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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #570 on: October 02, 2013, 11:52:37 pm »
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What's up with Arizona.  Looks like they are way out in the lead in the Pac-12.  They have 24 commits, including 6 four star and 12 three star recruits.  What are they doing to get such success?

What comes to mind is 1) quality over quantity (not all three stars are the same) and 2) some prospects want to make sure they move beyond the admissions hurdle before commiting. Don't let the 24 commit number fool you. We are pretty much ranked evenly with the Mildcats with fewer recruits and without having some 4-5* prospects on board yet.

We lead Arizona on 247 and Rivals. One more recruit and we will lead them on ESPN and Scout. They are full and we still have room for about 6 more.
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #571 on: October 03, 2013, 01:49:04 am »
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I'm guessing the recruits that Stanford is chasing after are the kind of recruits who have options and will wait to make a decision.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #572 on: October 03, 2013, 02:02:32 am »
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As the Prince mentioned, Az must be just about tapped out for this year with 24 commits, while we still are in the driver's seat for two 4 stars at least (Dickerson and Schultz), and in strong position for a couple,of 4-5 stars (Solamon Thomas and Casey Tucker).  If those guys come through, we would STILL be at only 20 commits (assuming everyone makes it through admissions and remains committed. I'm guessing that with the small size of last year's class, we must have somewhere between 20-25 spots available this year, so that still,leaves a few spots for possible flips,from,other programs (OG Jesse Burkett?), or uncommitted players like Tavon Lee.  I'm guessing we finish strong and end up with a class in the top 10-15.

But the key, of course, is not just lining up the highly evaluated players, but getting the guys who really fit your program. Te coaching staff has done a remarkable job of that the last few years. 

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #573 on: October 03, 2013, 08:47:07 am »
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #574 on: October 03, 2013, 10:02:14 am »
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Outside of Stanford and Oregon, I believe Arizona has the best chance to win a Pac-12 title within the next four years or so.

I believe RichRod is a really good coach, and I'd take him over Mora (who is going to get some more offers this off-season and might be tempted to leave; not really sure what UCLA can afford). Everyone else in the south has some pretty obvious question marks, while I don't see anyone in the North being able to beat Stanford and Oregon.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #575 on: October 03, 2013, 10:50:51 am »
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Outside of Stanford and Oregon, I believe Arizona has the best chance to win a Pac-12 title within the next four years or so.

I believe RichRod is a really good coach, and I'd take him over Mora (who is going to get some more offers this off-season and might be tempted to leave; not really sure what UCLA can afford). Everyone else in the south has some pretty obvious question marks, while I don't see anyone in the North being able to beat Stanford and Oregon.

Agree and I think if you look past the meaningless star rankings they really do have a great recruiting class.

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« Reply #576 on: October 04, 2013, 06:15:00 am »
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http://247sports.com/Article/Road-Report-Part-1-Tough-decision-for-CJ-Hampton-152656

He's making a visit, but it sounds like a long shot.  But as Harbs used to say, just get them on campus.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #577 on: October 04, 2013, 06:49:26 am »
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #578 on: October 04, 2013, 06:57:58 am »
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You know we had a not-dissimilar incident a few years back involving vandalism of some gay-themed sculptures by a group of athletes.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-05-19/sports/9405190252_1_albert-elsen-sculpture-athletic-director-ted-leland
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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #579 on: October 04, 2013, 07:24:12 am »
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That's despicable, too.  It was also almost 20 years ago, which doesn't excuse it but does make it less deserving of any relevance to a current recruit's decision.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #580 on: October 04, 2013, 08:49:14 am »
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Yeah, a little further back than I thought. But there's been some vandalism on campus directed toward gays in the past few years, though not involving athletes. This is not a rednecks-only phenomenon.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #581 on: October 04, 2013, 10:06:06 am »
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This is not a rednecks-only phenomenon.

It could have been the "Red-Necks of Stanford" Club for all we know. I thought there was one back when I was a student. Or was that a Texas club I'm thinking of?

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #582 on: October 04, 2013, 10:11:29 am »
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Solly Thomas is at the Farm this weekend.  This is the guy we really want to keep our D on top. 

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #583 on: October 04, 2013, 10:30:01 am »
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Okay, before this gets out of hand, I want everyone to know they better not make fun of Texas.


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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #584 on: October 04, 2013, 01:31:35 pm »
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The guy who lived in my Twain 2nd floor room the following year hung a Confederate flag visible from Escondido Rd.  I met him and he was self-proclaimed red-neck and proud of it.  I don't know if he was racist or homophobic.  He was nice enough to me, but some racists consider us Asians for practical purposes white.  For example, my mother's cousin visited the Deep South back in the 60s and he was tremendously confused about which water fountain or toilet to use.  He told me that in every case he was allowed to use the "white" facilities.

I'm not sure that's something you should be proud of.
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