New York Insider: How The Recruiting World Turns

Jared Carrier

Scout, New York

Look, we all have heard the stories about how "Johnny Playball" was scouted from his sophomore year on, took multiple college visits, gave a verbal early in his junior year and at 12:01-am on signing day he signed with his dream program surrounded by his supportive family, coaches and teachers. Is this ideal? Would a package of academic and athletic money put together make for a nice way to help pay for college? Of course. Absolutely. Is this the norm? Not really...when there are thousands upon thousands of players perusing the game at the next-level, things happen, the course changes, it always doesn't work out the way you would had planned.

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