About a decade ago there was a popular TV show called Everybody Loves Raymond. It was a comedic sitcom that kind of betrayed the title because every episode, the lead character Raymond seemed to be in some conflict with somebody who wasn’t really loving him at the time. Similarly, every high school football player loves Division I football but is Division I football in conflict with you? In this article we’ll determine if that is the case.
The next wave of cornebacks in South Florida has the making to be one of the best of all-time. College football coaches has already jumped on board with these premier 14 and 15-year-old phenoms.
Doral Academy freshman corneback Timothy Burns, Jr., a two-year varsity starter, based on production — is the focal point of his recruiting class when you factor varsity film, stats, and the reputation around the city as a lockdown corneback.
We’ve all heard the term diamond in the rough. Is it overused? Perhaps but I feel it is appropriate in this case. West Covina is hardly anyone’s powerhouse in Southern California football. Over the last five seasons, they have managed just two above .500 and last year they were a mere 1-9. However, as is this case all across the nation, not so hot programs will have undiscovered talent. Victor Flores may be one of those talents.
It’s that time of year. Some call it the offseason, a bunch of others call it camp season. Recruiting camps as some call them will be plentiful and consistent over the next few months. Some will make very bold promises about their ability to bring you recruiting exposure. Other camps will be expected to perform that task whether it is true or not. Who knows who coined these camps by the phrase “recruiting camp” but whether or not they will get you recruited depends on your approach and what you expect going into them.
When I was a kid growing up, we had something known as Cracker Jacks. Cracker Jacks was a box full of candied popcorn that was very tasty. The candied treat was only part of the allure of Cracker Jacks. What really drew people to the treat was what was inside. Inside the Cracker Jack box was a prize. It could be a tattoo, a magnifying glass or any other assortment of bite size toys to occupy an adolescent mind for hours (it was a simpler time then). That toy was everything and so that Cracker Jack box was important.
I am sure we all remember the debates that were going on some time ago about the possibility of an early signing period in college football. Some wanted it to be December while others wanted it in June. Quite a few did not want it at all. Whatever the case may have been, enough people wanted it and so we now have it in the month of December. While the appearance in the early going is that it went off without a hitch last month, I am not blind to see that it will change the way college football prospects will have to go about doing things.