Small gripe but he also isn't even close to the #1 player in the class anymore. Schutt is miles ahead of him. 247 even has Huff over him. On 247 rankings I believe he fell from somewhere around #12 (was a five star at one point) to out of the top 100 over the past 2 years. No thanks.I hear you- nobody that follows recruiting was expecting Casey to announce to us given we weren’t in the picture the last couple of months
But he has been the number one player in the state of Illinois for his class since a freshman, he plays a position of need, we have been recruiting him for 3 years - it was also clear at the end he wasn’t interested in us so it was likely mutual
My point is, according to some on this board we haven’t missed out on any of our top targets that have announced elsewhere (and there have been many in this class). You can pick from that list of reasons for every recruit to justify why we didn’t miss
I can also assure you he would have absolutely been interested in us by the end if we wanted him. When the only 2 of your finalists that will take you are DePaul and Miami.... yeah.