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Wake County


Wake County

read a article in the news and observer about players from the area not being recruited and coaches wondering why, maybe its because they are not as good as some people think.

RE: Wake County

I guess their not being good is why they eventually earn scholarships. That has to be one of the most useless posts ever on this forum---and that says quite a lot.

RE: Wake County

The paper has made a big deal about the big 4 keeping top 10 recruits in state. meanwhile at the d2 and d3 level, we spoke with a lot of coaches this year who are actually recruiting Wake County for the first time. Ferrum and Mars Hill recruited my son heavily. We had two players sign with Tusculum yesterday. A friend of ours from garner signed with Bridewater. None of these are the usual suspects. The Ferrum Coach actually told us straight up that Wake County had gained his attention.

RE: Wake County

The D2 South Alantic Conference which includes Catawba, Wingate, Lenoir-Rhyne, Mars Hill, Wingate, Carson-Newman, Brevard and Tusculum and previous members Elon and Gardner-Webb (both now D1) have recurited this area for years. Because there is no tv time and no bowl money many think they don't have real athletics. But, if one studied NBA, NFL and MLB rosters they would find that every year more athletes from these schools are making there. Talent will be found no matter where it is at, the problem is will their ego allow them to go there?

RE: Wake County

Oldtime don't forget that if these young men don't get to the D1 level then their entire highschool career was a joke .as a coach I cannot stand this D1 or you are a failure mentality .i agree with your post.

RE: Wake County

soryy about the post error, i meant to say that schools, coaches, and recruits dont think that the talent level in wake county and surrounding areas is as good as we in NC think it is, I agree with the exposure and alot of great quality athletes with the intangibles that it takes to build a succedful program get looked over.

RE: Wake County

It seems to me that if an athlete is able to trade his talent for an education, I don't think it matters which school he/she attends.

Congratulations to all of the athletes who signed LOI yesterday.

RE: Wake County

I have been on the front row and have seen and heard how D1 coaches recruit kids. I have heard incredible players say, "i want to be on tv" or "When I get to the NFL" and the D1 coaches tell them..."the only route is D1." What I have tried to explain to them is a 4 year degree is a 4 year degree. No matter where it is from. D3 or UCLA. It does not matter. NOBODY can take that degree from them.If they get to play football after high school AND get an education then they should consider themselves lucky and blessed no matter the school or level of play.

RE: Wake County

Theres alot of d-1 and d-2 talent in the triangle.

RE: Wake County

There's a ton of talent and these kids could get more exposure from the local press I.e. news an observer,wral,and so on.our school has had some all state players the past few years who were invited to the oasis bowl but I have to tell you that I passed these players along to the Tim Stevens and the nick Stevens during these players careers and they did jack squat .those two guys have been a disappointing outlet for these players exposure especially when they play in your proverbial backyard.i didn't mean to get off topc but after reading nicks blog from a couple a days ago about how there seems to be a problem with in state players not getting noticed,I respect nick and Tim however give me a break there are a ton of great players in this area let alone the entire state.nick and Tim I understand you guys have to cover a lot of area but reach out for some help because there are plenty of hands out there.

RE: Wake County

Well 14 of ECU's recruits are from North Carolina, including one from Raleigh, one from Durham, one from Clayton, one from New Bern, one from Winston-Salem, two from Havlick and three from Wilmington. I'd say Ruffin McNeill and his staff are out there beating the bushes for talent all over the state, including Wake County.

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