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Has anyone noticed the recruiting strategy of *U lately?
It seems as though they spend a lot of time scouring various recruiting sites to get a handle on whom we are recruiting, as well as those that we offer. Then, within 2-3 weeks of a public scholarship offer being announced, *U invites the same player(s) to campus or offers a scholarship sight unseen.
More importantly, it seems that what they are really doing is using our recruiting offers as a blueprint/map for the following recruiting cycle. Case in point, it seems *U tries to secure a presence by offering prospects that are lower fruit or NOT highly recruited to gain a foothold in the area. Then, they can start the Fambuleh propaganda war within the area for subsequent recruiting cycles.
I am far from a conspiratorial personality, but I'm just saying...
What says you?
Why does it matter? We're still outrecruiting them and our football program is light years ahead of them.
"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
What would be interesting is if we occasionally invite scrubs to camp so they will offer them and recruit them like they are all 5 stars.
Would be an interesting experiment.
"Nobility is not a birth-right; it is defined by one's actions"
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
I personally HOPE that they are using valuable time and limited resources trying to hurt our efforts. While they are doing that, Saban will be putting the finishing touches on the #1 2014 class.
It sounds like a barner conspiracy theory, rather than one based in reality. A more reasonable explanation is that they are offering kids they wish would come there, most of whom want to come to Bama. We are getting the top kids in the nation, so I expect everyone to recruit them as well.
Times are tough at the U. I remember when they had the most NFL talent and everyone wanted to go Miami.
seemed like *U really had a tough struggle there under Randy Shannon... Does anyone think things will improve under Al Golden?
Eh, they sure jumped on Dee Liner first. I think AU only going after those that we scout first is a bit blown out of proportion.
How close does he live to Auburn?
I have wondered the same thing about offering uncommittable schollys to people that are not very good so other teams would jump on them and think they stole someone.
Burger king uses a similar strategy with opening up restaurants wherever a McDonald's goes up. They figure let McD's do the work on market research and well ride the coat tails. Good news for us is, when is the last time the whopper outsold the Big Mac?
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