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Crystal Ball Run:
Cover the sport of college football long enough, and there really isn’t all that much that’ll surprise you, especially when it comes to recruiting. The tactics of the nation’s best coaches are legendary, whether it’s Auburn’s “Tiger Prowl” limo, Lane Kiffin’s helicopter trips at Tennessee, or the time that Mark Richt went to church to close a recruit. Not to mention, that as we learned in the movie “The Blind Side” there’s nothing that Nick Saban loves more than some good conversation about a set of drapes.
But at Vanderbilt- where recruiting has picked up exponentially under new head coach James Franklin- there’s a decidedly old-school feel to the way they handle things. Franklin, the smooth-talker that he is, likes to ask for a recruit’s hand in “marriage” when a high school player commits.
The concept is simple really. As Franklin describes it the doe-eyed 17-year-olds that he’s courting, when you make a verbal commitment to his school, in a lot of ways it’s like getti
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