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Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by flnative75, Oct 17, 2022.

  1. always_and_forever_uf

    always_and_forever_uf All American

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    Agree, my man. I never had a good feeling about McClain, anyway. We will be great without him. Locker room cancer.
     
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  2. Gatorrick22

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    We have a great room of DBs and Safeties coming in to bring us back to where we're used to being as a defense. But I would still like to land Ricks.
     
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  3. always_and_forever_uf

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    You are right, my brother. We are good right now. I am hoping we can ice it with Desmond Ricks and start to comprehensively assert ourselves on IMG.

    McClain is addition by subtraction.
     
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  4. tommyvee

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    These are businesses at the end of the day and that means they cater to their clientele to maximize profit. Is there a way to look at subscriber numbers based on fanbases?
     
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  5. Wanne15

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    Hopefully Ricks has more class regardless of where he goes.
     
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  6. GatorGhost

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    I think it's a pretty valid point.
    Quick thought, make an NCAA recruiting ranking (or discuss it enough that these sites are scared straight).

    NCAA doesn't need to build a huge scout structure, just make it a "coaches poll" type thing and you'd get better results.
    1st, get each school to send in their own draft board ranking by position. Maybe consider making schools declare "committable" offers in a site like the portal (makes it clear who everyone would take even if with miniscule chances. Benefits kids too) but this might be a more delicate decision.

    Even if they lie a little it should balance out. Have a committee of scouts review it, calling school reps to ask about outliers, evaluate how the lists of certain schools could mean less as they aim low while the top schools think they could get almost anyone. Keep each school's entries confidential, publish a consolidated list and update it regularly. Allow schools to audit the info maybe at the end in case they suspect funny business went on with their guys. Try it out first to see the quality of info you get and compare it with all the other sites (who use offers and visits as a main indicator), and see if you're unaffected by school bias only because UF beat UGA or Bama for a commit.

    Recruiting sites will still make money from message boards, articles, "insider" info, but their rankings will be less respected and less impactful.
     
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  7. eastowest

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    I see they both visited Auburn this past weekend.
     
  8. G8torsRUL

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    Not sure it’ll even be fun.
     
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  9. Wanne15

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    If a kid has never had things, money will change his life.many kids em will handle it many different ways.
     
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  10. G8torsRUL

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    But but, money can’t buy happiness. ;) I get your point tho.
     
  11. agrigatorspyv

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    Only a fool would believe the millions these kids are promised is not somehow tied to their performance. Getting signed may be a small part, but it is most certainly not guaranteed money. Organizations paying that kind of money are paying for a finished product... not some developmental teenager. I hope Cormani and Rashada both perform well right out the gate for their sake. Otherwise, they are either stuck in a S-Hole city with no Fans in a low level conference or they transfer and give up that dough anyways.
     
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  12. ddrew91

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    He didn’t say it would give them happiness. Just said it would change their life could be for the worse. Everybody hassling recruits with their hand out
     
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  13. Wanne15

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    But it can buy me a boat
     
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  14. G8torsRUL

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    Now we’re talking. Diesel or gas? And as someone who’s worked on diesel boats, they can get very expensive, which can make you sad/mad at times. I’ve seen the bills. However, any day of fishing, is still a good day.
     
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  15. DeBigLeezard

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    I hear that we are running low on diesel....
    Jus sayin'
     
  16. Wanne15

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    I’d surely like to be able to have a 70 Viking with a cap and deckhand but a 42 freeman would do I guess.
     
  17. Wanne15

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    But I actually fish a 32 Albemarle. It does cost upkeep but we only have 350 gallons to buy and it’s not my boat so I just pay fuel.
     
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  18. MachAltus

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    It can also buy you a truck to pull it.
     
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  19. Skink

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    I respect where you’re going here, but the NCAA is probably the last entity to go for objective analysis of anything related to college football. At worst, they’re the most corrupt of the corrupt - at best they’re totally incompetent
     
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  20. Wanne15

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    I e got both of those covered. I want one that a truck can’t pull.
     
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