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Author Topic: Pulling Spencer Lee’s Redshirt?  (Read 2121 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2018, 02:49:29 PM »

If he doesn’t win a national championship this year, many will say he should have redshirted.
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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2018, 07:36:55 PM »

Johnny Jimenez' RS should never have been pulled.

Why?  To give him the 5th year so he can go from a low end qualifier in year 4 to an AA candidate in his last year?  How many guys do that?   Does he want to be in school for 5 years?

 

It was pulled for no good reason that I know of, at a time where he couldn't be successful in that season.
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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 09:37:49 AM »

The only reason a bluechip recruit gets his redshirt status pulled is because his coach thinks he can win a national championship. There is no grey area on this. In Spencer Lee's case he will be a true contender at the NCAA's, just as the Penn State coaches thought Mark Hall was going to be last year.

In the last 5 years we have started to see some "Once in a lifetime type wrestlers" come out of the US. Snyder, Hall, Lee, and Fix are just the beginning. When coaches are able to land these types of wrestlers, and only have a average option at best in that spot, they will call them up.

I'll be nice about this, Razor. No grey area? I'd beg to differ. Ooooodles of examples exist of pulling the RS to help the team out. No chance of a national title, the team had an injury and needed the RS to step up. Other reasons exist beyond the "you got a shot to win the big one, kid."

We have seen some amazing athletes do just as you said. Superstars. Many other redshirts get pulled for reasons other than the hopes, and realistic potential of winning, a national championship.

Reminds me of the student who protects their A's to the point of risking missing out on growth because the grades are more important than the growth. Seems to be a philosophical position that, sooner or later, bites the believer in the tail.

I'll be even nicer, bigG. I was referring to BLUECHIPS that get their RS pulled. You are referring to the countless number of mid-level wrestlers that get put in the lineup. Not even close to the same thing. Stay on topic.

So, what is your criteria for distinguishing between a Blue Chip and mid level?  No grey area, eh?
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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 11:01:03 AM »

The only reason a bluechip recruit gets his redshirt status pulled is because his coach thinks he can win a national championship. There is no grey area on this. In Spencer Lee's case he will be a true contender at the NCAA's, just as the Penn State coaches thought Mark Hall was going to be last year.

In the last 5 years we have started to see some "Once in a lifetime type wrestlers" come out of the US. Snyder, Hall, Lee, and Fix are just the beginning. When coaches are able to land these types of wrestlers, and only have a average option at best in that spot, they will call them up.

I'll be nice about this, Razor. No grey area? I'd beg to differ. Ooooodles of examples exist of pulling the RS to help the team out. No chance of a national title, the team had an injury and needed the RS to step up. Other reasons exist beyond the "you got a shot to win the big one, kid."

We have seen some amazing athletes do just as you said. Superstars. Many other redshirts get pulled for reasons other than the hopes, and realistic potential of winning, a national championship.

Reminds me of the student who protects their A's to the point of risking missing out on growth because the grades are more important than the growth. Seems to be a philosophical position that, sooner or later, bites the believer in the tail.

I'll be even nicer, bigG. I was referring to BLUECHIPS that get their RS pulled. You are referring to the countless number of mid-level wrestlers that get put in the lineup. Not even close to the same thing. Stay on topic.

So, what is your criteria for distinguishing between a Blue Chip and mid level?  No grey area, eh?

bigG did you actually read what I posted? I specifically said there was no grey area when it came to pulling a redshirt because the coach thinks he can win a national title. I wasn't talking about a grey area on what separates a bluechip from a mid-level wrestler. The last time UW had a scenario to where if they could pulled the redshirt option because they believed that wrestler could win a national title was Andrew Howe.

What does distinguish a bluechip from just another wrestler is the level of commitment (scholarship) that the top programs are willing to make to that athlete at the time of recruiting. Spencer Lee, Mark Hall, and even Myles Martin were guys who were recruited by every top program, not just a couple of big name schools here and there.
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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 11:15:25 AM »

Yes, I read it. Even with blue chips, there will be grey area. They've been pulled for more than just the hopes of a an NCAA champion. They get pulled to help the team, sometimes delayed in the hopes of an Oly redshirt, later.


Howe wasn't recruited by every top program. Far from it. So, you'll call a guy like that a Blue Chip because the RS was pulled? Howe became a blue chipper.

I'll just ask this because I don't know the answer; but is JJ on a full ride?

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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 11:15:25 AM »

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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2018, 11:20:51 AM »

I believe when JJ committed it was said he was getting 70%.
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2018, 11:56:31 AM »

70% of what??? That is a game recruiters like to play, be very careful of that!! 70% can mean many things
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« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2018, 01:50:41 PM »

Yeah, that could be the root of some colorful salesmanship.
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