Thon Maker (7ft, 200 lbs-ish) is a sophomore center at Carlisle in Martinsville, VA...he just scored is 1,000th point in his latest game. Looking around at the usual online suspects, he is the number one prospect in Virginia and has lots of offers and interest already, from the like of Duke, UVa, Arizona, Georgetown, and others....but not VT. So I was wondering what would be stopping us from being on that list of interested schools.
Are we not in the mix because we just don't recruit that early, and that he won't even be graduating until 2016? OR do we just feel we won't have a chance at this kid and spend our time with realistic pursuits?
Here's a couple of links about Thon: