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Father-son package deal for elite 2012 recruit?

Posted on: June 7, 2011 3:09 pm
Posted by Jeff Goodman

John Reese has spent the past decade as the head coach at Bryan High in Texas and no one has come calling. But now Reese has become one of the most attractive targets in the country for head coaches putting together staffs and filling positions – and has learned that he now holds job offers from Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU.

Reese is considered one of the top high school coaches in the state. He’s never had a losing season and has gone to the postseason nine of 10 years. But there’s a reason Billy Gillispie, Trent Johnson and Billy Kennedy are all in pursuit of the elder Reese now.

His son, J-Mychal Reese.

The younger Reese is one of the elite point guards in the country, a likely program-changer for all three programs. He’d be the centerpiece of what Gillispie is trying to put together in Lubbock, could be the savior for Johnson in Baton Rouge and would certainly help maintain Texas A&M as a legitimate national player in the post-Mark Turgeon Era.

Reese has the big boys in pursuit, programs like Kansas, Texas, Louisville, Memphis and Baylor. But could Reese and his father become the latest package deal? The elder Reese, according to a source close to the situation, could opt to make a move now, wait a year and go to the college ranks at the same time as his son – or take a pass and remain at Bryan High. If he goes to any of those three places, it may not be a lock that his son goes with him – but it certainly won’t hurt their chances.

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Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: June 8, 2011 10:21 am

Father-son package deal for elite 2012 recruit?

This is cheating. Plain and simple. John should take the college position and have his son sign somewhere else. It is no wonder that there is a recruiting violation reported almost monthly about a top program. If a coach is not cheating he/she is thinking about it. What a shame.

Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:41 pm

Father-son package deal for elite 2012 recruit?

Why is this not against the rules? The rule should be that you cannot play for your immediate family member if they took the job after your first day of high school. So many schools offer some type of job to the parent or mentor of an elite player in order to secure that players signing. It is just plain wrong.

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