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CBHoo

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How about this?


Go Listen to the IL podcast from June 14th of this year and fast forward to the 47min mark and listen for 3-4 minutes. Quint and Terry Foy are talking about the changing landscape of recruiting given the access to video and how coaches had to recruit in 2020 because they could not attend the events. The discussion is centered around whether this might begin to reduce the value of the club and increase the value of HS because coaches wouldn't feel obligated to attend all these events if they could just access film for which they would favor the HS participation over the club. In the discussion, Terry makes point that the coaches(s) from some of the highest rated programs are noticeably absent from the sidelines of many of these summer events...you have to listen to it for context as it seems he catches himself mid-sentence to make the statement broader then he was actually thinking about it. When I originally heard this, given that much of the discussion was about the championship game, it sounded to me like he was talking about UVA or MD, but certainly a top 5 program.

To be clear, I have no idea how visible the UVA coaches are on the summer recruiting circuit so maybe Terry was referencing another program(s) but if by chance we are not as visible perhaps that is one fact negatively impacting our 2023's. Given the extended dead period, with no coaches on the sidelines and no in person visits for so long, some kids could be overly sensitive to this. As a recruit, it seems like a pretty big deal to look over on the sideline and see a coach from a top 5 team come see you in person. In a subsequent podcast, I heard Ty talk about how weird it was this summer where coaches were meeting their 22 commits and their parents for the first time on the sidelines at some of these events, so it really reinforces the power of being there, especially after a year where it was forbidden.

That said, I contrast this with the story of Lars apparently sleeping in his car to watch Petey play and assume Terry was not talking about UVA, but I really have no idea, so I am tossing it out there for anyone on this board who may be more well informed.

(In response to this post by Priffski)

Posted: 10/05/2021 at 4:42PM



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