BTW the guy transfering out of GT is Vernon Macklin was of the most highly recruited HS players in his year. He was a 4 star Rivals rated #37 player in the country. How did that work out for him or GT? Also incidently, the trio that led GW to the greatest three year run in its history: Pops ZERO stars, Mike Hall, ZERO stars, Omar 3 stars - no position ranking. Oh, Carl Elliott had 3 stars and no Rivals ranking. But that's ok since Ricky Lucas was ranked by Rivals as the #132 in the country. Where's he playing now?
The point is that you don't need highly recruited HS superstars to run a very successful program. I understand that last year was etremely disappointing for all of us for MANY reasons. GW is not Kansas or Kentucky or Florida or North Carolina. We're not going to get their recruits. After much turmoil last year, Hobbs has hustled his butt off and filled vacancies with late bloomers and apparently off the radar guys. Frankly with Jabari and Travis (and somewhat Katuka) coming back from injuries, I like the look of our lineup net year with Taylor, Allbritton, Ware, and Smith. Add in Diggs who really elevated his game as did Wilmore, the steady solid play of Witherspoon, the emerging defensive and rebounding presence of avier, hopefully a big jump up by Damian, and the size and potential of Herman -- that could be a pretty deep and athletic team.
So we aren't reduced to only hoping for potential transfers - we're hoping for Hobbs to continue to do the great job that he has already been doing.