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View PostMrGamecockFan, on 28 October 2011 - 01:52 AM, said:

tennessee will start winning consistently again after dooley is long gone...
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View Postuscrules, on 29 October 2011 - 09:09 AM, said:

I am not so sure of that, I believe for the reason I stated that is why you have the majority of a teams players from their home state.

Actually, it's a lot less for that reason than you might think. Players frequently spurn the team they grew up pulling for because of the other reasons volimhtown listed. The real reason most kids stay in-state is so their families can come watch them play every weekend without an undue traveling burden.

There are obviously lots of different reasons recruits pick a school; but in addition to those listed by volimhtown, more and more I'm hearing recruits talk about the relationships they develop with the different programs' coaching staff, what the depth chart looks like, the offensive or defensive scheme the school runs and whether or not it fits their skill set, and who Mom and Dad like.

Visits are huge because prospects also talk about "feeling at home" the minute they stepped on campus, even if they've never been there before or been a fan of that program. They need to feel comfortable at the place they'll spend the next 3-5 years.
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DD said in this morning's paper that ...."We're not very good at anything"...now whose fault is that...you might better take a look at your self or who you surround yourself with....you can't blame the players for everything.
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View PostGatorUnvrsty, on 29 October 2011 - 12:22 PM, said:


Actually, it's a lot less for that reason than you might think. Players frequently spurn the team they grew up pulling for because of the other reasons volimhtown listed. The real reason most kids stay in-state is so their families can come watch them play every weekend without an undue traveling burden.

There are obviously lots of different reasons recruits pick a school; but in addition to those listed by volimhtown, more and more I'm hearing recruits talk about the relationships they develop with the different programs' coaching staff, what the depth chart looks like, the offensive or defensive scheme the school runs and whether or not it fits their skill set, and who Mom and Dad like.

Visits are huge because prospects also talk about "feeling at home" the minute they stepped on campus, even if they've never been there before or been a fan of that program. They need to feel comfortable at the place they'll spend the next 3-5 years.
Recruits, at least the cream of the crop, base their decision on what school is going to put them in the best position to get paid.  The reason the top 5% goes to Alabama for football is the same one the top 5% goes to Kentucky for basketball.  I understand the logic that mom and pop may be able to see you play, but when you're focusing on millions of dollars, you go where you know you have the best chance to get paid.  Period.
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View PostPuddingTime, on 30 October 2011 - 07:18 AM, said:

Recruits, at least the cream of the crop, base their decision on what school is going to put them in the best position to get paid.  The reason the top 5% goes to Alabama for football is the same one the top 5% goes to Kentucky for basketball.  I understand the logic that mom and pop may be able to see you play, but when you're focusing on millions of dollars, you go where you know you have the best chance to get paid.  Period.


hmmm...well, i guess it did work for auburn and cam newton, lol...
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