Discussion in 'Football' started by thwg, Apr 26, 2019.
Seems like the right time for this.
Tons of high school players there. We should be giving away unpurchased tickets to local high schools for every game.
I noticed that too. We had HS players all around us in the lower north.
And also a large group of elementary school age players
Yeah, if done right (and it aint that hard) its the easiest win-win no-brainer ever.
CGC said on chuck and chernoff there were 700 kids on the recruit list. At least that is what I think I heard.
Kamar Wilcoxson has decommited from Florida.
Every crystal ball has him coming our way!
One advantage of getting the 2020 class already close to full is that we can shift resources to 2021 and get ahead of the game. Wilcoxson will be a great start!!
That is an extremely good point. Also, getting the class early will allow them to form friendships that should make it harder for other schools to try to entice them away. The early signing date is good for us.
That's not necessarily the advantage. You don't shift your focus to 2021. You very much have to continue to actively recruit your 2020 guys, because other schools will be. Yes you're ahead of the 8 ball when you have early commitments, but the recruiting doesn't slow down for these guys.
I cannot say anything nice about your post. We are recruiting over 125 2020 kids right now. When the class is full, we will have max 25 to "continue to recruit" and absolutely our focus will go from almost all of the other 100+ 2020 kids to the 2021 kids. The recruiting absolutely slows down for those 100+ 2020 guys. We would stay on a few in case we have someone decommit, but we arent regularly flying helicopters in to see uncommitted 2020 recruits at that point.
You will absolutely shift resources to 2021 exactly as he has said.
Sure it is debatable if "the focus" shifts. As if there is only one focus. The focus on uncommitted players and scouting absolutely shifts from the 2020 class to the 2021 class once you are full for 2020.
You can't stop recruiting all the others though. Have to have backup's in case we get poached by other schools...
Shift resources <> End all 2020 efforts
You back way off the majority though.
Yes both correct. we have already backed off quite a few solid 2020 guys. On OL and DL, you will see some guys not as highly regarded still being recruited just because the need is do great. But at QB, RB, WR and DBs, the only kids still being aggressively recruited are absolute studs.
Also notice CGCs emphasis on size and especially length. Even the guys not as highly recruited have the body size and shape to be sick once they add 30-40 pounds their first year or two in college. Obviously, I am a huge fan of CGC so I am biased but even the lesser recruited kids like Watkins in this class have significant upside. 6’4, long, fast, and a beast of a football player. If he is 6’5”, 250 in 16 months, Wow.
I'm 6'5, 245 lbs now, where's my offer??
I'm sure a lot of these guys are teammates or friends of guys we are looking at in 2021 as well, so there's that advantage too.