Recruit #3: Sean Echevarria
I thought I had wrapped up North Carolina recruit Carl Bleau (***, #25 PF) and expected him to sign at 8pm on signings day. Boy was I surprised when he was considering Seton Hall instead of NC State, I had my first experience with Big 6 poaching. It was a "poach", but until a recruit is signed he isn't yours. I still had available money, but I knew it had to go towards signing my big target (who will hopefully be recruit #4). With Bleau bound for the Big East, I turned to Echevarria. He will never be great, but hopefully he'll be a solid fundamentals guy off the bench. I don't expect Ech to ever be a big player for us, but I'm okay with that.