Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mann to FSU

Wednesday, prized recruit Terance Mann verbaled to Florida State. As a local product and one of BC's biggest targets, this is disappointing all around. Donahue worked Mann hard and the new staff kept the pressure on the Tilton School product. In fact there was gossip in the final weeks of the season that if Mann committed, it would have saved Donahue's job. In retrospect, things weren't that close.

Where does this leave Christian and Company? He now has to find more perimeter prospects. It would have been nice to close out on the best kids in New England, but there are plenty of good players out there. BC also has a ton of available scholarships, so I expect them to include a transfer or two in this recruiting class.

I am still giving Christian plenty of time. Losing out on one or two high profile guys is not the end of the world. Think of the bloggers though. Losing Terance Mann means we don't get to fill posts and twitter with tons of Field of Dreams references.


DannyOzark said...

Of course in the book version Terence Mann was JD Salinger, so who knows, maybe this kid would have had a break out freshman season only to transfer to Vermont and never be heard from again.

Mr. Tambourine MAn said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Looking forward to a few more years of BC "really being in on X big prospect" followed by posts similar to this.

Been that way since the administration destroyed Obie's program changing class, and it isn't changing anytime soon.

blist said...

Hat tip to DannyOzark.
Disappointing to lose out on the elite recruits, but hopefully we'll rope in one or two -- how about Jeremy Miller -- kid wants to come here.
Obie and Skinner had some pretty damn good teams regardless of the admin stuff. It's more about changing perceptions than lower standards for admission to get better players.

Hoib said...

I don't remember Al complaining about Admi., but that might be attributed to the fact that he was such a class act and therefore wouldn't complain.

Joseph said...

Obie destroyed himself. He cared less about the rules and the institution and more about his own glory.

CT said...

At least we haven't moved on.