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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 1 day ago #348984

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Grant Kelly:

Dayton, Virginia Tech, URI, St John's and Oklahoma State are Jacob Toppin's final five schools according to Obi's Instagram.

Obi is Jacob's older brother who plays at Dayton
Never heard of this kid before

www.daytondailynews.com/sports/toppin-yo...mtfrf9vfKhhaJjlm06I/

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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 1 day ago #348985

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MarkRedman wrote: Grant Kelly:

Dayton, Virginia Tech, URI, St John's and Oklahoma State are Jacob Toppin's final five schools according to Obi's Instagram.

Obi is Jacob's older brother who plays at Dayton
Never heard of this kid before

www.daytondailynews.com/sports/toppin-yo...mtfrf9vfKhhaJjlm06I/


VC has him rated a 2*.
Can't find any other ranking of him, except NewEnglandRecruitingReport ranks him #67 in NE and #24 in CT.
Guessing he'll choose Dayton, since his brother likely returning.
Had no clue we're recruiting this kid.
Are we?
But who knows.
Lol.

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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 1 day ago #349001

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Quite a few good schools on his list. Our staff had taken pride in finding some diamonds in the rough. staff must see something. Not much out there about the kid. Our last 2 commits have been out of left field. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 1 day ago #349003

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Chicago days wrote: VC has him rated a 2*.
Can't find any other ranking of him, except NewEnglandRecruitingReport ranks him #67 in NE and #24 in CT.
Guessing he'll choose Dayton, since his brother likely returning.
Had no clue we're recruiting this kid.
Are we?
But who knows.
Lol.

Frankly, these recruiting sites are usually so out of date they're of questionable value. Interested to hear what some of our insiders have to say about this kid and whether we are actively recruiting him.

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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 1 day ago #349006

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NCJohnnie wrote: Chicago days wrote: VC has him rated a 2*.
Can't find any other ranking of him, except NewEnglandRecruitingReport ranks him #67 in NE and #24 in CT.
Guessing he'll choose Dayton, since his brother likely returning.
Had no clue we're recruiting this kid.
Are we?
But who knows.
Lol.

Frankly, these recruiting sites are usually so out of date they're of questionable value. Interested to hear what some of our insiders have to say about this kid and whether we are actively recruiting him.


VC doesn’t appear ‘out of date’ in this case NCJ, since it’s most recent data of the schools interested in JT are from about a month ago, and they tracked URIs interest back in February.
I’m just curious that no other major recruiting site has the kid rated/ranked at all.
It could be that this kid is one of the best still available and hence appealing to schools that still have open roster spots.
I totally trust our staff to get it right.
Still, one would ‘think’ JT opts for Dayton if his brother returns to college.
We shall see.

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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 1 day ago #349008

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Chicago, I don't care what the sites say, they are well known to not be sufficiently staffed to keep things current and if you look at ESPN or any of the other sites they are generally woefully out of date or just flat out wrong with respect to SJU recruits. The only reason their prediction rate on commits is not terrible is they update their predictions and get things "right" just before kids commit. I have learned to ignore them and pay a lot more attention to what I read on redmen.com when it comes to who we are recruiting and our chances.
Just my view.
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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 1 day ago #349009

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NCJohnnie wrote: Chicago, I don't care what the sites say, they are well known to not be sufficiently staffed to keep things current and if you look at ESPN or any of the other sites they are generally woefully out of date or just flat out wrong with respect to SJU recruits. The only reason their prediction rate on commits is not terrible is they update their predictions and get things "right" just before kids commit. I have learned to ignore them and pay a lot more attention to what I read on redmen.com when it comes to who we are recruiting and our chances.
Just my view.


NCJ, I’m not debating the quality of VC or any of the others major recruiting services, their track records, who they miss or get. Dunno and don’t care.
All I’m saying is that VC had all the schools recruiting JT from a month ago, that we learned today are in his’Top 5’; he wasn’t tracked by any other site; this interest might be ‘late’ by these schools to fill their open needs, that one would think he’ll opt for Dayton if his brother returns to college, and that I trust our staff to get evaluations right versus their immediate needs.
Let’s fill the roster with the best recruits we can find.
That’s not up for debate either.All I’m sayin’.

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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 22 hours ago #349012

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Two things about this thread I find the most interesting is that I have no idea what position he plays or how tall he is.

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Jacob Toppin, F, Woodstock Academy 1 week 22 hours ago #349013

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guinness77 wrote: Two things about this thread I find the most interesting is that I have no idea what position he plays or how tall he is.

Middle name is Geoffrey. :dry:

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guinness77 wrote: Two things about this thread I find the most interesting is that I have no idea what position he plays or how tall he is.

He’s either 6-6 or 6-7; I think he’s an SF, and his mom thinks he’s skinny.
Lol.
And the tweet says we’re in his Top 5, which are: Dayton (where his brother played last season as a RS Fr and led the team in scoring), URI, Okla State, VA Tech, and us.
That’s all I know.
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