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RE: UCONN Football Recruiting
(07-14-2017 12:43 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  In fairness to UConn, they have never had a high recruiting ranking in football-- even in the Big East when they could see being in an AQ Conference. OTOH, they have placed a lot of guys into the NFL.

A big issue is simply location. They are not in a recruiting hotbed, and they have to compete with Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland and BC for the few highly ranked guys in their footprint.

The true measure of "what's going on with UConn" won't be known for a couple of years. Edsall is going to have to recruit the right kind of guys to fit his system. He was able to do this during his first run in Storrs, we are just going to have to see it play out to see if history repeats itself.

Pretty much this. We've always relied on under the radar and diamond in the rough types of guys who were under-recruited, even when we were having moderate success. That is not going to change now coming off of 6 losing seasons. With improvement on the field, I think we'll see improvement in our recruiting but it's going to take time and I don't expect us to ever be consistently near the top of the league.
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RE: UCONN Football Recruiting
(07-14-2017 12:56 PM)HartfordHusky Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 12:43 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  In fairness to UConn, they have never had a high recruiting ranking in football-- even in the Big East when they could see being in an AQ Conference. OTOH, they have placed a lot of guys into the NFL.

A big issue is simply location. They are not in a recruiting hotbed, and they have to compete with Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland and BC for the few highly ranked guys in their footprint.

The true measure of "what's going on with UConn" won't be known for a couple of years. Edsall is going to have to recruit the right kind of guys to fit his system. He was able to do this during his first run in Storrs, we are just going to have to see it play out to see if history repeats itself.

Pretty much this. We've always relied on under the radar and diamond in the rough types of guys who were under-recruited, even when we were having moderate success. That is not going to change now coming off of 6 losing seasons. With improvement on the field, I think we'll see improvement in our recruiting but it's going to take time and I don't expect us to ever be consistently near the top of the league.

ECU has often had to rely on "diamond in the rough" type players, being in a state with 4 ACC schools. Justin Hardy was a walk-on and Shane Carden had no FBS offers for example. I like what Coach Mo is doing here for recruiting.
If Edsall is on top of things, I wouldn't be surprised to see some top recruits committing closer to Dec. 20. A lot of recruits will commit after the early signing period if they don't get a P5 offer.
Here's wishing the best to UConn and all our conference mates. What's good for one school is good for all.
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RE: UCONN Football Recruiting
(07-14-2017 12:43 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  A big issue is simply location. They are not in a recruiting hotbed, and they have to compete with Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland and BC for the few highly ranked guys in their footprint.

...And us
07-14-2017 02:29 PM
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RE: UCONN Football Recruiting
(07-14-2017 02:29 PM)JHG722 Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 12:43 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  A big issue is simply location. They are not in a recruiting hotbed, and they have to compete with Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland and BC for the few highly ranked guys in their footprint.

...And us

True- no offense I was just listing the P5 programs.
07-14-2017 02:38 PM
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RE: UCONN Football Recruiting
(07-14-2017 02:38 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 02:29 PM)JHG722 Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 12:43 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  A big issue is simply location. They are not in a recruiting hotbed, and they have to compete with Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland and BC for the few highly ranked guys in their footprint.

...And us

True- no offense I was just listing the P5 programs.

Temple's recent rise has definitely been a factor for UConn.
07-14-2017 02:46 PM
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(07-14-2017 11:57 AM)mikeinoki Wrote:  Apparently HuskyU doesn't think this is a serious question. Football drives the bus for P5s, and it would be awful to see UConn left behind in another round of realignment for not taking a serious approach. I'm rooting hard for UConn.

Maybe someone with actual knowledge of UConn recruiting could comment.

HuskyU's panties are in a wad because I trolled him so bad in another thread he's created a few anti-ECU threads. It's like I took away his JalapeƱo Mac n' Cheese or something. 07-coffee3
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Lol UConn
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(07-14-2017 04:00 PM)M1T4 Wrote:  Lol UConn

That's some hard hitting expert commentary right there.
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RE: UCONN Football Recruiting
(07-14-2017 02:38 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 02:29 PM)JHG722 Wrote:  
(07-14-2017 12:43 PM)CliftonAve Wrote:  A big issue is simply location. They are not in a recruiting hotbed, and they have to compete with Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse, Maryland and BC for the few highly ranked guys in their footprint.

...And us

True- no offense I was just listing the P5 programs.

Yet you went as far away as ND but skipped over former NC Pitt (something not all the programs you listed can claim). Not sure why.
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Uconn should focus 99% on basketball. Football in Connecticut is a tough sell.
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