Top Recruiting Classes - 2009

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  1. tenniskillz

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    Who do you think has the best recruiting class for the coming 2009 recruits?

    My vote is it's probably going to be Stanford, probably followed by USC, Yale, and Northwestern..
     
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    It's a little hard to say, Texas A&M signed a lot of good players last year, so technically they don't qualify as part of the 2009 class...but look for A&M to have a good year, and look for Wil Spencer to win some big matches for them. NCAA's in College station this year, so that will help.
     
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  3. woodrow1029

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    Im shocked. Almost 2 hours and Fedace has not replied yet!

    Stanford does look strong this year though..
     
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  4. kctennis1005

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    usc only has sundling right now and stanford only has kehrer.....yale is getting two blue chips in powers and huang and a 5-star in hoffman.....northwestern has 4 5-stars......yale and northwestern are my votes for best recruiting class
     
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  5. 10isDad

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    ^^^Matt Kandath has also decided on Stanford + they have a couple blue chips w/ a high interest, including Denis Lin who visited the school this month.

    As for Powers, there's nothing on tennisrecruiting.net about him signing or even committing to Yale. Do you have other information?
     
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  6. kctennis1005

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    lots of rumors circulating that powers committed to yale.....huang is from my area so im sure he committed there
     
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  7. 10isDad

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    ^^^Huang has definitely committed.

    I would say it's way too early for any sure guesses on who has the best recruiting class. When all is said and done, Stanford will still probably get the cream of the crop.
     
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  8. phamster

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    how did Ohio St. do in this ? i thought they have strong players after strong players..

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  9. 10isDad

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    ^^^Two 5-stars (Kobelt & Lippert). No other listings on tennisrecruiting.net
     
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    You know it has to be UCLA. Picking up Matt was big. Their top six are all ranked in the top 100 of last year. From what I hear they picked up two other freshman that are really strong players as well. But, when your top six are in the top 100, you have to be one of the strongest, and picking up a few great players. I'm minorly biased of course.
     
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  11. 10isDad

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    Any idea where Brooky will play on the team position-wise?
     
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    I think that it is really hard to tell because the rating of foreign players is a little spotty. For example, I follow the University of Virginia, and I do not think that people knew Devvranam was going to be a world-beater due to his uneven level of junior competition. At the same time, UVa has sign a couple of untouted players this year from europe that evidentally have good tools (big serves, etc.) but limited tournement experience.
     
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    Yale is getting Powers, Huang and Hoffman. No matter, they never win.
     
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  14. Michael Bluth

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    Stanford has already bagged Kehrer and Kandath, with Lin and Pogostkin also expressing interest.
     
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    I just talked to him two days ago after his big showing getting to the quarters of ITA event, and he said hopefully 1 or 2, but at most 3. So he has picked his game up a lot, needed to pick it up though for the price UCLA has paid lol
     
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    Stanford did pretty good this year grabbing Kandath, Vehrer and Samuel Ecker
     
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  17. kctennis1005

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    why is ecker committed there? anyone know? his rankin is so low and it doesnt look like they picked him up for any specific reason.
     
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  18. 10isDad

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    Looks like his ranking (note there is a "g" at the end...:)just kidding - I know you probably didn't proof) is just slightly below yours. Are you in the "so low" category, too?

    He may have picked Stanford for academic reasons and is trying to walk on the team. Notice there's no offer made - just the verbal commitment.
     
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  19. kctennis1005

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    i was saying his ranking was low for stanford......and i know he may try and walk on to the team but he made his commitment in september and obviously he cannot know if he is admitted to the school in september unless the coach said he will get him in.......it just seems a little odd.
     
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  20. 10isDad

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    Not to digress too much, but how have your college visits gone so far, KC?
     
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  21. Michael Bluth

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    They may yet have greater success. Two more blue chip recruits are expressing interest, Filipp Pogostkin and Denis Lin.
     
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  22. kctennis1005

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    they've been good.....i visited villanova and boston college and had a good time at both.....im plannin on visiting georgetown next wknd and emory in 2 weeks, but the georgetown coach is being very difficult to work with......ill prob make my decision after that
     
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    What with Denis Lin signing w/ Stanford today, there can be no doubt they have the strongest recruiting class.
     
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  24. OleNole

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    Chase Buchanan signed with Ohio State. Then in his interview with Colette Lewis basically said he'll be there no more than 2 years. Thoughts?

    For me, I know it sounded kind of brash, and he probably oughtn't have said that the day he committed, but that seems like the right time frame. Taking a year or two to grow up, play in a less stressful environment, get in the weight room and then striking out on the tour would be good for Chase in my opinion.
    This also gives OSU a pretty solid class; they keep the top 4 Ohioans (Buchanan, Lippert, Kobelt, McCarthy) home.
     
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  25. OleNole

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    Bo Seal committed to Georgia.

    Does anyone have any info on the guys who tennisrecruiting.net has listed as "open"? Are they planning to go pro?
     
