Thursday, January 12, 2012

How Recruiting Services assist Schools

Jerry Kill is no different than most college football coaches when it comes to receiving outside advice in recruiting. He wants to make his own evaluations, see things with his own eyes, formulate his own opinions.

“I’m going to make my own assessment of who I think is good and not good,” the Gophers coach said. “Some people say, ‘Well, that guy is a five-star guy.’ Well, who’s rating that five-star guy? I’d rather look at them myself.”

But many schools, including the Gophers, also rely on recruiting services to do some of the initial legwork, often at a hefty price. College programs devote a portion of their budget to purchase biographical information, videos and scouting reports on high school recruits around the country in an effort to crosscheck their own databases and save time in recruiting turf wars.

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