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Houston and Fresno State offered Aaron Cochran
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Badger 247 Recruiting Analyst and Wisconsin beat writer.
Paul White (Meanstreets, 2014) shot 7 of 8, 16 points, 6 rebounds on Friday night against Wisconsin Playground at EYBL. Meanstreets went 3-1 at EYBL in Eagan, MN.
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Evan do you by chance know or could you find out if Sam Dekker has been in any contact with Sheldon?
Jalen Banks visiting Michigan State this weekend.
Three-star Harvey (Ill.) Thornton Township 2013 safety Jalen Banks is eyeing a return trip to East Lansing after gaining interest in MSU last fall.
I'm seeing this one slip away...
You know for all the bitching that goes on about recruiting you would think that we would be positive. You think 17 year-olds don't read these boards? That every time someone bitches about the staff or how shitty this or that is they don't read it and note what's being said?
"We don't care about anything but winning. No one cares about ethical standards thats for losers..."
BUCKNUTS 21 self trolling.
Why spend money on a message board if you can't speak your mind? If these 17 year-old recruits are spending time on here and spending money to keep up-to-date on what we have to say, they have problems. We represent such an incredibly small percentage of the UW's fanbase that they really shouldn't care at all what we think or what we have to say. We're recruiting fanatics and that makes us pretty weird.
If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting
Given the fact that RJ Shelton and AJ Natter have verbally committed to Michigan State and Nebraska, respectively, which of the following represents the typical desire of the Wisconsin fan base:
A) Continue recruiting both in-state players until NSD with every intention of flipping them back to Wisconsin
B) Stop recruiting both players because they have already verbally committed elsewhere
But they do? Speak your mind all you want, but kids notice. Complaining about never getting the so called best kids, that we are going to fall behind OSU and Mich (the Scout site spends a ton of time on this particular topic), that our coaches aren't very good, or that the good times are ending is self defeating. Kids are aware of these places and read them (Natter obviously did after some comments in an interview riled up fans). Why would they ever sign up to play for a place where the supposed diehards think we're about to be passed up (or where they're insulted by adults)?
Brant Gressel committed to Iowa.
Here's an example from MSU
They got a guard from Texas to commit, but he is going to go on a few visits. Posters start freaking out on their recruiting site, calling him the next Pittman (who switched to OSU last year). Someone goes after him on Twitter.
He is bothered by this enough that he tweets that he needs to be left alone. Now you say he has a problem because he cares about what someone thinks on the internet. I say he is a highly sought after player becoming angry because of MSU fans. Whither he should feel this way or not is irrelevant, the fact that he and others think like this is what matters.
Prospects read all this crap. Not all, but many. Why give them a reason to dislike the fans?
I'm never going to go after a player through his Twitter or Facebook account (I despise Twitter). Banks is actually one of the only players actively being recruited by the UW that I've made a negative comment about in over 10 years of following recruiting and that's simply because he's headed to MSU, most likes their thuggish style of play, and fell into the trap of indicating that the team's apparel provider is important to his decision (while rarely mentioning academics and never going into any detail). Also, I'm so tired of MSU and their sh*t that seeing a recruit fawn over them pisses me off. As a compromise, I am using my signature as a disclaimer.
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Something to consider is that he's being pressured to take a visit. He might just be making those things up because he can't think of anything else to say in an article. Most of the times, the author will press the athlete to come up with something and you'll end up getting something along the lines "I like Nike better than Adidas"
I agree with you in theory. Why be on twitter at all? What positives can they gain from it? That has never made sense to me.
Any feel regarding Latham's placement on Wisconsin's board? It's difficult to get a feel of who they are focusing their efforts on.
I'll ask Steve of he can get us updates on Latham and Kimbrough this week. Those guys really only speak exclusively to the Midwest guys.
Marcus Ball was offered by Notre Dame today.
Wow, now that's a little surprising.
What position are most of these schools recruiting him at?
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