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phil4bama
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I love Pett. Loved him as a player and for sticking around through the shitshow that has been our coaching carousel, providing needed stability and a connection to the in state high school programs. He was also the ace recruiter for most of his tenure. But I’m beginning to think Nate kept him last year as a bridge to introduce Hodgson to the local high schools. Hodgson is kicking Pett’s arse on the recruiting trail now. And Pett isn’t landing the big in state guys like he has in the past. And I know some of the deals have been beyond shady, but go find the next best guy. Pett’s usefulness is slipping badly. He’s never been thought of as a master technician on the bench and his strong suit is fading. A change of scenery might be good for both sides. Pett needs to leave the nest and grow and Nate can bring in another one of his guys. It’s time.


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Hodgson is kicking Pett’s arse on the recruiting trail now.


To be fair, Pett was not recruiting anyone in the 2020 cycle. He was focusing on the 2021 and 2022 classes due to JD Davison and Barry Dunning, for example.


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Will Wednesday's ruling have any impact on the recruiting calendar?

If anything, the ruling will just prolong the ongoing restrictions. Back in March, the NCAA announced a "dead period" in recruiting, meaning no campus visits for prospects, no evaluation periods for coaches to watch players, no in-home visits -- no in-person interaction whatsoever. That dead period hasn't been lifted yet, and it is set to last through at least Sept. 30, although ESPN's Heather Dinich reported earlier this month that the Football Oversight Committee asked the council to extend it to Oct. 31. If that occurs, it will run up against the early signing period in basketball, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 11 and last until Nov. 18.

Most players in the 2021 class have conducted their recruitments via Zoom meetings and virtual tours, with very few players taking their full allotment of five official visits. In previous years, official visits generally took place in the fall of a prospect's senior year, starting in late August and ending in late October. The big visit weekends are built around big football games or Midnight Madness festivities. There hasn't been any of that for the 2021 class, and that doesn't appear to be changing. That said, there hasn't been any sign that the early signing period will change either. In fact, more top-100 prospects are committing earlier in the fall than previous years. More than half of the players in the current ESPN 100 have already made college decisions and will be expected to sign their letters of intent in November.


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After a busy contact period with nearly ‘20 programs’ reaching out to Top-50 prospect Rodney Rice, the 6-foot-4 guard out of Hyattsville (Md.) says that five programs are heavily in the mix and have been inconsistent contact as of late.

The newest addition to DeMatha Catholic’s roster told Stockrisers.com that ‘Maryland, Alabama, Louisville, Miami, and Indiana’ are heavily involved. He broke down three of the five programs listed as heavily involved with Stockrisers.

Alabama: “The staff has been saying that they love the way I play and my playing style. They said my style of play fits their style of play the best.”

Louisville: “They’ve been saying they’ve wanted me for a while and that I could be an instant impact if I join their program.”

Maryland: “They have been saying that I have what it takes since day one.”

In addition, Rice says that Indiana has bolstered him as a priority despite not having an offer from the Hoosiers. The DMV prospect rated amongst the Top-50 in the class of 2022, says that IU’s staff led by Archie Miller will complete a zoom call with him ‘very soon’ and that they’ve been on him heavy.

Miami has also completed a zoom call with Rice on several occasions. Chris Lykes is a guy that Rice is familiar with since they’re both from the same area and Larranaga has likely pitched a similar role for him since Lykes is one of the Hurricanes top players.

As far as an early commitment timeline, Rice says ‘next year’ will be the year. We’ve seen some early 2022 commitments but Rice will not be one of those.


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Georgetown is the latest to offer 2022 Oak Mountain (AL) big man Will Shaver


Bamafan18
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We got a futurecast pick for Wesley Cardet. Came from Eric Bossi


Chadaristic
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Nice - I really hope we get him.


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mistaken4193
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I like Cardet more than Davison. I think he could end up a 5*


phil4bama
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Shaver must be pretty smart from some of the offers he's receiving. I'm afraid we may lose him for academic reasons.


