The Hoyas, who have never won a Patriot League championship in football, have had more of an up-and-down record in the history of the Patsies. And during one of those wins, Blues Alley was the place to be.
Rounds of Seafood Gumbo for all, along with a huge platter of red beans and rice. Earth Wind and Fire - crashing Blues Alley during the Patsies - belting out "September" in front of a packed club. They were treasured memories for all.
And then there was today, when some paper-clipped printouts were slid under the door in the Committee's offices. Earth, Wind and Fire never seemed so far away.
This class, however, the fourth recruiting class from head coach Rob Sgarlata, is different than that low Patsy Point one three years ago. It is a large class. It has recruits from across the country. Perhaps most importantly, many of them showed up on multiple recruiting websites, including some starred recruits. (One recruit, a transfer from the University of Texas, didn't count towards the Patsy Point total, but does very much demonstrate the difference from four years ago.)
Four years ago, the spread between Georgetown's and Colgate's incoming Patsy Point classes was nearly fifty points. Today, the Hoyas' Patsy numbers surpassed those of the aspiring dentists of the Chenango Valley. That's a great thing for Hoya fans - and the Patriot League in general.
The Committee understands, to an extent, the Hoya's strategy for recruiting - draft a lot of athletes, and plug them into their position groups later. Defensive backs can become wide receivers, linebackers can eventually line up at tight end - it happens in football. But when there are specific need areas, there needs to be some targeting towards specific groups - and the Committee, when looking at Georgetown's needs, wonder whether they could have been better targeted towards their need areas.
PATSY POINT CALCULATION
QUALITY = 21. 11/28 recruits were recognized by the recruiting websites, but several confirmed two-star recruits gave the Hoyas a nice quality point number.
|WR Justin Hill, needs to be replaced|
LB = 4 (of 4). Conversely, at LB, there's an embarrassment of riches in this incoming class - 6 (!) recruits, 2 (!) star rated. It's without question that this need is fully met.
DL = 2 (of 3). Though one recruit was listed as a "hybrid" LB/DE, per Patsy League rules the first position listed was the one "counted" in Patsy League list. That meant 3 linemen, one recognized by the recruiting websites, two jumbo's, got counted here. It was a tough debate as to whether it was 2 points or 3 points for this need - ultimately, it seemed like the Committee was swayed by the two jumbo points from this group. Two out of three it is.
COMMITTEE ADJUSTMENT: 0
GEORGETOWN - 54