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Thread: BBall Recruiting Thread 2k19 - Cole Anthony taking an official visit on Sunday!

  1. #201
    This kid will end up being a slightly better version than JTT.

  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by TheIshThatSaved WakeForest View Post
    From talking with a National recruiting #insider it appears THT was set to go to Illinois and Ayo’s family really did block it. Amazing anti-recruiting there.
    THT was getting a massive run of crystal balls in favor of Illinois the last three days, from leading experts too.

    And then it apparently reversed itself to ISU in the last few hours.

    This is an absolute shit-ton of drama. The Mac Irvin Fire, Chin Coleman, Dosunmu family drama appears to be real.
    Last edited by MichDeac25; 10-26-2017 at 04:04 PM.

  3. #203
    Did Ayo's family block or was it more someone from Mac Irvine Fire?

  4. #204
    Is this for real? Why would any self respecting coach allow any recruit to influence whether he recruits another kid? That has to be the most ridiculous recruiting strategy I have ever heard of, if true

  5. #205
    the rumor is once it became common knowledge that THT wanted to commit to illinois, ayo and his family told the staff that ayo would decommit if they took a commitment from THT. you do the math.

  6. #206
    Just saw a tweet saying THT “verballed” (told them prior to announcement) to Illinois but Ayo family found out and gave them the ultimatum of “choose between me and him” holy shit

  7. #207
    Quote Originally Posted by Fuck Your Couch View Post
    the rumor is once it became common knowledge that THT wanted to commit to illinois, ayo and his family told the staff that ayo would decommit if they took a commitment from THT. you do the math.
    I also think Ayo made his announcement when he did. Basically to mark Illinois as his territory once word got out that THT would be taking an official there that weekend.

  8. #208
    Really tough choice there for Illinois between a top 100 recruit and not top 100 recruit.

  9. #209
    i mean the level to which ayo and fam screwed over illinois is hilarious. they were always going to commit there yet he waited until late in the cycle to generate as much attention on the process as possible but hurting illinois with target after target. then he finally commits and blocks the first whiff of recruiting momentum when another decent player wants to commit in a pretty unheard of way. nuts.

  10. #210
    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeforest22890 View Post
    Really tough choice there for Illinois between a top 100 recruit and not top 100 recruit.
    as a coach you really should be calling that bluff instead of getting bullied around by a family. he's not that good. they wanted to be close and go to all the games. they wanted illinois. they are gonna be a pain in underwood's ass as long as ayo is there.

  11. #211
    I'm sure this kind of thing will do wonders for Illinois' team chemistry, assuming they even have enough scholarship players to field a team anymore.

  12. #212
    Ayo's parents sound like some winners.

  13. #213
    what's the beef between Ayo and THT?

  14. #214
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlotteDeac1 View Post
    Just saw a tweet saying THT “verballed” (told them prior to announcement) to Illinois but Ayo family found out and gave them the ultimatum of “choose between me and him” holy shit
    Doesn’t sound we may have dodged a bullet.

  15. #215
    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeforest22890 View Post
    Really tough choice there for Illinois between a top 100 recruit and not top 100 recruit.
    It's more so the principle. He shouldn't have to choose one or the other. Can you imagine Underwood calling THT today and telling him that he no longer has an offer. Woof.

  16. #216
    dunno, they were on the same AAU team and THT left for another AAU team because of said beef. it extends to the family of each apparently but THT and fam were ready to put it aside and play with Ayo but not vice versa.

  17. #217
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlotteDeac1 View Post
    Just saw a tweet saying THT “verballed” (told them prior to announcement) to Illinois but Ayo family found out and gave them the ultimatum of “choose between me and him” holy shit
    Sorry, but who is THT?

  18. #218
    So Ayo is the Illinois b-ball version of CJ Leak, huh?

  19. #219
    So Illinois is paying a coach a couple million and letting an 18 year old run recruiting. Makes sense.

  20. #220
    What a shit show. Ayo should "run away from home" and get out from underneath the thumb of Quam and the mom. Manning and co would really be good role models for the dude.

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