Posted On: 10/5/20 6:06 AM

We’re back! Another week of folks turning in some questions that can be addressed in mailbag form. As I stated last week, I’d like to make this a regular article because I think it can give the reader some insight into how scouts think about a variety of topics. This week, I’ll tackle a question about the recruiting process, a wrinkle in how rankings are formed and take a look at some top unsigned seniors in the MD/DC area.

1. How much do connections play in the recruiting process? (IG: alexpiraino4)

Great question, here. I won’t say connection have everything to do with the process, but they certainly play a key role. It works similarly to real life relationships. For example, if you consider someone a friend that owns some type of business and you trust them, you’re more likely to invest in what their product. Now, that product needs to be proven in helping you be successful in order to make you go back for more and become a regular customer. In basketball terms, when certain programs develop players who are ready-made for a particular program, it’s very common to see that college program come back in

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