I'm sure there is a chance we can flip him...but I'm far from buying that we win 6 games and he flips.
Agree. This is becoming an assertion that, if repeated enough, becomes taken as fact.
Is there validity to the notion that recruits like Mookie want to see how we progress, and might be open to flipping if we have a strong year? Sure. Is there some 5-win or 6-win threshold that suddenly triggers a flip? I'd be stunned if that's the case.
Beat the three crappy OOC teams early, and then score some wins over Rutgers and maybe NW. That's 5 wins, and probably a reasonable expectation for this team. But that's a pretty underwhelming resume, and you don't see kids leaving national title contender programs for 5-win teams beating the likes of EMU, UConn, and Rutgers.
I don't buy it. But then, I'm no insider. So I guess we'll see.