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  1. Penn had '18 D1 commit just transfer there. Since most of the "transfers" are on full scholarship, I can't really fault them for pursuing the "experience". It's a travel all-star team with awesome digs/facilities. They're grey shirting, they're living the major D1 football life a year or two early, just not at the college they committed to. It's finishing school for football. I only take issue with one comment I read in the article related to the Penn kid, that being this misconception about player development and improvement. The results are negligible for 99% of their transfers. Yeah, I get "iron sharpens iron" and practicing everyday versus the best competition is helpful to some degree, but they'll all be experiencing this at college in a year. And the numbers will shake out similarly to years past, some top guys will be busts, some won't, but it'll have nothing to do with their experience at IMG. A one off year/experience at IMG is just really unlikely to have any marked impact for the vast majority of these kids. IMG isn't turning a 1-2* kid with just a Ball State offer the summer before his senior year into a 4* with multiple power 5 offers by the end of his senior year. Probably because they're not recruiting the 1-2* kid in the first place. Football is just a different animal compared to the sports IMG made its reputation on in the realm of athletic development (golf, tennis). They're taking kids that were already top recruits at their old schools and they're staying top recruits at IMG. I'm not convinced the coaching is better in the same way I'm not convinced the AAU all star coach pulling the best players from his region is a good basketball coach. I'd like to meet the coach that could screw that gig up. I don't think it's in the true spirit of HS athletics. I dont really see the appeal from a competitive standpoint, it's like beating the CPU on Madden 70-3 every game. I think Rhule is ingratiating himself to coaches in the state where he'll be doing 80+% of his recruiting. Losing out on the one IMG kid he may have a shot at every 3 years probably isn't a big loss compared to the inroads he's making with Texas HS coaches by making those statements. If these teams are elgible for real state titles I think you'll see them ostracized from the traditional HS community, black balled, not getting opponents to schedule them. etc.
  2. LCCFAN09ER

    WC92, People can have/share their opinion and I can have/share mine. My opinion is Kendricks is mentally ill and shouldn't be working with children. That's an opinion I've formed based on my interactions with him on this public forum and in private over a number of years. I appreciate there's a handful of people offering anecdotal evidence to the contrary, but this is just MY opinion and I stand by it. I would immediately pull my kids out of any school he was working at or attached to in any capacity.
  3. NIC 2017 - What lies ahead

    Yeah, I call BS on the Mishawaka rumor. That's conjecture presented as insider information in the hopes it sticks and is the impetus for filling a vacancy. I'd be shocked. As for the new Elkhart school, I thought it was already announced that the new school would be an NIC member? I think the reality is one of the newbies like K5 mentioned. The speculation I've heard is Glenn has gotten really hammered in some sports and doesn't look to be integrating competitively across the board as well as the others? I honestly don't know if that's accurate, don't follow as closely since I moved, but just what I've heard from friends that coach at a couple different schools and parents who go to the games.
  4. NLC 2017

    "I heard".
  5. Current D1 Recruits: Offers/Verbals

    Penn safety Paul Moala picks up an offer from ND at the Irish Invasion.
  6. NIC 2017 - What lies ahead

    Penn safety Paul Moala picks up an offer from ND at the Irish Invasion.
  7. David Perkins transferred from tOSU to Illinois State. Signed as an UDFA by the Seahawks last season, pretty sure he didn't make the 53 man, but not sure if he was on the practice squad?
  8. Franko House from Concord played basketball at Ball St. signed with the Bears to be a TE.
  9. NIC 2017 - What lies ahead

    Gehrig Dieter (SBW) signs as an UDFA with the KC Chiefs.
  10. NLC 2017

    Franko House (Concord - Ball St. basketball) signs as an UDFA with the Bears (TE).
  11. Speaking to this year, Yeast and Hip. The other two I don't know I would classify as "letting them get away" so much as tOSU is tough to beat in recruiting and Robertson, well, it's probably a moot point in hindsight.
  12. No offense to those guys, but ND had better guys committed at one point... then they went 4-8, had staff turnover, and had to scramble. What ND has been terrible at over the years is staying on top of their plan B guys while not treating them like plan B guys. With all the obstacles ND faces where kids routinely drop out late bc they can't get their grades up or just flip, they should pursue the SEC strategy and over-offer. Take 30 commits bc you know 3-4 won't make grades and another 4-5 will flip. I'm curious to see Allen at IU with a full year to recruit. You can build a solid foundation in state, yet no one has seemingly tried it. I think the MIC is underrecruited in that middle tier of prospects. Pluck a few under the radar/developmental guys from around the state, hit up JUCOs in the south, and you're cooking with grease.
  13. Success factor 2017-18 (final)

    Unless there's a mass realignment, a 1 for 1 replacement of Snider for NE Indy catholic school doesn't really change my point. 4A north has more quantity and quality compared to 5A as most of the 4A north schools won't be realigned south due to location.
  14. Mishawaka

    Fair enough, likewise I'm not trying to slight LP or MC. Just going off what I've seen/picked up over the last few years. Maybe I didn't word it well. Although Snider's record is consistently respectable to good, there's a difference between the quality of their teams that lose 2-3 regular season games and the ones that go deep. My point was good or less good, Snider was kind of the only roadblock in the 5A north and in the years they're "less good" they're by no means insurmountable. 4A north, although none of those teams at their absolute best may be equivalent to Snider at their absolute best; they're usually solid-very good, consistent, programs. A lot more landmines to get through in the 4A north landscape.