2014 Recruiting Updates

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  1. CaliDawg

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    Anyone have any updates on Jordi Arconada? TennisRecruiting.net said in mid-April that he was "open" and deciding in late spring.

    What about Ernesto Escobar? Can't find anything on him either.
     
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    Haven't heard anything about arconada but Escobar has turned pro.
     
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  4. ClarkC

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    His name is Escobedo.
     
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    I can definitely see Rubin choosing Wake over Virginia for the sole reason of basically guaranteeing he will be playing top 2 his entire freshman year. Still do not understand why everyone is questioning his decision to go to college and is recommending he turn pro immediately. Winning Jr. Wimbledon is definitely a huge accomplishment but like many people have noted he still has some distinct holes in game. From my perspective, a year in college can only help him. He can still continue to play futures through his freshman year (like many are currently doing). For me, you should only turn pro if you are already currently having success (top 300 in the world or routinely making semifinals and finals of futures) otherwise what's the rush? Go to college, get stronger mentally and physically, learn how to win matches in pressure-filled situations (team duals) and play with pressure (being 1 of the top freshman in the country).
     
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  6. George Opelka

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    In my opinion, turning pro is the easy way out. Unless you're a freak, I mean an absolute freak, stay in school. At least for a year. Most kids will realize they're not good enough for the tour or they're not ready.

    Going to college and playing for something bigger than you stays with you for life...it becomes part of your identity. Steve Johnson will always be a Bruin. Isner is a Dawg forever. No one can take that away from these guys. You can't go back and live that experience if you turn pro.

    IMO college tennis is the best product the sport offers. Nothing like it. Any 16 or 17 year old that's on the fence should attend May Madness. Let's see... play a Futures event in Palm Coast in front of 5 or 6 fans for $80 or play position #1 or #2 in the NCAA's representing your school in a Davis Cup like setting in front of a rabid student body.

    This decision is an IQ test. Go to college and live life.
     
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    Ummm...Stevie Johnson was a Trojan...big faux pas
     
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    Completely agree
     
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    PS - Jonathan Kelley reports via his On the Rise blog that Escobedo is up to a career high of 593 in the rankings.

    He had some solid results against former / current college players in June, going 1-1 against Ray Sarmiento and beating Oklahoma's Dane Webb, Kentucky's Eric Quigley, and UCLA's Dennis Novikov.
     
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    Rubin to the Deacs.
     
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    Awesome! Really looking forward to watching him at Wake for four years :)

    I noticed on Rubin's twitter feed that Jarmere Jenkins congratulated him on his decision, which I thought was cool. I watched Jenkins play at Wake his senior year and was really impressed by his play and demeanor.
     
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    Agree on the school for a year for Rubin. Good for Wake and him. You sound very much like a former poster here. When it comes to a player like Rubin I'd also agree if he turned pro tomorrow there'd be nothing wrong with that. He's shown exceptional enough results on the Jr. world stage and has shown progress on ATP ranking improvements as a teen that he does not need to follow the sheep.
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if this leads to Rubin getting a WC to the ATP 250 at Wake next month.
     
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  15. SStrikerR

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    When are recruiting classes released on tennisrecruiting?
     
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  16. CaliDawg

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    The 2015 commit list is already online, though the site is still defaulting to the 2014 class.
     
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    How come when I go to specific teams, I can only view their 2013 class?
     
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  18. CaliDawg

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    Think it just has to do with their website not (yet) syncing up with their database of 2015 commits. If it's helpful, here's the full list of players in the 2015 class that have already verbally committed to a school.

    Name & State Div/Conf School
    K. Boyd (CA) NCAA - Pac-12 USC
    W. Duncan (GA) NCAA - SEC Georgia
    M. Joyce (IL) NCAA - Big Ten Ohio State
    M. Kessler (GA) NCAA - SEC Florida
    A. Lebedev (NY) NCAA - ACC Notre Dame
    W. Little (MO) NCAA - Big 12 Baylor
    D. Rayl (IN) NCAA - ACC Notre Dame
    K. Seelig (PA) NCAA - Big Ten Ohio State
    L. Caruana (TX) NCAA - Big 12 Texas
    A. Chamdani (CA)NCAA - ACC Duke
    A. Gu (CA) NCAA - WCC Santa Clara
    A. Hirsch (OH) NCAA - Big Ten Illinois
    A. Hussey (KY) NCAA - SEC Kentucky
    J. Karlawish (NC) NCAA - Ivy Penn
    M. Lorenzini (IL) NCAA - Big Ten Northwestern
    M. Schalet (NJ) NCAA - Big Ten Michigan
    O. Sec (NY) NCAA - Big West UC Santa Barbara
    C. Shewalter (MA) NCAA - Big Ten Ohio State
    G. Tishman (NY) NCAA - Big Ten Michigan
    T. Wang (MI) NCAA - Ivy Columbia
    J. Wasserman (NY)NCAA - Ivy Princeton
    M. Dragos (OH) NCAA - Big East Butler
    M. Ghering (GA) NCAA - MWC Air Force
    C. Harvey (IL) NCAA - Big Ten Michigan State
    B. Vandixhorn (IL)NCAA - Big Ten Northwestern
    T. Collins (TX) NCAA - MWC Air Force
    C. Salisbury (CT) NCAA - Div. III Washington (MD)
    A. Loos (CA) NCAA - WCC BYU
    A. Chen (MA) NCAA - Pac-12 Stanford
    A. Fernandez NCAA - ACC Miami (FL)
    N. Le (OH) NCAA - Div. III Colby
    V. Menezes (ME) NCAA - Pac-12 Stanford
    F. Seydim (GA) NCAA - CAA Elon
    B. Strawser (OH) NCAA - Div. II Findlay
    G. Switliski (PA) NCAA - Am. East Hartford​
     
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  19. SStrikerR

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    Thanks, I saw that list, but I'm actually looking for 2014 commits. Trying to find out who the teams I follow got for the upcoming season.
     
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  20. CaliDawg

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    Here's the 2014 list. If you have trouble with you school, I can post the list as well if you tell me which one you'd like to see.
     
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