The biggest difference to me has been signing recruits with more than 2 stars next to their names. I know this is probably a combination of both Sendek and institutional support but when you google the names being mentioned on Verbal Commits or here on the board, actually seeing pictures and rankings on 247 is so refreshing.
Keshawn Justice is the 45th best SF & Trey Wertz is the 68th best SG in the country. This class is 58th in the country. Last year, SCU was ranked 111 and nabbed the 13th best Combo Guard (Turner) and the 113 best PF (Vrankic). This is bonkers, BONKERS for SCU. This of course means nothing if they don’t win/break up the triumvirate of GU/SMC/BYU but I this is the most excited I’ve been in a very long time.
(All rankings 247 composite).