ESPN.com’s Recruiting 10 Commandments – Part II

16 03 2009

mosesheston2703_468x611The other day we referenced an ESPN.com article that offered up the Ten Commandments of recruiting. Here is one more that deserves special mention…
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The Ninth Commandment:
Persist. Persevere. Make one more phone call. Watch one more video.

The points that you guys should take away from this one are as follows:

  1. Coaches are very busy and don’t have a lot of time for things outside the scope of their job.
  2. Recruiting in itself is a full-time job.
  3. If coaches don’t get the right players, they won’t win games. So, it’s important to spend time evaluating.
  4. In order to evaluate you, coaches need to COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION, which means you need to send it to them.

Says former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville, “You’ve got to spend a lot of time. The time you’re given on your schedule is not enough. You’ve got to make time.”

Randy Edsall, head football coach at Connecticut had this to say: “You can’t be a guy who’s going to take a list from Rivals or Scouts. You have to be ready to put in time and effort to study the film. … You can’t just watch a highlight film. You also want to see a game film. You have to see bad plays, too.”

The story goes that Bill Walsh, when at Stanford, used to ask his assistants to show him a recruit’s 10 best plays and his 10 worst ones.

Don’t worry, we’ll go into more detail about the kind of film coaches want to see and how to put that together.
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Again, here’s the rest of the article:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=maisel_ivan&id=3871726

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