Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by Jarhead_1775, Feb 6, 2013.
This will be a distressing end to signing day if it means the loss of Richard.
The QB commit may have been brought in as an athlete as he is a dual threat, not our offense for the future.
I really recommend you step back as you are not really helping your son's situation by posting on here
Your best bet would be to contact the coaches as I'm pretty sure during this time recruits and their families, who have concerns, can contact them.
Pretty sure the Taylor kid is not coming in as a QB, just fyi.
Good luck with the decision today/this week. We want you all in the UConn family
P can't talk about Lagow. He can certainly answer the question as to whether Taylor was recruited as a QB or an athlete. Which, if he's answering honestly, will give us answer enough.
Kivon Walker committed to UConn. The reporters can't ask what position they're looking for an ATH to play? Did I mention anything about the recruit who did not sign (The answer is: no, I did not)?
It appears that Yale was looking at him. If so, this is the kind of player that you put down lower somewhere on your draft board, that you're confident can give you multiple options to contribute, and you don't have concerns about academically qualifying if you need to make a last minute move.
It's a rare moment when I agree with whaler11, but the letter wasn't in, you don't treat a scholarship on NLI day, like you're doing a committment hat dance and plan a party later. You sign it and get it in, or people move on.
I fear that Richard Lagow's gotten some bad advice, and it's Kivon Taylor's lucky day. I hope that things work out well for him, and that he feels better soon.
Welcome to UCONN Kivon.
Nothing is ever easy w/ this program...
If you step back a minute...I don't see how this really impacts Lagow. A kid with no offers should not be a threat to Lagow's starting time. If he does stay at QB, he is probably just an insurance policy because we know there is a good chance that someone will transfer down the road (which happens to all schools).
My guess is that he is recruited as an athlete.
One would have to think that this last recruit was not to play QB. If there was no mention of him to RL I would be surprised that they would go behind his back like this. They have not shown anything hint of doing this in the past. I know recruiting is cut throat and dirty but this staff doesn't hsve a record of doing this. However, one would think a call to RL would be placed to reassure him that he is still the only other QB in this class. Maybe it's coming.
I hope for nothing but the best for Lagow and still hope he'll be sporting the UConn hat at his signing day at his school
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I wasn't talking about a certain High School QB from Texas. I was talking about Walker.
We at least were given some explanation as to the situation with Lagow, what do we make of Summers now that the signing day coverage thing ended?
As we understand the rules, and they are confusing at this time, there is a dead period for two more days. It is safe to say that while he left the doctor earlier and they measured him at a little over 6'6" without shoes and 220 lbs, I am still meaner and he could not pry the papers out of my hand right now.
Go back and read your post. You quoted a comment strictly speaking of Lagow. How are we supposed to get Walker out of that?
I know you are just trying to protect him - but you can't possibly believe that anyone with 3 functioning synapses believes anything you have said today.
Just go with the truth. They signed a QB so you decided not to commit. Those are his rights and that's the decision you made.
Not sure how traveling the drama path of AO SR does you any good.
My gut tells me that Taylor is being brought in as a safety/WR in place of Summers. Has the athleticism and frame to be a nice safety in a couple of years. Could also be a nasty WR combo with the 6'6" Fuchs and a 6'6" Myers at TE. He had interest from Kentucky for a while.
yale was not after him carl. look at his list of schools and then look at yale. thats just a mischeck from rivals at some point imho. i would actually be worried that the reason schools didn't offer him was grades. but as we found out last week, our policy has changed a bit which is better for us to recruit...
How about Walker as an athlete in Summers spot and Lagow still has an offer?
I beg you -- let go of the dialogue with our fanbase, talk to your son and those whom you trust to advise you on the situation and then help your son make the best decision for him. I'd love to think that Taylor was recruited as an athlete and the door is perfectly open for your son if he wants to walk through it. But neither I nor any other UConn fan needs to know what is actually happening.
Best of luck to you and your family.
I thought dead period was only face to face contact? @uconncompliance can help I'm sure.
I agree that he would seem to make more sense as an ATH/receiver, probably replacing Summers, than a QB. But then they should have made sure @UConnFootball called him an ATH, not a QB.
I am not one to judge but here you go.
There is a report that Taylor was just in Storrs last weekend visiting. I highly doubt this has anything to do with Lagow wavering and doesn't seem to be any "back room dealings".
Perhaps someone from the UConn compliance office could clarify the contact rules?
If Taylor is not a QB, that height and weight sounds more like a WR than an Athlete. I wonder if he's going to be looked at at WR and Thomas is going to be looked at as a DB in place of Summers?
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