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The Top 30 Collegiate Recruiting Classes of 2018: The Top 10!

Kaitlyn Hord, the No. 3-rated recruit nationally, leads a haul in the middle for Penn State's top-rated class


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  1. nebraska

    May 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    your list is frankly, embarrassing. . .

  2. sweimers

    May 18, 2018 at 4:27 am

    For what reason?

  3. Chris Tobolski

    May 18, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Nebraska – You come in here with a ton of negativity all the time. That’s certainly your right to do so. However, you railed on Hunter Atherton because “that bothers me” that she transferred. Really Nebraska? These players are supposed to make their decisions based on what you are bothered or not bothered by? Nebraska, do you really think your personal feelings on a player’s transfer overrides their own feelings on the matter? It sounds like Atherton should have had a direct line to you and called to get your blessing on the matter first? … And for this ranking, yes why are they embarrassing? You take the time to rail on Atherton, but you don’t take the time to tell us why you are so “bothered” about these rankings? What gives? Why so negative all the time? I don’t get it?

  4. John Tawa

    John Tawa

    May 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I am not embarrassed. Not when the most fertile recruiting minds in the country have determined the order. So you think Nebraska should be higher? That’s not surprising. But on what ground? Yes, the Huskers are getting a terrific setter but so, too, is most of the top 10. Nebraska is getting a wonderful back row player, but the program has depth there currently. Davis is a wonderful talent, but may never find a role, especially with Lexi coming on. Callie is terrific but when will she play/contribute with the players in front of her. I think this is what prompted our panel to put Washington and Oregon ahead of Nebraska.

    It’s easy to put something down by using a word, like embarrassing. It’s much harder to back it up. Are you courageous enough to try or simply content to be a troll?

  5. amort14

    May 19, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Utah Valley University landed All Americans OSH Kazna Tarawhiti and setter BriAnne Mortensen (I have a conflict of interest as Bri is my daughter) and Utah All State (and oft noticed by Abby Vincent. Recruits Mortensen, Vincent and OSH Elena Hansen are all Club V 18s alumni, coaches by Reed Carlson and Ranked 16th In Nation. Tarawhiti would have been had she not matriculated at UVU. Tarawhiti, Mortensen, Vincent and Hansen are all First Team All Utah selections. UVU deserved at least an honorable mention if not more.

  6. nebraska

    May 21, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Chris, you are not being honest. You recreated an argument that did not occur. Atherton, in retrospect, was horribly misranked by super aces; What was she, 6th? So the 6th ranked player in your 2016 class spends 2 years at a national championship program behind a AA setter and when the deck is clear and she is the only setter on the roster with any experience, she runs away? I understand Hames is very good, but to not even compete is, in my mind, troubling. So, yes, Atherton’s transfer “bothered” me because she didn’t even compete for the job. Again, she’s the 6th ranked kid in the class, spends 2 years behind an AA setter, playing daily with one of the top teams in the country those two years, and instead of staying and competing for the job, she transfers to powerhouse North Carolina. Sorry, but IMO, that is sad. As for why your rankings are embarrassing?, having Washington ahead of Nebraska negates the entire ranking. If you put all the recruits from Nebraska and Washington in a pool and ranked them Nebraska would rank no worse than 1, 2, 3, 5. Yet, you rank them behind Washington. Embarrassing? you betcha. sorry, Chris.

  7. nebraska

    May 21, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    John Tawa, just to quickly address your post. Nebraska is getting the best setter in the class in Hames. They are getting a back row player, in Miller, who will start at L for 3 years. Davis is indeed a wonderful talent, but why would you think just because Sun is coming on she “may never find a role”? Foecke is graduating after next year, so I think she just may just find a major role. My guess would be Schwarzenbach will redshirt, but will be a major contributor for 3 years. When you compare these 4 to Washington’s 4, well, I believe there is clear difference in favor of Nebraska. I just read your top 10 and was frankly embarrassed for you. I am sure why you consider ” the most fertile recruiting minds in the country” don’t agree, but those are the same minds who gave didn’t really offer much praise for Hunter or Maloney. Its just sort of funny.

  8. Chris Tobolski

    May 22, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I recreated an argument that didn’t occur? My point is you made Atherton’s transfer about you and your feelings. Then, you come back and do it again. It’s not about you. That’s exactly why Atherton didn’t check with you before transferring, because your personal feelings about why/where a player transfers is really irrelevant. Yet, you’ve seemed to have added some self-signficance to your opinion. I can just picture Atherton sitting around “Like, oh no, that Anonymous person ‘Nebraska’ who won’t put their name to anything and hides behind a keyboard is “bothered” that I didn’t “compete” for a starting job at their beloved college. What a little human being I must be? How do I go about earning the respect of someone so important as anonymous ‘Nebraska?'”

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