Posted by Big Ron on May 30, 20 at 06:58:29:
In Reply to: Re: Big Fish or Rough Diamonds? Recruiting extremes. posted by So So on May 29, 20 at 16:20:51:
COVID-19 has certainly screwed up recruiting. But I can’t decern if the restrictions are a relative help or hindrance to ASU. True, recruits can’t visit Tempe, but they can’t visit the likes of Notre Dame or Ohio State either. That limits the recruits’ emotional reaction to such schools’ deep traditions. ASU has a nice campus and good training facilities. But schools such as Oregon have arguable better training facilities. Washington, and others, have picture postcard campuses. So with site visits being neutralized, should ASU have an edge with its NFL model. The recruit picks up the phone to talk ASU with an veteran NFL Head Coach - or two. Maybe an NFL Hall of Fame member. And ASU can still boast about the best academic support organization in the country thanks to Jean Boyd.
Either way, this might be a critical year for Edwards. He has holes to fill, a short squad to fill out and a need to show that the NFL model can produce more wins than the results that got Graham fired.
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