- Apr 21, 2009
I agree @RAMification. From a recruiting standpoint, VCU is in the cat bird's seat right now. No need to rush on the last scholarship. Use the season to assess the future needs of the team, while still recruiting for 2020 and beyond. Only way I take a commit now is if they are a can't miss stud that drops into our laps. Plus, you never know who may transfer out at the end of this coming season. Recent history suggests at least one player will transfer out. I hope not, but that seems to be the pattern these days.If it turns out that Mike decides to hold the scholarship till Spring then the staff will have a preseason and full season to ascertain what the critical needs are for next year. What may look like a strength or weakness at this juncture may in fact turn out to be something different. To me that's the beauty of holding on to a scholarship. Time will take the guesswork out of what is the highest and best use of the last scholarship. Right now we are basing some things on paper. We need to see these new kids(2019) in real-time. This will also give us a window of opportunity to look at our 2020 recruits during their senior year.