Tubby landed a bona fide super star, blue chip recruit. Yeah Royce had some minor indiscretions involoving a little harmless classroom peak a boo at another kids test and an alleged tossing of a teachers lap top into the garbage can, but who really cares. If needed, Boagart will provide the legal representation. Sorry Snacks but he will probably need a real lawyer.
Royce is ranked the #32 top prospect in 2009. He is also ranked the #9 Small forward for 2009.
This is a great follow up to a superb 2008 recruiting class that included 3 top 100 recruits and 2 junior college studs.
Next on Tubby's 2009 wish list will be:
DaShonte Riley, Center, 5 star recruit, 6-10 220 lbs, Detroit
Mfon Udofia, Point Guar, 4 star recruit, 6-2 180 lbs, Georgia
Johnnie Lacy, Point Guard, 4 star reruit, 5-10 160 lbs, Milwaukee (would be huge to steal from Bo's back yard)
Rodney Williams, SG/SM, 4 star recruit, 6-6 185 lbs, Birdtown USA (aka Robbinsdale)
I could see Royce's decision influencing Rodney's decision to become a gopher. DaShonte Riley is most likely a one and done player. However his talent would be welcomed with loving arms as his talent would be complimentary to all of the other pieces already in place. His arrival and imminient departure would not set the program back ala Kris Humphries.
Congrats Tubby on another awesome recruit. Can't wait for 2008 and beyond!