Yeah I know of a few kids who are committed to other places that had some concerns if the new assistants were what they considered D1 level. I'm not sure what the HS coaches are saying nor do I really care about them because the way everything is setup these days AAU coaches have much much more influence on where players go. From other players that I have spoken to who will be HS Sr's this fall, a few of them have considered U of Hartford solely because of a connection they feel with Blood even though they like nothing about the school. I personally was surprised at the hirings of our assistants when they happened because none of them had what I considered major D1 coaching experience. If you look at the schools in the SEC that we want to compete with one day, when they lose a coach of two they will go out and get someone who has been in D1 coaching for a while (5+ years) and know the ends and out. In some cases I have seen mid major head coaches get hired a recruiting coordinator and pitching coaches at some of these places (S. Carolina is one example if I remember right). Now I know UConn doesn't have that kind of pull yet but that shouldn't stop us from going after say a Mike Glavine (pitching/recruiting coordinator at N'Eastern) who I have had the pleasure to meet and talk to some HS players & their families about, and all of them love who he is as a coach and think very highly of him. That's just my 2 cents and I would love to be proven wrong in the coming seasons because that would mean my school is winning lots of games and there is nothing wrong with that!