Chadaristic
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I don't think we are recruiting him too hard tbh.


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Chadaristic
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JD Davison, the No. 1 overall point guard in the 2021 Top150, will announce his college decision on October 31, source tells 247Sports.

The 6-foot-3 and 175-pound five-star prospect out of Letohatchee (Al.) Calhoun School will make his decision between Alabama, Auburn, Kansas, LSU, Memphis and Michigan.

The No. 9 overall prospect in the 2021 247Sports Composite Rankings broke down his final list of six with 247Sports in late August.

Alabama: "They've been recruiting me for a while now, I think they were my first offer, they got a good play-style and good coaching."

Auburn: "They fit my play-style, they got coach [Bruce] Pearl and coach [Wes] Flanigan, some great coaches and they have great point guards come through there."

Kansas: "They're a blue blood and one of my dream schools, I've been watching them since I was a kid, I like their play-style, environment and their coach."

LSU: "They have Will Wade, they have some Alabama guys at LSU right now, their play-style and they have had some great point guards come through there."

Memphis: "You have Penny Hardaway, a great guy who has had some great players come through there and they have a great recruiting class."

Michigan: "They have Juwan Howard who is a Hall of Famer. Then Michigan has a great environment, rivalries and it's a great school."

Davison currently holds no Crystal Ball predictions.


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Jordan Nesbitt came out with a top three and we aren’t it.

Memphis, Illinois and Saint Louis.


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We made Alex Fudge’s top 10


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Jacksonville (FL.) native Alex Fudge was one of last season’s biggest Stock risers (no pun). Today the 6-foot-6 wing is down to ten programs, he told Stockrisers.com and he broke each one down with us.

The list includes: Texas A&M, Texas, Florida, Georgia, USC, LSU, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, UCF.

Texas A&M: “With Texas A&M I feel I’ve already established a close relationship with the whole staff it’s almost like they are family now. Even the relationship with Jaxson [Robinson] and Manny [Obaseki] is also tight, they told me that my role would be to go in and play right away if I put in hard work. I feel like it could be a really good fit there.”

Texas: “Coach Smart told me that he wanted to coach me and right away i could come in and play as a freshman. He told me if I work hard I could possibly have a major role in their offensive system as well.”

Florida: “Coach Mike [White] told me and expressed to me that I’m a need in their program. A long athletic wing is needed at Florida. Told me I could impact as a freshman.”

Georgia: “Coach [Tom] Crean has also told me I could come in and play valuable minutes. He’s one of the coaches that will evaluate my game and only correct the wrongs and explain how he could help improve them at Georgia.”

USC: “USC is a diffrent culture. They believe I can be a one or two-year and done. Coming in to fill in the place of those leaving.”

LSU: “Being that my family is from Baton Rouge It’s cool. Coach Wade is the main one recruiting me at LSU. Seeing how they use Trendon [Watford], I could come in and do the same my freshman year.”

Alabama: “Coach Nate [Oats] made it known to me they are looking for a wing in the class of 2021 and I’m one of the ones that they want badly. I feel I could fit in their offensive system and play my style of play quick and fast at Alabama. They’ve been on me early and still has been recruiting me.”

Georgia Tech: “Coach Pastner and Coach Swartz made it known that they want and need me. They stress the development part, they want to help me improve and get to the next level.”

Arkansas: “Coach Musselman and his entire staff recruits me the hardest. Everyday they call, and they evaluate my games and send improvements. I’m close with the staff.”

UCF: “The whole entire staff at UCF, I am familiar with. They’ve been recruiting me since 10th grade and have a familiar face on their team that I wouldn’t mind teaming up with in Isaiah Adams, it would be a nice fit as well.”

I asked Fudge what his commitment timetable is looking like and he is unsure at the moment.


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Class of 2021 forward Alex Fudge has cut his list to ten, he tells ZAGSBLOG.

The 6-foot-8, 175-pound small forward from Robert E. Lee (FL) Senior High School, has named LSU, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, UCF, Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Alabama and USC.

