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2013 '13 PA ATH Robert Foster (Alabama Verbal)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. BuckFan38

    BuckFan38 Rookie

    Lets face it, the best teams win with the best players.
    Its much easier to win games by recruiting the most talented players with less emphasis on attitude or maturity, rather than take the less talented player with a wiser head on his shoulders. Yes thats a blanket statement but show me the team winning national titles with only 3-star rated recruits. Talented kids, reguardless of maturity are obviously dedicated to their craft to a greater scale than most others.

    Not to mention, its a coaches job to coach. A coach can be a powerful influence in a kids life, much like a father figure. A coach not only can help a person to be a better football player but also a better human being in life. I'm sure meyer has had that impact on many different kids throughout his career.
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    Of all the blanket statements you threw out there, this is the truly bad one.
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  3. BuckFan38

    BuckFan38 Rookie

    whats the alternative, they were born better than everyone else?
    I was making the point, that maturity has nothing to do with talent.
    Weather they are mature or not doesnt prevent a kid from being the best, the best teams will go after the best players...thats what it seems we are doing here.
  4. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    this whole thing is bunk since coaches aren't permitted to meet with kids at their school until december. so, clearly half of this article is rubbish from the start. given the source, hardly a surprise.
  5. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Call me gunshy, but I think there have been enough red flags raised here.
  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow You know... not... GOOD! Staff Member

    Even more false than the last quote I called out.

    Talent is potential that gets wasted all the time by a lack of discipline, responsibility & smart decisions, all actions driven by maturity.
    Or they feel that Robert has made strides.
  7. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! Staff Member Bookie '13 BPCFFB II Champ

    http://www.hithighlights.com/NCAA_Football_Recruiting_Calandar.php

    November 25, 2012, through February 2, 2013? Contact Period (except for the following periods listed under 'Exceptions' below).

    During this period (11/25/12 thru 2/2/13), six in-person off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete shall be permitted with not more than one permitted in any one calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week.
    Exceptions
    December 16, 2012?Quiet Period.
    December 17, 2012 through January 3, 2013 ? Dead Period (click here to see JUCO and Mid-Year prospect exceptions lis).
    January 6, 2013 ? Quiet Period.

    January 9 through January 12, 2013 ? Dead Period (click here to see JUCO and Mid-Year prospect exceptions listed on NCAA PDF).


    Contact Period ? It's permissible for authorized athletic department staff members to make in-person and off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations. College coaches are allowed to visit recruits off?campus (at their high school or home). Coaches can make only one visit per week to individual recruits and are permitted to make one phone call per week to a recruit during this period.
  8. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    for some reason i thought the dead period was this month. too much cold medicine and pain meds.
  9. Plus, I'm not sure if that tweet was about OSU being at Foster's game today or school yesterday, but if they were referring to today.....it's December 1st today. :wink2:
  10. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.


    ...and you felt the need to respond? Feel better now? :tibor:
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  11. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

    38 made a comment that was pretty far off the mark. Why shouldn't J have challenged it?

    Of course he could have summed it up in just two words: Duron Carter
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2012
  12. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    Finally confirmed in a free portion of a premium article:

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  13. Whobebubba3

    Whobebubba3 Freshman

    One could also point to Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens, Dez Bryant, and so on. All complete head cases, yet very successful football players. Of course, the list of "Duron Carter's" is plenty long. Unfortunately, talent seems to trump behavior when it comes to most college football teams (w/ regards to recruiting).

    Anyway, hope Mr. Foster finds himself the right situation and makes the most out of this amazing opportunity. He definitely has some talent.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012
  14. Krenzelicious

    Krenzelicious Sine Labore Nihil

  15. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck Insert clever tag line

    My money is on Pitt.

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