Looking at the Possible AP Top 10

The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide lead the odds-boards to win the National Title again at the best sports betting sites.

We have to think that the Tigers and Tide get ranked No. 1 and No. 2.

The Georgia Bulldogs should get the No. 3 ranked spot. Some ballets put Ohio State No. 4 but I disagree. I think Michigan is a better team and now has the better coach. That said, Ohio State has a much easier schedule. However, the AP Polls should be based off of expected wins with relationship to the remaining schedule, it should be solely based on how powerful a team is. So, we put the Wolverines at the No. 4 spot.

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Ranking the Top 5 States for Elite Football Talent

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

It’s that time of year.  The time of year where folks anxious for the football season to start begin ranking things related to football.  Lately,  I have seen a lot of rankings related to the states that produce the “most” football recruits and it had me wondering.  What states produce the most elite football talent in the country right now?  So I set out to do some research and found a few surprises.

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Hey Recruit, You’re Too Short. Now What Are You Going to Do About it?

(pictured: 5’9″ Andy Isabella who was the state 100m champ in high school and attended U.Mass. He was the 2nd round pick of the Arizona Cardinals)

By: Chad Wilson – Owner – GridironStuds.com
Twitter: @GridironStuds

We all have our deficiencies in life.  Pick someone and you can find one.  What separates the haves from the have nots or the successful from the not so successful is how they handle the setbacks that come from lacking that required ingredient.

Every recruiting cycle some recruits are left to deal with the fact that they did not receive offers or sign a scholarship.  Assuming that they were indeed talented enough,  the biggest reason for this happening is related to size and in particular,  lack of height.  Often times these recruits take to Twitter to express their disappointment, anger and displeasure with their situation.  What I have found during my time involved in the world of recruiting is that lack of height is a problem that for many,  has a solution if they are willing to tackle it.

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3 Ways to Get College Football Recruiting Attention this Summer

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

It’s the summer time and that means a bunch of free time.  It also means time for high school football players that want to play college ball to start thinking about how they are going to make that happen.  Free time can be very expensive in the summer if it is not spent wisely.  One of the keys to being successful once you get to college is being able to effectively manage your time so you might as well start doing that now.  Here are three great ways to get college scouts’ attention in the summer time.

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If You Say You Love Football but You Won’t Go to Class Then You Are A Liar

By: Chad Wilson – owner – GridironStuds.com
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Football was always important to me even before I actually started playing it in an organized fashion at age 12.  Important is one thing,  loving it is another. When you love something or someone,  your actions are different.

When we were coaching together at University School in Davie, FL,  current Toledo WR coach Kevin Beard said something that stuck with me. He said “love is an action word”.  Anyone can say they love something but it’s what you do that really shows it.  Football was important to me when I entered high school but after my freshman year,  being popular and cool was important as well.  Being popular and cool didn’t really coincide with having a high GPA and being in class all the time.  Yes,  I know,  it’s the foolish thinking of teens who often think they are the smartest people on Earth.  Despite growing up in an environment that stressed reading and education,  I decided that I need to break free from that thinking and garner the attention of the ladies.

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To Hell With it Then, Just Put Me in the Portal – The NCAA Transfer Portal Yields More Questions than Answers

By: Chad Wilson – Owner – GridironStuds.com
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Freedom of movement.  That’s the buzz line for the current generation of “workers” in this day in age.  We all want a life devoid of restrictions.  Basically we all just want to do what we want to do when we want to do it.  So when the NCAA created the transfer portal it appeared to be an outstanding idea that fell right in line with the philosophy I discussed in my opening sentence.  However,  freedom comes with it’s responsibilities and it’s consequences.

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