Until a recruit signs is Letter of Intent, he’s fair game.
Forget about your feelings and the fact that you’ve salivated over his highlight video on YouTube since the middle of his junior season. There is no loyalty in this peculiar yearly exercise, which no longer has a down moment. Not from the teams, the coaches or the players.
Recruiting is becoming more and more business-like—a trend that’s nowhere close to swinging back in sanity’s direction—and we should all accept it as such. It’s cutthroat, something we’re all very aware of. Yet, around this time every year, questions of ethics and recruiting code always surface, despite the fact that such a thing doesn’t actually exist beyond a loosely worded rulebook.
The scenarios remain very similar, even some of the faces involved, and 2013 is no exception. The top coaches want the top players, and if they see a chance to get them, they’re going to jump through a wall to do…
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