Too-early offers are a dangerous trend 

June, 24, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- At what point does college football recruiting become a detriment to the development of young football players?

It has always been understood that recruiting is the lifeblood of college football, and the head coaches who run big-time college football programs are paid millions to win games with athletes that are in their late teens to early 20s.

The high school level has always been the focal point of the recruiting system. Numerous books and countless articles have been written regarding recruiting and the intense competition to first get a player’s verbal and then eventual signature on that cherished February letter of intent.