Bowl Game/Recruiting

Submitted by BKFinest on November 15th, 2010 at 10:31 AM

With the Dr. Phillips kids likely not able to catch any of our regulard season games, are we allowed to to use our bowl games as official visits?? May not be too fair to schools that don't make it to bowls so I'm sure the NCAA doesn't allow it, but I'm not positive on this.


Playing in Florida for a bowl would solve this since all the Florida kids we're recruiting could take a cheap unofficial trip and watch us trounce our opponent in a bowl game.



November 15th, 2010 at 10:36 AM ^

official recruiting can only be executed at a home game in order to control the flow of recruitment. if they allowed it at away games the lower schools would be screwed because schools like Alabama or USC would fly recruits to each of their games, etc


November 15th, 2010 at 10:36 AM ^

I'm sure they have caught some of their games seeing as how they are normally nationally televised, not only regionally broadcasted. They want to see the campus and how the team interacts with it.


November 15th, 2010 at 12:53 PM ^

that seeing Ann Arbor was a surprise, either that it didn't look like the abandoned neighborhoods of Detroit they'd expected, or that it was like a small town (in a positive way), besides the obvious of it simply being beautiful.  And to see the facilities (practicing, playing and living and studying), the academic support (some may only say that to please the parents, but doesn't hurt if the parents approve), the "feeling" of the campus and potential fellow students... That's something they can't see on TV.  How many times do we hear, "If we could only get this guy on campus..."  

Good idea with the bowl practice.  When's the Big Chill again?  WIll they be practicing that weekend?


November 15th, 2010 at 12:56 PM ^

They definitely can't use it as an official, but for guys willing to pay their own way, I'm sure a recruit could hang with the team as if it were a visit. Since the bowl will likely be in Tempe, this would be good for Hobbi and any other AZ recruits from 2011 or 2012.


November 15th, 2010 at 1:57 PM ^

I thought that the home team in a neutral game could have official visits. I heard somewhere a few years ago that Oklahome had some visits for the Red River Shootout w/ Texas. This could be crucial in 2012 when we face and defeat Bama (if we are the home team).