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Times here in Arkansas sure have changed.

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Virgil:

8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too. 

razorpimp:

The world is a smaller place now, you can be fans of any school easily and still watch them all the time!

31to6:


--- Quote from: Virgil on March 01, 2018, 12:11:21 pm ---8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too. 

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New staff making new connections. They were almost 100% focused on 2018 until just recently.

Too early to be too worried.

Hoggish1:


--- Quote from: Virgil on March 01, 2018, 12:11:21 pm ---8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too. 

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I liked the world when we had black and white TV better.... LMAO

31to6:


--- Quote from: Hoggish1 on March 01, 2018, 12:35:25 pm ---I liked the world when we had black and white TV better.... LMAO

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The internet was better before web browsers too...

NoogaHog:


--- Quote from: 31to6 on March 01, 2018, 12:42:18 pm ---The internet was better before web browsers too...

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Bubba's Bruisers:


--- Quote from: Virgil on March 01, 2018, 12:11:21 pm ---8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too. 

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Creating a winning-tradition type program will change that.  These kids have grown up seeing mostly mediocrity come out of Fayetteville.  A nationally irrelevant program.  They are talented enough to garner lots of attention from actual winning programs.  They have real options.  Those types usually require more convincing. 

razorbacker3:

Most kids are told to make your official visits. That way they can see places they wouldn't normally, be treated like a BMOC, and get lots of free stuff just for visiting. Recruiting is much more competitive than it use to be.

Boss Hog in the Arkansas:


--- Quote from: razorbacker3 on March 01, 2018, 01:10:58 pm ---Most kids are told to make your official visits. That way they can see places they wouldn't normally, be treated like a BMOC, and get lots of free stuff just for visiting. Recruiting is much more competitive than it use to be.

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Not only that, but unless you are a blue chip, most offers stop coming in after you commit. Who doesn't want more schools to offer you a full scholarship? It makes you feel good about yourself. The only thing that matters is who signs with Arkansas in February.

Smashmouth2004:

These kids want to see how many offers they can get. It’s a contest with them!

East TN HAWG:

I just don't see this as an Arkansas thing.  I believe it is happening everywhere not named Alabama. 

Bubba's Bruisers:


--- Quote from: razorbacker3 on March 01, 2018, 01:10:58 pm ---Most kids are told to make your official visits. That way they can see places they wouldn't normally, be treated like a BMOC, and get lots of free stuff just for visiting. Recruiting is much more competitive than it use to be.

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So we wouldn't take a commit prior to the kid taking official visits?

Vantage 8 dude:


--- Quote from: Virgil on March 01, 2018, 12:11:21 pm ---8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too.

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In the end all that matters is WHERE they commit. Not necessarily when.

#hammerdown:


--- Quote from: Vantage 8 dude on March 01, 2018, 03:39:33 pm ---In the end all that matters is WHERE they commit. Not necessarily when.

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True to some degree.  But teams who have been poor recruiting schools and have turned it around usually started by getting a few highly rated kids to commit early and those kids enticed others to join.  It is not our only hope of having a strong class but it sure would help. 

That said, I am still hopeful that the best players from this instate class will end up being hogs.

ChicoHog:


--- Quote from: East TN HAWG on March 01, 2018, 02:43:28 pm ---I just don't see this as an Arkansas thing.  I believe it is happening everywhere not named Alabama. 

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Actually a lot of Alabama kids also get offers from Auburn because the state is split.  Ohio is a good example as Ohio St is the only power 5 school in the state and they produce a lot of talent.  They rarely lose a kid that they offer.  This year they actually lost a top 5 star O-lineman to Clemson.  Great to see Urban Liar get rejected by an in-state kid!

#1 STUNNA:

Dont plan on the top recruits making a decision anytime soon.

Richard Davenport:


--- Quote from: Virgil on March 01, 2018, 12:11:21 pm ---8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too. 

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I think a lot of has to do that kids never have to walk 10 miles barefooted in a foot of snow. JK of course. Different times.

DeltaBoy:


--- Quote from: Virgil on March 01, 2018, 12:11:21 pm ---8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too. 

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I remember when a kid from Pine Bluff went to OU back in the 1980's we all about had a stroke .  I remember boys saying they would walk to the hill barefooted with a full seabag to just wear the red and play for the Hogs.

sickboy:

I do think the internet and sports broadcast 24/7 has really changed the landscape of college athletics in particular. It used to be that you were only exposed to teams outside your state or area once in a blue moon. Now, I can watch every Boise State game if I wanted. I remember in the 90's feeling like the only consciousness I had of Boise State was Houston Nutt... which was a local connection.

The world is transforming from a world where we live in small tribes and exchange values and traditions from the people around us, to one big tribe where we can pick and choose who we want in our own tribe.

Pig in the Pokey:


--- Quote from: Virgil on March 01, 2018, 12:11:21 pm ---8 in state offers to this point and non of them have committed to the Hogs.  I remember when those kids would commit right on the spot.  I guess the blame is all the tv coverage which exposes too many teams.  These kids just don't bleed razorback red like they used too.

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OneTuskOverTheLine™:


--- Quote from: Hoggish1 on March 01, 2018, 12:35:25 pm ---I liked the world when we had black and white TV better.... LMAO

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 You're gonna get old one of these days, if you're lucky... ;)

Inhogswetrust:


--- Quote from: Richard Davenport on March 02, 2018, 09:34:32 am ---I think a lot of has to do that kids never have to walk 10 miles barefooted in a foot of snow. JK of course. Different times.

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Now they take a bus even if the school is only a block away and if there is even a 5% chance of snow they close the school for three days.

ChicoHog:


--- Quote from: Inhogswetrust on March 02, 2018, 02:30:04 pm ---Now they take a bus even if the school is only a block away and if there is even a 5% chance of snow they close the school for three days.

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LOL!!  Welcome to the PC world we now live in! 

RockyMtnHog:


--- Quote from: sickboy on March 02, 2018, 11:32:03 am ---I do think the internet and sports broadcast 24/7 has really changed the landscape of college athletics in particular. It used to be that you were only exposed to teams outside your state or area once in a blue moon. Now, I can watch every Boise State game if I wanted. I remember in the 90's feeling like the only consciousness I had of Boise State was Houston Nutt... which was a local connection.

The world is transforming from a world where we live in small tribes and exchange values and traditions from the people around us, to one big tribe where we can pick and choose who we want in our own tribe.

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and how many "Likes" that they can get from a school on Twitter.

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