this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
More Camp Offers, 2014 WR and 2014 CB
Gotta get that Maryland football pipeline going. :-)
Here's a good write-up on Canteen from the Rutgers staff at NJ.com. Canteen stresses that his school of choice needs to have great academics and a great atmosphere.
I feel like every recruit lately says this
Both of those guys are from Elkton Christian Academy (MD) which miraculously popped up about 15 minutes from Red Lion Christian Academy (DE) when Red Lion deemphasized their little football factory. I think ECA is a remote/internet based high school that has sports teams, it's basically a high school designed around a football team
Well, that sounds unsavory...
From what some posters on 247 mentioned, it sounds like this "school" is a thinly veiled attempt by David Sills' dad to create a superteam around his son. If the name sounds familiar, it's because this is the QB who committed to USC/Kiffin in 7th grade. So yeah, nothing shady going on here...
but you might find that David Sills (USC Commit), Kenny Bigelow (USC Signee) and Khaliel Rodgers (USC Signee) were at one point at Red Lion Christian, then their football program was deemphasized and all of a sudden all the top guys from Red Lion show up at Elkton (correction: Eastern) Christian. Not sure it's totally shady, but it's kinda shady
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It's called "Eastern Christian Academy".
Here's the link to the SI story that you're probably remembering this stuff from.
I don't like this. I guess best case scenario is that this results in short-timeframe commitments from Scott and Westphal. I trust Coach Hoke and know this will work out well in the end. But I want Scott and Westphal. Plus, I just have such a hard time trusting an internet football factory and the men who would choose to "attend" it. It just makes me nervous. Or it mean we aren't getting Scott/Westphal, which would be bad news imo.
But I'd rather they get the guys Hoke wants than the guys WE want.
I find your statement to be self referentially absurd. If you want us to get the guys that Hoke wants, then these would be the same guys you want.
I was thinking the same thing. He's waiting , but I feel confident that Scott will commit at or within days of the camp of he has not already.
I don't mind that the players are, in essence, not Scott and Westphal...I refuse to second guess the coaches on talent. The nature of the school worries me more than a little...normally I assume the coaches would be on top o ofttha sort of thing, but IO have no idea how it works when the offer comes abruptly at camp like this.
I feel like the coaches are aware of any high level talent coming to their own camp ahead of time. I would be VERY surprised if an offer went out to a player who was not already on the coach's radar. The best case scenario for a complete unknown is that they put themselves on the coach's radar.
I'm assuming that is SOP, but probably bears doublechecking in this case.
but I would, in general, question how well guys can transition from a football training academy that does high school on the side, up to the University of Michigan. I mean, the expressed purpose of the school is basically to get guys exposure to division 1 coaches not, you know, educate people
There are terrible schools all over the place. Football programs all around the country deal with getting kids to keep up once they get into school.
Speaking of double checking bears, I read somewhere that periods attract bears, they can smell the menstruation. This may or may not relate to your post.
Per Rivals, Canteen has a very diverse set of offers so far, now including Michigan. The other schools are Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Rutgers, Temple and Tennessee.
Brandon Watson's offers also include Boston College, Connecticut and Temple. According to 247Sports, Watson also made an unofficial visit to Tennessee's spring game.
Rutgers fans are pretty confident they'll get Canteen since they were his first big offer.