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I was reading an article on Malik Zaire. The question isn't specific to him, but, he mentions that Alabama had called and offered him. He goes on to say that he wouldn't be allowed to commit to them without going down there and working out for the staff. That seems like a reasonable request but if he Can't commit now, does he really have an offer? I have heard of contingencies, like, if so and so commmits to us we are full. My question is, when is an offer really an offer? Does a physical document have to be received? This might explain how ND and others can send out 120 plus offers, when we know they can only accept about 20 kids. Is there a Type A offer and a Type B offer? In any event, times have changed even since you were a top recruit. Can you shed some light on what goes on today for many of us who think an offer is an important step?
good question. I was curious about this as well.
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An offer should be called a letter of interest--- that's all it's worth. A recruit is not allowed to work out for a school. All schools have camps and anyone can go-- if you pay the fee. There may be 10 kids out of 500 that the staff really cares about. It is the only way a staff can see a recruit in person. I tell all kids to go to the camps of schools that there is a real interest on both sides. There are so many camps that have crept up through out the country just to make money--- it's a very big business.They tell you they are sending the reports to all the schools in the country, that may be true but there is no BCS school that is going to take a third party's report to offer a scholarship.
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