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Smart Football Looks at the Interplay of Recruiting, Schemes, and Greatness

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"For the truly elite-level recruiting teams, I think the agnosticism of pro-style treats them well because they basically recruit incredible players and then figure out the system and scheme later..." "For everyone else having an identity and being somewhat contrarian helps a lot because it allows you to focus your recruiting on guys that can help you...It also means the traditional scouting services may overrated or underrate your recruiting class — you may have gotten a bunch of guys who will contribute but get a low ranking, or you may have missed a lot of guys you needed but wind up with a disproportionately high ranking because you got one or two guys who, while helpful, may not even be your most productive guys." Interesting read if you guys have time.

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