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I don't quite buy that

Looking at the top Richmond recruits this year, they're from Bird, Henrico, Manchester, Highland Springs and Matoaca. We've recruited from all of those schools in the past 20 years except Manchester, and to the best of my knowledge, none of those kids had any academic issues. Some of our best representatives of the program in recent years have come from those schools - Ant Harris and Kris Burd come to mind. The top 2020 recruits are from Thomas Dale, Highland Springs, Cosby, Atlee and Life Christian. Highland Springs aside, the public schools on that list have solid to great academic reputations. (I don't know about Life Christian's academics, but that kid was committed to us at one point, so I imagine we were comfortable with him). The talent isn't in the city these days.

Frankly, the one 804 school we've had sustained success with recently has been Varina (thanks Blanda Wolfe!), and they would rank near the bottom of that list of schools academically.

[Post edited by darkstar at 02/08/2019 12:46PM]

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