With all this concern over recruiting, we sometimes forget that we have a 4 star recruit already on the team who we haven't really seen yet. Remember this kid was ranked about the same as JA (#45 in his class).
This article below talks about Mychal Parker and his "lessons learned" from last year. It's a pretty decent article, talking about how he was immature last year, how he's grown since then and how he won't make the same mistakes. Remember he wasn't benched for his play -- it was his "immaturity" off the court and personal differences with Gary.
Some of it is pretty interesting. But it still leaves me wondering exactly what he was doing that was so bad that it landed him in Gary's dog house all year. "Immaturity" and "enjoying college life too much" doesn't seem that bad. I mean, this isn't BYU -- you can drink a beer and make out with girls. Does anyone know what he did?
Regardless, if he really does grow up this year, and put in some work ... we could get a lot of production from a source we never really thought about. We may (in effect) get two 4 stars this year.