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2018 Recruiting thread (Updated 1/19/18)

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34 minutes ago, WFE12 said:

This is BIG.

I'm sure there will be high grade standards involved which I'm good with.

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2 hours ago, ellitor said:

I'm sure there will be high grade standards involved which I'm good with.

If this comes into effect before next season, I'm sure that could affect where Jacob season goes. Also, I think if Shea Patterson starts at Michigan next year, they could be dangerous. 

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I can see where this might be a total disaster. Any kid not starting is calling other schools peddling his talents. Fruit basket turnover every season. I don't like the idea at all.

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3 minutes ago, Mikey said:

I can see where this might be a total disaster. Any kid not starting is calling other schools peddling his talents. Fruit basket turnover every season. I don't like the idea at all.

Would undoubtedly suck for the schools, but I'm not sure that's the most important concern. 

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7 minutes ago, Mikey said:

I can see where this might be a total disaster. Any kid not starting is calling other schools peddling his talents. Fruit basket turnover every season. I don't like the idea at all.

Well there is some limitations still. Schools will still have to adhere to the yearly 25 max so a number of kids won't have the options they think they will or they will have to wait to enroll at the new school til they can count in the next year's 25 limit.

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Just now, McLoofus said:

Would undoubtedly suck for the schools, but I'm not sure that's the most important concern. 

Since I am a fan of a school, the idea sucks for me. Not sure how this would benefit an athlete either. There is a great deal of value in learning how to work through a difficult situation with determination, time and hard work. Setting up a system in which when the going gets tough you simply run away isn't how I raised my kids and I wouldn't want to see other young people doing this either.

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9 minutes ago, Mikey said:

Since I am a fan of a school, the idea sucks for me. Not sure how this would benefit an athlete either. There is a great deal of value in learning how to work through a difficult situation with determination, time and hard work. Setting up a system in which when the going gets tough you simply run away isn't how I raised my kids and I wouldn't want to see other young people doing this either.

The players are the only ingredient necessary for football to happen. They don't even need a football. I don't understand devaluing them in this equation.

Nor do I think that the old "just work harder" maxim always or even usually applies. There are a lot of factors outside of the players' control that might prevent them from achieving a level of success they deserve, no matter how much "hard work" they put in. Kids are screwed by coaching changes all the time, while the coaches themselves merely get a raise and face no negative repercussions whatsoever.

It's a debate that will never end. Certainly not here. But I'm all for giving the players more leverage. Rich old guys will keep getting richer off their backs no matter what happens. 

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This was discussed briefly in another thread but I thought an article was worthy here.

 

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Auburn won’t host official visitors this weekend

Here’s a strange recruiting twist three weeks from National Signing Day: Auburn won’t host any official visitors this weekend.

That’s the word I’ve received from multiple sources, all of whom have cited weather as a preventative obstacle. It’s odd timing given the swift offensive line coach change, and you know, the fact National Signing Day is less than a month away. But if you dig deeper into it, it makes some sense.

For starters, SEC Country had only confirmed three prospects who planned to officially visit this weekend:

  • 4-star WR Ja’Marr Chase, Metairie, La.
  • 4-star OL Richard Gouraige, Tampa, Fla.
  • 3-star DB Joe Foucha, New Orleans.

Chase looks destined to land in LSU’s class. This is the second time in the last two months that a Chase official visit was derailed by unforeseen circumstances. He wasn’t able to attend an Auburn game late in the season because of an injury sustained during his Friday night game.

Gouraige is the real head-scratcher. He’s been slated to take an official visit to Auburn this coming week. It made sense that the Herb Hand-to-J.B. Grimes coaching change would’ve resulted in an in-home visit in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday. Instead, Gouraige’s official visit will need to be rescheduled. All of this is quite inconvenient timing for this specific recruitment.

As for Foucha, the 3-star defensive back will officially visit Arkansas this weekend instead. He told SEC Country he still fully plans to take an official visit and that the Tigers remain his leader.

 

 

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