I don't know Hale personally, but I do know he has been wrong plenty of times in recruiting. Sadly, I've been an avid recruitnik for a long time, and I think James Hale knows as much about recruiting as the average person does. For what it's worth, anyone can talk to the families/players, and most of the time they (players/families) hate dealing with the recruiting services. There are some exceptions out there (guys that are very respectful, and put in the work to develop relationships), but in all the time I've followed recruiting, James Hale hasn't been mentioned as one of those guys. Like I said in my initial post, he should stick with covering the team that's already in Norman.