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    Quote Originally Posted by 94GRAD View Post
    Telling a player that there will be playing time when there won't is like taking an order knowing full well you can't fulfill it.
    It's not like this was new information for the coach or the recruit. If the recruit's decision to eliminate Xavier this late in the game was "playing time", sounds like pretty much everyone wasted their time and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHettel View Post
    Maybe the question was more related to the fact that we were already deep at that position, so maybe we should have spent recruiting resources elsewhere?
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drudy23 View Post
    If this is true, what's the point of even recruiting him? That's like a salesman asking a client to delay their purchase because the company is busy.
    Holt was high school teammates (St. Francis HS) with Odom and I think AAU teammates as well. Same high school Kaiser Gates attended. Promising playing time when you can't guarantee it seems like a bad idea in this scenario. Best to be up front and not burn any bridges when you have a fairly strong connection to the school and state of Georgia especially with Jonas Hayes on staff. Let him know the situation and if he is comfortable coming despite no guarantee of playing time than great. He had X down to his final couple schools. Just went with Alabama and the better opportunity for immediate minutes.

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    In this day and age of transfers, I don't think it's a waste of time to keep recruiting a player that either you don't have room for currently or where you know you are behind one or two other schools. It may pay off a year or two down the road. Besides, not sure how much time and money is actually spent on an individual player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SM#24 View Post
    In this day and age of transfers, I don't think it's a waste of time to keep recruiting a player that either you don't have room for currently or where you know you are behind one or two other schools. It may pay off a year or two down the road. Besides, not sure how much time and money is actually spent on an individual player.
    Exactly...why is this even a thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetireFiftyTu View Post
    Holt was high school teammates (St. Francis HS) with Odom and I think AAU teammates as well. Same high school Kaiser Gates attended. Promising playing time when you can't guarantee it seems like a bad idea in this scenario. Best to be up front and not burn any bridges when you have a fairly strong connection to the school and state of Georgia especially with Jonas Hayes on staff. Let him know the situation and if he is comfortable coming despite no guarantee of playing time than great. He had X down to his final couple schools. Just went with Alabama and the better opportunity for immediate minutes.
    Yep, X was actually considered the leader for him until the very end. One school (Bama) essentially guaranteed early playing time. The other school (X) didn't and couldn't. So he went to Bama. I have zero problem recruiting him, particularly since he almost came here.
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    What’s really strange about this thing is that Holt is listed as a shooting guard and Alabama has no less than 6 others on their current roster listed in that same position. Only one of which is a senior.

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