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In Topic: Recruiting - 2016

Yesterday, 01:07 PM

If Tatum told Crews he was coming and keeps it to himself so he can bring more exposure to the Eagles then how would Crews be able to use it as recruiting tool?  If he starts telling recruits that Tatum is coming then the cat is out of the bag. 


I have changed over the years on this over signing issue - I use to agree with those who don't like it but the truth now is that given with all these kids transferring on their own then how can a school not over sign - they have to protect themselves or else they are out their scrambling with all the other schools in late spring and summer to sign the few good players who may not qualify (the reason he is still out there) or chasing a bunch of 2 stars who where hoping upgrade their status by not signing in the fall with a lesser program.  Can you do it every year probably not but in years when you have only 1 or 2 schollies it may make sense.

In Topic: New APR out ..... with Kentucky & Duke in Top 10%

26 May 2015 - 12:09 PM

It's a system that is too easy to manipulate with sham classes and sham grades. One of the biggest frauds the NCAA has put on the general public is that the APR represents true academic progress or a true measure of how many kids will graduate.

Well if one and done do not count then a school like KY already has half of their team practically excluded.

In Topic: Recruiting - 2017

15 May 2015 - 09:32 AM

When's the last time Missouri or Illinois offered a sophomore and that kid actually made it to campus?

I wonder if the same is going to be true with the 4 star they just signed - I find it odd that he was still available this late - you have to wonder if he is even qualified or if he can even get qualified.  

In Topic: Recruiting - 2017

15 May 2015 - 09:29 AM

While gordon has an incredible build for a freshman he has a LONG way to go as a basketball player. He is definitely worthy of closely following but at this point he is no sure thing as a D1 player imo.

I find it very interesting that Missouri will not necessarily allow him to transfer from V to Webster Groves. However it has been my understanding that cheeseman has a Missouri high school administration background so I won't question that.

Seems quite draconian to put a kid and his family thru the process when going private to public. Just verbally wanting to no longer be beholden to the cost of private tuition should be enough.

The rule was put in to keep schools from recruiting.  There is a big divide between the private schools and public over this recruiting issue.  It is so deep that the public schools have threatened at least twice to split the championships into public and private.  The private schools do not want that so this rule has stayed in effect.  It actually was even more strict with no waivers ever being granted but it has got a bit easier.  

In Topic: Recruiting - 2017

11 May 2015 - 08:00 AM

Thanks for passing along. Doesn't his brother play for Webster? Will he be able to play immediately? Webster will be fun to watch the next few years with Gordon in the post and Ramey running the point.

Normally not in Missouri.  If you can prove some type of hardship you may be able to get a waiver.  Just going to another school because you want to won't do it.  Now if you can show your parents lost their job and you can not pay the tuition that would work or if the school had suspended you for some reason or they would be willing to write a letter saying it would be in your best interest for whatever the reason you could claim you have no other choice.