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Old 11-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by goober View Post
So if that is the case she is actually not offering you unless you are blue chip (top 25) or 5 star. 5 star looks like it goes down to around 60-70. I am sure she would take someone in the 60-70 range.
Why are you sure of this ? Not consistent with her own quotes or Mr. Bill's experience.

Originally Posted by goober View Post
So if you are 4 star or lower you have to walk on. Is that unreasonable for a PAC 12 school?
Yes, it is, becuase she is not an passive actor in this situation. It's her job, one might argue her even her primary(but not exclusive) responsibility, to recruit players. If the traditional powerhouses take the top 20,30, and she can't get any of those, well, whose fault is that ? Blame it on the weather ? If its completely unreasonable for her to compete in her conference with at least some American Scholarship players, and this is completely unachievable, than they should change conferences, or just drop tennis. But the simple fact is, its not. Other teams in her conference have better records, with more American kids, who were not necessarily even 5 stars. Arizona, which used to get 5 stars, now is recruiting blue chips. First step is an attitude adjustment.

It is also unreasonable is becuase she has shown many of the foreign kids she has offered scholarships are probably the equivalent of 4 star level players players. Even if unintentional, a by product of the difficulty if foreign recruiting, her records shows that she has a lower standard for foreign players than she does for Americans.

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