He is fairly mobile for a young 7-footer, but he needs to get much stronger and learn to assert himself more before he'll be ready to see the floor. Obviously, that is not an uncommon analysis of young players in general and especially bigs, but I would imagine that he would be a redshirt candidate. He also has a 14 or 15 year old brother at Loyola who is already about 6'9".
Potential one and dones. The ACC helps in this regard.
first season in the ACC. If ND lays an egg in 13-14, i'm confident that recruiting next season will once again be an uphill climb.
What if ND has a season in 13-14 much like in 12-13?
ranked somewhere in the bottom third/quarter of the ACC.
And I doubt he would admit if he was wrong with past recruiting classes. Curious what was the vibe from mng for the 2013 class and DJ.
One fact to chew on Welsh- the last four recruits from CA each lasted one season.
Yes, I'd like to have two top 100 players in the fold; but if we want to recruit highly ranked players, we have to be willing to wait for their decisions. Not that we're recruiting any of them, but none of the ESPN top 5 are committed. Six of the top 20 are committed, and only 6 of the guys ranked #56 through #100 are committed. A large number of the best players take their time.
We aren't the only ACC program that has a sparse class so far. I'm sure Duke will land a fine class; but it has only one committed player so far, a shooting guard. Pitt has no commitments. Syracuse, Florida State, Virginia, Miami have only one.
Elsewhere, Michigan has two (an unranked guy and a three star guard, which we'd find disappointing). Michigan State has none. Illinois and Wisconsin have one three star guy apiece. Indiana has one.
I'm sure we'll go head to head against several new Big East teams. Villanova and Marquette have one commitment each. St. John's and Butler have nobody yet.
A year ago, conventional wisdom on this board was that Jackson would not be coming to ND because he had plenty of time to commit by then and would have if he really wanted ND.
It won't be the worst thing if the class is Geben and a three star guy as long as the three star is a 6'8" or 6'9" tough guy who will rebound and generally add toughness to the team. ND needs some bigs to go with the wings it has been collecting. However, I'll be very pleased if the class includes Geben and Robinson; and I'll be equally pleased if the class has Travis and his two buddies from the neighborhood.
Let's let it play out before we collectively assume the fetal position.
(Note: I worked off of Yahoo's commitment list to get the counts for various schools.)
has ND with interest in: 1,18,28,34,62,69.
In addition I have also read about ND having interest in 6, 64, and 74.
Since he's blown up - he now has offers from IU and UConn. And unfortunately those two schools appear to lead for his services.
he possibly should have moved him up even higher.
Duke starting to sniff around...would think to put some pressure on the Jones/Okhafor/Vaughn combo deal with an offer to Goodluck Okonoboko too.
But hopefully he'll visit in the fall. The move to the ACC can't hurt either, particularly vis-a-vis IU and UConn.
Nothing is more discouraging than to have mutual interest with a recruit and for him to verbal elsewhere before taking an official visit.
I am surprised that Ben Bentil from Delaware, Abdul Malik-Abu from NH (read great things about him), Obi Enechionyia from Maryland are not among the 2014 recruits Brey is focusing on.
I have read the mutual interest on Paul White has lessened quite a bit in recent weeks and it is hard to read where ND is with the on again off again interest in Bluiett.
Matt Cimino and Sean O'Mara both held some interest with ND, but they seem more in line with the recruiting targets ND would have had in the BE.
You have to wonder if Brey has a definite answer from Grant taking a 5th year. If Grant has told him he will not, you sure would like to see Brey go after a 2014 combo guard now as opposed to waiting till the spring of 2014 to find an uncommitted guard or one that has a reason to get out of his LOI. Just do not like the idea of again having only 2 true guards on the roster in 14-15.
Per Rivals updated top 150, ND linked with: 24,40,46,51,66,67,70,74,77 (will take a mission),100,118,121,126,141
all ahead of ND, and those are just the schools I know of. I suspect we're way down the food chain.
For good reason as ND broke off communication with Blueitt and then attempted to restart.
Scratch him off of your list. His high school head coach is now an asst. at UCLA.
I'd say it's 50/50 UM/Butler.
The kid has stated being close to home was really important for 3-years. Doubt that's going to suddenly change because Schilling went to UCLA, that doesn't help his family. Did Trevon even make a quick stop at UCLA while he was in playing in LA?
I'd be absolutely shocked if the kid went to Purdue.
blog for the Star, mentioned that Blueitt's top 3 were UCLA, MI, and PU.
Your argument is with him.
to go to Purdue.
I just named 7 others in he previous post. Likely all possible targets can be found on Rivals and Scout.