Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Practice what you preach

Before I get into evaluating high school players who will play at the next level, I nedd to make comments about a mistake that I made recently. One of my warnings to prospects is always be careful what you to college recruiters and to what you say to the recruiting guys in the media. I was not careful, but as always, you learn.

A few weeks ago, I was approached by one of the internet recruiting guys to comment about the Ohio Class of 2010. Of course, my comments on some prospects drew the criticism of some of the more knowledgeable fans. That was no problem. After four phone calls, I finally returned a call. The writer for this site also did an article about me that I did not realize was taking place. He used the article to promote one of his own on this site. I was flattered but I was surprised the he would write a story without telling me. Anyway, at 60 years old I should have known better. Needless to say, no more comments for the that website crew. In summary, always be careful what you say to the media, especially to recuiting guys who need you, so that they can write stories and make a living.

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