And, yet, MD is still looking for more transfers. No shame, at all.
John Q. Public
MDDad wrote:Eight? Wow, that's impressive for one off-season. Can you name them, please?
*8 transfer athletes*
By my count...
1 from Cathedral
1 from Serra
1 from La Habra
1 from Roosevelt
1 from Sac-town
2 from Rancho
1 from Texas
That's a brand new QB, RB, OL, WR, DL, LB and a couple DBs.
And MD is not done.
I wish every school could get (literally) one of the best junior QBs in the nation, (literally) the top senior RB in the country (Oregon commit), one of the top DBs in the country (Oregon commit), a top 50 WR (Colorado commit), one of the top DTs in the 2020 class (multiple offers), another DT with multiple offers (Oregon St commit), a freaking 6'7 lineman from BYoung's school--must have been a package deal (Utah commit), one of the top LBs in the 2020 class (multiple offers), etc etc etc. Dubar is handing out envelopes left and right.
That's an All-star club team with representatives from Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, Eastvale, Gardena, Sacramento and they even lured a kid from Houston to come wear the three stripes. Go figure.
Honestly, you're correct. MDs recruiting class does look similar to IMG's. I'm glad you made that comparison. IMG is a sports academy, not a high school, supposedly entrenched with Christian values--as MD poses to the public. Lord only knows how all these transfer students will complete their "mandatory 80 hours of community service" required to graduate, not to mention all those scripture classes. It's like MD gives preferential treatment to stars. Rollo would never allow that, would he?
I hope for his sake, Bruce retires before this house of cards comes crashing down. It would be a shame for a guy with a pony tail to bring down the stache.
The biggest misconception is that Bosco, MD, Gorman, ect have to recruit. They don't have to, kids come to them. It's all about offers now with these kids and the places with the most guys getting out is where they want to go. If you watch closely every time a well known guy transfers to one of these schools they pick up 5-10 new offers within a couple of weeks. The reason for that is coaching and exposure. The college coaches know if kids come out of one of these schools they will be ready to play early in college. Not to say it doesn't happen at other schools but it's more an exception than a rule. How many college coaches do you think run through spring practice at the public schools versus the Trinity league schools? It's 4-1 easy with maybe the exception of MV, Cent. and old LB Poly. You really think MD recruited a kid from Texas that wasn't even good enough to play there? Yeah MD reached all the way to Houston to pick up a 3rd string safety...that's a good one.
When you play Nationally televised games and have more guys play in college as Freshman than any other program in the country kids are going to show up, it's that simple. All the BS about everyone going to school for free and getting houses, and jobs and cars and pots of gold and unicorns is all crap. There are schools that offer that but it's not MD and it's not Bosco. Fact is they don't have to. At this point I think on the whole kids pay more to go to Bosco than any other Trinity League school besides SM and yet they still get very good players. Why? Because of all the things stated above.
It's funny Rollinson was given credit for coaching all these untalented kids and making them competitive for 29 years which means he must really get the most out of every player he coaches. But now that this process has been exposed to kids outside of the kids from Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar it's a problem. It's apparently a problem because it's a different kid that now wants that experience, wants that level of training, wants to access those facilities. Face it it's the same process just different kids.