2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

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jg2112
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2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by jg2112 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:53 pm

A class of 2022 skater from South St. Paul committed to Wisconsin about two hours ago today (5/10). His Twitter post announcing the commitment is also today.

How is this possible?

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Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by Stang5280 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:26 pm

Per the Wisconsin State Journal, he was offered in March, before the new rules took effect. I wouldn’t make too much about an early verbal like this since Wisconsin has been notoriously bad about over-recruiting in recent years. We’ll see how many make it to campus.

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Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by 612hockeytown » Fri May 10, 2019 8:58 pm

Lmao - “offered” in March. They’ll all say that 😂

But it’s Sconny, who commits enough players annually to field a varsity and junior varsity D1 team annually. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Didn’t Granato scrub like 10 kids this year?
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Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by InThePipes » Fri May 10, 2019 9:40 pm

612hockeytown wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Lmao - “offered” in March. They’ll all say that 😂
🤣

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Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by yesiplayedhockey » Sat May 11, 2019 8:01 am

Did anyone REALLY believe NCAA would get this right?
Does anyone REALLY really think this will stop coaches for "committing kids early"

There are way to many "open" ends to this new policy to think it will change a whole lot. They had the ability to get it right but all they did was change a few dates, a few words and BOOM next topic please.

Advisors, friends of friends, big brother, uncles, neighbors, the zamboni guy and their 3rd grade mite assistant coach will all be used to get around the new recruiting rules.

Yes for the next few months the old "we committed way back in ...." will be the standard official line when that all important tweet goes out

Again...The NCAA has really no desire (or resources) to enforce this. Coaches, who are some of the most competitive people in the world, will find out ways around it to "stay competitive"

Sure the tweets will slowly go down but the number of young kids with deals on the table will not go down and more importantly the age of these recruits will barely go up.

I will say this....Whatever the ratio is today of kids "switching colleges" or not getting their original offer . I expect that number to double in 3-5 years.
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Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by East Side Pioneer Guy » Sat May 11, 2019 2:57 pm

This reminds me, I need to get on my son to get his kid on the list for a good pre-school. Because if want to get into a good college, you need to get into a good high school. And if you want to get into a good high school, you need to get into a good elem. And you don't get into a good elem without having been in a good pre-school.

He doens't have a wife yet. Or even a girl friend. But the list for a good pre-school is pretty long and you just can't put it off too long.

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Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by InThePipes » Sun May 12, 2019 6:49 am

612hockeytown wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Lmao - “offered” in March. They’ll all say that 😂

But it’s Sconny, who commits enough players annually to field a varsity and junior varsity D1 team annually. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Didn’t Granato scrub like 10 kids this year?
I wonder what kind of look Granato had on his face when the young man (or his advisor) let him know that he was going to post his verbal commitment to Twitter, 10 days after the new regulations went into effect?

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Re: 2022 grad commits to WI on 5/10 - so much for recruiting rules

Post by Slap Shot » Mon May 13, 2019 9:56 am

yesiplayedhockey wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:01 am
Advisors, friends of friends, big brother, uncles, neighbors, the zamboni guy and their 3rd grade mite assistant coach will all be used to get around the new recruiting rules.
Even with hyperbole aside, from everything I know about the NCAA recruiting process the impact/involvement of the aforementioned is highly overblown when it comes to actual decision making by a kid and his parents. Surely there will always be shenanigans on the recruiting front, but I disagree these rule changes will be universally - or even measurably - circumvented.

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