What It Means When a College Coach Contacts You

Learn how to gauge a college coach's level of interest in recruiting you.

Anyone who has followed college sports for awhile has likely seen that recruiting tactics can get weird. From sending a letter to the family pet to rides in the "swag-copter," it seems that some coaches who want a recruit badly enough—and have the budget to get extravagant—will stop at almost nothing (within NCAA regulations) to get their way.

Compared to some of the crazy stories you might have heard, this heartwarming letter campaign for men's basketball powerhouse Kansas University might not make the list of most extravagant. But it's still amazing to me, especially when you realize that world-famous coach and recruiter John Calipari had nothing to do with it.


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