I recall Luke Recker going from IU to Iowa was a big story 20 years ago or so. Now no one bats an eye.Happens more than one thinks.
Uthoff from Wisconsin to Iowa
Brust from Iowa to Wisconsin
Albrecht from Michigan to Purdue
Bielfeldt from Michigan to Indiana
Dakich from Michigan to OSU
Wheeler from PSU to OSU
I used to think this too but 1. Players will always do what they think is best for them and 2. (more importantly) We fans almost always have more animosity built up from longer histories with a rival than individual players do.I would love Franklin. Dude is a perfect fit and a baller, good kid too. I'm still always surprised when players are willing to transfer to their nearby rival school though. Having to go play against the guys you had just been going to battle with has to be a little weird, particularly when you add a rivalry layer to it, though he's from the midwest so I get wanting to stay close to home.
Why should the top programs bother with HS/AAU so much then moving forward?One has to like this portal recruiting ..........from start to finish in less than 2 months. Heck the other way sometimes it took 2 years of following. I know this board had Ayo on the radar for easily 2 years of HS and AAU.