Tuesday, January 09, 2007

RECRUITING UPDATE

Some people now think that Devin Bishop is actually coming to Cal after all. We'll believe it when the fax machine tells us so. If he does decide to follow brother Desmond to Berkeley, he'll immediately figure into the rotation at linebacker (probably outside). Minnesota's the other school in play, and they're still without a head coach.

We slag on recruiting quite a bit, but occasionally we become irrational and obsess about an undecided recruit or two. This year our target is Woodland Hills OLB Malcolm Smith. We need linemen, and Smith figures as a WLB or even rover (6'2"/215), but read this quote:

“I'm down to Cal, SC and Notre Dame," Smith said. "I'm taking my visit to SC on the (Jan.) 19th and that'll be it. I'll probably make a decision sometime after that. Cal and Notre Dame are really high on my list because of academics. They both have a high percentage of graduation. SC has great family ties, and they're trying to get better in academics. That's good because that's what college is all about.” Smith said he's taking a long look at things off the football field when it comes to making a decision. "I want to major in engineering," he said. "I think Notre Dame and Cal have a better engineering program. Well, actually, I don't know because SC got a big grant - so they're all about the same."

Um, not really: Undergraduate engineering programs (US News '06 survey): Cal tied for 2nd, USC tied 31st, Notre Dame tied for 41st with ASU (!).

If there was ever a home for geeks who can run a 4.44, it's Berkeley. We officially have a recruit-crush on Smith.

11 Comments:

At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, well, if he thinks that SC and ND are on par with Cal in terms of academics (esp engineering!), then perhaps he isn't smart enough to make it as a geek here. =)

 
At 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats one way 2 choose schools, another way if the college has more women then men. but being an engineering major i don't have 2 tell about calcualtions.

 
At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we definitely don't have hotter chicks than Spoiled Children

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger border crosser said...

the chicks at spoiled children is a different type of hottness than the hottnss in the tightwad educational instittution. if u like hotties who don't shave their legs tightwad is 4 u. hey i liked goin 2 class barefoot. dat is not allowed in spoiled children. the chicks goin topless 2 class is aloowed in both places. braless is also allowed. it depends on ur mood.

 
At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

border crosser -

If you don't have anything intelligent or interesting to say, then stop commenting. You're not nearly as clever as you think you are.

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger border crosser said...

pass me a beer and let me write. i allready feel like a trader writing here cuz as a kid i actaully lived in stanford. it will b our lil secret. ;8b or i will tell socrotes on u.

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I feel like a trader when I exchange words with Stanfurd alums...

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger border crosser said...

i never said i graduated or even went 2 stanford. i just lived there as a kid.

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Admissions Dept said...

wait ... you mean a guy who uses insipid numbers in place of words (4, 2, etc); or those really asinine abbreviations such as ur or dat; or who isn't able to tell the difference between "trader" (someone who trades) and "traitor" (one who betrays one's allegiance) isn't a graduate of Stanfurd or Cal?

What a shock!

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger border crosser said...

soory i did not join 15 clubs in high school hoping it would do me in good in getting into college. but the number system i use insted if letters is actauulay very usefull. and i relly don't think taht when i die my last thought is goin 2 b i wish i was a better speler.

 
At 2:12 PM, Anonymous posicionamiento web en buscadores said...

There's no doubt, the dude is absolutely just.

 

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