Still scratching my noggin' this week on this one... :eh?: In some way I can't get WTF out of my thoughts and in another way I totally understand it. Once spring ball starts the frustration will subside. As the Sondmeister said "......
So does CDM lose a beat? Does their league title chances diminish? I think all these questions are hypothetical as we really do not know for sure how good or how well Booty would have done as a Sophomore. Consensus was he was no doubt a top QB in the OC. At a young age Booty proved on the field what most projected for his future, great success. Garbers on the other hand had close to the same projection until Booty showed his stuff. Remember there is much spotlight on the Booty story here as well due to his family football ties. In a way Garbers was overshadowed a bit in the talk maybe not so much as on the field. I think most schools would love to have the QB issues CDM has or had. So for now it is solved.
@TomDrake and @Navin, no disrespect at all to the teams in Sunset. You can read every post and find none posted by me.
Saying that the trio of Booty + Humphries + Redman would "carve up" the Sunset is something I stated in my post here as CDM for years now with the likes of Peter Bush now at MICHIGAN, Chase Garbers now at CAL and even with a non passing QB type guy in Nathaniel Espinosa last year with STANFORD bound WR Tae Le' and LSU bound TE Cameron Prudomme did in fact carve up teams with the Sea King passing game. That trio mentioned is not only all D1 prospects but the receivers each @ 6'5". Just curious does Edison or Los Alamitos right now have a D1 Qb or WR's ? --:--
That said so to be understood was CDM's offense would carve up the Sunset and we all know that does not mean whoop, beat up, blow out and so on. There is another side of the ball. No ifs ands or buts Sunset teams will score more than any of the PCL teams did against CDM. And the games closer. If Los Alamitos has the "D" they had last year (sans Norco game) they could slow down CDM's high octane pass game a bit not not anywhere near what JSerra could do and CDM put a TD on them in every quarter and left the ball at the JS 1 yard line as the clock expired.
Looking forward my takes will be on the Garbers led Sea Kings not the speculation of what a Booty team could have done. I think CDM will be fine, the two real concerns are depth as there is no question having two great QB's is a plus assuming they both stayed and did Booty leaving cause any transfer to change their perspective whether in or out? CDM is not much of a "transfer" school historically especially "in". There was talk about kids wanting to join Booty whether that was going to happen I do not know. I will say for a small school like CDM to play with the bigger schools, bigger division and wider borders they will some how have to recruit some kids otherwise they will likely hit a ceiling as to how far they can go.