2021 TULANE FOOTBALL COMMITTMENTS

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Kanarius Johnson de-committed. Keyes might be next.
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purplehaz3 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:49 pm Kanarius Johnson de-committed. Keyes might be next.
Why would you think that?
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Could be. A lot of quality offers and a friend leaving the coup.

I think this class will turn toward transfers again. There will be a lot of quality athletes in the portal to fill our most pressing needs.
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Just saw we picked up a commit from a P . I thought our P Ryan Wright was a JR ?
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Going by the one other reported offer that I saw on his Twitter page, I think he's a PWO. We've found a few specialists via that route with two, Glover and Hudak, becoming scholarship players.
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5 days to early signing and it's very quiet . Can we expect a lot of commits over the weekend or are we keeping schollies for the transfer pool that is going to be rich in numbers and proven players ?
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The 2021 class has been updated through tonight.

247 has our class ranked 74th and 6th in the AAC with 17 commitments. However, their list included 3 star Jaden Handy who is no longer committed.

Rivals ranks our class 85th and 8th in the AAC with 16 commitments.

I have us with 17 commitments by including DE Elijah Champaigne.

Keyes & Williams look like they are leaning to USM.

Jaden Williams is committed to Boston College.

BJ Ragland is committed to Charlotte.

Billy Wiles is leaning to Old Dominion or Clemson.

Roderic Lewis and Jaden Handy have not committed to anyone at this time.

And 3 of our 17 commitments are from LA. We have really done a pitiful job to date in the New Orleans area and the state as a whole. Can anyone explain only 3 commitments to date in LA coming off 3 winning seasons, on TV every week, play in a great league, have a terrific head coach, have a great university, located in New Orleans, and we did a tremendous job with COVID. I don’t understand it.
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Why is recruiting struggling? Hmm...
1. The Navy game that everyone watched because there was hardly any football going on at all.
2. The Houston game that was a standalone night game that everyone watched.
3. Followed by SMU and UCF.
4. And then after kids probably stopped paying attention, they heard Tulane had gotten things turned around with wins over ECU and Temple and Army so they tuned in to see us play a decent, ranked opponent on a Thursday night. How'd that Tulsa game go?

We here are happy we managed to get back to 6 wins and that the season ended on an upswing even despite the Tulsa stumble. We see a bright future and that we were three plays away from 9-2. But that's because we are watching closely. To the casual observer (high school recruits) it was a season where we lost to every decent "name" opponent except Memphis (who appears to be stumbling themselves) and did it twice in spectacular, record-breaking, SportsCenter-highlight fashion.
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Pete, you may be right. But on the other hand, we did a lot of good things this year. ALOT. And none of this explains the crappy relationships we have with Louisiana head coaches. No in roads, no close ties in 5 years. We should have 10-12 kids from the state in our class every year. WF should be hiring some coaches (I would take one coach at this point) who can actually recruit LA, because no one currently in the building has figured that out.
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tjtlja wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:58 am Pete, you may be right. But on the other hand, we did a lot of good things this year. ALOT. And none of this explains the crappy relationships we have with Louisiana head coaches. No in roads, no close ties in 5 years. We should have 10-12 kids from the state in our class every year. WF should be hiring some coaches (I would take one coach at this point) who can actually recruit LA, because no one currently in the building has figured that out.
I don't disagree with any of the "relationship" stuff. I'm just pointing out that while we did a LOT of things right, you wouldn't see it unless you were paying close attention, and most casual observers (read: potential recruits) wouldn't. As TUPF has recently reminded us about the business world, "one 'oh $#!+' outweighs a dozen of 'attaboys' " (or something like that, but you get the point).
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I would think the handling of Covid should be something local parents would want to see. We added West Monroe’s head coach as our DL coach this past season so maybe he can start making inroads with the northern part of the State.

Another factor that may be very minor is the way a team like Cincinnati is treated in the polls giving off the impression that the American is not a real contender on a national stage. We played every game on TV (including ESPN+) so that should show we get exposure.

Another part of it is we can’t make those “strong ass offers” some other schools can make 8)
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we could make those offers if someone with deep pockets would just go to the family and guarantee a job to the kid or his parents.
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The high coach we added is from Evangeline not West Monroe. Furthermore, many of the states recruits don’t have grades.
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I knew it was one of those once dominant schools.
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PeteRasche wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:53 am Why is recruiting struggling? Hmm...
1. The Navy game that everyone watched because there was hardly any football going on at all.
2. The Houston game that was a standalone night game that everyone watched.
3. Followed by SMU and UCF.
4. And then after kids probably stopped paying attention, they heard Tulane had gotten things turned around with wins over ECU and Temple and Army so they tuned in to see us play a decent, ranked opponent on a Thursday night. How'd that Tulsa game go?

