20.Jun.2012 Recruiting is Notably Slow
So far, the Beavs have landed a UCLA plan-B reject, and a transfer from Hawaii with one year of eligibility. We're almost into July. "A-list" players should still be on the table. They're not even paying the Beavers mind. What gives?
When Rod Perry was hired, my fear was his ability to recruit. People said to give him time. Okay, but he is getting older if I do that, and I'm not sure his personality was ever dynamic enough to relate to players in the first place. So now I'm asking: where are the results? Bottom line: he's being paid more than Heyward so he needs to produce more. Beavs have the worst recruiting class in the country right now.
I know OSU typically starts slow (go figure), but this is different. If A-list guys were even sniffing the Beavs I wouldn't be concerned, but there is zero interest from any Pac-12 caliber guys. As we hit July, it's time to end the silence, acknowledge the elephant in the room, and worry about the state of recruiting.