- Aug 15, 2011
I understand the sentiment though. Why would you want to go to school that didnt pursue you in the first place. Syracuse for some reason hasnt pushed local recruiting recently
SU hasn't pushed local recruiting recently because of a few reasons, but the main one is the upper level talent simply hasn't been there.
SU did have some communication with Bragg but neither was all that interested in the other. SU recruited Hackler extremely hard but he couldn't turn down the IVY degree. There really hasn't been a ton of 5 and 4 star guys over the last 3-4 years besides those two and Cook who we went after big time and landed.
The LSM Out of Lpool was a decent player but he wasn't offered and he flipped late to Albany along with the FM lsm who if healthy could have played here but hes a mess physically. SU didn't recruit the 27 Eccles Brothers and Hay flipped late for family reasons and we ended up with Hiltz and Birtwistle, a trade ill take every single time.
The Homer kid went to Denver but a few guys i talked to said he would never see the field and SU was never involved. The JD kids you could make an argument about but again, I still don't see a crushing miss or someone we dropped the ball on pursuing at least not yet.