Great run by the N.C. A&T Aggies this basketball season and even though they lost to Louisville last night, 79-48, they did beat Liberty by one in the ‘First Four’ and A&T brought a ton of attention to Greensboro and to the MEAC….
The only problem is, these guys need to start recruiting local…There is so much local talent that is going to waste and that talent is going elsewhere and they need to be going to A&T and to our other local colleges like UNCG, Elon, High Point U, WSSU, Guilford College, Greensboro College and the like…
N.C. A&T needs to go after these local kids….The kids they have over there now are good kids, but for the most part, nobody has ever heard of them…Get some locals in there and build with that local recognition….
Terrell Leach(Southwest Guilford HS) committed to Winston-Salem State yesterday and he could have been a good fit for A&T or UNCG….How do I know, I have seen him play….
Don’t let these kids keep on getting away….
There is something to be said about having a local kid on your local team….UNCG has it in baseball with Nin Marrero(Western Guilford HS), Ray Crawford Jr.(Dudley), Dylan Thompson(Southern Alamance) and they have had a few others over the years…Elon has Alex Swim(Northwest Guilford) in baseball and they have John Spain and Tuc Phan from Page in football….Guilford College has Macon Smith in baseball and a truck load of players in football…..A&T and Greensboro College have a few locals in football(Ricky Lewis, Warren Scott and few more), but tell me, where is the ‘local love’ in basketball???
Like I was saying, there is something to be said for building from local and it is one thing if you don’t see or have any local talent, but the local talent is here….
From the Greensboro Day School, Reggie Dillard is going to Presbyterian, Christian Hairston to Furman and Reed Lucas to Army…N.C. A&T, UNCG, Elon or HPC should have grabbed at least one of those kids…John ‘J.T.’ Terry is still available from what I hear and Montrell Goldston is still on the dock too, waiting for his ship to come in over at GDS….
Montay Brandon went down to Florida State from WES and I think he may come back home one day and where would/could he play???? How about N.C. A&T or UNCG, or maybe HPU or Elon too….
What about some of the other fuuture kids or even the current kids???
That JT Williams kid over at Smith could help one of our local teams, be it A&T, UNCG, HPU, Elon, Greensboro, Guilford or even GTCC……What about Devan Gregory over at Dudley or how did we let Sam Hunt(Jacksonville U) get out of here….He would have been a great fit for A&T, UNCG, Elon or HPU too….
Cody Hylton and Nick Powell at Nothwest Guilford need a stop and why not one of these local institutions?????
Mohammed Tijani is runner from NEG and he can run and could run the basketball court for one of our local teams. Tijani is also a very dependable shooter, who can get to the basket with the best of them….May be looking at the Greensboro College program, since his brother Luqman Tijani went there…
Why don’t the local colleges tap into some of the local high school talent??? Wes Miller said on the UNCG TV ads that ‘We are Greensboro”….Really??? Show me some Greensboro talent on your teams…..Get some Guilford County kids in there and let them show their stuff and stuff it for the fans, that will be showing up from within a 25-30 mile radius to see them play…..
A&T needs to be looking at this Donovan Gilmore kid over at Wesleyan….He could and would be a good fit for them….You may say he could go higher than A&T and maybe so, but if he goes higher will he playing higher or riding the pine???
Burn the pine and get these local kids into the game at the local colleges….Every school/college needs at least one coach who is responsible for the players that go away and then start looking to come back home….I’m saying come back home and play for us…..If Jonathan Frye is not going to play up at APP, come play for us over at UNCG, A&T, HPU or Elon too…..
Look at that kid that HPU got this season off of the rebound from Virginia Tech…You know, the kid that had the heart problems and he went over to HPU and he lit it up…That kid could have helped A&T…He wasn’t local, but if he stuck around here a few years, he would be…..
A&T and the other schools have to get these kids out into the local community so we will know who they are…..Plus we still have kids that are coming along that all of the local colleges need to be looking at…..
K.J. Langley over at Southwest Guilford is going to be a good find for one of our local schools….UNCG, are THEY even looking at him??? His dad, Keyford, played for you guys and started at the point back in the day….
What about the Hill-Mais kid over at Page??? ‘Local Man’, he’s your man…..Khalil Vance, over at Dudley, could play some college ball…..Mike Bass down at Southeast Guilford could play for Greensboro College or for Guilford College….
Why do you let all of these locals keep on leaving town??? Are you coaches ashamed of your local products??? I’m out here doing all of the work for you, but you local college coaches aren’t follwing up on my tips….
A&T let’s get that Devan Gregory kid….Let’s lock down that Montrell Goldston fellow, give Gilmore at WES an early call…..I think Diante Baldwin from High Point Christian Academy is back on the market, as a point guard….UNCG had him on the chart, but I think that fell through….Go get him….N.C. A&T, Elon U and HPU too….
You can’t start all locals, but we need to quit watching all of the top talent keep on leaving town, cause the local college coaches are letting them get away….
Like I said earlier, I can’t keep on doing all of your work for you, cause you guys aren’t giving me the time a day, but it is time to quit letting our locals get away….
There goes Dillard, Hunt, Hairston, Lucas, Kent, Kobani, Leach(at least he ended up in Winston), and more….A&T ought to be on the Eaves kid(Page) and Graves(Page) right now….Would make a super package deal….
N.C. A&T is in the limelight right now and now the field is yours locally for the taking…..Go get ’em while you can, and then send me a report…..
I have done all that I can and you guys at A&T did a GREAT job of spreading the Aggie Pride around the country….Many people are still talking about it, but it is time you go do something with it…..
You don’t have to go far, shop and buy local…”Aggie Pride” lives right here in Greensboro and Guilford County and we have plenty of local high school basketball players right here under your nose, that are ready to yell, “AGGIE PRIDE” at the top of their lungs…..
SHOP LOCAL, BUY LOCAL, RECRUIT LOCAL……
*****And remember, always show your Aggie Pride.*****