Re: Football Recruiting Update: WATCH: Ray-Ray McCloud interview at The Opening
Posted: Jul 10, 2014 12:31 PM
Honestly, I really don't put any stock into what non committed recruits say in their interviews. I say this only b/c if they have a strong enough feeling for a certain school, they would be committed to that school. Our coaches know who they are going to get, and the ones they don't have a chance with. For certain, if Clemson isn't where their heart is, my heart isn't with them. Clemson athletes are a family, and are known as a family. Committing to the Clemson family is when they are a value to Clemson. Don't come to Clemson with thoughts of another school. That's like being with a partner in life, and thinking about another one you wish you had. Those relationships never work out b/c there is never that 100% given that it takes to make it work out for the long haul....
Re: We did lead for him, for whatever reason UF is now leading
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 11:13 AM
If y'all aren't familiar with 247's Crystal Ball projections it's worth a look. They gather the projections of various recruiting guys for each athlete. Sometimes there are more than 30 projections for a kid. Ray Ray projection right now is about 97% UF.
Florida just signed a huge prospect yesterday that is going to play WR, that should help a little. I would love to have McCloud or Campbell to go with Cain, but who knows! When was the last WR at Florida get drafted in the 1st round?
Seems to me he's trying to keep it close to the vest.
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 12:51 AM
One of his first answers is about how to handle the media. Then the answer to relationships with schools and he mentions UCLA, Maryland, Oregon, Bama, and UGA. Not a word about CU or UF, the two schools who supposedly lead for him. The only thing that kind of concerned me was how he perked up talking about UF, although he didn't know the QB commit's name who called him out of the blue. These kids have grown up watching all this recruiting hype, they know how to play the game.