Huskies Pull Off Wild Recruiting Story
Northwest Sports News
Many Bet Online players that follow the NCAA football scene know that teams like to start recruiting earlier, but now it’s getting to the point where schools are trying to get recruits to commit before they even get to their sophomore year of high school. The University of Washington watched USC do this a couple of years ago, so now they have decided to throw their name into the ring.
In 2012, the Trojans got a commitment from David Sills, a quarterback and normally, that wouldn’t get a rise out of those that use price per head services. But Sills was only 13 years old at the time and that started an entire debate on whether or not kids should be allowed to choose a university that young. The Huskies have followed suit as they picked up a commitment from 14-year-old Tate Martell out of San Diego, and head coach Steve Sarkisian was surely going to get in on this new wave of recruiting. Sarkisian was a longtime coach at USC before taking the head job at Washington and he has to be keeping tabs on what his counterpart, Lane Kiffin, is doing with his recruiting, especially as the Trojans had to get creative because of NCAA violations (which they are free from now, which makes them the football bettingfavorites in the Pac-12). Sarkisian has a great quarterback in Keith Price right now, but it never hurts to look towards the future.
But will kids like Martell and Sills actually suit up for Washington and USC, respectively? Probably not. A lot can happen to a kid between 14 and 18; they meet new friends and want to go to college with them, or they lose the passion for football and want to go somewhere else to pursue a degree. This is all just a publicity stunt for the kids, to try and drum up more interest for them in the next few years. Winning and NCAA football betting (read more on college football betting) odds aren’t even a thought when coaches are recruiting kids this earlier, they’re just trying to keep their program in the spotlight and Sarkisian knows he has to do that with USC coming back for glory, while Oregon and Stanford are in the running as well. Getting a kid to commit to your program at 14 isn’t something you should hang your hat on.
Besides, Martell has a lot of time to change his mind and you know teenagers: he may have already changed it. How many massive decisions like this could you make at 14? This is all a ploy to get other schools looking at him, while Washington is being talked about now as well, but it won’t do anything for their sportsbook odds.
Last edited by The Q; 07-27-2012 at 08:18 AM.
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