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7 vs. 7, specialized coaches, etc. Recruitniks please comment.

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by MtnBuff, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Jan 11, 2008
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    Inspired by a comment in a recruit thread but didn't want to follow it there.

    We are starting to see big concentrations of P5 recruits coming out of certain 7v7 teams and other coaches outside of the HS programs.

    McChesney has been a big help for us here in Colorado but I wonder if it will be enough. We have 7v7 here but the level of competition and coaching isn't close to what it is in some of the big states like California, Texas, Florida, etc.

    Will this make it even harder for kids from smaller population states to compete? Will this mean that our local recruits are going to be further behind when they come into college programs? Does this mean that schools like CU will have to rely even more on out of state recruiting than in the past to compete?
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    I think this helps states like Colorado. There is a good sized population concentrated around a large metro. But the depth of talent isn't great. Too often, the P5 caliber athletes train and compete every day with teammates who are unable to challenge and push them. Too often, these same players compete in games against opponents that don't have any guys who can really challenge and push them. This has been the single biggest disadvantage to the development of CO football players and has made them a bigger risk in recruiting. How will they respond to things being hard and to being one of the worst guys in their position group when they arrive on a college campus? McChesney gets them used to competing on a daily basis with better players and he shows them what it takes to succeed at the college level. This is huge. It closes the gap with players coming out of those other states for these guys and provides opportunities for players who would be overlooked if they weren't training at Six Zero.
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