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Interesting recruiting perspective...
Neither program reached the top with a core of four- and five-star recruits. The danger of success is the temptation to bypass the type of players who made Stanford and Oklahoma State what they are in favor of recruits with faster 40-yard times and better bench presses.
"My office doors revolve with coaches coming in and wanting to go to Oregon and Michigan and New Jersey and Florida and everywhere," Gundy said of the recruiting process. "... There's two things that happen: One, it costs too much money, and two, it costs too much time. I could be in Texas and Oklahoma hitting four or five schools in the same amount of time that I can get in one school and try to convince a young man to come get an education and play football at Oklahoma State, and he's 18 hours away from his home."
I want both I want the best players that fit in the system. I do like see more stare than the night sky but you are right if they don't fit it really doesn't help.
Wonder how Gundy would feel about recruiting two star kids who would be 18 hours from home, like our new QB commit? OTOH, maybe we had some luck today with that kid from New Mexico who was visiting. He'd be a great get. Big, agile DE.
Seems to me that some very special under rated HS players like Bruschi or Farmer can get you to the hump (which is where Stanford and OK ST are). But getting over the hump requires the most elite players. Also, I bet most 2 and three star guys in California or Texas/Oklahoma are better than a 2 or 3 star guy in AZ or NM. They play tougher competition and are likely over shadowed. Who was the last really good player we had from AZ? Candidate? Carey may break out and have a good career.
"Arizona has no tradition" - Bill Walsh
"We have a tradition of kicking Bill Walsh's ass" - Teddy Bruschi
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