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Could someone on staff give me an update on any recruits we are in the mix with as well as how many scholarships we have available?
Everyone seems to be kept out of the loop when it comes to basketball recruiting. I am not even sure all of the coaches on the staff know who we are going after.
Basketball recruiting now, is not the same as it was 5 years ago. Just because they do not advertise who they are recruiting, doesn't mean the staff does not have a plan....
and it's not as though folks knew about Shaun Taylor, Davidson, Adkins, Rambo, other out of state commits (non-McD AA), prior to them committing...
Again,,, AAU has changed basketball recruiting in the past 5 years..
And yes, I am a little surprised by the "let me know" attitude around basketball recruiting on this site (by some)...
Not directed at OP...but, I get the feeling that many of the posters on this board should list bitching and whining as their two favorite sports. Not all, but most of the basketball chatter around here comes with much angst, yet little knowledge or understanding.
If you want basketball to equal football, in terms of recruiting success and championships, well you might want to learn how the game is played. And, you also should probably work on obtaining a better understanding of the landscape in collegiate basketball. Also, you need to realize where Bama sits in the competitive market of the SEC and NCAA.
Grant may or may not be the long term solution. But, first and foremost, our university, athletic department and fans need to figure out what the hell they are trying to accomplish and what they are willing to commit in order to do so.
By the way, this rant will probably be viable during baseball season, as well. And, if its late and doesn't make sense...oh well.
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