The Myths And Truths Of The Recruiting Process (Part Three)

This is my favorite part of this entire information I’ve laid out to you because there are misconceptions that athletes have about what and verbal offer is and a committable offer. What a true commit is and what a verbal commit is. When does the recruiting process actually start and what can and cannot take place according to the NCAA. This is the truth or myth section. I understand that coaches talk. I talk to many of them every day and I know they have to be careful and very clear on what they say to students and to coaches. Let’s be clear, a verbal offer through a coach from a college or university coach when you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, is just that VERBAL

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Deep Creek Lineman Makes His Pick

The Deep Creek Hornets made strides this year. They only picked up one win, but under new Head Coach Cal Copeland, that win was a step in the right direction. The underclassmen are already working on improvements to next year’s squad. In the meantime, the current seniors have been working out their college committments. In the case of senior lineman Ben Lounsbury, the big man now has it all worked out.

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The Myths And Truths Of The Recruiting Process (Part Two)

For those of you that feel you are a DI or DII recruit, then the following applies to you. If you want to participate in NCAA Division I or II football, you must also be certified as an amateur student-athlete. The NCAA Eligibility Center will determine the amateurism eligibility of all freshman and transfer-college bound student-athletes for initial participation at an D-I or D-II college or university.

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Grassfield RB On The Verge Of A Breakout

When you have 4.2 Forty speed, it’s easy to predict a breakout. Grassfield running back Vincent Lowe has been able to boast about his track star speed for a couple of years now. His ball carrying skills (along with those of teammate Isaiah Harper) have led the Grizzlies to repeat playoff appearances. He can claim two college scholarship offers already, and there’s no doubt more are on the way.

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The Myths And Truths Of The Recruiting Process (Part One)

The main truth is only .001 of the all high school athletes will go on to play Division I sports. If you don’t play D- I, it’s not the end of the world. There is great football at the D-II and D-III levels as well as NAIA. All of them have championships, and all of them go to their respective bowl games. Some D-II and D-III schools actually get more TV time than most D-I schools do. Most of them have Pro Days, and fact is, if you are good enough, no matter where you play you will be found.

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Batey Flips To Virginia State

Earlier in the week, Bayside wide receiver Devante Batey verbally committed to North Carolina Wesleyan. It didn’t take long for Batey to have a change of heart. Just as Bayside has seen a steady flow of grads headed to play football at the University of Virginia, there’s been a steady flow of Marlins to Virginia State as well. The pull of becoming a Trojan brough Batey to switch his pledge.

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HU Visit Good For Lakeland Kicker

Lakeland kicker Austin Brown and new HU Assistant Coach Glenwood Ferebee already have a connection. Ferebee was the head coach at Lakeland before moving on to coach college ball a little more than a month ago. That gives Ferebee a little bit of an advantage when it comes to recognizing talent. He’s well aware of Brown’s skill as a specialist. Earlier this week, Austin took an afternoon visit to see his old coach, and get a glimpse of the football program at HU.

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