When I decided to write this article, I knew I was going to have a difficult time not putting down recruits. Obviously we have our opinions, but we also need to be sure not to put down a recruit because he is just a young man.
At the same time, Arizona recruiting was headed in the wrong direction. Obviously, some players are better than others and there are ways to say this. You can bag on a player's ability or do it nicely, but it still does not change any of the facts.
When the UA received a commitment from Abdul Gaddy, it softened the disappointment some Arizona fans had the the Wildcats landed Reger Dowell. Not to say that Dowell is a bad player, because he is not. However, Arizona should have never been recruiting a player like him when a guy like Gaddy was still available.
It is the same idea with Keegan Hornbuckle. No offense to him, but there is a reason why his offer list was what it was. He may be a good player, but there is good and then there is elite. Hornbuckle certainly is not elite, but he should be a solid player for Colorado.
What does this all mean?
Arizona seemed to forgot what it was for a little bit, but that idea came back shortly. The UA is one of the elite programs in the country and needs to recruit as such. Hopefully the recent decisions of Arizona and the potential commitment of Anthony Stover, make this even more evident.
Recruiting headed in the right direction
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