We here are happy we managed to get back to 6 wins and that the season ended on an upswing even despite the Tulsa stumble. We see a bright future and that we were three plays away from 9-2. But that's because we are watching closely. To the casual observer (high school recruits) it was a season where we lost to every decent "name" opponent except Memphis (who appears to be stumbling themselves) and did it twice in spectacular, record-breaking, SportsCenter-highlight fashion.
This might make some difference on the margins, but so much of FB recruiting is done during the Jr year (or before)--note the number of commits we have before the season even starts.
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ml wave wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:42 am
PeteRasche wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:53 am Why is recruiting struggling? Hmm...
1. The Navy game that everyone watched because there was hardly any football going on at all.
2. The Houston game that was a standalone night game that everyone watched.
3. Followed by SMU and UCF.
4. And then after kids probably stopped paying attention, they heard Tulane had gotten things turned around with wins over ECU and Temple and Army so they tuned in to see us play a decent, ranked opponent on a Thursday night. How'd that Tulsa game go?

We here are happy we managed to get back to 6 wins and that the season ended on an upswing even despite the Tulsa stumble. We see a bright future and that we were three plays away from 9-2. But that's because we are watching closely. To the casual observer (high school recruits) it was a season where we lost to every decent "name" opponent except Memphis (who appears to be stumbling themselves) and did it twice in spectacular, record-breaking, SportsCenter-highlight fashion.
This might make some difference on the margins, but so much of FB recruiting is done during the Jr year (or before)--note the number of commits we have before the season even starts.
And hence note the number of decommitments we have had, many of them being our top-ranked ones...
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PeteRasche wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:26 pm And hence note the number of decommitments we have had, many of them being our top-ranked ones...
Pete, I have absolutely no personal experience in recruiting and so no basis to disagree with you. But I suggest Keyes and Johnson decommitting has more to do with the new coach at USM than with Tulane losing three games on the last play. One can discuss the other decommits and argue the impact of Pratt as QB, or Tulane moving on, or our 6-5 record. Agree that we would be in better shape if 11-0. But I am interested in how folks assess the particular decommitments.
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PeteRasche wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:26 pm
ml wave wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:42 am
PeteRasche wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:53 am Why is recruiting struggling? Hmm...
1. The Navy game that everyone watched because there was hardly any football going on at all.
2. The Houston game that was a standalone night game that everyone watched.
3. Followed by SMU and UCF.
4. And then after kids probably stopped paying attention, they heard Tulane had gotten things turned around with wins over ECU and Temple and Army so they tuned in to see us play a decent, ranked opponent on a Thursday night. How'd that Tulsa game go?

We here are happy we managed to get back to 6 wins and that the season ended on an upswing even despite the Tulsa stumble. We see a bright future and that we were three plays away from 9-2. But that's because we are watching closely. To the casual observer (high school recruits) it was a season where we lost to every decent "name" opponent except Memphis (who appears to be stumbling themselves) and did it twice in spectacular, record-breaking, SportsCenter-highlight fashion.
This might make some difference on the margins, but so much of FB recruiting is done during the Jr year (or before)--note the number of commits we have before the season even starts.
And hence note the number of decommitments we have had, many of them being our top-ranked ones...
We lost Keyes and Johnson because Hall left, and I don't think we had any others worth worrying about did we? You think the kid that wound up committing to Charlotte did so because Navy beat us?
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We didn't lose recruits because we lost to Navy or gave up a hail mary pass to Tulsa. Quit being dramatic.
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Pete you could make a list that long for most teams; and in the case of USM, 3x that long.
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gerryb323 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:29 pm
purplehaz3 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:49 pm Kanarius Johnson de-committed. Keyes might be next.
Why would you think that?
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purplehaz3 wrote: Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:03 pm
gerryb323 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:29 pm
purplehaz3 wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:49 pm Kanarius Johnson de-committed. Keyes might be next.
Why would you think that?
Hall. I was right.
Oh well, hope he has fun
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looks like Jaden Jones DE Montgomery Ala. waiting til Feb. to sign anywhere based on sports report out of Montgomery newspaper.
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Early period signing class updated. We have 18 commits. Leaves 7 openings for late period.

247 has us ranked 74th and 6th in AAC. They have us with 16 signees and two commitments that have not signed. Those 2 would include Handy & Lee who are no longer committed. The rankings exclude Champaigne & Robinson.

Rivals has us 80th and 6th in the AAC with 16 commitments. Their list also excludes Champaigne & Robinson. They also exclude Lee & Handy.
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