so, we struck out on our major targets for 2014, blackmon jr., and devin booker. it also looks like we won't get jonah bolden. which raises the question: why, a few months removed from the national championship game, is our 2014 recruiting class so meh?
at least according to espn (http://insider.espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/classran...) our class is 27 in the nation, behind northwestern, alabama, illinois, san diego st. and plenty of other teams that haven't had much success recently, or at least not the success that we have.
caveats apply: (1) beilein has shown an unbelievable ability to see talent where others do not; and (2) he's also shown the ability to maximize that talent.
but the question still stands. is our class just ok because it takes time to build relationships and when recruiting started for this class it was long before the NC game? is it because we're banking scholarships? because no one expects hatch to be able to play?
just some thoughts for those with more knowledge than me.