Rivals . National Recruitment Analyst Clint Cosgrove and national recruitment director Adam G palm – with national recruitment analyst Ryan Wright and Zach Libby of the MaizeAndBlueReview.com – tackle three topics and determine if they believe each statement is TRUTH or AFFECT.
1. A formal, written offer of admission must be the only way programs can provide prospects for high school.
Lawyer’s: FICTION. There is no way for the police to make an offer verbally, and with so much variation not only from the coaching staff but also from the potential client, it would be nearly impossible to manage the numbers. I get the other side of this argument – that some schools “offer” more than 200 kids in a recruiting class where they can get about 10% of them fill in their numbers but I don’t think the offer Formal is the way to answer. that. Could it make some coaches hesitant to offer children or could it make potential clients unclear about their place among the offered leads? The top guys are pretty clear where they stand on a team’s board, and the kids in the middle can do the same. I get discussion around offers and what are “committed” and “uncommitted” but the whole thing is a gray area. I don’t think the official offer alone is the best way to proceed.
Cosgrove’s take: REALITY. I’m not implying that this will immediately fix an existing offer issue but the offer process needs to change and I believe this could be the first step to doing so. I’m not even suggesting that a school should be forced to limit the number of formal offers they renew, but I know this will likely make coaches think twice about expanding offers. offer no commitment while creating a degree of accountability. This August 1st is the first time an employer can receive a formal offer, and also the first time many potential clients discover that they were not actually employed by a program they were hired by. believe they are pursuing them. Something needs to change with the sales process and this would be a step in the right direction.
2. Michigan will be landing at least three engagements during the weekend’s BBQ at the Big House.
Libby’s take: REALITY. There has been a commitment so far as a result of the 2023 Sunday barbecue hit three stars Link Evanwho the addition is a major recruiting win for Sherrone Moore in the process of finding other pieces for his group outside Herring amir. Link may have announced his pick without warning but it would have created a positive and popular domino effect.
Michigan are also in really good condition with a pair of God Proving Day icons Charlotte (NC) in 2024 five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis and 2024 . wide three-star receiver Channing Goodwin. They returned to campus for the second time in less than two months this weekend with Werewolves rolling out the red carpet for their arrival. Nor did they come alone like the four-star 2024 Rivals250 Jordan Shipp and 2023 back to three-star defense Chris Peal also attended. In particular, Shipp mentioned a conspiracy to play college football with his high school teammates.
One key target Michigan moves the needle on was Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland’s three-star offensive tackle in 2023. Caleb Lomuwho rose to the top of the Wolverines table considerably after they missed out on many of the top liners this summer.
All in all, Link won’t be Michigan’s only success story because of the barbecue, but will ultimately be the event that helps steer clear of the criticism Michigan has faced for most of the season regarding its recruitment efforts.
Cosgrove’s take: REALITY. There was a commitment in Evan Link that came out of the Big House BBQ, and while commitments may not come immediately, I’d be shocked if Michigan didn’t add at least two other leads already in. attend the event. There is a rumor that Jadyn Davis and his teammates are really enjoying themselves. It seems that the staff of Wolverines made a very good impression on Jyaire Hill and his family, I know fans start to panic when there’s not a string of commitments after these themed events, but they’re known to leave a lasting impression on rookies, and I know Michigan rolled out the red carpet to make it a special day for all involved. At the end of the year, even if every top national target attending Big House over the weekend had to commit elsewhere, there must have been at least three quality pledges attended to BBQ at Big House.
3. The recent outage and rumors of other 2023 commitments wavering should give Ohio State fans reason to worry about their 2023 class.
Wright’s take: REALITY. Teams won’t give up on recruiting top talent, and that’s it Ohio State right now. Players will flip against Ohio State or any show. If they lose a player, can they replace him with someone of equal capacity? This early in the game Buckeyes possible. The turning point was figuring out what needed to be done to keep this very talented class together. Letting players attend official visits in June without much expectation in the fall could hurt a lot of big-name teams.
Cosgrove’s take: FICTION. I don’t think Ohio State fans should be in a state of panic, but if this happens in December it could be worrying. While the loss of commitment and rumors of many players wavering about their decisions will be of great concern to the teams, this is still Ohio State and they should be able to bounce back from any player. which they miss early. There’s a reason why the Buckeyes have won the Big Ten recruit title for the better part of a decade, and while the recent rumors and loss are painful, there’s still plenty of time for the Buckeyes to identify and provide new players, or even reverse commitment from the same team they compete for for national championships and promotions. All is well in Columbus, at least for now.