Discussion in 'Football' started by ibeeballin, Mar 14, 2019.
I welcome any and all to our fold.
Yeah, we have some unique obstacles but we also have some unique advantages.
But to get to where we want to be (a clear 4th in the ACC in talent), we don't have to do it exactly like anybody else.
If we can chip away a little here and a little there, I think we can get there.
If we start with "The ATL", and start beating the teams (previously identified) just below the true blue bloods for 6-10 high 3* or better kids within an hr of campus (not counting traffic, lol). That would be a great foundation to build on.
Next, we use our unique appeal (elite academics or the appeal of "The A") for similar kids in the southeast. (6-8 more kids).
Then we spot recruit nationally in areas like the DMV (DC, MD VA area), OH, Houston/DFW Metroplex, Chicago, the NE, the west coast, and even internationally... (6-8 more kids)
Hopefully the resources are in place to support this type of concentric circle strategy.
By the way, great discussion.
Even though we don't all agree 100%, I think we can agree that we haven't embraced and capitalized on all our strengths in the recent past and it appears that with the CGC hire we're making an effort to do something about it.
Who are you and what have you done with our beloved Negative Nance, aka @Yukonwreck?
I found religion.
Yukon drinketh the juice and has now joined the collective. Welcome, we've been waiting for you.
Sidewalk fans are there for the taking. If anyone can convert them, CGC and DM can show them the light.
Thanks for the input. I admittedly do not follow recruiting that closely.
Let's hope that the new staff can get more of that group to commit.
Who is DM?
Derrick Moore, Team Chaplain.
Does he convert them through prayer?
He also hits them with a sledgehammer
We owned Atlanta pre-integration. How does this apply to the modern landscape? It's okay to acknowledge we have a more difficult challenge than other schools. That's reality. However, I also acknowledge we shouldn't shrug our shoulders and say "oh well" like we seemingly have done the past decade. We can do better and the current staff is proving it.
Everyone is converted through prayer.
A great plan. I haven't lived in Atlanta for 35 years, so I will ask this. How many recruits within an hour's radius of the campus have a real love for the city of Atlanta--so much so that they would want to go to Tech just because it was in Atlanta? It's been my observation that the players are more chauvinistic about there local communities than the are about being part of Atlanta. I think that is a battle we have been fighting for years. The kid from Marietta or Locust Grove wants to get away to go to college. But I think you are correct, just keeping half a dozen at home would be a great foundation, and would lead to more local recruits going forward.
For all have sinned and fallen short in the eyes of Dodd
Well when I lived in Atlanta, I really wanted to stay in Atlanta. I felt really blessed that I could go 12 miles and end up at a great school like Georgia Tech and feel thousands of miles away from home (but be close enough for rare laundry or family dinner runs).
I just counted, and we have right now 40 players from Atlanta, spreading from Dacula and Loganville, to McDonough and Douglasville. Not purely Area Code 404, but close by. Don't know the number of stars involved, they may all be walk ons. But we have a significant participation from Atlanta.
Do you think Columbus Ohio kids dont want to play for OSU? Miami leveraged this concept extremely well.
Kids want to go but they also want to stay. It isnt hard to leverage the 2nd.
Yeah, though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no tigers, for thou croot with me; thy juice and thy relentless effort, they comfort me.