Yeah Charlie, we see you. After a week or so of you taking the reigns at Texas, we see you. Our recruits are being poached yet we weren’t big time enough for you. Our supportive, nice crowds weren’t good enough but those rowdy Texans down there are gonna treat you right (Yeah I seen the T-Shirt). Here is what Charlie StrongArmed us into believing, that he confirmed in a recent interview. Glad to be in the state of Texas where it has so much talent. The state of Kentucky lacked talent. OK. The state of Texas has 26.5 million people, the state of Kentucky has 4.4 million. There will be an unbalance of talent….it’s simple math. Let’s go through a list of guys who weren’t talented enough for Charlie Strong.
Ace Wales, Dalyn Dawkins, Jason Hatcher, Ryan White, Damarcus Smith, Lloyd Tubman, Jalen Boyd and McKale McKay were all taken for granted. Even Jalen Reeves-Maybin, son of Marques, got no looks and he is a local legend. All made plays at big time programs this past season. I am sure there are more. I know what you are going to say. Ace messed his opportunity up, or he recruited the others but they chose other schools. I can tell you this much. It is not always what it seems. I am friends with several of the aforementioned kids’ parents and they all said at one point or another that they were shocked that they didn’t hear more from the Cards throughout their recruitment. They were afraid that their kids would get here and be forgotten. I never wanted to believe that Charlie didn’t want our kids, but I do now. I will tell you this though, with Petrino here don’t be surprised to see one or more of those kids come back home. He has always appreciated the homegrown talent.
P.S.- Don’t forget to check back with the site or on Twitter at 7:55 tonight for this weeks episode of 55. I elaborate on this topic there.