Posted by wildcat98 on 4/28/2014 4:39:00 PM (view original):
I gave you my best advice. Others have as well. It won't change what actually happened this season, but could help you moving forward. Neither of the freshman centers you landed would be in the "stud" category, even if they're blue on Ath, IMO. When I was at D2 FHSU, I always tried to land one stud freshman every season, that I thought could develop into a great player at his position. That's where about half my budget was spent. Another portion, I'd use on a local guy with potential. And, after signings, I'd run a search for ath/def and see what popped nation-wide. I'd then FSS the relevant states, and see if any of those undecided were worth a roster spot.
Of course, YMMV, or you may just choose to go a different route.
No, the two players I would consider the studs are the JUCOs that were among the best players recruited to D-II. Crawford and Godina. I had a local guy with potential that was 20 miles away and I was alone on for most of 3 days. He's playing for USC-Upstate now, I think. Not a terribly realistic situation there. I almost think we have too much information on players outside our regions...can't think of a scenario real world where a school like that would get involved out of the blue with someone 1000 or whatever miles away right before signings. But that's what happened.
Grow is blue ATH, black most everything else that matters; Joyce is black but is blue darned near everywhere else (REB, DEF, LP, BH, ST) and a 60 WE.
Obviously how good Grow is will largely be determined by whether he's low-high or high-high and to be honest I don't remember right now if I ever found out or not. They'll probably be similar to each other. I was pretty surprised that some D-III didn't pull Joyce down. Kind of made me wish I stayed at Marietta because I could have gotten him there too. Very good chance of being 45 ATH, and 90+ reb, 85+ LP and 55+ DE. I'll take that.