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Alrighty - recruiting

Ok guys - you got me to register on this site so I'm going to do more than just participate on your little 9 page UCF vs. FAU smack thread.

Hows recruiting going down there?† Your Rivals site shows 1 2-star commitment but I'm guessing it isn't updated as much as other schools.† You've gotta be doing better than that.

With 3 weeks to signing day, can anyone give me a quick summary of where you're at with your verbals?† Biggest needs, are they filled, any surprises, any steals?

Congrats on your season, and hopefully that stadium gets finalized - you'll notice a big recruiting bump immediately.† We did.
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SteveA said

Ok guys - you got me to register on this site so I'm going to do more than just participate on your little 9 page UCF vs. FAU smack thread.

Hows recruiting going down there?† Your Rivals site shows 1 2-star commitment but I'm guessing it isn't updated as much as other schools.† You've gotta be doing better than that.

With 3 weeks to signing day, can anyone give me a quick summary of where you're at with your verbals?† Biggest needs, are they filled, any surprises, any steals?

Congrats on your season, and hopefully that stadium gets finalized - you'll notice a big recruiting bump immediately.† We did.

Welcome to the board.† Go to the recruiting thread.† It is one of the top 2 or 3 threads on the the top of the page.† All of the updates are there.† The latest news is that had a DT transfer in from Western Michigan and a verbal from a LB from Hollywood Hills.†
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SteveA said

Ok guys - you got me to register on this site so I'm going to do more than just participate on your little 9 page UCF vs. FAU smack thread.

Hows recruiting going down there?† Your Rivals site shows 1 2-star commitment but I'm guessing it isn't updated as much as other schools.† You've gotta be doing better than that.

With 3 weeks to signing day, can anyone give me a quick summary of where you're at with your verbals?† Biggest needs, are they filled, any surprises, any steals?

Congrats on your season, and hopefully that stadium gets finalized - you'll notice a big recruiting bump immediately.† We did.

Welcome Steve A Howard doesn't like to release any info about recruits. This way no one can steal them from us if they don't know who we're after. For example if UCF sees we are going after someone they want too they can tell them you can play in a new stadium now not in 2010 therefore Howard won't release any info.

Stars don't mean much anyway, Rusty had 0 stars coming out of H.S. he's now the 2nd best QB in the state 11th in the nation

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Yup,

You dont see a lot on Scout or Rivals becasue we do keep our recruits close to the vest. Howard has done this at every program hes been a part of.

P.S. Welcome to the boards

:Wave:

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick @$$ and I'm out of bubble gum.

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Jab979 said

Stars don't mean much anyway, Rusty had 0 stars coming out of H.S. he's now the 2nd best QB in the state 11th in the nation

Exactly!

Another thought here:

What they "should" do is put stars next to the head coach they will be playing for as well, and thereby come up with a dual rating system…

i think it can actually end up hurting an athletes performance† in some cases…get some guy who cant coach and just gets a bunch of recruits:

*Cough* *Cough…Sydney Green…*Cough*

BUT, HS is a Five Star Coach…give him a lower level recruit and he will produce above and beyond "potential" results almost every time out…

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Thanks for the responses.

Rusty must have been a 2-star out of HS unless you were I-AA when he signed.† I think 2-stars are given to anyone that signs with a DI (at least on Rivals astrometrics system).

Trust me, I know that stars aren't the end-all be-all.† Kevin Smith = 2-stars.† Worked out just fine for us.

I am a little confused about Howard and the secrecy thing.† I get the idea, but I don't see how it's possible with recruiting being where it is today.† For example, if Joe Runningback is being recruited by FAU, UCF and Miami - all it takes is for the Miami recruiting analyst to have a phone conversation with him and when Joe mentions "Yeah I just took a visit to FAU it went real well and I'm going to UCF next week" all three would get attached to the recruit on a site like Scout or Rivals.† Kind of like a marketing lead.

Anyway - it's all a wash in 3 weeks we'll all breath a little easier.
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SteveA said

Thanks for the responses.

Rusty must have been a 2-star out of HS unless you were I-AA when he signed.† I think 2-stars are given to anyone that signs with a DI (at least on Rivals astrometrics system).

Trust me, I know that stars aren't the end-all be-all.† Kevin Smith = 2-stars.† Worked out just fine for us.

I am a little confused about Howard and the secrecy thing.† I get the idea, but I don't see how it's possible with recruiting being where it is today.† For example, if Joe Runningback is being recruited by FAU, UCF and Miami - all it takes is for the Miami recruiting analyst to have a phone conversation with him and when Joe mentions "Yeah I just took a visit to FAU it went real well and I'm going to UCF next week" all three would get attached to the recruit on a site like Scout or Rivals.† Kind of like a marketing lead.

Anyway - it's all a wash in 3 weeks we'll all breath a little easier.

Steve I hear what you're saying and it makes sense and that's how can speculate Joe shmo is considering FAU, UCF, and USF if he visits all 3 then gives FAU a verbal Howard is going to tell the media we got another verbal especially since they can change their minds at any time and then say I know I verbally committed to FAU but I've been hearing more and more about UCF and they just lost Kevin Smith and I want to show the fans I'm better then him or whatever the case may be

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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"We donít have anybody committed, we donít ask anybody to commit, we donít want anybody to commit. We want to make sure that those that come with us are the right ones for us." - Howard Schnellenberger

Its all right here.

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After reading the quotes from Howard, he is great with the spoken word(which we all knew).† I can't help but think if he spoke to bowl committees on the SunBelts behalf that there would be more automatic bowl tie-ins.
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