Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Watch out for Clemson hoops...

....but not this year. While Oliver Purnell will struggle this year with the talent he has, he is already amassing some major talent. He signed 3 top 100 players for next year's class, and now he has gotten committments ALREADY from 2 top-50 high school juniors!!! Here is the latest. The other is Joey Cameron. Of course none of the commits is binding until they sign their letter of intent. But let me tell you, being in Clemson territory, that Clemson historically does not compete well for top 100 players. They have a reputation as a football school that treats hoops as a 2nd-class citizen, their campus is not near any major city and they do not have a storied tradition. But Purnell may be changing that. Watch out.

So now we have another great recruiting coach in the ACC to add in FSU, GT, MD, DUKE, UNC, WF. The weak links in the ACC keep getting stronger.