Yet another reason this whole conversation has gone way off the deep end. KSU certainly has some specific needs that are a priority unique to KSU. For example 3x3 Juco guys fit very well in to what KSU needs and wouldn't be much of a fit at KU. So, while a 3x3 that may be able to contribute immediately in the secondary would be extremely attractive to KSU, it wouldn't at all to KU.
I rest my case with anyone that knows anything about recruiting knows the initial statement made that started this conversation "K-State is not at a place (right now) where they are getting recruits that turn down KU or MU,etc." is just dumb.
No one is arguing that KU has had more recent success than between the two schools. It isn't up for arguement that in 2004, the disparity between recent success was vastly in favor of KSU. Yet, there were several players in 2005 that chose KU over KSU. And, at that point, the disparity level was an absolute massive KSU lean. Kerry Meier is a fine example, too. KSU showed interest early on. aTm showed interest early on. KU showed interest early on. Even though, program wise, KSU was in far better position than the other two, KM wanted to carve his own way outside of the shadows of his brothers. So, KSU and Meier 'parted ways'. No big deal. Happens all the time. I can't believe I am still in on this topic because the initial statement that started all of this was so ludicrous to begin with.
Back to your point, I think KSU's class can be successful. I think what makes it successful needs to be benchmarked based on all the factors at hand including new staff, transition still taking place until signing day (when the 9th coach will be announced), need to minimize the effect of off-balance class size, etc. When all of those are taken under consideration, I think KSU still has the ability to end up with a nice class. I expect next weekend to be another big one.
Will be interesting to see how it ends up ranked by Rivals. At one point, I tried to figure out how Rivals comes up with their rankings and gave up. It makes zero sense and puts way too much emphasis on the # of recruits. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how it lines up when KSU is sitting at 20 or so in the system and getting K-State more on par, numbers wise, with the rest of the schools.
Posted on 1/22 1:14 AM | IP: Logged
Tanner Poppe is going to play baseball at KU isnt he?
Posted on 1/22 2:59 AM | IP: Logged
paging BuyHi. PAGING BUYHI. I sure hope he's not still trying to figure out what to type.......... This kind of reminds me of when Sammy Sosa knew he was screwed at the steroid hearings and he suddenly forgot how to speak english.
Posted on 1/21 9:36 PM | IP: Logged
I think he's busy watching the Frank Martin follies.