'23 CAN/MD DL Devan Houstan (Notre Dame Verbal)

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It’s absurd that Freeman & Co. are doing this in the NIL era. Hope it holds together.
Don’t think it’s a coincidence that it’s a relatively young African American who played at a high level, is a hustler and is a high character guy that has produced these results.
 

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Imagine if we could compete with the other schools in NIL, how much more lethal MFMF would be
I do wonder about this, when you read about just how widespread, and well-funded, NIL collectives are rapidly becoming. It seems like any recruit who's worth a damn could get a sizable cash deal right now. Yet we reel in this string of high-four stars without one? Feels like one of three things (or, probably, some combo of all three).

1: We do, in fact, have a competitive NIL operation it's just very under-the-radar.
2: We're going to lose a bunch of these commits over the next seven months.
3: Freeman/staff are doing a tremendous job both of targeting the right kids (ones who won't be swayed by easy/early money) and on selling them all that Notre Dame does offer.
 

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Most Excellent.

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Updated R&R's

247 Comp: ...... :s::s::s::s: 0.9223 Comp, #27 DL, #191 Overall
247: .................... :s::s::s::s: 91 rating, #27 DL, #174 Overall
Rivals: ................ :s::s::s::s: 5.8 rating, #14 DT
ESPN: ................. :s::s::s::s: 82 rating, #12 DL, #182 Overall
On3: ................... :s::s::s::s: 90 rating, #35 DL, #242 Overall
On3 Cons: ........ :s::s::s::s: 90.60 Cons, #28 DL, #216 Overall
 

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I do wonder about this, when you read about just how widespread, and well-funded, NIL collectives are rapidly becoming. It seems like any recruit who's worth a damn could get a sizable cash deal right now. Yet we reel in this string of high-four stars without one? Feels like one of three things (or, probably, some combo of all three).

1: We do, in fact, have a competitive NIL operation it's just very under-the-radar.
2: We're going to lose a bunch of these commits over the next seven months.
3: Freeman/staff are doing a tremendous job both of targeting the right kids (ones who won't be swayed by easy/early money) and on selling them all that Notre Dame does offer.

I think it’s some combo of 1 and 3, as I don’t think it’ll be a bunch of commits that waffle. But, I do think it could make for some interesting in-season recruiting.
 

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I do wonder about this, when you read about just how widespread, and well-funded, NIL collectives are rapidly becoming. It seems like any recruit who's worth a damn could get a sizable cash deal right now. Yet we reel in this string of high-four stars without one? Feels like one of three things (or, probably, some combo of all three).

1: We do, in fact, have a competitive NIL operation it's just very under-the-radar.
2: We're going to lose a bunch of these commits over the next seven months.
3: Freeman/staff are doing a tremendous job both of targeting the right kids (ones who won't be swayed by easy/early money) and on selling them all that Notre Dame does offer.

60% 3, 40% 1 IMHO
 

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I do wonder about this, when you read about just how widespread, and well-funded, NIL collectives are rapidly becoming. It seems like any recruit who's worth a damn could get a sizable cash deal right now. Yet we reel in this string of high-four stars without one? Feels like one of three things (or, probably, some combo of all three).

1: We do, in fact, have a competitive NIL operation it's just very under-the-radar.
2: We're going to lose a bunch of these commits over the next seven months.
3: Freeman/staff are doing a tremendous job both of targeting the right kids (ones who won't be swayed by easy/early money) and on selling them all that Notre Dame does offer.
I think it’s more 1 and 3 not necessarily 2. I think we have a bigger NIL packeage then what we let the public know. Freeman and his staff know how to get these locked in and stay locked in.
 

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Four IE commentators have given opinions about ND and active NIL "program" just above this post. Since it's such a major new part of recruiting I'd like to ask, "does anyone actually know what they're talking about here, or are such posts just spinning hopeful BS?"
 

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Four IE commentators have given opinions about ND and active NIL "program" just above this post. Since it's such a major new part of recruiting I'd like to ask, "does anyone actually know what they're talking about here, or are such posts just spinning hopeful BS?"
My answer is: D) 4
 

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Four IE commentators have given opinions about ND and active NIL "program" just above this post. Since it's such a major new part of recruiting I'd like to ask, "does anyone actually know what they're talking about here, or are such posts just spinning hopeful BS?"



 

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Is there still time to save anyone who jumped off the bridge into the river when Mike Elston left?

If so, do we want to?
 
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