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Trendon seems to be coming into his own.  Making him a highly sought after commodity.  Perhaps even more so, than his older brother. 

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10 hours ago, Nesquik1 said:

Anything new on Watford? Legacy....seems like we should be higher on the list 

Legacy and relationship was with a different coach.  They know the university and like it, now it just comes down to if CAM can seal the deal.

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3 hours ago, bstall76 said:

Legacy and relationship was with a different coach.  They know the university and like it, now it just comes down to if CAM can seal the deal.

I also think it comes down to Watford being behind Hurt and Brooks on our wish list. 

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31 minutes ago, Proud2BAHoosier said:

Both of those not lookin' real good according to CB projections

It's still really early with both of those, too. I'd guess Archie has a better feel for this than the writers do. 

 

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I don’t think the Crystal Ball feature means anything two years out. This is especially true in an age of transfers and people leaving early for the NBA and spring signings. Teams swoop in late and provide opportunities that seem attractive and players jump at the chance. Often going from no relationship to committing in a few weeks or months (which I think contributes to higher levels of transfers...ala Jordan Tucker and Duke).

anyway, I hope that we have a good chance with these guys. The staff seems more subtle and measured in their approach to recruiting than Crean. I think it will pay dividends. Offers will mean more, communication will mean more when it is not so frenetic. 

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I love Trendon, but I have a feeling that the coaches are playing the odds here and thinking he's more of a long shot than the other two and thus, the prioritization.

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Word down here is he is interested in what Avery Johnson can build at Alabama. Colin Sexton having a big year and getting drafted high helps.  Also hearing he likes Kentucky.  Hope his brother shuts that option down quickly! I'll be interested to see how CAM prioritizes recruiting the position in that class. Love a legacy, but think this might be a longer shot at this point.

Btw, he's playing great and his team has another really good shot at a state title.

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11 minutes ago, Hoosierinbham said:

Word down here is he is interested in what Avery Johnson can build at Alabama. Colin Sexton having a big year and getting drafted high helps.  Also hearing he likes Kentucky.  Hope his brother shuts that option down quickly! I'll be interested to see how CAM prioritizes recruiting the position in that class. Love a legacy, but think this might be a longer shot at this point.

Btw, he's playing great and his team has another really good shot at a state title.

Thanks for sharing!

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20 hours ago, Hoosierinbham said:

Word down here is he is interested in what Avery Johnson can build at Alabama. Colin Sexton having a big year and getting drafted high helps.  Also hearing he likes Kentucky.  Hope his brother shuts that option down quickly! I'll be interested to see how CAM prioritizes recruiting the position in that class. Love a legacy, but think this might be a longer shot at this point.

Btw, he's playing great and his team has another really good shot at a state title.

Wow, after some of the things the wildcat fans said about his brother, he is still considering them?  I find that appalling.

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36 minutes ago, CauseThatsMyDJ said:

http://usatodayhss.com/2018/the-trendon-watford-blog-trying-to-repeat-fortnite-recruitment-and-more

no mention of IU in this article pertaining to his recruitment. 

Yea, that pretty much sums up where we stand with him...rattled off about 5 schools and no mention of IU. Probably makes sense to keep our focus in-state with Brooks anyways. I'd take either though obviously.

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22 hours ago, ArchieBall13 said:

Yea, that pretty much sums up where we stand with him...rattled off about 5 schools and no mention of IU. Probably makes sense to keep our focus in-state with Brooks anyways. I'd take either though obviously.

Also probably pretty telling how Archie feels we stand with Brooks and TJD.

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13 hours ago, cohete15 said:

Also probably pretty telling how Archie feels we stand with Brooks and TJD.

Both of those recruitments are likely to be long, tough fights to the end. 

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On 2/18/2018 at 1:21 PM, KoB2011 said:

I also think it comes down to Watford being behind Hurt and Brooks on our wish list. 

After Sean Miller being caught on tape in a wiretap about paying for a player, I think Kansas is going to come off a lot of lists along with many blue bloods. The recruiting landscape is going to totally change in the next 4 months as it concerns all these players we are talking about.

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Just now, Iuprof said:

After Sean Miller being caught on tape in a wiretap about paying for a player, I think Kansas is going to come off a lot of lists along with many blue bloods. The recruiting landscape is going to totally change in the next 4 months as it concerns all these players we are talking about.

Opens many doors for other programs...I’ll take our chances.  

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1 hour ago, Iuprof said:

After Sean Miller being caught on tape in a wiretap about paying for a player, I think Kansas is going to come off a lot of lists along with many blue bloods. The recruiting landscape is going to totally change in the next 4 months as it concerns all these players we are talking about.

Completely agree. I said a while back that I thought it was important for Archie to be on the brink of landing big recruits over the next couple years...that way, when Coach K, Roy, Izzo, maybe Calipari, retire/move on, then Archie is the guy. This may apply a lot sooner than I expected.

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6 hours ago, Iuprof said:

After Sean Miller being caught on tape in a wiretap about paying for a player, I think Kansas is going to come off a lot of lists along with many blue bloods. The recruiting landscape is going to totally change in the next 4 months as it concerns all these players we are talking about.

Maybe I'm confused, but what does Sean Miller have to do with Kansas?

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26 minutes ago, T-Free20 said:

Maybe I'm confused, but what does Sean Miller have to do with Kansas?

I was thinking the same thing! Either I’m missing something or it is one of those moments you think one thing and type another

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13 minutes ago, CoachSS said:

I was told pretty adamantly that the staff values Brooks, Jr. long-term over Watford. 

This is probably what plays into the prioritization of the two recruits at this current stage of time. 

Thanks Coach. So glad you found us back in January.  I would like to remind our members of a few  things.

There a members who frequent HSN 3.0 that actually have an ear to the ground, when it comes to recruiting. Coach is one of them.  And there are others.  And even some who don't feel comfortable posting.... but are willing to share intel with members via private messaging.

And .... those members who do share  don't get paid for getting things wrong, unlike some other well known sites.But when they offer information, it is like time in a capsule. What they are offering is what they are hearing real time.  Not knocking other sites. I think IU has one of the most diversified fan boards of any school in the nation.  More power to them. They all have a right to their space.

But.... when people such as Coach, and others.... come here to share information....our members have to understand, and appreciate they are getting this intel free of charge. And based upon the members own volition to share with us.... what they are hearing.

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28 minutes ago, CoachSS said:

I was told pretty adamantly that the staff values Brooks, Jr. long-term over Watford. 

This is probably what plays into the prioritization of the two recruits at this current stage of time. 

This makes sense if for no other reason than geography. Watford is an excellent player just like Brooks, but I don't think Archie is dead bent on locking down Alabama.  Couple that with the perceived likelihood of getting either of these guys to sign, I'd put my money on Brooks over Watford all day.  Watford is a really nice player but he'd be a long way from home here.  Some kids like that, but it may well be a negative factor for Trendon. Much less likely a negative factor for Keion.

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