If you think high school recruiting is bad down here, check out Maryland and this story from the Gazette.
The paper examines how public schools fight to keep some of their players from transferring to the private schools who are recruiting them. Here’s the eye-opening quote, from one coach:
It’s a day and age at this point, you can’t just say, these guys, because they’re in your zone that they’re going to automatically come here. They have a lot of options out here for these kids now. If you don’t fight for your program, you’re going to look up and it’s going to be one graduation class away from everybody’s gone.