Yeah I understand that the likelihood of Barrett coming here was slim. I also understand that JB is going to play by the rules 100% of the time and if there was something fishy about the situation, then I get those circumstances. But this is all speculation. Based on the facts we know these things: 1) Barrett is no longer visiting this weekend; 2) there is a firestorm happening in college basketball recruiting right now; 3) JB plays by all of the rules.
If we make the single assumption as @Bebopson did that Michigan pulled the plug on the visit then we did for one of three reasons (as far as I can see): 1) We got spooked; 2) Michigan got word, whether from Barrett or somewhere else, that there 0% chance that he is coming; 3) this is a dirty recruitment
I cant make any assumptions that Barrett is dirty or clean (although I completely agree that there are likely a lot of dirty recruitments in CBB) because none of us know anything at this point. It is possible that he has made his choice i.e. Oregon. I can live with either of these two situations above but if we pulled out because of the firestorm and got spooked, that is borderline inexcusable. Barrett is a team and season changing talent. He has the potential to alter the trajectory of the program. He is the same guy that everyone has been preaching that the only way that you oversign by two is if you can get him.
You miss 100% of the shots that you dont take… I feel like we are no longer taking the shot