Most laws in our society have come about over the years because we discovered that people can't control themselves. Look when God gave Moses the 10 Commandments he had to tell us not to kill and not to steal. Really? But think about it...it was necessary. That brings me to college football recruiting. In this current recruiting season we've seen three eighth graders offered college football scholarships. Not to be outdone Kentucky has offered 7th grader Jarius Brents. 7th grade...he's barely halfway to his senior year of High School. He's still in Middle School; there is no need for this. Remember back when the NBA allowed the drafting of high school players? It got to where the entire lottery was players who had just finished the 12th grade. Most NBA teams didn't want to do this, but for fear of getting beat on a player they joined the parade; so they changed the rules. CFB teams want to be the first in line and don't want to get beat on a player so 8th and now even a 7th grader has been offered a scholarship. Anybody who has teenagers in their family knows how often they change their minds and we suddenly feel the need to give them 5 years to think about their college choice? I don't think so. It's time for a rule that limits offers and even contact until at least the 10th grade and I'd be happy if it was the 11th. I think coaches would welcome this too. They don’t want to be chasing 7th and 8th graders. Remember without rules, people, and coaches can't control themselves.
Time for Changes in College Football Recruiting
June 14, 2013, 4:15 pm