Friday, July 16, 2010

Joker on recruiting strategy

Larry Vaught has a great interview with Joker Phillips regarding recruiting. As Joker states in the interview, "You can't win," in talking about pleasing the fans. As everyone knows the Cats have 14 verbal commitments for 2011 and not finished.

Joker notes in the interview the Cats are pulling back on some offers. He also notes, they will hold a few scholarships for players who are not 100% sold on the Cats. With the addition of Greg Nord, who has a great pull in Louisville, Joker wants to make sure he wins the recruiting battle against Charlie Strong. While the Cats really want Lamar Dawson, they want to make sure they keep Jon Davis and continue to pursue DeVante Parker, Jamon Brown, Jerrell Moore and DaMarcus Smith who are committed to Louisville. The Cats are still expected to sign 18-20 players in the next recruiting class.

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