Yeah, agreed, but some people aren't all that witty, but they think they are (shhhh, don't tell)
As for the OP, I agree with you (rankings aside and our current commits aside) I would think (and like) that we would/ should be after more of them than we are (cause we are in on a few).
It doesn't mean the sky is falling (I know you were not saying that) just with common sense you would think that a top tier program would be after (and in on) some of the top talent.
So no one actually tried to answer you question, but I will try....
1) LA is loaded with talent every year. Then factor in that we pull a bunch from Texas (most years) and that fills a lot of the spots and needs.
2) We go after certain needs OOS and try to target in on these guys and get their commitment (therefore filling more spots) - this is just a "style" that we employ, other than just blanketing offers to people.
3) Lastly, I think we would rather know we have a need/ spot filled with someone the staff has evaluated, then have an offer out there with someone you are not sure you will get in the end anyway. (This like a 2 for 1 thing and again a recruiting style the staff uses.)
Hope this helps, just my opinion.
This post was edited on 1/27 at 12:23 am