are still considered the leaders to land him based on what on3 had to say. But is it looking more and more unrealistic as he gets these huge offers
 

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I guess I'm in minority but I want to go after kids that are getting big time offers
I do too. We all want to get the best kids possible! I think we have a really good chance at Dilione but I think we need to get him sooner rather than later
 
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I guess I'm in minority but I want to go after kids that are getting big time offers
There’s room for balance. I mean realistically our odds of landing major recruits 20-30% these days. Under Shaka maybe 40-60%. It’s worth trying to land that one major one but we can’t put all our focus on it and miss out on more realistic options.
 

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There’s room for balance. I mean realistically our odds of landing major recruits 20-30% these days. Under Shaka maybe 40-60%. It’s worth trying to land that one major one but we can’t put all our focus on it and miss out on more realistic options.
I think we look at back at Shaka's recruiting through rose-colored glasses. After the FF he had one monster class for us and another that dipped when he did. I think in terms of HS recruiting, we are in as good a place as we ever have been (using star/247 rankings as the coin of the realm, which in this context seems unavoidable).
 

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Your school doesn’t compete with us for players generally though(Atleast directly minus like Kenny Williams.) and we never play each other. If a recruit skips us I’m not gonna be like I hope they go VT!! If a player isn’t coming here I sure as heck ain’t rooting for them stay in the area to face us.
If he's a high priority for us and we've invested a lot of effort in recruiting him but he decides not to come here, I hope it's for the G-league. Second choice would be U. of Hawaii. If he chooses UVA, I think it will be because he sees a better chance of getting playing time there.
 

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There’s room for balance. I mean realistically our odds of landing major recruits 20-30% these days. Under Shaka maybe 40-60%. It’s worth trying to land that one major one but we can’t put all our focus on it and miss out on more realistic options.
Of course we want five-star recruits (e.g., Bacot) but I think part of our strategy may be just to get our logo on the Rivals page with the high major schools that a recruit has offers from and/or is considering. That normalizes us in the conversation and gets us into players' minds as an option..
 

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Of course we want five-star recruits (e.g., Bacot) but I think part of our strategy may be just to get our logo on the Rivals page with the high major schools that a recruit has offers from and/or is considering. That normalizes us in the conversation and gets us into players' minds as an option..
Recruiting Freddie is not about optics. We have a real shot. Unlike Bacot.
 
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