It’s opening day of the recruiting period, which means coaches are allowed to visit with recruits at their schools or homes. They’ll hit the road hard these next couple weeks, mostly attending open gym sessions. Activity will slow down once official practices start, and eventually dry to a trickle as the season nears.
This isn’t like the summer live period stuff where media is there reporting which coaches are in attendance. We’re mostly dependent on the recruits and their coaches putting info out. We’ll learn where Tony Bennett has been, but it’s sometimes well after the fact. Assistants don’t pack the celebrity punch, so they often go unreported.
There will be a lot of reports involving UVA. It can be confusing to say the least. Best rule to keep it simple, FOLLOW TONY, THE REST IS STATIC NOISE. The work of the assistants is incredibly valuable but for fans trying to follow, not so much. They filter potential recruits and keep those already offered in play. Bennett wraps up the process on both ends, offering and closing. The exception this Fall is for potential 2020 recruits. That can get serious quickly. Any activity is worth taking notice.
And you can now safely slide Caleb Furst into the priority recruit category. To put this into perspective, Tony only visited four class of 2020 recruits with offers last Fall.
Virginia’s Tony Bennett will meet with Top-35 junior Caleb Furst tomorrow morning and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo + assistant will meet with Furst tomorrow afternoon, a source told @Stockrisers.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) September 9, 2019
Notre Dame expected in as well.