CFS Daily Hot Reads: Friday, March 15, 2013
Most recruiting letters are pretty standard fare. But if a couple of examples posted on Instagram are any indication, new N.C. State recruiting support staff member Drew Hughes, who joined the Pack earlier this week after a year as director of player personnel at Central Florida, takes a, um, “different” approach. The photo above was posted by C.J. Reavis, a safety from Chester, Va. According to LostLetterman.com, fellow safety Dexter Wright of Wilson, N.C. received a letter with identical body content. At first glance, the letters appear to be handwritten with a Sharpie, but as noted in the Comments section of the LL.com article, judging by the “I” in IMPACT and “C” in CREATE, the body looks to be a photocopy. Regardless, Hughes doesn’t beat around the bush, telling them: NC STATE NEEDS = BALLERS. YOU = BALLER.
Maryland cornerback Dexter McDougle has some strong words about the Terps’ receivers, stating that they are “the best skill guys in the conference.” Deon Long, a mid-year transfer from Iowa Western CC, is already making his presence felt. McDougle said that Long, who was the nation’s No. 1 junior college prospect by Rivals.com in the ’13 class, has “already made a huge impact.” He believes that Long and the emergence of junior Nigel King will make Stefan Diggs, who was also 5-star recruit, even more dangerous. “Stef’s always been an explosive player, but we’ve got guys around him now,” he said. “Definitely getting better it’s real competitive during the one-on-ones, there’s a lot of talking, but it’s all positive, just to get us better.”
Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco told Steve Czaban on Yahoo! Sports Radio that it is “very unlikely” the league will go with the America 12 name when all is said and done. Aresco said the league had protected a variety of domain names – America 12 being one of them – but he believes the new name will not have a number in it.