We don't do much recruiting news here on the Expats, because once you start it can quickly become all that you do. But here's a good primer on the top kids and the schools that may land them.
The Mobile Press-Register has been doing its top 120 for years, and it's always a fun read.
1. As always, the paper says the Southeast ends at Carowinds Boulevard. No N.C. kids are included, not even Keith Marshall out of the Triangle, whom many believe is the best back in the country this year.
2. More than half of this year's crop come from Florida and Georgia.
3. The scholarship offers are going out earlier and earlier, and look how often the same schools show up under dozens and dozens of prospects.
Coaches who employ the saturation bombing technique in recruiting say the kids offered always know where they stand. But that's a little self-serving, and we wonder if it's true.
After all, on two occasions last year Derek Dooley and his staff couldn't count to 11.
Auburn coaches on the other hand, showed they can go from zero to 28 in a flash.
Sunday, July 31, 2011