Do You Love Ball or Do You Just Love Recruiting?

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

There’s no question that college football has become a big deal and the deal is become bigger with each passing day.  With it reaching heights never seen before,  it becomes more difficult to separate those who love football from those who love recruiting.

One of the biggest things for teenagers is acceptance.  Nothing screams acceptance like an article written about you by one of the major recruiting outfits like Rivals, 247sports or ESPN.  Nothing can conjure up the thrill of acceptance more than searching your name on Twitter and watching fans fighting over your attention in hopes that you attend their school.  It would seem odd that a kid that appears to be good at something may not really love it but I’m here to tell you that it happens.

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Recruiting School: The Waiting Game Is Not For Everybody

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

Whoever said good things come to those who wait definitely was not a high school football player hunting for a college football scholarship.  Many a college football recruit has done damage to themselves by waiting too long to make a very important decision.  For some,  waiting is best,  for the majority,  not so much.

I’ve told the story on my Instagram account (@GridironStuds) about the time I took a recruiting visit out of high school to California Berkeley.  It was the biggest of my handful of offers and I was not a rated recruit.  In 1990,  it was a whole lot harder to get ranked and recognized as a high school football player and with only one good season of playing under my belt,  no chance.  With that in mind,  I had no business making a school like Cal in the Pac-10 wait for my commitment.  However,  I lacked guidance in the process and pretty much flew by the seat of my pants in the World of recruiting.

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Stock Up: The next wave of sophomores in South Florida

By: Jerry Williamson – GridironStuds Blog contributor
@JerryRecruiting

When you think about high school football in South Florida, you can throw out the old saying, “that underclassman should wait their turn”, because if you haven’t paid close attention over the past four seasons, these young studs are out-playing some of the best recruits in South Florida.

The stock up series will highlight the next wave of talent throughout the state of Florida that’s ready to surface and will eventually blossom into household names. This article spotlights five sophomores at (QB, RB, OL, DB, CB) that are putting on a show each Friday night and names you need to get to know.

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Madison Academy’s Luke Hits the Nail on the Head

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

Trying to stand out in a world of high school football prospects can be tough.  We’ve all heard the stats.  There are 90k high schools in the country and over a million football players in any given year on the prep gridiron.  A large majority of these adolescent warriors are looking to someday play in college.  However,  when you are a quarterback and you stand 6’4″ tall like 2020 quarterback Luke Nail does then it’s only a matter of time.

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Say Goodnight to the Bad Guy! Viral DB Video Sends Twitter Into Uproar

IMG_9483By: Chad Wilson – Editor GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @gridironstuds

Ever have a bad day?  How about a bad moment?  Well in this day in age,  it only takes one small moment for people to make whole judgements and there’s no better place for that to happen than on the judgmental land we’ve come to know as Twitter.

Sunday morning,  video of a 1-on-1 rep at Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights between a defensive back and a wide receiver sent football twitter into a tizzy. The defensive back in that rep was 3-star Illinois defensive back Tyrik Henderson.  In the video clip which you can view below,  Henderson gets really aggressive with a camper at the line of scrimmage.  In the process, he ends up holding and even choking the wide receiver before slamming him to the ground.

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Am I A Division I Football Player?

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

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.

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