That is too bad, good luck to him. It seemed like he was 100% sold on TJ Otzelberger. Which leads to a bigger issue for GB.
Drake and North Dakota have already been successfully recruiting WI high school kids the last few years. I think SDSU with TJ is really going to land a lot of talent that would have normally gone to GB or Milwaukee. I like that the GB staff has a wide net working harder in Michigan and Minnesota than we have witnessed in the past but I still think it is important to lock down the state borders. Now if SDSU and Drake don't win and Linc keeps winning in the end it won't matter. However, in the here and now TJ is selling hard and some kids that should be in GB uniforms will be buying.
Post by thetulsawarrior on Jun 29, 2016 8:59:11 GMT -6
TJ is a hell of a salesman. Linc is a throwback coach with a new age playing style. Darner is someone who would not look out of place at a neighborhood bar but after awhile you realize this is a pretty special person. Herbst has that similar presence. Judging from their late recruiting start last April they will find players who will fit the system. I wish every potential recruit could sit down with Fouse and Love. Their prospective on being coached by Darner would go beyond the courting of a 17 to 18 year old to the substance of developing as a player.
Post by phoenixsupporter on Jun 29, 2016 15:21:03 GMT -6
I would not be too concerned with one player committing to another college this early in the recruiting process. Most low/mid majors do not get verbal commitments until the end of summer or fall. There are upcoming evaluation periods in July of high school players......after this, players will wait to see if a high major is going to offer them before falling back to the low/mid major colleges to consider.......then there is the official visits they will take. After that, most players will make their decision.
According to this site, GB has offered 20 seniors. There could be more offers after the July evaluation period. Maybe someone catches the coaching staff's eye during this time that had not before. Of these 20 currently offered, the coaching staff probably has prioritized certain players by positions. Of the young man who choose SDSU, we don't know where he fell in the GB staff list....maybe he was at the top......or at the bottom.....or somewhere in between? Point is, that is why you offer a number of players as you know at the mid major (even high major) that in recruiting not everyone you offer, will accept. And sometimes you might be hoping someone does not take your offer before someone higher on your list has a chance to make a decision.
One thing the GB staff can sell recruits on is instant playing time......which we all know by the 700+ transfers this year in D1......is one of the most important factors in a players decision regardless of what they tell the print media. With 6 seniors who all will play significant minutes for GB in the 2016-17 year, ample playing time is going to be there for any recruit. Which also leads to another question......will the staff go with 6 freshmen or will they look to balance their roster with a couple Junior College players as well.......those players typically don't decide until spring.
Long time to go before we know who will be coming in for the 2017-18 year. Be patient.
I am not sure where Dillon fit on Linc's priority list and I never will know. I am going off of the quote from Mark Miller who usually is in the know that GB did want him. To the point of Phoenixsupporter most guys don't commit this early to mid majors. The fact that Dillon did commit shows to me at least that TJ knows how to sell and close. TJ is on a lot of the same guys Linc is. If TJ continues to close on kids that Linc wants that is a problem, no matter if it is early or late in the signing period.