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The reality of recruiting


Thus far, I think many of us on RN are generally impressed with Coach Dude’s recruiting. Me, even more so, in light of the fact that Washington, for instance, hosted nine FB recruits and their guests for a 48-hour period in December 2018 which ended in eight commitments and a price tag of $71K, $34K of which was spent on meals. According to Seattle Times columnist Jude, the weekend included a three-night hotel stay; a “lavish dinner at a five-star steakhouse; limo rides; bowling outings; a tour of Pike Place Market; and a seemingly bottomless budget for treats and snacks that would be the envy of every teenager.” Jude goes on to note that rolling out the red carpet is standard operating procedure for major colleges as, on average, Pac-12 institutions spent $708K on FB recruiting in 2018. At $1.05M, Utah was the biggest spender, while Washington State, at $523K, spent the least. Meanwhile, the SEC outpaced its Power 5 peers by spending an average of $1.3M, followed by the Big 12 ($961K), ACC ($938K) and Big Ten ($855K).

When you add the looming fact of compensation for name and likeness...which will mean the rich will only get hugely richer...it only underscores the need for aggressive and innovative recruiting. (Way more so than X’s and O’s.)

All of which means that if we are to thrive and survive as a viable program...it’s “win now”....more than any time in recent memory.

Posted: 02/10/2020 at 07:30AM



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The reality of recruiting -- 77RAMAlum 02/10/2020 07:30AM
  Certainly wouldn't be cheaper -- Ro Sham Bo 02/10/2020 1:08PM
  Sums up all that is wrong in college football. ** -- brainloss 02/10/2020 12:04PM
  Obscene money -- BuffsIn2020 02/10/2020 10:51AM
  I’d guess.... -- 77RAMAlum 02/10/2020 1:51PM
  Good question -- 77RAMAlum 02/10/2020 1:48PM
  Schools can do that?!?!? WTF!!! -- Cooter 02/10/2020 10:11AM
  They have to eat.;) ** -- DurwardRam 02/10/2020 11:19AM

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