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McClain commits to UF

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by candymanfromgc, May 15, 2024.

  1. paidinfull

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    That’s kinda my point. If you’re gonna spend the money, get a top class. Don’t spend the money to get a class just outside the top 10, plus 20 more kids who probably won’t see the field. For a specialist or a situation like Cormani, kicking them a few bucks makes sense. Filling all the walk on spots with pwo’s whose nil deals are even remotely close to the scholarship value plus some pocket change makes less sense to me.
     
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  2. apkgator

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    Well over that weight on his visit
     
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  3. Wanne15

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    I was more worried that Bama and Georgia would just take 40 top kids every year if they boosters willing to do so.
     
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  4. kryptonite

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    I'm not sure how much of that to put done to CBN's great relationship building or otoh to the competition being lying, cheating scumbags.
     
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  5. paidinfull

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    It’s not like the bear bryant days where he could hoard all the talent and guys didn’t know who was coming in with them until they got on campus. Then once they’re there, they didn’t have a transfer portal, and were somewhat stuck.

    Nowadays, these kids can see who’s in their class, who’s on the team, who’s leaving the team. They know what the depth chart is. I just don’t see any top talent taking a mediocre NIL deal and no scholly to be the 5th or 6th guy in line to see the field. Not when they can go to another very good p5 school with a better shot at pt, a scholly, AND an NIL deal. I just think the guys that would fill these spots are the same type of guys that fill them now, which is mostly guys that won’t ever see the field….so why pay them? One or two special cases, yea. 20-30, I don’t see the point.
     
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  6. SuperMOM

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  7. deepwater

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    Dude turned down money for more money to end up where he started for no money? He’s got bust written all over him lol. Credit to Nape for playing the long game tho
     
  8. gatortenor37

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    Attrition will happen. He will be on Scholarship eventually if he puts his head down, works hard, and shows everyone his heart is on being a Gator!
     
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  9. gatorwalrus

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    Was very skeptical at first, but with it being a PWO and the other info that has come out, I changed my mind. I think this is that $20 parlay that if it hits you win big, if not, who cares, it was 20 bucks. Kudos to Napier.
     
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  12. TrueGator

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    I would say well more than half of their roster are transfers. Probably more like 90 percent, I would think.
     
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  13. TrueGator

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  14. TrueGator

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    Yep, only the bottom line will matter. Scholarships could become as insignificant as the player goodie bag at a bowl game.
     
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  15. Skink

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    Sadly this is true
     
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  16. TrueGator

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    Great points. It might also be that Napier had indicated to McClain that we are currently full-up with 85 scholarships, are not aware of any planned departures, and PWO is the best we can offer today. Also, in today's environment, players tend to accept the best deal offered them from all schools; so, this might be just that. But, your point about the high ceiling deal for low risk is a great one.
     
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  17. TrueGator

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    Very true. I know someone who was once offered by Bear Bryant. Bear told the player's parents that he didn't know much about recruiting, but, he wanted their son. So, Bear had the luxury of hoarding potential talent and then finding ways to keep them hanging around in the old system.
     
  18. Crusher

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    Well Bear only hung on the ones that could perform....and used every track scholarship to do so. Tech accused Alabama of running a tryout camp and cutting the non-performers way back in the early '60s. Alabama's constant bending of the rules was one of the primary reasons that Tech left the SEC (the other one being greed and that didn't work out so well for them). Sounds a lot like more current times, doesn't it.
     
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  19. TrueGator

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    Interesting idea with the track scholarships. I guess that wouldn't work at Florida because they would have to excel on the track here. The recruit I'm referring to actually turned Bryant down and ended up being a two-time All-American elsewhere.
     
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