- Aug 29, 2014
I don’t disagree. I would argue the introduction of the portal makes it even more important for you to establish strong relationships with HS coaches and programs within your region. Especially the premier programs in the region.But no school is only recruiting HS prospects. If you want JUCOs coaches are going to have to go to places like Texas, Kansas and California because the better JUCOs aren't on the East Coast. In fact because of the Portal the recruitment of HS prospects is down and kids are being encouraged to accept a PWO consider prepping or attending a JUCO. We offered some kids at a JUCO in California. I wouldn't be surprised if that was part of Johnson's travels this week.
It will be interesting to see if good JUCO programs start to see an influx of borderline P5 players that were passed up coming out of HS.