Post by hawkeye2000 on Nov 26, 2018 10:28:51 GMT -8
I stumbled onto this picture while looking through twitter and thought it is worth sharing. This is a 2021 recruit Kelbie Washington from Norman Okla. I didn't see her name on PN or ESPN list yet. Currently only BH is following her and 2021 is a ways away and anything can happen between now and then. But this is just another example of SR & Company making inroads into the midwest and getting recruits to stop by and check out OSU. I believe she was on a trip to L.A. for a training camp in Aug.
Good grief, the sixth pic down? How do you people find this stuff?
LOL !! well when your retired and have lots of time. It's cold and wet out. Your getting over a cold and all you want to do is sit in your easy chair and look on the internet, you sometimes get lucky and stumble onto things like this.
Post by beaverwbb fan on Dec 3, 2018 17:22:30 GMT -8
On October 10th, the Beaver WBB staff was back in Kansas, this time for Payton Verhulst, a 6-1 G ranked #10 in 2021. Is noted as being “unselfish” in her evaluations, and that is not something Dan Olson writes regularly. Lots of other programs, including tsdtr, have been in Kansas for her.
Add in the two PNW prospects and the Beavs are all ready in on a lot of great 2021 talent!
So glad to have season tickets! OSU Athletic Director needs to make sure Rueck NEVER has a reason to consider some other institution's coaching offer.
Not sure SR is about the $ or ever will be, but OSU will never be able or willing to match the $ of ND, Texas, Baylor, Tennessee, UConn, etc. Although many of those named and more are tied to coaching trees... hiring from their area.
I'll tell you that friends tell me that boosters at UCLA have SR in their crosshairs. If it is about simply the $, OSU couldn't match the Bruins unless a group of big donors helped.
That info said, don't see SR going anywhere until he retires. Of course I thought MR was the perfect fit for Corvallis and that he'd figure that out too, loyalty or not! So... never say never I guess.
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2018 19:24:26 GMT -8 by baseba1111
Post by believeinthebeavs on Dec 27, 2018 19:18:52 GMT -8
He has said that he doesn't want OSU to be a step to a destination, he wants OSU to be the destination. This is a paraphrase not a direct quote. I don't see him leaving any time soon, his extended family is nearby and they are very important to him.
Post by 2ndGenBeaver on Dec 27, 2018 21:13:00 GMT -8
Totally agree with baseba1111 and believeinthebeavs - SR is not going anywhere for a good long time. Nearby extended family he values greatly. Raising a bunch of kids in a fantastic place to raise kids (I am in the midst of raising 2 kids in Corvallis, and whatever their interests, they can pursue them at a high level with ~5 minute commutes between activities). The proven ability to create a perennial Sweet-16/Elite-8 contender *here* (which MR was unable to do, and not sure MR thought he could do it here). The $ goes a lot further in Corvallis (making Bay Area wages without dealing with Bay Area prices keeps me very happy), so a pay bump would have to be quite substantial, and then you have the aforementioned issues that money can't fix....... As DE (I believe) said - "if you're happy, stay happy". I don't see SR with much to be unhappy about :-).
Post by beaverwbb fan on Jan 2, 2019 10:33:48 GMT -8
Here is some game film of West Linn HS (Oregon) which features 5* 2021 6-3 post Aaronette Vonleh, the #1 post in the class of 2021 and the #13 overall player.
I have seen no signs that OSU is recruiting her, given that none of the coaches follow her on social media, but she is an intriguing prospect to say the least. She uses her large, strong frame very well to her advantage and is very nimble in the post and has a soft touch too. Posts up really well and has great hands. She struggles getting up and down the court at times, but seems mobile in the halfcourt. Also shows range as she hits from three toward the beginning. I believe she has been offered by Southern Cal and Arizona.
Aaronette Vonleh is a 2021 recruit, so Taya will be gone, Trish will be a senior, and Kennedy, Taylor, and Andrea will be heading into their junior seasons. We don't know how well any of them will work out, and we don't know who will be healthy. Depending on who is landed in the 2020 class, you're probably going to want a couple more post/power types.
Post by beaverwbb fan on Jan 2, 2019 16:20:15 GMT -8
I really do feel that the need for an additional PF or C in 2021 depends on a few things. 1) Who plays what position. Does Kennedy play out on the wing as a 3, or is she more a stretch 4? Is Taylor a 4 or a 5? Is Andrea a 4 or a 5. Obviously at this point, those three questions are relatively unknowns, and it is hard to determine what positions will be in need by the time 2021 recruiting picks up. 2) Do we add Dalayah Daniels in 2020? She projects as a wing-forward in 2020, so that would obviously have an impact on things too. 3) Does anyone transfer in/out of the program by 2021?