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Class of 2016 RB/CB Joshua Mack (NY) Verbal to Maine

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting Forum' started by tboxCUSE92, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. orangeinjersey

    orangeinjersey All Conference

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    I understand the frustration, but the kid has got multiple offers to go to college for free elsewhere, perspective man.
     
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  2. Capt. Tuttle

    Capt. Tuttle Living Legend

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    I think it's pretty classy to respond. Seems to me there are two ways to go: accept a scholarship elsewhere or walk on at SU, prove them wrong and earn a scholarship.
     
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  3. money3189

    money3189 All Conference

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    Josh weve talked about this in the past. Its very unfortunate. I was thinking the new staff might have gave Josh a chance. These guys have their own agenda when it comes to finding players for their scheme. I am frustrating to see not 1 NY commit this year. All we can hope is that they win with the players they believe in more. Josh will have a great career at another school. Let me know if I can help in anyway
     
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  4. jr4750

    jr4750 All American

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    All the best to you and your son! Will be rooting for him to succeed wherever he ends up!
     
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  5. kcsu

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    Josh

    I was recruited by JB for Basketball at SU. He was honest with me told me that i needed to go prep for a year to get stronger but that they had a spot for me the following year. I ended up going for free to a smaller school, got a great education and had a fantastic time. I was never going to make a living at basketball so im glad that i made the decision that i did. My two cents is to have your son pick a school that really wants him. A school that he will do well in and one that will prepare him for life after football.
     
  6. Chip

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    I don't know if this came out like you wanted it to. But, why wouldn't they? If someone gave you $2.5M per year to turn around a losing program, how concerned would you be with a local recruit who only has FCS offers? (be proud of those FCS offers by the way, not everyone gets them, I'm not degrading them).
     
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  7. KaiserUEO

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    i think the kid should just take 1 of his other P5 offers and stick it to Syracuse. personally, i thought that was a great note from wittke, im surprised he took the time to do so. maybe because he was a NY kid, i dont know.

    just my .02, but i want the best players possible on my team, not the best players from local schools.
     
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  8. CIL

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    Does he even have a UB offer? I'm not trying to be combative but at some point reality has to set in. I was a fringish D1 hockey player and struggled with the recruiting process as well. I was asked to play another year or two of juniors by several schools.

    If he wants it badly enough, go prep for a year, kick ass, and get your ship.

    I just don't understand the disappointment with Syracuse in this thread (Riggins is a different story).
     
  9. MadNY3

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    Looks like your son is announcing his decision tomorrow, correct?

    Congratulations for having options to continue higher education plus the change to play a high level of football. Good luck and you must be massively proud.
     
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  10. anomander

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    Josh,

    I love your passion, and desire for your Son to play at Syracuse. Personally, I was hoping for Josh to get an offer because I see a very good football player based on his highlight film. With that said I also understand the point of view from the current coaching staff. I actually thought it was pretty classy that he took the time to respond, with a completely honest response. I really hope you don't hold a grudge, and are negative towards the staff with any future Rock recruits. I can understand your disappointment, and wish Joshua nothing but the best of luck in the future. With hard work who knows what happens next. If you can play the NFL will find you wherever you are. There is no hiding from the league, if that is your end desire. I hope you continue to support the program though.

    Best of luck with everything.
     
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  11. CuseLegacy

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    congrats to Josh! sorry it didn't work out with Cuse, but a free education and the chance to play college football sounds pretty great! all the best!
     
  13. atcar

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    That means he will be joining Earnest Edwards from Aquinas who just verballed there in the last week too. Congrats and best wishes on a great college career and beyond. I am sure Josh will represent the Rochester area and NYS football well.
     
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  14. CuseOnly

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    Congrats to your son!! My middle daughter just earned partial schollies from 4 different schools for academics, I was over the moon ecstatic. It's about 80-90 G's I don't have to pay.
     
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    Congrats Josh. He's gonna tear it up there. Maine has alot of section V guys there. Micah Wright was their best receiver, Bruce Johnson was their best Lineman. Both Rochester guys. Jeff Ambrosie does a great job grabbing kids in our area. Cuse might want to consider hiring him in the future.
     
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  16. soocher4

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    Jigga man definitely got two great players. He's done well taking over for Giufre in the area. He's another local guy doing well in the coaching world. He can flat out recruit and helps that he's got a lot of connections in New York. He was trying to get hired at SU in the past just hasn't worked out for him yet.
     
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  17. BKCuse

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    GREAT NEWS! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    Maine is a great program & Josh will beast out there!
     
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  18. Josh Mack

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    What bridge. SU lost!
     
  19. Josh Mack

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    I'm sorry for your misfortune and hard time. We had offers to UTEP, URI, Old D, Univ of Central Conn, Wagner, Rutgers and Umass wanted him for CB...I wanted SU. Don't get confused! I love SU and felt the team could benefit from his talent. It's better to be informed then you won't need to be combative. Where have you been the last two years?
     
  20. Josh Mack

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    Mack was the most dynamic RB in the state of NY the past 2 years and was voted the No.2 athlete in Section V, next to Jake Zimbec. Where was Riggins in this mix? Riggins is a decent athlete but you don't know football if you feel he is a different story!