For those claiming that Painter is a lame or lazy recruiter, perhaps this will cheer you up. This is pulled from the following article last week on Michigan's pursuit of Vince Edwards.
"Edwards has been getting attention from schools around the state of Ohio, already holding offers from Dayton and Xavier. However, the school that is showing him the most interest, by far, is Purdue.
Matt Painter and his staff have been at more than a few of Edwards’ games so far this season, and it appears the Boilermakers’ staff are continuing with the full-court press to land Edwards for their 2014 class.
“I’ll say that it’s hard to show more interest than Purdue is showing. Every time I look up, (Matt) Painter’s around,” Bill said. “That was his point of focus with me. He said, ‘a lot of people are gonna tell you, but I’m gonna show you. Every time you look up, you’re gonna see me.’ And every time I’ve looked up, I’ve seen him, just about. He’ll play on a Saturday, but he’ll be at a Middletown game on a Friday. He seems to be really dedicated to the task at hand.”
Vince agreed that Purdue is recruiting him the hardest right now, but reiterated that both programs have similar structures.
“Yes sir,” Edwards responded when asked if Purdue was making the strongest push. ”