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I wish everyone in the recruitment industry would start asking this question.....

 

"What are you looking for in a school...and your answer CANNOT just be academics or athletics; I want you to be specific."

 

Every kid says academics, athletics and good coaching and its an absurd answer. I would like someone to really get the truth out of some of these kids. Like "Do you like to party after the games?" "Would you go to a school if you knew you could play early or would you go to a school where you could focus on football and not be bothered by a heavy school workload?" Things like that so we can get some truth from recruits. I'm just venting but i get tired of reading the same cookie cutter answers. I know its politics but someone needs to get some more interesting stuff out of them. Mike Frank does a decent job on Power Hour usually.

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You can't ask those sort of questions and that applies to you as well gallup. Ask for specifics but don't even dream of asking such loaded questions as "do you like to part" etc... It might seem interesting to you but its beyond irresponsible to put a kid in that sort of situation in this internet age

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Correct - can't ask those types of pointed questions. But you can ask "Do you have a planned career path that does not include footballl and if so - what is it? Which schools meet the criteria you have specified for that degree? When it comes down to determining a school - will you choose the school that better matches that goal for a career path assuming the football opportunities are not vastly different?, etc."

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Correct - can't ask those types of pointed questions. But you can ask "Do you have a planned career path that does not include footballl and if so - what is it? Which schools meet the criteria you have specified for that degree? When it comes down to determining a school - will you choose the school that better matches that goal for a career path assuming the football opportunities are not vastly different?, etc."

 

yea, i see what you guys mean. I wasnt going to ask it like it was said in the post above ""What are you looking for in a school...and your answer CANNOT just be academics or athletics; I want you to be specific."

 

That sounds hard on the kid...i thought maybe if i was doing an IM interview i could ask something along the lines of that, saying maybe if they say "Academics and campus life" i might say "do you have a plan for what you might major in?" i wouldnt ask about campus life because i can guess some of the stuff that might be involved and i dont think they necessarily want to say that. But just the academics sort of stuff...if i could word it in a nice, non intrusive way, that might be ok. but if you guys (who i consider my advisors) say dont, i wont

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Just ask "In addition to academics and athletics, what else are you looking for in a school."

 

Ya I like that one.

 

 

The party question was not something i would ever expect to be asked i was just using that as a far fetched example.

 

Soko - chill out bro, who are you to tell Nick what he can or can't ask. Is it beyond irresponsibility to ask a kid to tell the truth? I dont expect them to give out any overly personal information. I just want to know what do they want out of life at this point, etc. They should be able to answer without reverting back to the PC answers.

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Soko - chill out bro, who are you to tell Nick what he can or can't ask. Is it beyond irresponsibility to ask a kid to tell the truth? I dont expect them to give out any overly personal information. I just want to know what do they want out of life at this point, etc. They should be able to answer without reverting back to the PC answers.

 

Soko, i dont mind feedback and i take it into consideration. diego, soko didnt mean it in any bad way and i understand what he means, im not going to ask if the kid likes to party..but i do like doubledomers idea.

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Soko - chill out bro, who are you to tell Nick what he can or can't ask. Is it beyond irresponsibility to ask a kid to tell the truth? I dont expect them to give out any overly personal information. I just want to know what do they want out of life at this point, etc. They should be able to answer without reverting back to the PC answers.

 

 

 

I told him he couldn't ask loaded questions such as the ones you pointed out. I have no problem overstepping my boundaries if its going to stop him asking those particular questions. Lets say hypothetically he did ask one of those questions and a kid did answer honestly and said he wanted to hit on chicks, parties etc... You don't think that would get around at the speed of light? That kid then gets slammed on every message board on earth and Nick looks like an idiot, the guy who trapped him into it. Thats fine for some schmuck looking for a story but thats not his focus. It is extremely irresponsible to get people into those types of situations

 

 

I undertsand all the interviews are blase but rivals, scout etc... don't want the truth. They want where a guy may be leaning or say he's leaning to sell subscriptions

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Not to mention that if you watch most athletes in general give interviews (pro and college) they tend to speak almost entirely in cliches. These are the players that these HS prospects look up to and try to emulate, so even if gallup tries and gets them to open up a bit more they sometimes are just locked in to cliche/politically correct mode

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:lol: You guys are 'rough.' :lol:

 

How about what do you want to MAJOR in? What's your goal plans for the future after football? What's bringing in the income? I don't mean stock answers like from Miss America where she wants to work with handicapped children. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ :roll: Those too are cliches.

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My pet peeve is when a kid says "Academics are important". Then goes on to name his top 5 as ND, Florida, FSu, Miami and USC LOL. Reminds me of a that kids show "What one thing dosn't belong with the others".

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My pet peeve is when a kid says "Academics are important". Then goes on to name his top 5 as ND, Florida, FSu, Miami and USC LOL. Reminds me of a that kids show "What one thing dosn't belong with the others".

 

USC is an elite school academically, Florida is one of the top public universities in the nation, and Miami ain't too shabby either. I understand these schools treat their athletes differently than the regular student body, but if a kid takes advantage of the academic opportunities of these schools he can get a damn fine education at any of them.

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