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Notre Dame has a star recruiter in the making

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08:16 AM ET 04.10 | Even Tom Lemming was impressed by Scott Booker. "I felt like wherever I went, I was one step behind this guy," Lemming said. "When I talked to players, when I talked to coaches and asked who was the most influential recruiter and who impressed them the most, Booker's name came up as much as anybody from Auburn, Florida State, Alabama, Florida or Georgia." ... [Schools] don't get kids to campus without dynamic personalities on the front lines. And that's where Booker has excelled early on. "The great coaches know you can't win big without impact players," Lemming said. "And if you're going to get impact players, at least six of your nine assistants have to be dynamite recruiters. I feel like ND had fallen short of that, but Booker is helping to change that."

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April 10, 2012  09:10 AM ET
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This year?

This year=next year. Like manana in Espanol.

April 10, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Superstar!!!!

April 10, 2012  09:22 AM ET

"[Schools] don't get kids to campus without dynamic personalities on the front lines."

Schools that use Willie Lyles, etal can get 'em there!

April 10, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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"[Schools] don't get kids to campus without dynamic personalities on the front lines."Schools that use Willie Lyles, etal can get 'em there!

Incoming rehearsed, repetitive, and untrue comments about players that were never connected to Willie Lyles.

April 10, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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Incoming rehearsed, repetitive, and untrue comments about players that were never connected to Willie Lyles.

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Walter Payton were connected to Willie Lyles...

April 10, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Star Recruiter he may be, but if ND doesn't recruit some stars and keep them then what does it mean?
This entire recruiting process is becoming messier and messier; what happend to the idea of these kids being students who also play a sport?

April 10, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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what happend to the idea of these kids being students who also play a sport?

That idea died about a Billion dollars ago......

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April 10, 2012  10:44 AM ET
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I member them daze.

Like these

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April 10, 2012  10:57 AM ET
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We graduate the highest % of athletes in Div1, 99% of our scholarship athletes graduate with a legitimate degree.(None of that "General Studies" BS)

May be why you haven't sniffed a BCS game in 20 years........Unlevel playing field?

I'm afraid we may see the same thing with CBB. Those who refuse to recruit 1-and-done players may get left behind.

April 10, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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May be why you haven't sniffed a BCS game in 20 years........Unlevel playing field? I'm afraid we may see the same thing with CBB. Those who refuse to recruit 1-and-done players may get left behind.

Especially if the one and doners are all concentrated in only a few schools.

April 10, 2012  11:28 AM ET
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May be why you haven't sniffed a BCS game in 20 years........Unlevel playing field? I'm afraid we may see the same thing with CBB. Those who refuse to recruit 1-and-done players may get left behind.

I am still of the opinion that this year was an outlier just like 2003 with Melo and Syracuse. It happens occasionally but the norm will be junior/senior lead teams winning the Tourney

April 10, 2012  11:57 AM ET
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I am still of the opinion that this year was an outlier just like 2003 with Melo and Syracuse. It happens occasionally but the norm will be junior/senior lead teams winning the Tourney

I HOPE you are right, but don't htink it was an exception. When Duke, UCLA, Florida, others start giving in to the 1 and done's.....it will catch on. Kinda like South Beach in NBA, these kids may realize that if 3-4 of 'em go togehter and TRY to play like a team, they can beat anybody.

FSU was a GREAT jr/sr team...oldschool. IMO, KY would have beaten that team 7-8 out of 10 times

April 10, 2012  12:00 PM ET
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May be why you haven't sniffed a BCS game in 20 years........Unlevel playing field?

With the fear of being tagged as a Domer hater....I would like to hear from some ND supporters. Can you continue to recruit kids that will graduate 99% of the time and expect to win against teams with lower standards catagorized as minor-league pro football teams?

Do you see ND being able to beat Bama, U$C, LUS, tOSU consistantly and still graduate 99% of your players??

April 10, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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With the fear of being tagged as a Domer hater....I would like to hear from some ND supporters. Can you continue to recruit kids that will graduate 99% of the time and expect to win against teams with lower standards catagorized as minor-league pro football teams?

Do you see ND being able to beat Bama, U$C, LUS, tOSU consistantly and still graduate 99% of your players??

Not a homer, but I'm married to a Domer


My answer is no. Certainly not with any regularity. A great coach can make improvements, sure, but the field is too un-level longterm.

 
April 10, 2012  12:13 PM ET

Correct me if I am wrong here domers, but you guys regularly pull in good classes right??? Would seem to me the problem is not so much recruiting, but coaching???

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