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Did I miss something?

Posted: 6/28/2014 1:27 PM

Did I miss something? 


I poke my head in and read the forums 4-5 times a week. I don't post much, but did I miss something on Josh Corcoran? He was at the June 8th camp and he didn't get and offer. Does that mean we have a "3" * instate recruit that the staff doesn't like? Physical or mental make up? Told them thanks but no thanks?

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Posted: 6/28/2014 2:09 PM

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I have no clue what's going on with his recruitment.  I don't know what all goes into evaluations on these sites and early on he had that 3* rating  but that doesn't really mean much.

He looks like he has ideal size I have no clue what kind of athleticism that he has.  But he's been to a few camps this summer:Gophers, Iowa, ISU, Nebraska, Wisconsin but still only has offers from schools USD, SD State and NIU.  

It might be that the recruiting sites are reading into his game film too much and coaches are seeing something else.  Or maybe the coaching staff would like to see more of him this coming fall.  

One thing is that this staff has a nose for talent being able to find guys like Cedric Thompson, Cobb, Cockran, Wells, Ekpe, Travis, Johnson etc etc, all were very lightly recruited and not highly rated but the staff could see something that they could work with and turn into pretty good players.  

I'm assuming that this may be a case of sites overrating a player early on.  We'll have to wait and see maybe he'll come back for another camp and impress the coaching staff.  Or he'll may have to wait until this coming season and impress them with how he plays this fall.
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Posted: 6/28/2014 2:16 PM

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Just curious. I am good with Kill's work so far. I also get it when a kid just wants to go somewhere else. I want to Iowa just because I didn't know 100 people going there.
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Posted: 6/28/2014 2:58 PM

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GoldyHawk wrote: I poke my head in and read the forums 4-5 times a week. I don't post much, but did I miss something on Josh Corcoran? He was at the June 8th camp and he didn't get and offer. Does that mean we have a "3" * instate recruit that the staff doesn't like? Physical or mental make up? Told them thanks but no thanks?

Did I miss something?
The rating system is a crapshoot at best. I think the staff knows better than us. That said it's still early in the process and as we've seen numerous times before this staff actually waits on prospects that fall in a grey area as far as offering goes and see some tape from senior year. We'll see how it works out. I hope Corcoran earns and accepts an offer but this staff isn't gonna hand out offers for PR reasons.
 
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Posted: 7/1/2014 4:16 PM

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I think speed is a question on him, but just because we assigned a 3-star doesn't mean that Minnesota sees him as a kid they need to offer. At the same time, that doesn't mean he can't go to a school like NIU (who just offered) and be a good player. That's just how recruiting goes. It also doesn't mean he won't get a Gopher offer later this season. This staff tends to take it's time much more than most and really put time into their evals and offers.

As far as his rating goes, the kid shows a really good nose for the ball and is a contact player on film. And we felt that even if he didn't end up being a linebacker in college, he had the size to potentially put his hand down and play end if need be.


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Posted: 7/1/2014 6:53 PM

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This coaching staff is very picky and very thorough with their analysis and evaluations on recruits. It sometimes bites them in the butt because kids are committing to schools very quickly now and they offer later than most schools, but those schools fill up and have no more really late in the process. I like the direction of this current class and think they will add some more good pieces.
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