You may be right. i just telling you what i hear over here in Forrest City.it could be wrong.but i disagree with the idea Mike can't pass on the Lawson's.because he can.
Joe, you are correct. Mike can pass these guys up. The question is, should he?
First, as I mentioned before, consideration must be given as to whether the Lawsons would create a chemistry issue with our current incoming group. In addition, the role of Mr. Lawson would have be a consideration.
I have listened intently the last 2 days to Memphis radio. Gary Parrish is a Memphis homer for sure, but he does have a pulse on what is going on there. He is adamant that Mr. Lawson has not been a problem. In addition, he and others have blasted Tubby for not maintaining the relationship with the Lawsons to keep potentially 4 top level players in the fold.
In addition, this is not a 2 for 1 deal. While Dedric is the more talented, K.J. averaged I think 12 and 8. He was arguably the 2nd best player on the team.
I have yet to see any recruit that would be more ready to contribute than Dedric would be. In addition, the Memphis homers were also adamant that the 2 younger Lawsons were even better players, and potential McDonald's All-Americans.
I agree, that Mike must be comfortable with them. But, he did recruit them. In addition, Mike has not been able to recruit top level Memphis talent since he was hired. This COULD be something that just falls in our lap perfectly. Granted, we would have to land them, but Arkansas is in a strong position with the system we play, with connections to Todd Day and K. Garland, and also driving distance from Memphis. I would also argue we are in a stronger position than either Ole Miss or Mizzou to make a deep run over the next few years.
I agree there is apprehension among some due to the circumstances. But, there is far too much upside not to take a serious look at these guys. And, if necessary, to do what is needed numbers wise to make it work.