Originally Posted by Studdly
They know how to recruit.
Apparently, not. Here's a short list of some who got away:
Morgan Ellison - Pickerington Central
Derrius Mullins - St. Francis De Sales
Jeff Nogaj - Johnstown
JJ Cooper - Reynoldsburg
Kieren Douglas - Pickerington Central
Xavier Henderson - Pickerington Central
Trenton Gillison - Pickerington Central
Alex Williams - Pickerington North
Jeremiah Wood - Pickerington Central
Isaiah Mullens - Harvest Preparatory
Could have easily swapped any of these guys in for a senior bench rider for the same full leadership scholarship amount.
Except that Hartley doesn't have the money or the scouting personnel to do recruiting.
Hartley knows how to develop players to achieve their maximum potential. Like #19, Jaden Manley. His older brother went to Gahanna. I think he made their punt return team. At Hartley, Jaden got to start most of his junior and senior years. Made first team all district. Got two rings. Caught a touchdown pass in the state championship game in Ohio Stadium! Had a great time and received an excellent education. Good, smart, hard working kid. Fabulous team player who worked hard and listened to his coaches. Might get a shot at a D3 or D2 Ohio college, but probably little or no money. Shame really.
You guys are just crazy with your theories.
Respect the Game. Apparently, it's still not working with some folks. Maybe a fan version is needed.