I hate to dare throw any cold water on all this excitement, but I believe it’s a fine line in balancing the need to constantly assess and improve our roster with a few experienced players and being a very attractive school for high level high school players wanting (needing) more than a year or two in college. Loyalty and commitment both come to mind – it is very much a two sided coin. I’m sure Muss is very aware of this dynamic in today’s game, but I’m a little uncertain as to where this is all headed.
Many have criticized Calipari’s one and done philosophy as having changed the college game in a negative way. Seems like we (the college game in general) may be approaching that with the use of the transfer portal and the constant shuffling of players. Maybe that’s just where we’re at. For me, that’s sad to see.
I think we have reached a point in recruiting, where it is going to be harder to get any on your list to come here. With the addition of the last three transfers, there is only a limited PT available and these recruits know that. I don’t think any on your list is transferring unless they are comfortable they are going to get significant PT.
I have a hunch, we will enter next season with 1 or even 2 scholarships open.
I have said this before. As long as Muss is here, we won’t see any feel good stories like Michael Qualls and Mason Jones coming out of nowhere. I don’t think Muss has the patience to develop real raw talent.
Again there is nothing wrong with Muss recruiting strategy. It is a winning, low risk and quick results strategy. It works very well.