McGee Doesn’t Tell Recruits What They Want to Hear

by cotte on June 30, 2010

FAYETTEVILLE — Garrick McGee has developed an easy-to-follow recruiting philosophy. It also happens to be a tad risky.

“I tell the truth,” McGee said.

See. Told you it’s risky.

McGee, Arkansas’ offensive coordinator, is regarded as one of the top recruiters not just on the Arkansas staff, but in the country. Yet, McGee’s style isn’t for everybody.

Razorback fans should be aware of this.

Recruiting has developed into a process that primarily centers on appealing to emotion and, well, ego. From this seat, recruiting appears to have become less about the promise of growing as a football player and person and more about limousines and karaoke contests and pep rallies.

McGee, as best as I can tell from a recent visit with the rising coaching star, wants the focus back on the football field. That can be a shock to the system of high school players who encounter much different approaches elsewhere. And it leads some fans to worry about what exactly Arkansas is doing in recruiting when a four- or five-star prospect commits elsewhere.  Read more…


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