4-star PF Jalen McDaniels talks SDSU’s ‘negative recruiting’

The scope of college recruiting for any of the major sports demands a program to have grit and an undying love for competition in order to pluck high school seniors away from their home state. Jim Harbaugh of Michigan took this approach when he hosted a Summer Swarm Tour that included squatting a Wolverines-led training camp in eight states.

And despite the bickering of the parents and the simultaneous involvement of the NCAA, which looks to crack down on illegal recruiting, many programs still avoid the red flags and go about their merry way in outsourcing the best of who’s out there.

In the latest of headlines in negative recruiting, San Diego State’s men’s college basketball program and head coach Steve Fisher are currently under the NCAA’s microscope.

A native of the surrounding Seattle area, Jalen McDaniels, one of SDSU’s commits, learned about the investigation concerning San Diego State, but still firmly displayed his affection for the program in a few Twitter reactions:

“They were like, ‘It’s gonna get crazy,’ ” McDaniels said. “I was like, ‘No, it’s not.’ ”

“10 toes down out here #Aztecs,” he tweeted before he went to bed Tuesday night.

“It was just showing that I’m loyal to the program,” he explained. “I chose the school for a reason. I’m not going anywhere.”

In a 2016 Class that features T.J. Leaf (decommitted from Arizona), M.J. Cage and Trevor Stanback, the Aztecs – in the meantime – need to keep a sound check on the noise surrounding the basketball program in order to obtain and retain their commitments.

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