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His new generation of youngens are a bunch of drama queens. And then you have their role models leading by example.
I'm too old for this mess! LOL
Lol. After the Carlos Dunlap debacle, I've learned not to take it personal. They're kids. I'm almost 30 and my pressure can't take it either.
would i like to see some of these guys commit to us? yes. am i going to go run around in 5oclock traffic if these kids decide to play somewhere else? not at all. nor will i pretend that i should be on the coaching staff
This post was edited by jaketheOG 19 months ago
I think we all have opinions about our beloved Gamecocks... but to be upset over kids' choices is ridiculous.
Some of us are used to those recruits that didn't have as many options, and now we're fighting for recruits from OOS that have many choices(well-established schools). Be patient. Gotta win the SEC, IMO, in order to start stealing players from UGA and UF. Some of us don't want to admit that we've been taking their leftovers.
We need to win the SEC, then I believe we can start to lock down NC more, in addition to SC. We need to prove we can do it to these kids and give them a chance to stay close to home and still have a chance to win big. We do that we will turn into a major program in the conference. There are enough players in the carolina's to sustain a major SEC program b/c the NC schools don't care about football and these kids know it. UF is stealing Humphries, Brandon Spikes, etc from up there and it seems like the top players in NC are leaving and more and more are wanting to play in the SEC. We need to capitalize on this asap.
Yep me to
Classes never turn out how you dream it up in your head anyway
It doesn't bother me anymore ... For a few reasons .
1. Spurrier ... I trust him to get the job done
2. These are kids that should never be put down for choosing a college . I'm glad they are going and happy for them .
We will be fine
EXACTLY! The past couple of years of in-state recruits have been horrible. Go back and look at the top 20 for the past couple of years and look at some of the names and you won't even recognize some of them. We've only offered 7 or 8 guys in state so we have to go out of state. We've come a long way but we're still not Alabama or Florida when it comes to getting 4 star guys out of state. We will get a few here and there but we're not an elite program yet.
Don't say that some of our Fans will throw a " hissy " lol.
By my count we offered 10 players in state in 2012:
1. Shaq Roland -- USC
2. J. Leamon -- Clemson commit, went to SC State due to grades
4. Kwinton Smith -- USC
7. Chris Brown -- ND
10. Martin Aiken -- Clemson
15. G. President -- Auburn
18. P. Destefano -- Clemson
19. Kendrick Salley -- USC
22. Oliver Jones -- Clemson
34. Mason Zandi -- USC
In 2013 we've offered 7 players:
1. Tramel Terry -- UGA
2. Michael Hill -- Ohio State
3. Mike Williams -- Clemson
4. DJ Park -- USC
5. Bryce King -- USC
9. Ben Boulware -- Clemson
10. Gerald Turner -- USC
The guys listed at #7 and #8 are committed to ECU and the guy at #11 in the state only has one offer listed and it's ECU. They guy at #12 is picking between Wake, Duke, and Maryland, the guy at #14 is committed to Duke, they guy at #15's only offer is ECU, they guy at #16 doesn't have one offer and the guy at #17 is committed to UNC-Charlotte! What does that tell you about this years in state class?
Using the 247 rankings for the 2012 and 2013 classes and the Rivals rankings for 2009-2011 (not much info on 247) here are the number of in-state offers we've given out over the past 5 recruiting classes:
2009: 16 offers
2010: 14 offers
2011: 16 offers
2012: 10 offers
2013: 7 offers
carlos dunlap was my last straw as well. I can still remember jbkingmans positive polly posts about 110% certainty
i also hate how people live and die by the number/star rating next to their name. just let our staff do their job and evaluate. there will always be steals and busts
I so, so, so agree with this. Our coaches have taken two star recruits and made national headlines with them. Maybe they look for something which the people assigning the stars don't assess.
Then you would also remember many insiders backing that up.
He was right until very very late in the game . But that's what most of you don't get . That the players we are after have a brain. They are free thinking . :-0 . I know shocked me to
I think there is a correllation between the recruiting rankings, and on-field results. I am somewhat on the fence as to whether the on-the field results, and the recruiting ranking are the chicken, or the egg.
I do think there is a lot to your last sentence. Rankings do not take into account a kid's attitude, leadership, work ethic, and heart. There are a few top-rated recruits who have had significant work ethic issues in high school. The positive impact someone like Dylan Thompson, and Marcus Lattimore has on your program cannot be quantified. One was a 2*, the other was a 4-5*. Both will have changed the program for the better by the time they leave.
It is not feasible for the football ranking sites to take into account such things.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
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