I agree (though I'd certainly love to land a top 10-20 kid). Heck, a year ago, how many here had heard of Melendez or Podz?I’d like to pause here and just acknowledge what an improvement we have had in recruiting compared to 6-7 years ago. No longer are we identifying a highly ranked in prospect as an underclasssman and holding our breaths, hoping he is the white knight who will finally turn the program around. And then, either falling into despair when he inevitably goes elsewhere or if he drops precipitously in the rankings, talking ourselves into how he can still be the savior.
I feel like the program is in great hands right now and both our floor and our ceiling have been raised significantly. Staff IDs kids who fit culturally and skills wise and land a fair number of them. Maybe every class doesn’t have an Ayo or Kofi, but we continue to stack classes with top 100 talent, and, especially recently, lengthy shooters. No matter who we wind up getting I think we will be fine, it’s just a matter of how fine. Pretty refreshing!