WE hear only what the media tells us. If we don't cultivate relationships early we lose. We aren't Villanova that can target 4 or 5 people and get them. So it's our staff's job to reach out and connect with as many kids and families as we can to establish relationships. you never know which kid is going to grow or figure things out. Look at Mark Smith two years ago. Jaxson Hayes last year. Ja Morant, Dylan Windler. Gordon Hayward... As someone who has coached D1, my best recruit was a 2 star kid who had zero D1 offers except my own and just finished up his collegiate career as a two time All-American. He was a late bloomer, saw the potential and took a chance. If you set your sights on just a handful of kids and you aren't at an elite school who pulls every kid you want, you have to always keep your eyes open. That's how you stay employed and succeed. Nobody here, including the the staff thinks a 2 star kid at this early in the recruiting season is suddenly being prioritized. It's a kid whose Dad went to Butler and at 6'9 can shoot the 3, who still has a whole year and change to develop who maybe takes a giant leap. You don't want to keep the relationship ongoing???? I think you need to stay off social media recruiting and just trust the coaching staff knows a little more at recruiting than twitter and instagram.