Posted by NC Devil on June 15, 21 at 11:52:36:
In Reply to: USC Landed 5 star DE Mykel Williams posted by Big Ron on June 15, 21 at 10:45:33:
Net is... we homers are enjoying the uptick in rankings, but the proof has not played out on the field... YET.
last year sucked, from the shortened, disjointed season, to the lack of onsite recruiting opportunities.
Most 5 star guys are being recruited by the super powerhouses - if you were a kid with a high probability of playing pro in 3 years, as well as the new royalty payments being put into effect... where would you go? Clemson, GA, AL, tOSU (and of course the u of eh) can all confidently say that during your term you will be in at least one college playoff game, and be a perennial contender for conference and national championships.
Compare that with our "pro model"... you would need someone who truly felt he was the individual gamechanger to come to Tempe and put the program on his shoulders.... that is risky business.
let's see how this season plays out. in our worldview we are "stacked" with size and talent compared to recent teams. If we win the South, and compete/win the PAC I believe we will get a longer look from the best of the best... but it may take back to back conference championships before we start landing 5* athletes on a yearly basis.
I look forward to the days! Fork 'em Devils!
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