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Prattville (Ala.) four-star offensive tackle Austin Golson talks about his FSU commitment and interest in Auburn.
Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.
Does not sound good.
If FSU didn't show me much love in recruiting me but then hired the guy that was recruiting me from another school, then started showing me interest, I would go to FSU. Meaning he's probably going to Auburn.
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Going to have to wait this one out, but I know for a fact that Golson is recruiting a few players to join him at FSU, including Laremy Tunsil. Same goes for Ira Denson. I expect both to end up at FSU at this time.
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And told FSU about Wilson Bell.
I know, I know, this is recruiting. Blah blah blah.
Honest question. How does a guy recruit a kid to one school and then a month later recruit him to another? Again, I don't care if it's in his job description. Does anyone care about accountability? Why would a kid's parents even let a guy in their living room that has switched schools? I always assumed this is why, mostly out of respect for your former employer, you don't recruit a kid like that. Doesn't it make you ( the recruiter) look like an idiot?
"Hey forget what I said about FSU a few weeks back, you should really go to AU..."
I just don't understand it from the recruiter or the player's point of view.
I personally think he is just having some fun on visits and that no one is a true threat. I say this because Golson was our first commitment, who has a long standing relationship with Trickett. Also, you listen to Golson speaking and it is like listening to Trickett minus 50 years, they are branches off the same tree. I just can't see a kid like Golson hamstringing Trickett at the last second. There a ton of who would, I just can't see Golson being one of them, especially after 2 years of telling Trickett that he's coming to FSU.
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death, I assure you, it is much more serious than that."
Because it is all about personal connections. Most of the recruiting that is done is done to get a kid to attach himself to a recruiter, not a school. You have to remember, if location is not important to the recruit, then almost all of these schools are roughly even, so the tie-breaker becomes, what coach do I trust most.
Fortunately for us in this scenario, Trickett is the coach that is/always has been the reason Golson was all about FSU.
That doesn't answer the question of accountability. How does a kid believe in a guy that steered him to one school and then says "no, no, no go HERE instead...". How does the recruiter sell the kid's best interest? I understand if a kid is dialed in on playing for a certain position coach or head coach. But a recruiter who coaches a different position? I don't get why that would have so much sway.
Again, I get that recruiters are paid salesmen for the school. It's their job. But I don't see how someone can approach the same kid about two different schools.
I agree with you that it doesn't seem right. However, if you are asking how they do it, then I think it is fairly simple. They simply get the recruit to feel comfortable and base everything they do or say around that. It comes down to trust and some recruiters can earn faster and easier than others. You always heard updates about how D. Craig "was like an uncle" or something of that sort, well, that shows you exactly how he does it. The kids trust them, and then he tells them what to do (come play for me), and since the kids trust him (or another recruiter) so much, that listening to their advice becomes easy. Hey, it is easy to give advice, the hard part is getting the kids to actually buy in.
Really surprised(well not to much) Craig went right after one of our committed prospects. Wonder what happened between him and FIsher to show such a complete lack of respect.
The answer to your question is simply "life changes".
Accountability often involves telling the truth. Its possible for me to believe that FSU is the best place for you 6 months ago, then believe that Auburn is the best place for you now.
For example, if I sell Progressive insurance at one time, but now I work for State Farm, it doesn't mean I should stop trying to sell you more insurance. I work for State Farm now, and that where my heart is.
Recruits and parents have to decide for themselves what works for them.
I do feel like Craig is going a little extreme after our commitments. Pruitt was the reason Walker came to FSU but I don't necessarily think he recruited him here
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Well that's good to know. I could've swore that I read somewhere that said he'd flip his commitment if FSU landed Laremy.
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