RIVALS FAKE FOOTBALL RECRUIT
After analyzing the Rivals Fake football recruit and how a few Alabama high school football students successfully cat-fished Rivals.com, I began to realize the many reasons or "why's" of the college football recruiting rankings process. Read more from back in May of 2020 below!
Modern day college football recruiting has made it hard for high school players to continue to develop their process on and off the field. While some are able to stick to a regiment and are consistently improving, many will dwell on the mainstream media, Twitter & others as their go to source. Typically, those that fall by the wayside are the ones who get entangled in the spider web of gossip, stars and deceit. What most successful college coaches want is warriors that are able to minimize outside distractions and focus all of their energy into becoming better overall men, while being a key contributor on the football field and in their communities. I have learned the past five years of studying the college football recruiting media, that star rankings rarely has led to producing wins on the football field and has failed top football recruits in it's entirety. They have a million examples of where this 3, 4 or 5 star ended up, but they failed to tell you that they added him to their website AFTER he gained some notoriety from the NFL or receive a D1 offer. That is what we like to call "Piggy Backing" the system by using Twitter and the word of recruits to justify national recruit rankings. This creates the stories that can be sold for subscriptions on Rivals and other platforms, as college football fan bases are built off tribalism and they are eager to know where that overrated five star player will sign. When he arrives on campus and gets manhandled by a walk-on in practice, Rivals and 247 will jump back in and talk about the tail spin that this young man's life must be in, who they deemed a five star recruit. According to NCAA rules, the media is not allowed to speak with college coaches or staff members about recruiting, which makes it intriguing to me how they claim to have so much insider information that gets spewed all over the world wide web. Are we behind as a society in terms of figuring out how we have become puppets dangling on strings? Maybe, but on this side of the smoke and mirrors, we are just happy that we understand the manipulative games that are being played throughout our industry that are in line with modern day American politics.
TOP COLLEGE FOOTBALL RECRUIT
It is not easy to raise a top college football recruit with the inconsistencies and lack of knowledge that is displayed throughout the football recruiting media world. My father always told me not to believe anything I read in the media about me personally, whether it be negative or positive news. He clearly knew that it was completely opinion based and held no bearing on the future, as he lived through both circumstances. I found a blog that stated my father was the worst kicker in NFL History in a year that he was 4th in the AFC and 7th in the NFL in field goal accuracy. They formed the opinion off of one game where my father broke the record for missed extra points in a football game. They did not know that he had completely shredded his hamstring kicking off days prior and the 1981 Steelers did not have enough time to sign a leg for that weekend's contest. Given he had no choice, Dave Trout still owns the NFL record for most missed PAT's in a game. After that season, he went on to become the All-Time League Leading scorer in the United States Football League and won a few championships with Jim Mora Sr, Captain Joe Marciano & the legendary NFL GM Carl Peterson. By looking back at past circumstances, evidence and intricacies in the athletes process, as well as the mainstream media's created illusion, we are able to move forward knowing that they create a narrative based off of feelings, rather than fact based evidence. All in all, the lesson learned must first come to each individual athlete and ingrained into their mental consciousness, so that they can stay on course on their individual path to success.
FOOTBALL RECRUITING 101
There is no precise science to football recruiting 101 and you will see many articles across the internet that are pretty much just fabricated malarkey created to entice you to ultimately pay them. Most of the websites will claim to be free like BeRecruited, but sadly that website was created as nothing but a "lead generator" to up-sell recruits to the company we know as NCSA. Going even further., NCSA owns Captian U and GoBigRecruiting, as it appears as their name gets tarnished on one platform, they simply re-create another with a brand new image. This could either be the "trial and error" affect or purely money motivated, but I myself can't justify having more than two platforms that serve very clear and direct purposes. After much research the past five years, I also realized that 90% of these databases are locked and charge a subscription fee to college coaches. I honestly know for fact that 99% of FBS & FCS teams do not sign up for these types of services, as they have rather large recruiting budgets and staff members are very adept at finding top football recruits in the world of College Football Today. Technology like Google, Twitter, Email Servers and other tools have increased coaches awareness of the landscape of football recruiting like never before. Many coaches who did not recruit a certain area in years past, have been spotted recruiting new regions on their recruiting map and putting their footprint in that specific area.
TOP FOOTBALL RECRUITS
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