Jeff Bzdelik had the infamous #MachineGunTimeout, and it appears that Danny Manning has the #MachineGunOffer trigger after more offers went out on Monday,
Manning wasn't the only coach that was putting in some work yesterday and over the weekend. Several Wake Forest targets for the 2016 and 2017 classes were out and about the country touring other schools and collecting offers.
RT @coreyevans_10: North Carolina has offered 2016 Team Loaded (VA) forward Javin DeLaurier.— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) June 15, 2015
The Deacs offered Delaurier back in August and he has blown up a bit recently, adding scholarship offers from UNC, Georgetown, and Miami
2016 PF Sacha Killeya-Jones picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky during today's visit.— Ben Roberts (@NextCats) June 13, 2015
One time Virginia commit Killeya-Jones was also a top target for the Deacs before his commitment to the Hoos. I am guessing with the offer from UK and the fallback to UVA that Wake is out of the picture.
Jalen Johnson (WCA) took a visit to Clemson...
...and got an offer later in the day.
The Deacs also are getting a lot of competition for a recent offer:
Danny Manning also got in touch with some 2017 kids, which is about the time last year that he started identifying a lot of the talent early on that has now skyrocketed in the 2016 rankings.
2017 G Kaleb Hunter (NC) was contacted by William & Mary, College of Charleston, and Wake Forest today. @teamunitedhoops— Zachary Lyon (@F150Zach) June 15, 2015
2017 pg Jon Hicklin (NC) has gained interest from Wake Forest after his performance at their elite camp. Congrats to @teamunitedhoops .— Future150.com (@Future150) June 15, 2015
He also offered three 2017 kids:
Wake Forest offers 2017 wing Kimani Lawrence Expressions Elite (MA) @BallForever_— HoopDreamsMag.com (@HoopDreamsMag) June 15, 2015
Wake Forest has offered 2017 Game Elite guard Darius Perry @ny2lasports— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) June 15, 2015
Two things that are becoming pretty clear based on the offers going out: Danny Manning and staff know how to evaluate talent early and offer a scholarship, and they also aren't afraid to throw out a ton of scholarships to elite players.
The talent evaluation part goes without saying in terms of importance to building a basketball program, but the second facet is also very important. Coach Manning not only isn't afraid to face the Blue Bloods for recruits, but also pressure the players that he has offered early on to commit, otherwise there may not be a spot for them in a couple of months.
Coach Manning started out with a very impressive 2015 class, but he could really reap his sow in the two following classes, and that could make all that difference in Wake having a 5 year rebuilding process, and a three year turnaround.