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Old 07-21-2015, 03:24 PM   #1
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Tennessee offered 7/21/15
6'8" 195lbs

Offer list:
Tennessee
UNC Asheville
Appalachian State
Ball State
Charlotte
Duquesne
East Tennessee State
Evansville
Gardner-Webb
George Mason
Middle Tennessee State
Navy
Northeastern
Samford
South Carolina Upstate.

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Old 07-21-2015, 10:17 PM   #2
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Apparently Fulkerson was offered about a week ago, looking like the staff asked this to be kept quiet, but Rick Lewis missed the memo.
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:04 PM   #3
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Apparently Fulkerson was offered about a week ago, looking like the staff asked this to be kept quiet, but Rick Lewis missed the memo.
Normally, you'd do that if you (a) were afraid of scaring of another kid you are recruiting for the same spot or ( b) slow playing a prospect. Of the two scenarios (b) would make more sense here, but I'm not getting that vibe from the way Rob Lewis or BTO are reporting the story.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:01 PM   #4
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Normally, you'd do that if you (a) were afraid of scaring of another kid you are recruiting for the same spot or ( b) slow playing a prospect. Of the two scenarios (b) would make more sense here, but I'm not getting that vibe from the way Rob Lewis or BTO are reporting the story.
Could also mean you don't want other schools to know you offered. Once a staff like UT makes an official offer, other big schools at least take notice.

Gary Parrish was telling a story about Jeremy Lamb on the AAU circuit. He was watching Lamb with Mark Fox. Lamb had not been highly recruited for most of high school, UGA had offered (instate prospect), and Fox hoped that he could stay under he radar. Soon thereafter, Russ Springman asked Rick Barnes to watch, and after Barnes watches 5 minutes, they offer. Lamb ends up at UConn.

All that said, we don't know the reason for wanting to keep it quiet.
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Probably because they didn't want the fan base b***** honestly. Lol
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Could also mean you don't want other schools to know you offered. Once a staff like UT makes an official offer, other big schools at least take notice.

Gary Parrish was telling a story about Jeremy Lamb on the AAU circuit. He was watching Lamb with Mark Fox. Lamb had not been highly recruited for most of high school, UGA had offered (instate prospect), and Fox hoped that he could stay under he radar. Soon thereafter, Russ Springman asked Rick Barnes to watch, and after Barnes watches 5 minutes, they offer. Lamb ends up at UConn.

All that said, we don't know the reason for wanting to keep it quiet.
Fwiw this is what I gathered, the staff asked it to be kept quiet to hopefully keep him under the radar, even though Rick Lewis mentioned it nobody else has acknowledged it and Fulkerson hasn't said a word on it.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:52 PM   #7
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Fwiw this is what I gathered, the staff asked it to be kept quiet to hopefully keep him under the radar, even though Rick Lewis mentioned it nobody else has acknowledged it and Fulkerson hasn't said a word on it.
I can see the staff wanting to do that. What would be a prospect's motivation to go along? If the offer is commitable, commit and take all that under the radar stuff off the table. If the prospect isn't ready to commit, it's in his interest to be as high above the radar as possible.

Not jumping on you BTO, just noting a curious development.
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Probably because they didn't want the fan base b***** honestly. Lol
Actually, that makes some sense. Kid is offered, commits, bUT the staff wants to keep it on the down low until they get some higher profile commitments. Again, not sure why the kid would go along unless they threatened to pull the offer if he spilled the beans.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:11 PM   #9
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I can see the staff wanting to do that. What would be a prospect's motivation to go along? If the offer is commitable, commit and take all that under the radar stuff off the table. If the prospect isn't ready to commit, it's in his interest to be as high above the radar as possible.

Not jumping on you BTO, just noting a curious development.
Yea, I thought about the kid's angle, too. Don't know. Maybe he really likes UT but just doesn't want to commit yet.
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I can see the staff wanting to do that. What would be a prospect's motivation to go along? If the offer is commitable, commit and take all that under the radar stuff off the table. If the prospect isn't ready to commit, it's in his interest to be as high above the radar as possible.

Not jumping on you BTO, just noting a curious development.
Oh I agree completely which is why I found it odd, but if you look at Fulkerson's Twitter he clearly is going along, he hasn't posted ANYTHING about getting the offer, so obviously there's some sort of reason, just not sure what.
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I live in Kingsport. Never heard of this kid until a few weeks ago. He probably had good numbers at DB, but I don't really remember his name on the local sports page,
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I live in Kingsport. Never heard of this kid until a few weeks ago. He probably had good numbers at DB, but I don't really remember his name on the local sports page,
He's been playing at Christ School the last year or so.
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Ok. Are you not a little concerned that he's going after a Kid with that offer list?
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Ok. Are you not a little concerned that he's going after a Kid with that offer list?
As I've said a few times, if this kid is the worst player we sign in the 2016 class I'm perfectly fine with it. His offer list has pretty much all formed in the last month, clearly shows he's a player on the rise, other HMs have began recruiting him and I would guess after this last live period of the summer he'll add a few more offers. He's a guy who I think will end up ranked in the ~200 range when all is said and done, and in a 5-7 man class im ok with that being the worst.

Now....if he's the headliner of the class, I've got a major issue with it yes.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:45 PM   #15
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Yea, I thought about the kid's angle, too. Don't know. Maybe he really likes UT but just doesn't want to commit yet.
My first thought too.
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