I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a recruit quite like Dare Rosenthal.
Upside versus production will forever be the debate in evaluation circles. Realistically, the best players showcase both, but advocates of the two poles will push their opinions like gospel. The great promise of potential is the elusive ghost that coaches will forever chase. Behind every failed super athlete is a lengthy line of coaches who believed they would be the one to untap that potential.
And so we have Dare Rosenthal, a recruit that lived an entire hype cycle all the way through to being potentially underrated.
Emerging on the scene as a rising sophomore, Rosenthal immediately became a national recruit with hype that he could be a potential No. 1 overall recruit in the country as a senior. That spring, he verbally pledged to Alabama, much to the dismay of the LSU faithful.