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6.16.15 Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting Round-Up

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Monday was a very busy day on the recruiting trail for Danny Manning, as well as some players that Manning and Co. have offered.

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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.

The Deacs offered Delaurier back in August and he has blown up a bit recently, adding scholarship offers from UNC, Georgetown, and Miami

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.

He also offered three 2017 kids:

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.