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Certainly not the first time I've been alone in a thought process. I just learned this year about "commitable" offers. I'm 44 so all this new fangled recruiting has me confused. Used to be you visited a kid, called a kid, he came to visit. You offered he commited then hopefully signed.
That was a different time that never existed. Since The Parade All American teams were put out this has been the formula for recruiting. If you were a star player. you could expect in home visits from team recruiters, head coaches, and in some cases boosters. Boosters have been "taken" out of that equation after the crazy 80s and 90s. There are cases that you can actually watch on espn 360... the recruiting of guys like Eric Dickerson and Craig James, Marcus Dupree etc. I argue it was worse back then because the NCAA did little to curtail illegal payments. I mean you think Cam's dad asking MSU for 200,000 dollars for his son's services was something he just came up with recently? Boosters were big in the recruiting process and it wasn't really as hidden as it may be today. In regards to young guys USC offered Todd Marinovich in the 8th grade and in 1987 he enrolled there. USC was not the only school doing this it happened and happens around the country... probably predating the 80s and 70s. Recruiting has always been this way because it has to be, you are dealing with kids and kids parents. I mean people think of simpler times but that just means you weren't really into recruiting when you were young so you formed an incorrect opinion of it. Deion Sanders recruiting was on national t.v. For an average player not ranked your recruiting scenario plays out still today... but for he BCS level guys... not so much today or back in the day. Sorry to burst the bubble.
This post was edited by CaliBull 18 months ago
Edited post: It's no where near as bad as you think it is. No bubble burst here.
This post was edited by BullbyMarriage 18 months ago
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