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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Not An Elite Prospect? Find Your Gimmick in Recruiting

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

Well gimmick may be a strong word even the wrong word but it’s an emotional word. It’s a word that likely got you to land your eyes on this blog post. Mission accomplished because if you are a prospect or the parent of one,  I need you to read this.  One of the best ways to succeed in life is to have great self awareness.  This also happens to be the most important factor you need to possess as a college football prospect.

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4 Star 2017 Cornerback Marco Wilson Commits to Florida on GridironStuds Show

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

In a much anticipated decision,  4-star cornerback Marco Wilson from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida committed to the Florida Gators on his father’s radio show (Gridiron Studs Show) on Monday.

Wilson’s final five schools were Georgia, Miami, Ohio St., USC and Florida.  Wilson is currently in the top rankings at all the major recruiting companies despite missing his entire junior season recovering from a torn ACL.  Wilson’s brother Quincy Wilson is currently a starting cornerback for the Gators having signed with Florida out of high school in 2014.

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Three Game Highlight Video Is Gold for Seniors

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

It’s your senior season and you have not received much recruiting attention.  The reasons for this could be multiple.  First,  you may not have played much so far in your high school career.  Perhaps you did play but you did not show much up to this point.  Another reason could be that you are interesting to colleges but they just want to see more.  Whatever the reason may be,  waiting until the end of your senior year to update or correct this perception of you with recruiters is risky business.  You can jump start your senior year recruiting by putting together a 3 game highlight video.

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Recruiting Services Making a Mint Off of Parents That Want to Be Lied To

Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

I started off my coaching career in the youth leagues.  Coaching the young group is fun.  You have a chance to paint a blank canvas.  You have a chance to make a positive impact early on in a child’s life and assist the parents in laying the ground work for a solid human being.  However,  anyone who has coached youth football knows that one of the drawbacks is dealing with unrealistic parents.

The story doesn’t change when you get to high school and when it comes to the college football recruiting game.  Just as a large portion of the parents on the youth football team feel that their son is the star running back,  many parents involved in their son’s high school football career feel that junior is a Division I football player.  Many parents have this feeling with little to no information as to how college football recruiting works and what colleges are actually looking for.  All they know is they love their kid and as such, their kid should be considered the best.  Unfortunately,  they think the best only means becoming a Division I football player who plays on national TV every week.  Or check that, is on a team that plays on national TV every week.

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Four Star 2017 Recruit Marco Wilson Makes Ridiculous Acrobatic One Hand Catch

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

One hand catches have become all the craze since Odell Beckham’s famous Sunday night mid-air snatch during the 2014 season.  Across America,  pros and amateurs alike have attempted to put their own spin on Beckham’s amazing feat, many to no avail.

Enter Marco Wilson.  The sophomore defensive back at American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida pulled of a one hand catch that has caught on both nationally and internationally.  Friday afternoon,  Wilson was out with a couple of his teammates on the field and launched into a backflip while simultaneously snatching a football thrown by a classmate out of midair.  His video was placed on GridironStuds.com and seen by the site’s visitors.

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