Here's Wednesday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: I just want to know where those five uncommitted guys (mentioned in Tuesday's Dear Gary) are favoring going. Can we get each's top five list in descending order? And the top five pizza toppings (also mentioned yesterday) is always fun.
I'm not a big fan of top five school lists because there are almost never five schools really competing for a prospect at this point in the recruitment, regardless of what a prospect insists. Most of it is just posturing and there are usually only two or three schools still seriously involved and with a reasonable chance to secure a commitment. So rather than supply a list that you can get anywhere I'll give you my best guess on where those five players will land, and we'll look back on this someday and see how I did, whether I'm really as smart as I think I am or really as dumb as some of you think I am.
Without further ado, here you go ...
1. John Wall
My guess: Baylor
My reason: Package deals usually go as planned.
2. Derrick Favors
My guess: Georgia Tech
My reason: He wants to stay in the state, and Georgia Tech is the best in-state program.
3. Xavier Henry
My guess: Memphis
My reason: Most figured this would be done last month, and it would've been if not for Kansas doing a great job dragging it out. Either way, the thought here is that John Calipari will ultimately succeed (despite what happened last time Memphis let the Jayhawks hang around too long).
4. Kenny Boynton
My guess: Florida
My reason: Boynton is very familiar with the Florida program and was even on campus last week. Duke, Texas, Georgia Tech and Memphis remain in the picture. But my money is on the in-state school to land the in-state star.
5. John Henson
My guess: North Carolina
My reason: He committed months ago.
Anyway, now let's move on to the important stuff: Pizza toppings!
Here's a useless fact about yours truly: I delivered pizzas all through college, first for Pizza Hut and then for Papa John's. I was pretty amazing at it, could get a pie somewhere in 30-minutes-or-less in my sleep. In the process, I ate pretty much every kind of pizza you can imagine, even a pizza with anchovies on it. Honestly, they weren't bad. But they weren't good either and there's no way in hell they're making GP's Top 5 Things to Put on a Pizza.
As promised, here's the list ...
-- GP's Top 5 Things to Put on a Pizza --
Don't ever forget the obvious. Cheese is crucial to a good pie.
I know this is unconventional, but the stuff is really good. Just trust me. Try it.
Onions are awesome.
Great to eat, terrible to put on your eyeball. So try to avoid that. I put a jalapeno on my eyeball once. It burned just as you might imagine.
5. Garlic Sauce
Have you tried this stuff? You can get it pretty much anywhere now, and it really is heaven. I have to order extra garlic sauces every time because I'll just pour that stuff all over the place. I'm considering using it to replace milk in my morning cereal, it's so good. So next time you order, make sure to order garlic sauce. And, of course, don't forget to tip your drivers well. They're working hard, you know.