He may have the skills to indicate that he’s more ready to play but his measurables indicate that his skills are going to have to be extremely good to be effective at this level and much, much better than Nate’s to have the same impact.
I don’t want to sound down Sasser or anything because I have put a ton of trust in CKS’s and the staff’s ability to evaluate now that they can be a little more selective and I’m glad he’s going to be a part of our program. But it’s also unreasonable to “expect” that our 3 star freshman whose next best offer was either Colorado State or SMU will automatically be as good in his freshman year as a 4 star near top 100 recruit who had offers all over the ACC/SEC/Big 10/etc. and wound up having a very solid freshman season. It may happen and he may turn out better than Hinton, but CKS isn’t going to bat 1.000 and if/when he misses it’s more likely going to be on guys that were less highly recruited overall. That’s just simple probability.
Though I do get what you are saying about someone being highly rated because they are a raw prospect with intriguing measurables. But Nate wasn’t some super raw player like Izundu or something.