Thursday, January 24, 2008

McManus to UMD

Rosemount HS defenseman Luke McManus has committed to Minnesota-Duluth for the 2009 season.

McManus and the Rosemount Irish are having an excellent season, currently atop the competitive Lake Conference in the Twin Cities. McManus is fourth on the Irish in scoring.

Mcmanus visited Duluth in early January. He also received interest from Providence, Wisconsin, and Colorado College. The Bulldogs have also reportedly expressed interest in one of McManus' teammates, forward JT Brown, who is one of the top scorers in the Twin Cities metro area this season.

17 comments:

gofalcons said...

I just wanted to be the first to say: "(your team here) didn't want him."

Okay, now everybody else can restrict themselves to interesting, relevant postings.

Anonymous said...

How does Wisc. show up on every list of schools turned down? They have a log jam in recruiting and show up on every list as a school turned down. They definitely are the over-recruiting kings of D1 hockey. Just hope the kids they get to commit end up there within three years of year promised, get the monies promised, and play. Seems like they are coming up short on fullfilling recruiting promises.

Gandalf The Red said...

As a loyal Wisconsin follower and fan, I don't see how they are coming up short of fulfilling recruiting promises at the current time. All the guys on the list to come aren't suppose to be here any earlier than 2008, and prehaps some of the current players aren't living up to their potential either and that is why they don't see the ice.

Promising someone something and that player not living up to the level of play at the NCAA level is not cause for the coaches to bench someone promised less who is a better player and contributing a lot to the team.

Anonymous said...

Ask Hickey who is at Tri-City when he was told in the recruiting process he would be arriving at Madison. He was told full-ride, and immediately out of HS. Then delayed and now no LOI. Oh yeah it is his fault for believing these coaches and not being NCAA ready. How can all these draft picks, not meet WISC's projections? The problem is at Wisc. not with these kids NCAA readiness. If you over-recruit you have to say something to delay players so their line is that it is these players lack of readiness. Who gets hurt in this process but these players who believe them when they are recruited.

Anonymous said...

Couple things, if Hickey were so wronged, why would he simply not go elsewhere? If someone lied to me as boldfaced as you make it out, why would he not go elsewhere? He certainly has enough talent that a second tier school would have taken him for this year in college and a higher end team would have a spot for him next year. Hickey was not promised full ride for '07 period. Look up the articles on his commitment, and like almost all UW commits you'll see either or for arrival year.

Gandalf The Red said...

To my knowledge Hickey was ALWAYS a 2008 recruit. If he was so burning to get to UW, he could have taken the money given to Sean Dolan for this season when we were looking for a foward, and then gotten more scholarship money next season. As the other guy pointed out, if he was so wronged he would leave, and McDonagh his HS teammate probably would have been pissed at UW and might have jumped ship as well.

Anonymous said...

Wisconsin didn't offer McManus. He took a few visits to their school and Wisconsin scouted him during the Fall Elite League but they never placed an offer on the table for him to consider.

Just because a kid throws a school's name out as one of those "under consideration", it does not mean he actually had an offer from that school.

Anonymous said...

He didn't throw the name out....he said he took a visit to the school....read the article.

Anonymous said...

I believe Providence offered the largest scholarship.

Anonymous said...

I did read the article. I know what he said and I never stated that the player said he got an offer. I brought it up because people on here seem to assume that if the Badgers got turned down, then they must have offered the player a scholarship and therefore must be offering more than they should.

Almington said...

All that a player should be promised is a roster spot and an OPPORTUNITY to play. No coach should be promising playtime and I doubt that many coaches are doing that.

The issue is that in general players are more ready to contribute as freshmen if they spend time in juniors. Does it really matter if a player spends two years in juniors and then signs after two years in the NCAA then if they play 4 years in the NCAA and then sign?

UW didn't offer any LOI to recruits for the early signing period because they don't know exactly how much scholarship money they will have because they don't know who will leave early. So instead of having some players sign early and have other ones feel jilted and sign later they are holding off on signing any recruits.

Why any recruit would want to sign a LOI is a whole different issue.

Anonymous said...

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
British Sportsman Writer

Anonymous said...

I wonder how the Rodents and Sue still manage to be involved with recruiting kids when they have verbal commits from 17 and 15 kids respectively? I bet everyone of those kids have a commitment to a full ride immediately after high school no matter what.

Anonymous said...

North Dakota loses 14 to graduation in the next two years pretty easy to figure why they are recruiting big numbers. Their jr. class is huge and if Duncan, oshie and Finley go pro early they look right on with money.

mulletman said...

Gophers (Lucia) suck at recruiting, or maybe recognizing talent. 9 Minnesotans made the top 100 list of Hobey Baker candidates. And guess how many of those Minnesotans actually play for Minnesota........ONE. And that one is Blake Wheeler who has really not improved much since joining the Gophers. Look for Wheeler to bolt after this year.

Nice recruiting job Lucia. As I have said in the past, he no longer can get the best Minnesota boys. The program is going to stink for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Kind of tough to have a bunch of Hobey contenders when many of your best players have moved on to pro hockey in the last few seasons.

Despite that, Red Line Report has rated the Gophers with the #1 recruiting class for next year. I guess they didn't check with Mulletdork before they did their analysis. LOL!

Anonymous said...

both badgers and gophers have had coaching changes that have cost their programs. gophs asst. leaving for scsu is being felt, as is badger coach's firing of assistant who helped build National Champs.