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    Northwestern?? The men haven't been good in a while. I attended from 1992-1996 and they were okay (skirting the Top 25), but never really in contention to go deep in the NCAAs. They haven't gotten any better over the years. But, they have a very nice on-campus indoor facility now (they had three courts covered by a bubble up by the football stadium when I was in school and had to play a lot of matches at a private club), and NW is a good school and near a good job market, so I can see the right coach turning the program around, as he has a lot to offer a student-athlete.

    The women on the other hand, have been consistently a Top 5 team in the past 5 years, but keep on getting upset in the Rnd of 16s or QFs at the NCAAs. (They were seeded #1 last year and lost to Cal in the QFs, who they had beat earlier in the year). But, they have nearly everybody back, so maybe they can finally win a championship.
     
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    What do you mean that the Georgetown coach is difficult, he's a great guy?
     
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    Tulane is looking pretty good, as is Vanderbilt, Ohio, and USC
     
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  29. kctennis1005

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    my first impression was that he was difficult(by difficult i meant difficult to communicate with), but after visiting campus and meeting with him and having breakfast i think hes a great guy.....definitely cares for his players and loves the sport.....i think ill end up there next yr
     
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    I learned from a source Mousheg Hovhannisyan wants to commit to Pepperdine for those interested in unsigned players.
     
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    Florida has a great recruiting class on the girls side. 2 blue chip recruits, although I can't say I am too impressed with Lauren Embree's game...I saw her play, her serve could definitely be improved.

    Harvard too has a great recruiting class for 09...on the girls side.

    Stanford has the best recruiting class for guys, hands down.
     
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  32. OleNole

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    Texas, Notre Dame and Pepperdine are also putting together impressive classes.
    I'd say:
    1. Stanford
    2. Yale
    3. OSU
    4. Texas
    5. Notre Dame
     
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    I'd agree with your top two, but I'd have to say the others aren't quite as good as they may seem. Aside from Chase B., OSU's recruits haven't made much of a dent in juniors; although having the top recruit helps a lot. Everyone else after them seems to be in the open, with many schools having either one blue chip and a couple five stars, or 3-4 five stars. (i.e. Texas, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Harvard, Michigan....etc.)
     
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    Harvard just signed Andy Nguyen, making their recruiting pretty strong this year too.. 3 solid, highly ranked 5 stars..

    Also, heard that the list of top recruiting classes will be on tennis recruiting later this month.. can't wait to see those..
     
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    Anyone read that Devin Britton has decided to play at Ole Miss this spring? interesting he wanted to start so early when he still has a couple months to develop his game before college...
     
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    The idea is to develop his game in college.
     
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    I understand that, but he's skipping out on 6 more months of juniors and 6 months of fall training/tournament play at college.. just seems like an odd move to make for someone who I dont think will make an immediate impact on a lineup..
     
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    Miss? You understand that D1 college tennis is a step up from junior tennis?
     
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    Devin upset Nate Schnugg, #1 player for Georgia and #2 seed at the SEC Indoors, yesterday. Perhaps you should revise your opinion as to whether he will make an immediate impact on the Ole Miss lineup.
     
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    Todd martin played at Northwestern and donated $ for the new facilities.
     
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    The actual recruiting list for class of 2009 came out today on tennis recruiting. Check it out to see if it's how you'd do it...
     
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    Huang is one of the best players to come out of this class. and yet he goes to Yale which isn't exactly power-house of tennis. i suppose he can make some noise as individual player. but as a team, i don't see Yale going anywhere. Harvard or Stanford may have been better choice for him.
     
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  44. kctennis1005

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    have u seen huang play? very robotic game....hes very good, but i dont see his game growing too much in college....what do u think he can improve upon?
     
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    http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/article.asp?id=684 top men's recruiting for 2009 as per TRN. Wow! This is a very informative, well-written article, published this week on TRN.
     
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    Any surprises on the list?

    I'm surprised by few, especially that Michigan is top 5 and that Northwestern isn't..
     
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    Agree, nothing special, a baseline grinder who makes a lot of balls which is good for junior tennis. No weapons per se, so don't see him as an impact player in college. "One of the best....," no way Fedace. Powers will contribute more on that team but agree that they won't be a contender in the Ivys.
     
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    IMO, the poll is just a popularity contest rather than an insightful evaluation. Overrated: Yale, Notre Dame, FL State, Duke, Princeton. Underrated: Northwestern, USC, Penn.
     
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    How is Duke overrated and USC underrated when they each only have a blue chip recruit and USC is rated above Duke?
     
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  50. T10s747

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    Well that's what I mean, it not about a so called "blue chip" Tennis Recruiting grading in a flaw ranking system. JT Sundling is a 6'2" lefty with a big serve who also is a great doubles player. Not to slight but Carlton, on the other hand, is a 5'7" grinder who is a mediocre doubles player. IMO, Sundling will be a better college player.
     
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