PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Seeing some speaking of silent commitment makes me wonder: is it better to keep high profile, out of state recruits on silent mode ?
Absolutely not. High profile recruits bring good publicity and can start a train of commits
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
But really though, momentum on the trail doesn't last forever. Why wouldn't you keep some cats in the bag for the grand finale? It could be of more benefit late in the game.
This is urb's forte imo. It is my belief that urb tells some big name guys to keep silent and put on a hat @ an AA game.
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A guy like McMillan, you take him the second he says he wants in, hands down
If I understand correctly, a "silent commit" is completely different from a "non-committable offer", if either really exist. What you seem to be addressing is a non-committable offer, not a silent commit. Presumably a silent commit is just that - an accepted silent verbal that isn't announced. After all either way it's just a handshake (or, you know, ... twitter) agreement.
Yes they are different. Silent commit is when a coach/team knows you are on board, but you want to keep it away from the publicity. A non-commitable offer is one that the staff offers so they can put it on their sheet, but they cannot accept at that point. He is talking about the former in that is it good to have a player let the staff know that they are in, but not the rest of the world, or to announce it during the AA games.
Yes it is, I'm referring to the fact that if a kid like Raekwon wants to go public, you absolutely don't tell him to keep it under wraps just for some added publicity at an AA game. A 5* committing at any time will garner plenty of attention around the country
I think it could help you in terms of recruiting. For one, it allows these silent verbals to recruit others without them knowing because technically they are both uncommitted. Lets say, for instance Raekwon is a silent commit. He has already pledged his loyalty to the staff, bit other prospects wouldnt know that. So he could be in their ears talking up Ohio State as one of his favorites without him seeming like another prospect telling the lm to "join my class."
Don't you think that's a really fine line to be walking? At some point the extent to which an uncommitted recruit talks up one program becomes ... weird?
Well it could be but it could also open another recruit's mind. I have no doubt that players like Kwon and Demetrius Knox have had an impact on other prospects looking OSU, especially in their regions, where we are trying to get a foot in. Its like once one prospect from the area gains interest, then other follow suit.
No becuz high profile recruits want to play with other high profile recruits. & the majority of them come from out of state.
For example is Raekwon were to commit, it may bring a couple DL or DB prospects that want to play along side of him. Or if Brandon Harris were to commit, im sure there would be plenty of WR flocking to come to tOSU! Great players want to play with other great players, i mean i would want to. Gota go get that natty!
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