Recruiting changes are coming

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  1. 690West

    690West 690East

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    not sure where this goes but can someone read the final paragraph in the article and fill me in on what the heck he's talking about with SU and BC being in trouble going forward based on recruiting time tables and unofficial visits etc. I'm naive to this.

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  2. orange79

    orange79 Internet Sleuth Staff Member

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    I try to ignore anyone who states that 6 games into a coaching regime, 'the honeymoon is officially over'.
     
  3. OttoinGrotto

    OttoinGrotto 2016 Iggy Winner

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    Yeah, I had a buddy that used to write the occasional hoops article for them.

    I don't think they're taking things in a good direction.
     
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    690West 690East

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    Wait, wasn't it Bailey that said the honeymoon stuff? I'm confused
     
  5. Orijinal

    Orijinal 2nd String

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    Is it being hard to recruit to Syracuse new news?
     
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    orange79 Internet Sleuth Staff Member

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    690West 690East

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    Got it. I swear Bailey also wrote an article stating the same verbatim
     
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    690West 690East

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    He did. Apparently they get to decide for fans.
     
  10. orange79

    orange79 Internet Sleuth Staff Member

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    He did have a similar article, you're right. I think the one I posted was up earlier. Didn't see Bailey's
     
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    CuseLegacy Twitter Wizard Staff Member

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    Next time please note that it is an article by Esden so I don't click on it. He ranks right up there with OrangeFizz.
     
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    I had no idea. Sorry. The article is in the words of the Virginia tech blogger.
     
  13. orange79

    orange79 Internet Sleuth Staff Member

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    Don't apologize. You did nothing wrong. If you're like me though, the more you read of him, the less you'll read him.:)
     
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    690West 690East

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    Good heads up
     
  15. CuseLegacy

    CuseLegacy Twitter Wizard Staff Member

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    I apologize for my "tone"...just have read and heard a little too much about this guy lately.
     
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    CuseLegacy Twitter Wizard Staff Member

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    And I wouldn't worry about how we are doing in recruiting. It's only October and the coaches have months to get commitments from the kids they want. Most kids are busy with school and their own football games now.
     
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    Don't we already have 17 verbal commits? How many can we actually take this year?

    I know 25 is the limit but what kids are going to be early enrollees as we need some new blood that fit both the offensive and defensive systems.
     
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    65 returning schollies so 20 spots. But I would bet the house that 5-6 players transfer/don't take the 5th year if they redshirted. So would be nice to get some players to arrive in January ahead of Spring Ball.
     
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    I'll answer your question. The NCAA has been toying with the idea of allowing an early signing period, before prospects' senior season. This could be both beneficial or terrible for SU moving forward. Since recruits can only take official visits in the fall, you would have to convince a prospect to come up to SU on their own dime, which we already struggle to do due to distance, and hope that they loved the school enough to commit/sign. This means a prospect that blows up could already be signed to SU and we could hang on to kids like Harold Brantley that could previously flip to an SEC school before Feb signing day.

    However, if the early signing period happens, you could also see the calendar get pushed up, with kids being pressured by the big schools to either sign or lose their offer. We'd also lose our ability to flip kids late from MAC schools or other programs as they're already committed.

    This is also bad for the "late bloomer" HS Senior who blows up, and there might not be room in the class for that kid after the fact.

    I'd prefer kids to be able to sign whenever they're ready to sign. Have an open signing period from the start of a player's senior year onwards.
     
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