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come on Hamm, we didnt play LSU
Sorry when I went to change the title it selected an old default title.
If Mitchell can't see the potential that is here, I doubt he can qualify anyways.
Good stuff hamm.
Love it, especially the reaction of the commits. We'll land The Savage, Manning, and RSJ. Wish we could take 40
This post was edited by shermanager11 on 11/12/2012 at 8:44 AM
Hamm, I think you said in another thread that there was 1 spot for Mastro and Mitchell. Does that spot include Savage? Or are there 2 spots for the 3? Or are they mutually exclusive?
Like Hardreck Walker's comment more than any of them.
Gotta imagine that the first of Mastro, Mitchell, and Savage to commit gets the spot.
Honest question: Who are we flushing at this point? We're still offering kids.
"Most passionate fans expect recruits to just pick up the phone immediately and commit after a win like Saturday’s. The commits will come but keep in mind that not all recruits see a win from a fan’s perspective."
I will stay calm, I will stay calm
Good stuff Hamm, really feeling good about how this all finishes. Just need to finish with won wins and a BCS bowl in January. I think you hit the nail on the head perfectly talking about these recruits not committing on the spot after the game. It takes time, the one's that havent made a decision yet are really waiting it out and taking their time. But it gives such huge momentum going into the end of the season, Johnny's Heisman hype, BCS Bowl hype, and legitimate hopes of competing for a championship as early as next year. If Sumlin was able to finish as strong as he did last year with so much against him, I can't imagine how successful this year will end up. Savaiinaea is a little let down, but just being that close is great and really think we can close the deal by NSD. I have been putting the distance on the back burner, but just for fun looked this up. To get to LA from a Friday and leave on a Sunday it costs $400 and takes a little over 5 hours. To get to CS it would be $735 and take nearly 12 hours ($672 to IAH but then would have to drive). The prices are actually better than I thought, but still a good chunk of change more and at least 12 extra hours of travelling for the weekend. That will come into reality the closer it is to an actual decision.
As for everyone else, I think we could get Miles, RSJ, Stuckey pretty much guaranteed and puts us in the best spot possible for the rest. These are big fish, it takes a while to reel them in but once you get them, their trophies are worth the fight. Good times ahead Ags, good work on the Pulse.
A ton of positive news guys... Thanks for all of the work Hamm and Aubs..
Also, as per the 2013 kids - sometimes it's hard to sway views that might have been planted there for quite some times. With that said, maybe we can get a couple of the kids that are truly on the fence.
I believe this win will do more for us with the 2014 class than the 2013 (yet both classes will get a huge surge due to it).
Lastly, as per Mitchell and Ohio State - so Ohio State is NOT recruiting any linebackers in this class eh? Well, that would tell me they have SO MANY FRIGGIN LINEBACKERS ON CAMPUS ALREADY... That's why you don't recruit a position - is because you already have tons of talent at the position already!!!!!! Can't blame the kid for checking out all of his options etc.
Anyway, positive news on all accounts and i'm excited to see who the "big time" talented player will be (my guess is A'Shawn Robinson)...
I dont think we get Mitchell or Savage but would love it If I'm wrong. I think Savage wants to be at UCLA because of distance and they've sold him on NFL coaching staff. Seem like Mitchell has never given A&M much of a chance. Unless he decided to take an official visit to us, I dont see us pulling him unless he just decides he doesnt want to go that far from home or if he realizes how hard it will be for his parents to go see him play.
Manning seems like he really wanted it to be TCU for some reason and was disappointed by what he saw up there (not shocking). I dont know if it means anything that he wasnt real talkative but that's not usually a good thing, unless I'm taking it out of context.
I think of the linebackers left, we end up getting Matro...
REALLY need to get Z. Smith at DEnd.
Also think we NEED and get Miles...
This post was edited by stir8ag on 11/12/2012 at 9:03 AM
Very interesting on Mastro, but understandable. I would think he would commit to ensure a spot and maybe persuade Mitchell away, but then again if Mitchell ends up at A&M, Mastro would be out of luck and have to go crawling back to OU. We get one of the two IMO knowing that.
Any guesses on the visitor? I say that WR Williams, but he isn't really that under the radar I guess, but who knows.
scoop you couldn't be more right when you said that perspective is totally different from a fan's and recruit's POV. We know what the potential about our program and how these talented kids can excel in it...to them it's a lifetime decision which will have immeasurable impact....they just want to make sure they get it right without regret. I am sure that once the shoe drops they will make the right choice.
Thinking they might wind up on a MNC is key and with each win and press coverage of that win is key. Our recruiting staff's job has been made a lot easier and they are holding out that gold ring to these guys. As long as the decision has been made difficult or tight then we have put ourselves in a good position.
Here is to JFF making himself a legend and the press eating it up. He is becoming a household name and even those who have no interest in football, like my wife, want to know more about him and see him play. This is a good thing because its making him a media darling which will draw these kids to what is going on down there in Aggieland. It worked for Auburn and chizck with newton for a couple of years but we all know he is no coach and now that shine is wearing off. All we need to do now is capitalize off of our success and close the deal and I honestly believe that our staff has the firepower to do just that....
Now if other programs are writing big checks that might be another factor we have no control over...and we know that is happening
This post was edited by BuddyB73 on 11/12/2012 at 9:14 AM
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