CBS Sports — The NCAA Division I Board of Directors decided Thursday to suspend a new recruiting rule that would have allowed football coaches to send text messages to and have unlimited contact with prospective student-athletes. The board passed the rule in January but reconsidered it after receiving over 75 requests to have it overridden.
Pulling a 5 star recruit is probably a lot like trying to bang a dime piece. Unless you’re an absolute stud (Bama, Ohio State, Notre Dame), you’ve got to tire the prey out and show them attention until they’re worn down like a wounded deer. Some people call it game. But if it’s not working, it just makes you look like a stalker. In any other part of the world, a bunch of middle aged guys sending 100 text messages a week to underage boys to come play for them would be frowned upon. That’s probably why the whole recruiting process ends up looking creepy. It’s just a ton of old guys who don’t really know how technology works trying to e-fuck the shit out of every Rivals 5-star that makes eye contact with them. They’re already getting 100’s of letters by regular mail from these old farts calling them ballers. So nixing a rule that let’s Joker Phillips sext you while your prepping for the SAT’s is probably a good idea.
P.S. I always picture Chris Hanson waiting when a coach walks into a kid’s house. Watching Gene Chizik run out Cam’s front door while wads of cash and commitment papers flew out of his pockets would have been priceless. To Catch A Recruiter.