26.Jul.2015 Recruiting Rumblings
It seems people are upset about the Jordan Stevenson situation and now saying this staff can’t recruit. Well it’s only July and they have five 3-star recruits. That’s better than Riley could do most years by this point, at least from my memory.
It’s definitely frustrating that they aren’t in the mix for Stevenson. It’s equally frustrating they can’t land a big name, breakthrough recruit. But these guys signed an entire class and now 8 good looking prospects this cycle without even coaching a game, so they’re doing okay. I think we need to let an entire season play out on the field to see if that generates any recruiting buzz. We think recruits should be as excited about GA as we fans are, but it doesn’t work that way. So yes, disappointing we’re not seeing a huge uptick (though I’d argue there is an uptick — GA is getting better players), disappointing they weren’t in the Stevenson mix, frustrating they can’t land a big name, frustrating that players de-committed, but let them coach a season first before getting worked up about it.
Unless the team looks awful during the season, I think come February the Beavs will have signed their best class ever. I’m going to say top 35 class when all is said and done.