Moving forward and at this point, I’m thinking a solid recruiting strategy might be for PC to do the following:
Hold in reserve at least two scholarships for 2020-2021
Make the NCAA Tourney; win a game or maybe two
Now we’ve generated significant interest, and are that much more attractive to high-end prospective recruits
Capitalize on remaining undecided recruits as well as other “decommits” as they occur; perhaps landing one 4 or 5-star recruit, excited to play for an NCAA tourney team
I’m no recruiting expert, and I understand that there is considerable risk with this type of approach, but it seems to me that 3-star guys will always be available to a Big Ten school. Nothing ventured nothing gained. And I sincerely believe that this team will squeak into the 2020 NCAA Tourney.