we can't call this a successful campaign, no matter how many other good athletes fall in our lap.
Whereas the accusation made against you that you are obsessing on the most likely top talent to leave the state is based on nothing you said--only an assumption about which those accusers cannot know, your metric for "success" is too severe in my view.
It's is NOT true that CRob can be replaced by someone of equal talent; he's the best O-lineman in the country, another bogus assertion. And a LT of his ability is far rarer than superb safeties, who abound every year. A talent like LT CRob makes ANY running back more productive. Further a LT like CRob makes any QB more productive as well, protecting his blind side. As another poster said, games are won in the trenches and LT is the most critical along the O-line, though admittedly, they act as a unit. The LT is matched against Opp's best rusher. So your concern about losing CRob to our top challengers is not a case of obsessing over the most likely top talent to leave the state, but losing a LT who has no equal to sign in his stead. Isn't La'el draft eligible next year? So your concern is shared in this quarter.
On the other hand, if Fournette, Brown, Paris, Garrett, Jones, Willis, Dupre, Noil, D' Williams, Quinn and Blacknoll add their names to the other quality kids in this class, that is success with few if any equals. Ever. All of those 11 guys are 5* talent in my book. 8 are consensus 5*'s already or on the cusp. you will be hard pressed to find 8-11 5* classes in history. Even the University of Serial Cheaters doesn't do that in a single class. So that class would be a resounding success even if that list of 11 glaringly lacks an O-lineman, and especially the best O-lineman in the country. CRob would make this the best class in history, in my view. That 11-man list also lacks a QB, but as is the case with the O-line, we have other classes to cover it.
It offends me to think of a Louisianian of CRob's talent being abused daily by the ranting petty tyrant. Should CRob choose that fate, it will be its own punishment. That comforts me.
Thank you for your thread, nitwit, your usually well-considered thoughts and equanimity in that face of often gratuitously rude responses is appreciated.