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Xavier Will Be Recruiting on a Level Field With the Power Five

When the Power Five gained a level of autonomy from the NCAA, the big question was whether or not the Big East would follow. Now we seem to have our answer.

Coach Mack won't be left grasping at air when recruits bring up the Power Five.
Coach Mack won't be left grasping at air when recruits bring up the Power Five.
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Because if you can't trust Dirkus Callahan, who can you trust?

This is obviously both big news and good news for Musketeer fans. The number one concern when this was announced was that Xavier would lose recruiting leverage against schools in the Power Five and end up being a step behind in talent acquisition. One of Coach Mack's best skills is his ability to recruit, and to hamstring that would have put the team behind the eight ball before things even began.

Assuming the above tweet is correct - and it certainly follows the prevailing thought that the Big East would indeed meet the Power Five rules - X will not only be recruiting on a level playing field with the big dogs but also have a leg up on teams from any conference that does not meet the Power Five rules. This was the first domino to drop; the next will be to see in more minor conferences like the AAC and the A-10 follow suit or get left behind.