I think this is the right move, despite the fact that I like Smith and Cain and think that Bowen and Wilkes are long shots. The guys we have in this recruiting group--Poole, Brooks, Livers, and I'll count Matthews as well--are all very good players, but we could use a super, and we don't need Smith or Cain to fill a need on the roster. Both are very good players, like the guys we have, but neither climbs into that superstar category. I'd wait for a super. If, for some reason, we need another very good player in the spring, we may well be able to find one anyway.
The one kid I can't decide about in terms of an instant take is Nojel Eastern. He's not a Bowen/Wilkes level player, but he is very unique. He might be a take for me, and one we'd have a better chance at than Bowen or Wilkes, but he too is not deciding until spring.
The other advantage of waiting is that the staff will hav a better feeling of how good Ibi Watson is by then, and thus what our needs might be. Personally, I think he's going to exceed expectations, but that's a guess until practice begins in earnest, and even then, it's somewhat questionable until the lights come on.