The bad thing is other programs that are currently more successful will know which of their “ A guys” are not coming and they can focus hard on B guys and turn non commitable offers in to the real thing.
This is the best position we’ve been in during the recruiting process. (Ever). Filing positions of need with length at WR and speed on defense on the back end. When your worried about a player flipping to another school you are gaining interest from players whom you have a chance to compete with on the field. STEP 1 to building a winner. STEP 2 signing them.
Note that Richard didn’t mention enroll early. He just said maybe “sign” Wednesday. It may be that he didn’t get enough credits to graduate, which also may be why he thought he might wait to sign in Feb. too.
I spent three years in Alabama while Bear was still coaching. He recruited the son of the unit secretary. When I moved to Arkansas not intending to stay it became my opinion that the difference be Hawg fans and Tide fans was simple…Have fans are concerned they are not worthy and Tide fans know.they are. This post just suggest that Hawg fans see themselves as not worthy why else would you worry?
I know - ole Jackson is too negative! Just remember back in 2016 somebody was sounding the alarm bells about OL recruiting and was told he was being too negative and that Bielema and the gang would straighten it all out!
If we don’t sign 3 CBs THAT CAN PLAY the Chavis system won’t work. Too many average and/or young corners really hampered him at A& M.
We all watched a few that can play in Chavis’s system this last year quite on the field against Moo U and Missouri. ( Pulley) whom most folks want back. While I doubt we have anyone better waiting to take his spot I hope we can get to a point where we aren’t playing folks that lack the heart to give it their all because we the next man up can’t play!
I guess the real issue is talent vs heart. Very few now days have both. Where are the Tony Bua’s these days! We need a few.
The silver lining this year is if we sign 16 tomorrow they are an upgrade in talent over what we have witnessed this past season. Come February holding onto to the 2 instate and 2 of the out of state players would put the hogs back on solid ground. I’m proud we are in the mix for top talent. I’m excited about spring ball!
The more time given for other programs (winning programs) have to play with a recruit’s mind set about AR football does no bode well for us.
Not saying this staff can’t pull it off in the recruiting battle for these guys, but it stacks the odds against us.
This isn’t our 1st rodeo here.
I heard a national guy on a show somewhere but don’t remember where. He indicated he thinks this is a strategy now and will continue in the future… School A is recruiting against School B… recruit commits to school A but really wants to attend school B as has been his lifelong dream…School B tells recruit we know you want to play for us and we want you but stay committed to school A but do not sign during the ESD for whatever reason, hold that spot on their commitment list and then right at NSD flip to us and leave rival school A scrambling at the last minute.
Doubt that is going on with Arkansas because we’re probably not viewed as a threat to anyone in recruiting right now but I could see the Harbaugh’s, Malzahn’s and Myer’s of the world doing this…