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peeweehooman

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End of day we both want the same thing


Change in a disturbing recruiting pattern. We both agree we want to always see the quality of incoming player improve. Love your passion for it. You won't get an argument from me that too often we have been left as the last BCS at the table and while I praise the players for getting in while the the getting is good, it is not a sustainable pattern for growth even with other worldly player development (which has not yet been shown).

Again it is all early and no one outside of the direct parties involved can give a truthful answer about who is recruiting who. However compared to the best when we have been out the illustrious Illini the early reports are progress, as small as it may be. We both can agree that, based on the track record, no one should a high hit rate but at the very least a lower failure rate would be nice for whomever occupies the HC office in 2022-23.

As to Lousville assume you are talking the demands the staff puts on the players for practice time, the close connection to FCA, and the ever constant rumors of illegal recruiting. Working backwards:
1. If you get get everyone says you recruit illegally. However let's be real everyone breaks the rules cause there are too many damn rules. The question is how big and do you get caught. Certainly the hiring of a GT AC and then two kids coming over isn' the cleanest but not illegal.
Frankly NLI rights are going to kill that stuff and everyone can just be paid by boosters up front
2. Religion is used by many schools. Having been around the Cardinals coaches(and not being religious myself) never have been bothered by it just as I haven't been bothered by it from UVA coaches now or in the past.
3. Their players work and Walz ensures they have what they need to work. Anyone who has been a part of something successful understands doing above and beyond the minimum expected.

If something else please feel free to share.

As to UVA kid, yes we need to be a school that can handle high level academic kids who can achieve on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. But to pretend the vast majority of kids at a Louisville or a UConn wouldn't be welcome with open arms is foolish. A HC who sets a standard that demand the best in all phases of life could work with any of those kids even if all are not proverbial All ACC Academic honor roll material. The culture of the school will certainly come into play (we all agree Virginia is not State U.) but if a student athlete can see the 40 year plan along with the 4 year plan we have something to sell. Heard it worked pretty well for a PG from Philly who didn't always fit in as "Virginia kid." Would love to have that talent in every recruit but finding that mindset is what can make the program great even if talent is less.

(In response to this post by WHOODAT)

Posted: 03/17/2021 at 12:53AM



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Current Thread:
  I stumbled onto this page (link) -- NJHoo 03/16/2021 11:54AM
  Someone needs to help with recruiting strategy.. -- WHOODAT 03/15/2021 07:26AM
  It's 2023 offer list so sparse for most -- peeweehooman 03/15/2021 1:37PM
  So unless it's a top 10 recruit no one is happy -- peeweehooman 03/16/2021 09:48AM
  End of day we both want the same thing -- peeweehooman 03/17/2021 12:53AM
  You hit the nail on the head.. -- WHOODAT 03/17/2021 09:09AM
  I am more surprised she offered 3 from Illinois -- Quaker 03/15/2021 11:58AM

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