There's a phenomenon when it comes to prospects. It's called the "shiny new toy" syndrome.
This syndrome is also the heart of the technological economy. The next cell phone you buy will be the greatest phone ever, and way better than the last phone you bought, which was the greatest cell phone ever. An iPad 3 coming out in March? Your iPad 2 is probably fine, but that's not going to stop you from wanting the next big thing. And with all of it, the item stops being the "greatest thing ever" not long after you bought it. Either the next big tablet comes out, or you get mad because you realize that you can't make it until 3:00 in the afternoon without throwing your phone on the charger.
It's the same deal with prospects. It was only a year ago that Stetson Allie was rated a top 100 prospect...
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