2020 Recruiting Thread

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Missed this from earlier today:

Tyler Van Dyke is a 6-4 215lb QB from Glastonbury attending Suffield Academy. Other offers from Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Minnesota, NC State, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, UMass, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin and BC.

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Why are we the last program to be in on a CT kid like this. Look at those offers!
Not sure he's good enough, being from CT, so we need validation from others?
Suffield is too remote from Storrs?
We've already got too many fine QB's?
 
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Jay Brunelle is a 6-2 195lb WR from St John’s High School in Shrewsbury MA. Other offers from Harvard, Holy Cross, Michigan, UMass Yale and BC.

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2020 UConn Offer List:
  1. Jadin Dottin (WR/DB) - Suffield Academy CT via Arlington High School, Arlington MA
  2. Julian Fleming (WR/DB) - Southern Columbia Area High School, Catawissa, PA
  3. Curtis Jacobs (WR/DB) - McDonogh High School, Owings Mills Maryland
  4. Jalen Berger (RB/WR) - Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey New Jersey
  5. Eamonn Dennis (RB/ATH) - St John High School, Shrewsbury MA
  6. Dominic Busby (TE) - Seton Hall Prep, West Orange New Jersey
  7. Evan Simon (QB) - Manheim Central High School, Manheim PA
  8. Cam Large (TE/DE) - Pomfret CT attending Nobles and Greenough School Dedham, MA
  9. Elijah Yelverton (TE) - Bishop Dunne High School, Dallas Texas
  10. Javonte Kinsey (WR) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida
  11. Kyjuan Herndon (Athlete) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida
  12. Tyler Berrong (LB) - Atlantic High School, Port Orange Florida
  13. Ta'Chawn Brooks (OL) Dutch Fork High School, Irmo South Carolina
  14. Tyrik McDaniel (DB/WR) - Dutch Fork High School, Irmo South Carolina
  15. DiMarco Johnson (DB) - Dutch Fork High School, Irmo South Carolina
  16. Ja’Quinden Jackson (QB) - Duncanville High School, Duncanville Texas
  17. Jaden Hullaby (RB) - Bishop Dunne High School, Dallas Texas
  18. Nick Dawkins (OL/DL) - Parkland High School, Allentown PA
  19. Tyler Van Dyke (QB) - Glastonbury, CT attending Suffield Academy
  20. Cornelius Forrest Jr (TE/DE) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida
  21. Justin Barron (Athlete) - West Hartford, CT attending Suffield Academy
  22. Jay Brunelle (WR) - St John’s High School, Shrewsbury MA
  23. Drew Pyne (QB) - New Canaan High School, New Canaan CT (Notre Dame Commit 4/16/18)
  24. Tre Williams (DT/DE) - St John College High School, Washington DC (Clemson Commit 1/26/19)
  25. Jeff Sims (QB) - Sandalwood High School, Jacksonville Florida (FSU Commit 2/3/19)
 
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Is football doing a blaze strategy now?
Chief was hearing that too. It worked great (but for too short a period of time due to other stuff going on), why not copy it? I am glad the other major sport is using it now.

Chief will do a deep dive:
Millennials want to be special and have their own identity. When they go to Blaze Pizza they basically custom order their own individually designed, unique pizza. The experience treats them how they want to be treated.
Baby Boomers who compare the pizza quality to New Haven parlors miss the point. The pizza is fine at Blaze but it’s the experience of designing your own that’s the true recruiting appeal.
 
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Chief was hearing that too. It worked great (but for too short a period of time due to other stuff going on), why not copy it? I am glad the other major sport is using it now.

Chief will do a deep dive:
Millennials want to be special and have their own identity. When they go to Blaze Pizza they basically custom order their own individually designed, unique pizza. The experience treats them how they want to be treated.
Baby Boomers who compare the pizza quality to New Haven parlors miss the point. The pizza is fine at Blaze but it’s the experience of designing your own that’s the true recruiting appeal.
Sounds great Chief. Now, can you use that strategy to sign #7 in that photo with young Mr. Pelkisson?
 
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Chief was hearing that too. It worked great (but for too short a period of time due to other stuff going on), why not copy it? I am glad the other major sport is using it now.

Chief will do a deep dive:
Millennials want to be special and have their own identity. When they go to Blaze Pizza they basically custom order their own individually designed, unique pizza. The experience treats them how they want to be treated.
Baby Boomers who compare the pizza quality to New Haven parlors miss the point. The pizza is fine at Blaze but it’s the experience of designing your own that’s the true recruiting appeal.
In what way did it work “great”? Also when it comes to pizza people don’t want the quality to be fine. You think the personal chef at Kentucky makes just fine pizza? Lol
 
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Sounds great Chief. Now, can you use that strategy to sign #7 in that photo with young Mr. Pelkisson?
In what way did it work “great”? Also when it comes to pizza people don’t want the quality to be fine. You think the personal chef at Kentucky makes just fine pizza? Lol
Recruiting, but with the disillusion transfers out and then the coaches getting fired it ended. If Hurley had that talent this year including Akinjo things would be much different.

UK has a few other advantage$ going for it. LOL

Again, you missed my point - top pizza quality is not paramount - it’s the millennial behaviour experience of individualizing their pizza, which Blaze offers.
 
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Randy seems to focus on recruits where he has a relationship with the coach. Sandlewood on FL comes to mind.
 

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