Robinson-Earl eliminated ND.

Author: MAS (10919 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:53 pm on Oct 25, 2018

He's down to Kansas and Villanova.

It turns out that building a top-notch practice facility is not the recruiting ace in the hole some claimed. Time to return to a strategy that leaves the program with few Plan B options when the McDonald's All-American types ultimately pass on ND.


Link: https://twitter.com/NDHoopsRecruits/status/1055507501192486913

Replies to: Robinson-Earl eliminated ND.


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1 and done.

Author: ghostwriter (1737 Posts - Joined: Oct 22, 2007)

Posted at 7:02 pm on Oct 26, 2018

1 look at ND and done with them.

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How is Villanova doing it?

Author: iairishcheeks (8919 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:08 pm on Oct 25, 2018

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They don't have to compete with Duke & Carolina for top recruits.

Author: MAS (10919 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:34 am on Oct 26, 2018

ND has never won a recruiting battle with K during his time at Duke and I can't think of a recruiting win against Carolina in the past thirty years. Possibly Torin Francis. I don't think that will change anytime soon. If ND is going to pursue top 25 players, they will forever be going up against those two programs so long as they are in the ACC.

I'm in the distinct minority, but I wan't thrilled with the move to the ACC. There's a basketball hotbed 70 miles away and ND has virtually no presence there. Yes, Midwestern kids sometimes end up in the ACC, but how many blue-chippers from Chicago with ACC interest are going to pick ND over Duke and Carolina if all are interested? How many stud East Coast kids will be any different? They will always be playing third fiddle to, arguably, the two most storied programs in college basketball.


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Fair point.

Author: iairishcheeks (8919 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:33 pm on Oct 27, 2018

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Not only would ND be a perpetual contender in the current Big East...

Author: MAS (10919 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:30 pm on Oct 28, 2018

I think they would probably be the same in the Big Ten and they would have a much better "in" with Chicago recruits.

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Re: Not only would ND be a perpetual contender in the current Big East...

Author: NDSoxfan (4120 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:36 pm on Oct 28, 2018

Very good point!