The next few weeks are crucial for recruiting and the 2022 class, and the coaches have extended some offers to guys that, to me on the surface, appear to be filler offers. Guys that can come in and work hard and contribute at some point along the way.
And today you put out a puff piece like this was their master plan all along. I agree with the sentiments of your initial post from two weeks ago, but the geniuses on this board have now made every “diamond in the rough” that has visited campus lately be a future All American. And this charade they are doing with the transfer portal will come back to bite us especially with all these “filler offers” they they are obviously opting for instead!
Well we know, and they surely know that the SEC threw them a life line, and they grabbed it, and held onto that life line with a stronger grip than any team that was canceled during the covid season bc, they knew that the SEC commissioner had saved them from a sure enough A$$ whopping in 2020!!!!
Careful there Johnny - You are looking for logic and you stumbled into the wrong place. This is the place where the "geniuses" you speak of come to get liked and appreciated so they can play this pretend game about importance of the "pulse" - that is so cute, and give one another thumbs up, also cute, rather than true football discussion. And, you raising valid points will attract the "coot" comments from many, again another cute game played here.
Rating as evidenced by the score I'm rocking. I'm also not interested in hearing self-indulgent crybabies who clearly think this program owes them something spew ignorance and call out a writer who knows infinitely more than they do about the topic.
I've never called anyone a coot and didn't do it this time either. I don't know if this guy is a "real" fan or not and didn't call that into question either. What he's not is a supporter, my guess is what we have here is a frontrunner.
Which 5 star 2022 recruits would you prefer we offer this week? They are gone. Most of the regular posters on this board understand where we are in the process and this time of year you offer lower rated “project” players. These are very much “ guys that can come in and work hard and contribute at some point along the way.” Nothing has changed from what DHood said a few weeks ago and no one that I have seen here has appointed these guys All American status….yet. These are the guys that have to come in and earn it. And we’ve seen a few do that so yes, it is still possible for them.
(and they have watched his highlight films), the RB from Texas should be a 5* as he runs amuck on his JV level competition down there. The experts have also validated some brothers of former players as guys that should be ranked 4* or better just to name a few.
So what is your point moron!? What are you crying about??? You crying about people putting in their two cents worth and/or opinions on a board made for people to do just that very thing makes you look a little ignorant.... AND makes you look like a coot, YOU COOT!
Don't get wadded up, Mr Geech. He was just raising a disagreement with the post. Respectfully, sir, you don't have to be a blind sheep to everything a commentator or reporter says, either here or on the broader landscape of life. I'm sure David, I mean Mr. Hood, is ok with it.
PS I gave you a thumbs up thing so I didn't hurt your feeling Mister.
I've got a pretty good idea where it's been. My feelings don't get hurt easily and never on any message board. The writers on this site work very hard to provide info to us that we would not have otherwise; the correct response is gratitude.
Obviously you’re not a Clemson fan. But it does need saying
Jan 23, 2022, 10:09 AM
This was not plan A for our recruiting. We had staff leave galore which effected our recruiting greatly. Point is compared to where we were 2-3 weeks ago we are in a much better position. You’re not going to “shock the world” and go cherry pick all the 4 and 5 stars you want in that amount of time. But we do have some solid recruits there and some that could pay off later. Yes some may not. Anyone who tries to paint this as ideal is mistaken. Anyone who tries to argue that we aren’t better off now than a few weeks ago is also mistaken.
Johnny, we all appreciate your thoughts. In the spirit of public safety, please keep your ankle bracelet on, stay in your trailer and stay off the Interwebs. I hope you enjoy your upcoming season. Spencer will be an upgrade. But I guess my grandma would be an upgrade, and she’s dead.
I am not sure why there is so much push back in the apparent contradiction in the articles. Maybe Mr Hood did not mean for it to come across as a "puff piece" but that was largely how it came across judging from the comments on the article's thread.
We do appear to be doing well, or at least as well as was possible for the final push. We stand to get two 4* that were committed to other teams but opened their recruiting back up after coaching changes. The other guys are filler pieces and a lot of people are making them out to be our first choices rather than recruits that we are settling on. However, they are some of the better recruits left out there which is all that we can hope for at this time.
I have never seen anything wrong with grabbing a few project 3 star recruits that had been over looked, and our coaches seen something there that could be worked through with time at practice or on the practice squad, but with all the 3 star offers being handed out isn't a way to fight the transfer portal bc, the 3 star guys that do get good enough to be a 2 deep player, and they hit the portal, other coaches will see how they've done at Clemson, and they will grab them up. The lets just coach them up until they can be used as reliable depth will get defeated in through the portal.
IMO, recruit the best players they can get, and the ones that slip through the portal will be just fine bc we would have a roster loaded with great players. At some time, the NCAA will have to put restrictions on the portal bc there will be more players in the portal than what's coming out of HS. They can't have it both ways, coaches will either recruit from the portal with players they have seen at the college level, or just recruit only high 4-5 star recruits from the HS level. The NCAA made a huge screw up for HS players wanting a chance to play at a big time college bc, they will have to be high 4-5 star players before a big time college will ever look at their tape!!!!