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DeCosey commits to Temple :(

TheRecruitScoop Alex Kline
BREAKING: Temple has landed a commitment from Quenton DeCosey, a 2012 wing out of St. Joe’s Metuchen (NJ).

Not to nitpick but Adam Zagoria broke it first.

Good level for him. Team already has Akosa, Marshall and Glover in that 3~ slot and not many scholarships to work with. Best of luck to Quenton!

We’ll probably never know but it was rumored that we might have had him if we wanted him. I wonder if he wanted Temple or if things didn’t work out at PSU so he ended up at Temple.

Sounds like sour grapes. That’s not the rumor that I’ve heard.

Heh.

http://twitter.com/#!/OwlScoop_com/status/114343382129721344

Dwayne Killings was the lead recruiter on Quenton DeCosey. Beat out his old boss, Pat Chambers, the head coach at Penn State.

Killings was the BU assistant that joined Dunphy’s staff right when Chambers got hired.

I was wondering what would happen to DeCosey. Since we don’t have any open scholarships right now Temple will be a good place for him.

I don’t want to speculate, but after reading the comments section at the bottom of this article, maybe academics is a reason he is not at PSU:

http://www.southorangejuice.com/2011/6/17/2228051/seton-hall-basketball-2012-recruiting-prospectus-small-forwards

[quote=“SAS, post:7, topic:2666”]I don’t want to speculate, but after reading the comments section at the bottom of this article, maybe academics is a reason he is not at PSU:

http://www.southorangejuice.com/2011/6/17/2228051/seton-hall-basketball-2012-recruiting-prospectus-small-forwards[/quote]

Hey, I know that site. 8)

Completely forgot about that post, good find!

I would take an Occam’s Razor approach to figuring out DeCosey:

  1. He’d rather go to Temple.
  2. We did not have a firm scholarship available to offer.
  3. We didn’t have a scholarship at all to offer
  4. [Various conspiracy, Penn-State centric theories]

[quote=“SAS, post:7, topic:2666”]I don’t want to speculate, but after reading the comments section at the bottom of this article, maybe academics is a reason he is not at PSU:

http://www.southorangejuice.com/2011/6/17/2228051/seton-hall-basketball-2012-recruiting-prospectus-small-forwards[/quote]

“I don’t want to speculate”. . . but I will anyway. ::slight_smile:

[quote="SAS, post:7, topic:2666"]I don't want to speculate, but after reading the comments section at the bottom of this article, maybe academics is a reason he is not at PSU:

http://www.southorangejuice.com/2011/6/17/2228051/seton-hall-basketball-2012-recruiting-prospectus-small-forwards[/quote]

“I don’t want to speculate”. . . but I will anyway. ::slight_smile:

I do a lot of things I don’t want to do. Every day I wake up and go to work.

[quote="SAS, post:7, topic:2666"]I don't want to speculate, but after reading the comments section at the bottom of this article, maybe academics is a reason he is not at PSU:

http://www.southorangejuice.com/2011/6/17/2228051/seton-hall-basketball-2012-recruiting-prospectus-small-forwards[/quote]

“I don’t want to speculate”. . . but I will anyway. ::slight_smile:

I do a lot of things I don’t want to do. Every day I wake up and go to work.

Good point. ;D

[quote=“tjb, post:9, topic:2666”]I would take an Occam’s Razor approach to figuring out DeCosey:

  1. He’d rather go to Temple.
  2. We did not have a firm scholarship available to offer.
  3. We didn’t have a scholarship at all to offer
  4. [Various conspiracy, Penn-State centric theories][/quote]

;D

Just for the record, he certainly had an offer from Penn State. From the source I talked to, it seems like it was pretty firm.

I would take an Occam's Razor approach to figuring out DeCosey:
  1. He’d rather go to Temple.
  2. We did not have a firm scholarship available to offer.
  3. We didn’t have a scholarship at all to offer
  4. [Various conspiracy, Penn-State centric theories]

;D

Just for the record, he certainly had an offer from Penn State. From the source I talked to, it seems like it was pretty firm.

Which is why I made the sour grapes comment.

Since I was the one that initially reported DeCosey to PSU, and then left with egg on my face when it didn’t go through, I “owe” an explanation, which I just got yesterday. For what it is worth, DeCosey was telling his hs teammates in late July/early August he was going to PSU. Recruitnik, after talking with his hs teammates, published it in his report. If it wouldn’t have been such a highly respected guy, I wouldn’t have posted it. No idea or info. on what changed from that time period until his committing to Temple.

Highly respected recruiting analyst seems oxymoronic.

There are some, for sure.

Just a lot that aren’t.