So basically early-eval means before other “top” programs get involved. Fair enough. I wasn’t disputing the description necessarily, just seemed a bit strange that a player would have double digit (or near) offers and BU and staff would be credited with being in there early. I guess I was just thinking the narrative meant being first or one of first teams involved with a player rather than just before blue bloods. I mean Maryland offered Cam nearly a year before Illinois did. And Penn St and LSU both offered Cam and Amani before the Illini. I know MD and PSU’s early involvement has something to do with geography, but then so did Illinois’s with Chester.Whitmore was outside of the top 100 when we offered and ended up as a bonafide 5*, potential lottery pick and Amani’s best offer was like Penn State before we offered. He ended the summer with offers from Auburn, Oregon, WVU, Maryland, probably more I’m forgetting.
I’d classify them both as very very good early evals
Again, I’m not disputing BU and staff’s prowess in player evaluation or recruiting. I think we all know they are doing an incredible job. Was just kind of wondering if the early-eval narrative was really accurate since obviously there were other coaching staffs who saw that same potential in the two players. But I see now the narrative isn’t necessarily built around being first or first couple teams involved, but being early enough to build some kind of foundation with the recruit that can withstand the blue blood’s arrival. Thanks.