“When I started in seventh grade, I didn’t think they would talk to me that early.”

When it comes to early recruiting, Lane Kiffin ain’t got nothing on women’s lacrosse.

Precise numbers are difficult to come by, but an analysis done for The New York Times by the National Collegiate Scouting Association, a company that consults with families on the recruiting process, shows that while only 5 percent of men’s basketball players and 4 percent of football players who use the company commit to colleges early — before the official recruiting process begins — the numbers are 36 percent in women’s lacrosse and 24 percent in women’s soccer.

At universities with elite teams like North Carolina and Texas, the rosters are almost entirely filled by the time official recruiting begins.

Hmm… sounds like a fertile area from where Nick Saban could add to his support staff.

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3 responses to ““When I started in seventh grade, I didn’t think they would talk to me that early.”

  1. Cousin Eddie

    Can he cut, oops, offer medical redshirts to 11th graders? If so he might start.

  2. I was wondering how y’all would turn this into a shot at Saban. Now I don’t have to wonder anymore.

  3. title IX at work again. D-1 schools are not able to fill all the scholarships for these 300, and change, female soccer teams and have to give partial scholarships for the 200, and change, male D-1 soccer programs. Are any tax payer dollars being spent to recruit this 12 year old. The real and unacknowledged problem is that girls get their fill of athletics by 18 and are ready to just be students not student/athletes. The numbers show that 50% of high school female athletes would play college sports given the opportunity but 95% of high school males athletes would play in college if given the chance. The supply of athletes from which the colleges can potentially draw shrinks for women but the Federal law mandates that there must be equal numbers of scholarships given so the schools have to scramble to fill their quotas of females athletes This little recruit maybe injured,change sports ,pregnant or most likely just burned out by the time she is going of to college.This law is a life lesson in the most immutable of all laws. The law of unintended consequences can not be repealed. As direct result of Title IX we are now recruiting 12 yoa little girls that probably will not want to still play that sport when they are 18. The fix really isn’t that hard but no one cares because the only people being hurt by this BS law is a bunch of evil,knuckle dragging, potential rapists who deserve the big get even this law authorizes.