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#19 Sense1

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:51 PM

Georgia needed a bag man. And they got just that.




#20 JFDTiger80

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

I have not heard of these Pruitt recruiting stories. Can you elaborate?

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:26 PM

View PostJFDTiger80, on 14 January 2014 - 05:23 PM, said:

I have not heard of these Pruitt recruiting stories. Can you elaborate?
I don't know any specific stories  but I know he was a Padawan to Emperors Propst and Saban and that alone is enough to make me wonder about Pruitt.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

Wasn't Pruitt behind the kid a couple of years ago being moved to a different HS to "help" with his grades? Wink...Wink
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:02 PM

View PostWeegle777, on 14 January 2014 - 05:59 PM, said:

Wasn't Pruitt behind the kid a couple of years ago being moved to a different HS to "help" with his grades? Wink...Wink
I thought that was Kirby, almost sure of it.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

This is it.

http://content.usato.../1#.UtXRbHq-keg

Ex-coach says Alabama assistant pushed recruit to transfer

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Washington (Pensacola, Fla.) assistant football coach George Schellang said Tuesday that high-profile recruit Darius Paige was encouraged to transfer to Foley (Ala.) High at the urging of a University of Alabama assistant football coach.

Paige, a 6-3, 275-pound senior defensive tackle, has said he plans to sign with Alabama. He's listed as the No. 38 player overall in the 2013 class by Rivals.com and the No. 49 player in the class by Scout.com.

"Darius came in the office one day during the summer after coach (Mike) Smith left and sat down and told me coach (Jeremy) Pruitt, who is the Alabama coach who was recruiting him, wanted him to go to Foley High School," Schellang told the Pensacola News-Journal. "Basically, he said (Foley High) could take care of him academically.

"My reaction was shock and dismay that a Division I coach would tell a high school athlete that he needed to transfer, that they had people there to help."

Alabama football spokesman Jeff Purinton said the school could not comment on what Pruitt did or did not do because it could violate NCAA rules by discussing current recruits. He added that colleges are allowed to tell recruits what they need to do to be academically eligible to sign a letter-of-intent.

Paige was academically ineligible this past spring at Washington High. However, he has a better chance of making up credits at Foley, where a student can accumulate eight credits over a school year, compared to only six at Washington.

Foley coach Todd Watson, who coached with Pruitt when they were assistants at Hoover, Ala., told USA TODAY Sports that Paige will not be able to practice until it is determined that his transfer has met Alabama High School Athletic Association guidelines.

"It will take some time," Watson said. "First, he has to get enrolled in school here. Once that happens, we have to check on his academic and transfer eligibility status."

AHSAA spokesman Ron Ingram said the AHSAA could look into Paige's transfer if Foley or any other AHSAA member requested an investigation. Citing privacy laws, he could not say if such a request had been made. As far as whether Pruitt encouraged Paige to transfer, that would not violate AHSAA guidelines, Ingram said, unless it was found that Paige had been given a monetary inducement.

The AHSAA mandates that a student who transfers must move with all principal members of his family to his new residence and that the family's original residence not still be used by the family. In addition, Paige's family will have to stay at least nine months at the new residence for Paige to stay eligible.

"People have been transferring for academic reasons for years," Watson said. "The idea of moving a kid to better themselves at a school is not a new concept. It's just when it involves athletics, it's a problem."

Foley has had several high-profile athletes who went on to play at Alabama, including wide receiver Julio Jones, offensive lineman D.J. Fluker and defensive back Robert Lester.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:15 PM

Well what do ya know. I thought it was Kirby on that one but I am not surprised.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

I wasn't sure myself until I googled it. I thought you were correct.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:25 PM

Im not sold that Pruitt will make things any more difficult for Rodney Garner. Let us not forget that recruiting is a function of relationships as much as anything and RG has been developing relationships with HS football coaches in Ga for over 15 years. They trust him and they believe he is a good coach. Im betting RG is undaunted by Jeremy Pruitt but that's obviously just my opinion.




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