Peach Jam is always a huge event. Most of the best players are there. It’s a great opportunity for up and coming players to burst on the scene. And it’s a wonderful opportunity for college coaches to get a feel for how these guys may perform at the next level.
It used to be the beginning of a busy July recruiting period, but with the new recruiting guidelines handed down last year, it is the only observation week in July. So if a coach did not make it out this weekend to take a look at a new prospect, tough luck.
The bigger problem is for the players. What if you had an off weekend at Peach Jam? What if you happened to be injured for this week? What if you live on the west coast and your team did not go to Peach Jam. Good luck getting noticed during the four days college coaches are allowed to watch high school players during the biggest AAU month on the calendar.
Tweet of the Day
College coach to me this morning: "Are you going to write about how F***** up having one recruiting period is?" At least the 10th that has said something of the sort this week.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) July 12, 2019
Ah, the old “dream school” remark that has been a kiss of death for many recruits lately.
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More love continues to big shown for 22.
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We can all still complain about the brackets, though, right?
Seems like a pretty strong recruiting point to me.
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This is a movement we can all get behind, right?
Davis has a lot of confidence in his new squad.