2 Part question. I'd appreciate anybody's knowledge to straighten me out.
1. With a kid like Antonio Kinard at a prep school, does Michigan generally have a recruiter or someone within the football department who monitors their progress and even helps them by laying out necessary classes that will make them more likely to become compliant? Or is this sort of interaction and involvement not allowed?
Probably a good idea to Ignore part 2 if it isn't allowed. Save on your eyes.
2. If it is allowed, why would it be any more difficult to get Junior College or Prep School players into Michigan?
Is it just because they are borderline students in high school and their struggles often continue at Junior College? Or does Michigan keep a tougher standard for them then players who come directly from high school?
I went back and read old posts on Antonio and also Junior College transfers in general. One poster mentioned that we don't pursue them because Rich had said that it is too difficult to get them into Michigan. Does anybody know why?
Kansas State built their program from nowhere in the 90s on a sort of mastery of junior college recruiting. I read that they got a lot of seasoned more physically mature guys, especially on defense.
My point in this mess of a post:
It seems like if the rules allowed us to spot guys who we could help get compliant, then we offer them contingent on them following through with the plan the recruiter lays out, we could pick up a good mature player here and there.
I am not asking about an individual case like Kinard who we already have a bond with, but about guys that we spot later when they are already in junior college.