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Committable offers?


So, we are coming down the stretch with our 2013 recruiting. Clearly landing Aaron and Andrew Harrison would be huge. Program changing. Monumental. You get the point. The question I want to discuss has to do with the two other highly ranked recruits we are looking for this class, namely R. Peters and R. Jordan. Both play point guard so obviously if one decides to come to MD, the other can't. The issue became a little more complicated with the decision of D. Wells to transfer to MD. With his addition to the team, we now have two and only two spots on the roster for next year.

Given that situation, do people feel like all of the above players still have fully committable offers? In other words, would we allow R. Peters or R. Jordan to commit before we know what is happening with the twins? If so, then either we are giving up on the twins, which seems unlikely, or we are going to accept more than 13 scholarship players for 2013 and count on somebody not coming back. That second path is dangerous as nobody may want to leave. In that case, MT would have to cut somebody from the team. Likely this would be a player that he recruited. Many people say that this situation will solve itself as A. Len is likely to go pro after the season. In response, I say maybe he does and maybe he doesn't. Injuries happen, people fall in love with college life, player's games progress at unexpected rates, etc. In sum, you can't COUNT on a player leaving for the NBA. At least not from this team.

FWIW, I think MT would take R. Peters or R. Jordan now even if it meant walking away from the twins. Both of the players are top players at a position of need. Passing on them for the hope of landing the twins seems foolish to me. Better to have the bird in the hand then the two in the bush.

Thoughts?

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