After binge watching the latest season of Last Chance U, I wondered:
What El Paso area HS would make the best documentary? Storylines, colorful coaches. Disgruntled players and/or fanbase.
Being a parent at Coronado, experiencing what our kids and coaches went through last year, my biased opinion is Coronado
You have your pick everywhere. Start with any disillusioned parent who thinks their kid is IT.......the best in the city and the next D1 Power 5 conference selection. Look around at twitter to see so many kids making un-official visits as juniors to D-1 colleges and posted the pic of them in team uni's etc........ Those trips carry over into the minds during the season and they think they are top dog. Then parents start talking in the stands and getting upset at coaches when their kid does not do well or losing starts. Typical. Sad but true. Sports today is not the sports of old. That is a bad thing. Great article last week on espn.com about mainly the young kids in the nba and injuries and specialization, but it also carries it over to all of youth sports.
I was around the AAU Volleyball world for a few years and that was down right ridiculous. It made Dance Moms look like a Saint!
FalconFeather, Especially if you use one of the rip off, pay-for recruiting services. They tell you that you have to self promote and bring attention to yourself on social media to get coaches to think other schools are after you. It is a joke. College coaches only look at social media for 2 reasons, 1. To be able to contact today's kids and 2. To see if those kids post stuff that will be a lightning rod for trouble in the future.
The self-promoting should be going to the one-day camps at schools that you have a realistic shot at playing. Those camps are for recruiting and should be done over the summer before 10th or 11th grade depending on if you are ready to compete at that level. The other self-promoting should be the KID, not mom/dad, contacting the coaches to express interest and trying to get invited on-campus. Send hudl links, attend camp, visit on your own if you can. The regional cattle calls (HS combines) are generally not attended by college coaches either. They are money makers for the people putting them on, but not many scholarships are earned in shorts and t-shirts.
Excellent points. Especially about kids and what they post on social media.
I'd like to see Bowie. Their coach is goofy and their kids come from nothing, yet they play hard.
whats goofy is all these recruiting specialist on this thread. LOL they have no idea what it takes to be recruited. What do you care if a kid takes a visit, or goes to camps, or puts on a uniform. What was your recruitment like. What is your expert opinion say. Oh yeah, you don't have one because you didn't get recruited either. On another note, I would like to see a documentary about Eastwood.
They have been documented cheating (which is a fact and they were reprimanded for it)
They are getting a new school
they are actively trying to fudge their numbers so they stay 5a
and tbh they do ok, so that would make for some great drama
I echo the sentiment. Why do you care if the parents want to pay the money so be it. Why does it bother you. All pare its should do everything in their power.
On another note
Wow 30 kids through the recruiting process played and coached d1 you have a hell of a resume. How can I put my kid in touch with you so you can walk us through the process. And yeah I pay for a service currently
False hope. That is why I care. I never tell a parent or a kid to their face that they shouldn't do something they think will help them. I agree 100% with your thoughts on that. Is your kid legitimately an FBS/FCS/D2 prospect? I don't hide any secrets or charge anyone anything ever. The ones I helped were when I was coaching high school mostly. I have kids that I have helped the last few years that I know the families. I stated above, get to the 1 day camps on their campus. They are for recruiting. Have your kid do the leg work and research the schools he is interested in and call them. If he is going into his senior year, you are late in the process. If he is younger and will be a starter this year, get hudl links out to those same coaches. Get your high school coach involved. They carry a lot of weight for the college coaches.
If he isn't a legit scholarship level player, be realistic in your target schools. People like to say this kid has heart, he will work his butt off, etc. If he doesn't have the measurables, he is not getting a scholarship to a power 5 school. Too many kids for them to pick from that are 6'5" or run a laser timed 4.4 to take a chance on a kid that doesn't.
I don't agree 100% with all the points, but most of it is spot on.
I’m all behind you 100% Cougar. You nailed it right on the head on a lot of points. False Hope is one that really gets me. That’s why I get so upset. Yes, everyone has a dream, but sometimes you have to look at your measurables and your actual talent straight on in the mirror. You have given some very good info. And do have the background to back it up, regardless of what some previous posters have to say.
Just going to leave this right here
The 2019 NFL Draft Size Averages:
6’0|197 - CB
6’0|202 - SAF
6’3|307 - DL
6’4|263 - DE
6’1|237 - ILB
6’3|250 - OLB
6’4|312 - C/G
6’5|314 - OT
6’4|251 - TE
5’10|211 - RB
6’2|219 - QB
6’1|203 - WR