He broke down each school:

LSU: “I’m on call with the head coach [Will Wade], talking with him every day. If I were to go there, I would fit in their program because they run through their big guards, like they do with Trendon [Watford]. I see what they’re doing with him and how close he is to going to the league. That could be a possibility for me.”

Florida: “They need an athletic wing and they’ve told me I could come in and play valuable minutes. I’m also close with the coaching staff.

Georgia: “I see this a lot in the SEC, but they told me, like Florida, that they need an athletic wing. Coach [Tom] Crean has been telling me since day one that he’s been wanting to coach me. He’ll watch my game and point out the things I do wrong, how to correct that. He’ll also point out the things I do well and how I can improve and do better.

Arkansas: “They do a great job of keeping in touch with me, coach [Corey] Williams, coach [Eric] Musselman. They call, make sure that I’m good, make sure that they’re still in the picture. Recruitment-wise, they’re doing their job. They’re doing what they’re supposed to. I feel like my development could take off of over there.

Texas A&M: “I built a relationship with them early on. It’s to the point where they’re almost family to me. With the recruits, they’ve got Manny [Obaseki] and Jaxson [Robinson]. Coach Buzz, coach Johnson and them are all close with me. We talk basketball and we also talk about how to actually play the game. I’m real close with them. Development-wise, coach Buzz is all about getting better.”

Alabama: “If I were to go there, I would do well because of the way they run their offense through their wings. They were showing me clips of how they get it up the court and finish above the rim. They play real fast. Coach Nate Oats said they need an athletic wing.

UCF: “It’s crazy, they’ve been there for a while. They got one of my close friends, Isaiah Adams. They were at all of my games during the live period last year and the year before. They’ve been watching me for a while. They want me. Coach [Johnny] Dawkins said he could develop me to the next level. Coach [Kevin] Norris, coach [Vince] Taylor, coach [Robbie] Laing, they’ve all been in contact for like two years now.”

Georgia Tech: “Coach [Josh] Pastner let me know they’re in need at my position. I could come in and play valuable minutes, play through my mistakes and learn as well.

Texas: “Coach [Shaka] Smart, he let me know early that he wants to coach. He told me this the first time he talked to me, same with coach [Neill] Berry. They want to see me in that burnt orange. They let me know that if I were to go there and come in freshman year, I could play some valuable minutes because of who they have leaving. I could fill in that spot if I go there.

USC: “My mom committed there when she was coming out of high school. She committed there, but she didn’t go. I’m real close with [Chris] Capko. He coached one of my trainers out here back at Marshall. He’s just been giving me pointers and tips on how I can improve my game and why USC could be a great fit for how I could improve my game. With coach [Andy] Enfield being a shooting coach, I feel like if I were to go there, my shot would improve and there would be a higher chance for me to get seen at that next level.”

Fudge says he does not have a timetable yet for a decision.

“Development for me is the key,” he said. “As far as recruitment-wise, just listening to what they have, what they have to offer. Knowing that they just extended the dead period to January 1, I’m just listening to them and seeing all the options they have to help me.”

According to 247Sports.com, Fudge is ranked as the No. 10 small forward and No. 51 overall prospect in the Class of 2021.

“I’m an athletic wing with a shot,” he said. “I have a quick first step so that allows me to get to the rim and finish. I defend the rim very well. I have a long wingspan so that helps me a lot on defense and I’m very active.”


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J.D. Davison is down to six.

Davison, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Calhoun (AL) School, named Alabama, Auburn, Memphis, Kansas, LSU and Michigan as his top six schools on Friday.




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Auburn, Alabama, LSU all heavily in the mix


Zags


mistaken4193
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I would hate to say someone’s job depended on getting this kid but if Pett doesn’t land him that’s Back2Back strikeouts on 5* in state kids that both grew up HUGE Bama fans
This post was edited on 9/18 at 7:22 pm


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Jusaun Holt tweeted he’s committing Sep. 27


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