Posted by Dr. Mullet on December 20, 18 at 08:54:01:
In Reply to: At the time of the hire of... posted by Oside Devil on December 20, 18 at 07:05:59:
Imagine you are a top notch recruit from Southern California and you come to an ASU game in September. It is 105 degrees with the sun down. The college pre game atmosphere is almost non existent. You are sweating your balls off and haven't even started watching the game.
ASU has eliminated many parking lots, time before the game to tailgate, and stadium size. Was there even a sellout this year or a completely full stadium? Oregon has the #5 recruiting class as of now. That is where the top so cal kids went instead of UCLA/USC. Their stadium is full. The fans yell all the time. They have large pockets from their boosters. It isn't a billion degrees. The campus isn't brown. You forget that these kids don't just play football. They have to go to class. I went to ASU and it really sucked walking to class in Aug, Sep, Oct, April,May, and summer school.
Maybe these reasons are why it is much of the same with recruiting. Local kids don't have a choose in Arizona because their parents pick it. When they finally get a chance, they want out. Other than hot chicks and sunshine in the winter, what does ASU have to offer top notch recruits that other schools don't have?
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