Mailbag Feb.18: Any Junior Day News?

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Q: Des, do you have any news after Junior Day that took place this past Saturday? – Michael, Storrs

A: You know, we’re not allowed to cover it unfortunately, never have been and really the coaches don’t say a whole lot about it to media afterward because they want to keep an advantage if they saw kids they really wanted. It makes sense, I guess. That being said I heard there were a lot of kids up they want to get back as soon as possible. I see that as a positive sign. They’re getting kids to come up certainly, but also kids they want to come up. I think that’s noteworthy considering the upward trend in recruiting Paul Pasqualoni has seemingly started here.

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3 thoughts on “Mailbag Feb.18: Any Junior Day News?

  1. Jay

    I Agree with DC> In Espn the team is rated 72 but 5 future huskies have no rating at all. It appears the team has done well but only the future will tell.

  2. Joe

    Dez,

    In regards to your comment stating “the upward trend in recruiting Paul Pasqualoni has seemingly started here.”: I was wondering if you could expand on this in an article or blog post? I know that it is popular to discredit the recruiting web sites but the number of stars players receive on those sites is the only barometer we have available until their careers are over and we see what the NFL thinks of them. I would just love to see this claim expanded upon and backed up.

    1. dconner Post author

      Joe – It really isn’t as much a controversy as some would like to make it, which they do. Some live by the stars but I think if people had a better idea of how those stars come about they may not be so married to the services. For example, I’d love to know how does the commit Kivon Taylor go from no stars to two stars after he committed? Any thoughts? I dont know. My position isn’t based on the recruiting services but the facts are there and I have touched on this before, actually written about it, blogged about it, answered mailbag questions about it as well but if you look at the schools these recruits, particularly this batch, were considering and who but more importantly who offered them scholarships – compared to a class from say four or five years ago. Agree? That’s an easy one if folks looked a little deeper. I understand its easier to go to the services though – just doesn’t give the real answer you seek that’s all – thanks Joe

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