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TravelinZag
10-16-2013, 04:49 AM
Looking at the various top 100's, 150's and even 247 would suggest that three-quarters have made "verbal commits." (BTW, does a "commit" really have any significance? Must other schools quit recruiting, for example?)

Almost all of the undecideds know where they are going to school. Basketball has been their life, and a couple of handfuls of these guys may be still choosing between two teams, but won't say which. But aren't most of them preening in the setting recruiting limelight and milking one or two more paid trips replete with events and football games before they share what they've known, in some cases for a long time?

Mr Vulture
10-16-2013, 09:57 AM
Other schools don't have to quit recruiting a kid because he has committed, but it's rare in the early period for a kid to switch the school he chose. In basketball, unlike football, the kids can sign LOI's in November so a large majority do that and are then non recruitable. The rest sign in the late period next spring but that tends to be much fewer players although it usually included many top guys.


Looking at the various top 100's, 150's and even 247 would suggest that three-quarters have made "verbal commits." (BTW, does a "commit" really have any significance? Must other schools quit recruiting, for example?)

Almost all of the undecideds know where they are going to school. Basketball has been their life, and a couple of handfuls of these guys may be still choosing between two teams, but won't say which. But aren't most of them preening in the setting recruiting limelight and milking one or two more paid trips replete with events and football games before they share what they've known, in some cases for a long time?

maynard g krebs
10-16-2013, 01:39 PM
Almost all of the undecideds know where they are going to school. Basketball has been their life, and a couple of handfuls of these guys may be still choosing between two teams, but won't say which. But aren't most of them preening in the setting recruiting limelight and milking one or two more paid trips replete with events and football games before they share what they've known, in some cases for a long time?

I would think if a kid is undecided at this point, he's really undecided. They've had plenty of time to take their 5 or 6 visits by this point in the recruiting cycle. Deciding on a school is a very individual and very nebulous thing. Some kids just know and it's easy; for others there are a variety of factors to consider- competition for playing time, style of play, comfort level with other players/coaches, academics, etc etc.

It's a life altering decision for these kids, whether they are going to play professionally or not. The 300-400 kids who transfer every year show how tough it is to make the right choice. I just think it's a topic where you can't generalize too much.