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Old 04-25-17, 07:50 AM
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Stiv, IMO, your question contained its own answer.

Originally Posted by Harrycrane View Post
______'s foot speed isn't equal to some of these handful of guys rated higher and receiving offers
If there is any 'qualifier' language needed with regard to speed, that is normally the reason. The game is faster than ever before. A few years back, a wise coach told me, yesterday's NFL guys are today's "Big 10" guys and yesterday's Big 10 guys are today's MAC guys and yesterday's MAC guys are today's Ohio Dominican/Ashland/Findley guys.

In other words, for guys from our generation, our frame of reference needs to change. When we think of a kid and say, "He may not be Big 10 caliber but certainly he could play in the MAC", we need to remove the word "MAC" and insert a GLIAC school.

Of course there are individual exceptions to that where you see some kids who leap frog over others despite not having much of a resume or having hit the typical height/frame/speed lottery (the Shelton kid from Westerville North getting picked up by Penn State a few years back being an example). But for the most part you have to trust that the recruiters know what they're doing, because they see a lot of kids and their jobs ride on it.
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