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.