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Better recruiting job: football or basketball? (Poll)


It's a pretty safe statement to say that both our teams have done an excellent job on the recruiting trail these days, BUT the question for y'all is WHO HAS DONE BETTER!??!??!

The quick, reactionary response might be to say "duh, basketball because Turgeon is awesome and Edsall is the worst sporting coach that ever coached sports" (sarcasm font), but I would urge you to not jump to that so quickly. Let's look at the comparisons.

Note: BBall rankings are from ESPN and Fball from Rivals bc I believe these are the best for each sport

Basketball:

Shaq Cleare: 4 star, Texas

Jake Layman: 4 star, Massachusetts

Seth Allen: 3 star, Virginia

Sam Cassell Jr: 3 star, Bmore/Connecticut

Chuck Mitchell: 3 star, Georgia

Damonte Dodd (2013): 3 star (potential to rise next year), Maryland

EDIT:

Forgot three guys

Alex Len (2011): stars N/A, Ukraine

Evan Smotrycz (transfer): former 4 star, Massachusetts

Logan Aronhalt (transfer): former NR, but about a 2/3 star, Ohio

Football (I won't list all, because that is a ton. I'll list by name the notable guys and just summarize the rest):

2012-

Stefon Diggs: 5 star, Maryland

Wes Brown: 4 star, Marylad

Abner Logan: 4 star, Massachusetts

14 total 3 stars including

Albert Reid: 3 star, Maryland

Mike Madaras: 3 star, Maryland

3 others from MD/DC

6 total 2 stars, including 3 from MD

2013-

Derwin Gray: 4 star, DC

Yannick Ngakoue: 4 star, DC

5 total 3 stars including

Shane Cockerville: 3 star, MD

Cavon Walker: 3 star, DC

Mike Williams: 3 star, MD

And 2 total 2 stars, both from MD

So it comes down to what you value the most, pure talent, keeping local players, potential impact players, etc.

For me, I'm voting football actually because they are doing a better job putting that proverbial fence around the area, have done it in multiple classes and have some serious talent to show for it. Diggs might make the most instant impact of any recruit listed and also might be the single most important Maryland recruit since Keith Booth or Walt Williams

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