National Signing Day - February 4, 2015


swac4life

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Let's keep everyone up to date on signees at your college or university. Good luck to all HBCUs next week.
 

EB

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Time to play the bad guy
Negative recruiting -- everybody does it and there's an art to it

Updated: February 1, 2015, 4:13 PM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | ESPN RecruitingNation

Editor's note: Coaches spoke on the condition of anonymity.

"Recruiting is recruiting. People say and do things that sometimes they wish they probably didn't do when it's over with. That always happens." -- Jimbo Fisher, FSU coach.

Most schools have a manual that outlines everything the program hopes to accomplish on the recruiting trail. It's basically a recruiting playbook filled with details of how the school plans to operate. However, nowhere within any of these guides will you find recruiting's trick plays.

Negative recruiting is as much a part of today's college football recruiting as the pretty girls who act as hosts and the all-you-can-eat buffets prospects gorge on when they take campus visits. When asked about it with their names attached to the quotes, coaches say their school doesn't need to go negative to win a prospect over. Give these coaches a veil of anonymity and the secrets spill from their mouths.

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"The pressure to win is higher than it's ever been before," said a veteran American Athletic Conference coach who has worked previously at Big 12 and SEC schools. "You have to win now if you want to still have a job. So, if that means you have to take the gloves off and go negative, then that's what you'll do.

"You don't like looking at yourself in the mirror in the mornings because you hate to have to go that direction, especially since recruiting is built off of trust and relationships. But deep down, coaches know to win you have to have talent, and to get that talent you have to sometimes bend the truth."

Does it work? The answer to that question is both yes and no. Obviously it does to some extent or coaches wouldn't turn to it as much as they do during recruiting's home stretch. Recruits themselves say they mostly tune it out and sometimes will actually be turned off to a school going negative. But in some cases one morsel of information can linger in the back of their minds and develop into a lasting impression of a school.

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In_The_662

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NLI cannot be signed until 7:00 am local time starting February 4 for football, soccer and men's water polo. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NLI?src=hash">#NLI</a></p>&mdash; Letter of Intent (@NLIinsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/NLIinsider/status/562730072768274432">February 3, 2015</a></blockquote>
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swac4life

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NLI cannot be signed until 7:00 am local time starting February 4 for football, soccer and men's water polo. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NLI?src=hash">#NLI</a></p>— Letter of Intent (@NLIinsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/NLIinsider/status/562730072768274432">February 3, 2015</a></blockquote>
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You are so correct In_The_662 I just want Wednesday to get here being a college football junkie. Big day for a lot of students across the country. Can you remember when coaches would hide you out so no one else could sign you or would sleep in front of your house? Those were the days, pure recruiting.
 
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SUjagTILLiDIE

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SU signee #2 Mason Sims Mays High Atlanta, GA
#3 Stacy Piro Furr HS Houston, Tx
#4 Thaddeus Hoffer East HS Madison, WI
#5 Ceajae Bryant Westfield High Spring, Tx
#6 Jaquel Gant Donaldsonville, La
 
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SUjagTILLiDIE

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Southern University

#8 Brad Porter Amite High School Amite,La
#9 Jaron Johnson Memorial High Port Arthur, Tx
#10 Joe Davis JS Clark High New Orleans,La
#11 Tedric White TE Riverdale High School Jefferson,La
#12 Collin Williams OG St Aug New Orleans, La
 

bleedblkandgoldgsu

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So far we have:
Guy Stallworth DB, 6'2 190lb Southwest Miss Comm College
Percy Cargo RB/SS, 6'1 200lbs Donaldsonville High School
Jamie King QB 6'3 215lbs Azle High School, Azle, Texas
Brandon Wiggs LB 6'2 225lbs Southwest DeKalb High School, Atlanta Ga

More to come
 
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Buc98

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here we go with #13 - Jahmal Tillman, DE - 6’2 250LBS from Helen Cox High School in New Orleans...</p>— Coach Dawson Odums (@Coach_Odums) <a href="https://twitter.com/Coach_Odums/status/562994287454199810">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The staff flipped him from Louisiana Monroe, great job!
 

In_The_662

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>John Brooks from <a href="https://twitter.com/TuckerFootball">@TuckerFootball</a> heading to Mississippi Valley State <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GaSigningDay?src=hash">#GaSigningDay</a> <a href="http://t.co/57wcWcH1oh">pic.twitter.com/57wcWcH1oh</a></p>&mdash; 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/11AliveSports/status/562992161894203392">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>
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