Recruiting not always what it seems

Often times in recruiting, friends say they want to play together. Just as often, it never comes to fruition.

Often times in recruiting, friends say they want to play together. Just as often, it never comes to fruition.

Much has been made about the friendship between Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep center Isaiah Austin and Jahii Carson.

Both have made no secret of the fact that they would like to play together at the next level and teams are sure to jump all over that, as Austin may be the best player in 2012.

While Carson is a very good player, Austin is an a whole other level in terms of how his recruitment will play out.

Austin will likely be able to choose from any school in the country so, should Carson choose Arizona, Austin is going to have to choose the UA over schools such as North Carolina, Duke, and others.

While this is not an impossible scenario, you would be hard pressed to find somebody that would call it likely.

Austin and Carson certainly are not the only players to ever say such things, as football players do it all the time.

It seems that every recruiting cycle there are players in Southern California that want to go to the same school, but do not have the offers to do so.

Arizona is going to pursue both Carson and Austin with the idea of playing together, but there will be plenty working against them in the effort.

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