|08/02/2011 - 6:32am||First and foremost, let me||
First and foremost, let me say I'm really happy with the Walton pickup and the strides Coach B is making towards getting the program back to Big Ten and National prominence.
At the same time, let's be realistic. We are bashing Izzo for his recruiting shortcomings? Walton was never a Plan A recruit for Izzo. He has been focused on the likes of Gary Harris, Jabari Parker, James Young, Tyus Jones, and Drake Harris- elite level talent that is top-25 in the nation. So it's not like we stole this guy from MSU.
I think, to establish superiority in the state of Michigan, the next step is to win a heads-up recruiting battle for an elite national talent with Izzo and MSU (and of course continue the on-court success). I don't want guys like Gary Harris dismissing UM for MSU just because its Sparty, you know?