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Old 08-15-2018, 09:09 AM   #126
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Likely none of these guys you are hearing about... The "OU is in the top 10 with Michigan State, Maryland, Arizona, Duke, Texas, etc" whatever kind of stuff RARELY works out for OU.
It's a process. With these guys, you have to make their top 15/10/5 -- so far, so good. Do you suggest Coach Kruger instead just bail on all these recruits and go snag some jucos?
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:51 AM   #127
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Likely none of these guys you are hearing about... The "OU is in the top 10 with Michigan State, Maryland, Arizona, Duke, Texas, etc" whatever kind of stuff RARELY works out for OU.
Devion Harmon is working really hard on recruiting these guys. I bet he will be able to get 2-3 guys to join him. He will be such a great player for OU. So yes, in the past couple of years we haven't been able to pull some of these guys, but things are changing.
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:48 AM   #128
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Devion Harmon is working really hard on recruiting these guys. I bet he will be able to get 2-3 guys to join him. He will be such a great player for OU. So yes, in the past couple of years we haven't been able to pull some of these guys, but things are changing.
If he pulls 1 top 30 or 40 guy with him that's great. Add to that just 1 of those impact jucos, that makes a stellar class.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:31 PM   #129
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It's a process. With these guys, you have to make their top 15/10/5 -- so far, so good. Do you suggest Coach Kruger instead just bail on all these recruits and go snag some jucos?
Lol you must be new here.. ha that would be his dream
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:52 AM   #130
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It's a process. With these guys, you have to make their top 15/10/5 -- so far, so good. Do you suggest Coach Kruger instead just bail on all these recruits and go snag some jucos?
Hi, I am thebigabd... nice to meet you. Welcome to the forum.

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Old 08-16-2018, 09:36 AM   #131
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It's a process. With these guys, you have to make their top 15/10/5 -- so far, so good. Do you suggest Coach Kruger instead just bail on all these recruits and go snag some jucos?
Unlike some coaches I could name, Coach Kruger usually has a Plan B in mind if his first choice doesn't work out.
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Unlike some coaches I could name, Coach Kruger usually has a Plan B in mind if his first choice doesn't work out.
Need a big class this year, another plan A needs to happen. Then a JUCO, plan B, plan C, grad transfer.
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:33 AM   #133
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Need a big class this year, another plan A needs to happen. Then a JUCO, plan B, plan C, grad transfer.
This. We have so little high level talent on the roster coming back next year. Basically just Bienemy, Manek and Reaves. Obviously Harmon is a stud, but we've gotta add several more starter caliber players to the roster.
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This. We have so little high level talent on the roster coming back next year. Basically just Bienemy, Manek and Reaves. Obviously Harmon is a stud, but we've gotta add several more starter caliber players to the roster.
Thats the reality of recruiting. You want high level guys, you must wait for them... Staff is doing just that. Its tough to swallow waiting so long.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:31 AM   #135
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Thats the reality of recruiting. You want high level guys, you must wait for them... Staff is doing just that. Its tough to swallow waiting so long.

I'm probably overstating "high level." I don't mean elite guys. I just mean quality players who should be able to start at OU.
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I'm probably overstating "high level." I don't mean elite guys. I just mean quality players who should be able to start at OU.
Harmon top 35 is elite. Mcdaniels top 5 player is elite.

We are in a bunch of 30-150 top players.


Jacob germany is ranked 215 but by the reaction of some posters hes not even a good backup plan.

What if he turned out just a tad worse than Manek, Is that ok?
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:30 AM   #137
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Harmon top 35 is elite. Mcdaniels top 5 player is elite.

We are in a bunch of 30-150 top players.


Jacob germany is ranked 215 but by the reaction of some posters hes not even a good backup plan.

What if he turned out just a tad worse than Manek, Is that ok?
No complaints here
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Harmon top 35 is elite. Mcdaniels top 5 player is elite.

We are in a bunch of 30-150 top players.


Jacob germany is ranked 215 but by the reaction of some posters hes not even a good backup plan.

What if he turned out just a tad worse than Manek, Is that ok?
Coach,

I haven't seen Germany play much but is he more of a 5 man rather than a PF?

When I did watch him I don't see him shooting the 3 like Manek.

Looking forward to your reply.
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Didn't make top 5 for 5* Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. Not a real shocker since he's always been considered a KU or UNC lean.
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Coach,

I haven't seen Germany play much but is he more of a 5 man rather than a PF?

When I did watch him I don't see him shooting the 3 like Manek.

Looking forward to your reply.
He's listed as a center but he's a new long loved stretch 4 type in college.
more guard than post.

You're right, doesn't shoot the 3 a ton or nearly as well as Manek.

His knock is desire and effort. When it's a big game, its go time and he's there. Playing down in HS, he played down.

He has a guard skills, very athletic, and size...
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Harmon top 35 is elite. Mcdaniels top 5 player is elite.

We are in a bunch of 30-150 top players.


Jacob germany is ranked 215 but by the reaction of some posters hes not even a good backup plan.

What if he turned out just a tad worse than Manek, Is that ok?
I’m all for keeping instate kids at home when we can. I’m just.not sure Germany is worthy of a ship in our 2019 class?

There’s a reason he’s ranked #215 nationally, not to mention the fact that his scholarship offer from OU is said to be conditional. Judging by the highlight videos I have watched online, he’s got a long way to go to be ready to compete at the D-1 level.

I’m just not for using a valuable scholarship in this class on another project.. I find it hard to believe our coaches can’t fill all of those spots with recruits who have a higher upside and/or a higher motor than Jacob Germany. Maybe he will prove me wrong this fall. Correction: I truly hope he proves me wrong.
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Iím all for keeping instate kids at home when we can. Iím just.not sure Germany is worthy of a ship in our 2019 class?

Thereís a reason heís ranked #215 nationally, not to mention the fact that his scholarship offer from OU is said to be conditional. Judging by the highlight videos I have watched online, heís got a long way to go to be ready to compete at the D-1 level.

Iím just not for using a valuable scholarship in this class on another project.. I find it hard to believe our coaches canít fill all of those spots with recruits who have a higher upside and/or a higher motor than Jacob Germany. Maybe he will prove me wrong this fall. Correction: I truly hope he proves me wrong.
If Jacob Germany is, in fact, one of those players with a low motor (not aggressive; plays soft), then OU and Germany may both be better off if he goes elsewhere. Turning up the revs on a slow motor player does not seem to be a strength of this OU coaching staff.

In reality, I hope the young man plays hard, plays tough, and does his best. I always like to see Oklahoma high school kids succeed.
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