Recruiting is certainly the old saying "there are many ways to skin a cat". I have said repeatedly that I think Ben/Staff have done a GREAT job identifying guys early and being first in with offers. My criticism (if you call it that) thus far is that we haven't gotten any of those guys were I went WOW WE BEAT OUT X Y and Z!! Brumbaugh/Milan are two examples, we were in super early but lost out on both. That happens, you don't get everyone but I am still waiting on that first kid that I feel like we have no way to get that he lands. This is in no way saying I dont like payne/carrington/Betts etc, just saying a kid like Milan would have been a major WOW pickup.
We can all rag on RP (and there is PLENTY of there to shake your head at) but I will say he brought in some top end individual talent. Guys like Coffey/Oturu/Carr/Jelly were guys who could have gone to better programs. Like many have said, they are different styles. RP to me was always about high end talent, if they had top end ability he overlooked other things. Thats why I dont think he cared about a Wahl/Reuvers/Macura, they were all very good college players, but they arent individually moving the needle in a huge way. Right, wrong or the other its just how they did/do things.