Recruiting questions / opinions


#1
  1. Are Silko & Highberger PSU’s only walk-on players?
  2. How early can kids make a binding commitment? Trey Burke seems awfully early.
  3. Why would PSU sign Frazier, Buie, and Burke? That seems like a lot of PGs and very few PFs.
  4. How did PSU get into a situation where it had no scholarships to offer next year? Doesn’t it make sense to keep at least 1-2 available every year?
  5. Does PSU ever pull scholarships from kids who are not playing well (in order to free up a new scholarship)?

#2

[quote=“bdroc, post:1, topic:456”]1. Are Silko & Highberger PSU’s only walk-on players?
2. How early can kids make a binding commitment? Trey Burke seems awfully early.
3. Why would PSU sign Frazier, Buie, and Burke? That seems like a lot of PGs and very few PFs.
4. How did PSU get into a situation where it had no scholarships to offer next year? Doesn’t it make sense to keep at least 1-2 available every year?
5. Does PSU ever pull scholarships from kids who are not playing well (in order to free up a new scholarship)?[/quote]

  1. dunno
  2. November of senior year. Before then, only verbal commit.
  3. Battle will be gone, Frazier will be a junior when Burke arrives, and Buie is a 2.
  4. Happens. Maybe
  5. Don’t think so, but guys leave, like Sky King recently.

#3

[quote=“bdroc, post:1, topic:456”]1. Are Silko & Highberger PSU’s only walk-on players?
2. How early can kids make a binding commitment? Trey Burke seems awfully early.
3. Why would PSU sign Frazier, Buie, and Burke? That seems like a lot of PGs and very few PFs.
4. How did PSU get into a situation where it had no scholarships to offer next year? Doesn’t it make sense to keep at least 1-2 available every year?
5. Does PSU ever pull scholarships from kids who are not playing well (in order to free up a new scholarship)?[/quote]

  1. No. There is a total of 5 walk ons right now but only 2 can dress per max limit players allowed to dress.
  2. Trey Burke commitment is a verbal which is really not binding. The LOI is the Binding commitment which can be sign in Nov. of a players senior year. There is also an April signing period of a players senior year also.
  3. Well Frazier will be a Junior before Burke dresses in Blue & white. Now There probably won’t be another point guard taken in the class and you will see more forwards/scoring guards pursued.
  4. PSU had one scholarship and it went to Buie, they signed Edwards with a scholarship that most on this board was going to held for another play with this class. With the red-shirting of Marshall he essentially counts with Buie to next years freshmen class.
  5. There has been players the coaches have urged to move on or transfer but haven’t been a straight out pull your scholarship yet under the current coach.

#4

[quote=“bdroc, post:1, topic:456”]1. Are Silko & Highberger PSU’s only walk-on players?
2. How early can kids make a binding commitment? Trey Burke seems awfully early.
3. Why would PSU sign Frazier, Buie, and Burke? That seems like a lot of PGs and very few PFs.
4. How did PSU get into a situation where it had no scholarships to offer next year? Doesn’t it make sense to keep at least 1-2 available every year?
5. Does PSU ever pull scholarships from kids who are not playing well (in order to free up a new scholarship)?[/quote]

  1. No - Justin Hamilton, Ryan Harro, and Steve Kirkpatrick are walk-ons too.
  2. November of your junior year. A lot of top players commit early.
  3. Burke is signed to replace Battle after Battle graduates. They’ve got four other scholarships still available to give out for that year so awarding one to Burke certainly doesn’t prevent them from signing any forward/centers.
  4. They got in the situation because David Jackson got injured and redshirted and it was thought that Jones would also benefit from a redshirt year. Both of them were originally scheduled to graduate this year. It doesn’t make sense to hold onto a scholarship when the alternative is to sign someone like Edwards.
  5. They’ve encouraged kids to leave and have helped find them other places to play but they haven’t pulled any scholarships.

#5

#6

Penn State had one scholarship to offer and they gave it to Taran Buie, who is the highest rated recruit to sign in years. (Looks like he will end up where Pete Lisicky and Dan Earl were when they signed).

As Lar stated, the injury to Jackson backed him up.

I also thought they should have held on to another scholly for this year, but you can see why they signed Edwards late last year. We obviously need scorers this year, and he has a nose for the ball and the bucket.

If you look at the Scholarship Matrix, you can see that the guards and forward are balanced out pretty well now and in the coming years. There are four scholarships left next year (after Trey) and I am sure you will see a mix of positions in there.


#7
[quote="UncleLar, post:4, topic:456"]2. November of your [s]junior[/s] senior year.[/quote]

oops thanx. don’t know what I was thinking when I typed that.


#8

2011-12 is a “great opportunity” year for forward/center recruits
With Jones/Brooks/DJ/Ott leaving the door is wide open for mucho PT.


#9

[quote=“tundra, post:8, topic:456”]2011-12 is a “great opportunity” year for forward/center recruits
With Jones/Brooks/DJ/Ott leaving the door is wide open for mucho PT. [/quote]

True, but it would be nice to replace these guys with kids who have had 1-2 yrs in the program. Replacing them with 3 true freshmen is quite a rebuilding effort.


#10
[quote="tundra, post:8, topic:456"]2011-12 is a "great opportunity" year for forward/center recruits With Jones/Brooks/DJ/Ott leaving the door is wide open for mucho PT.[/quote]

True, but it would be nice to replace these guys with kids who have had 1-2 yrs in the program. Replacing them with 3 true freshmen is quite a rebuilding effort.

Like Sasa and Billy Oliver? By then, they might do just fine for us (particularly Sasa).