Coaches weigh in on when recruiting should start
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
There has been plenty of buzz nationally this week about what age recruiting should start, after LSU offered a rising 8th grader a scholarship earlier in the week.
Heather Dinich of ESPN.com caught up with a few ACC coaches to get their thoughts on the issue, and Dabo Swinney went on record as saying "...they should be driving."
Randy Edsall on the other hand sees things a little differently, and his Terrapins currently have an offer out to a recruit that will be a freshman this fall.
“We’re on a slippery slope with recruiting, and unless we change it, we’re going to continue to have bigger issues that we don’t really want to get involved with. We’ve offered a kid who’s going to be a freshman in high school. Do I like doing it? No, I don’t. But everybody else is doing it."
Edsall explained that with the new GPA and SAT rules going into effect, starting so early really doesn't make a whole lot of sense to him because it won't be until the end of the recruit's junior year before you realize if they're on track or not.
Interesting point. Hear more thoughts on recruiting and the NCAA rules from coach Edsall here.