NCF On The Trail: 111013-recruit-reaction

It was the first defining win of Paul Chryst’s head-coaching career. It could be the defining moment of Pittsburgh’s future recruiting classes, too.

In front of one of the best atmospheres since the Panthers moved to Heinz Field, they upset No. 23 Notre Dame -- and made an impression on a number of key recruits who were at the game.

Recruits react: Alabama-LSU 

November, 10, 2013
Many top recruits where in attendance for the annual slugfest between Alabama and LSU on Saturday night. Though the Crimson Tide eventually pulled away and won 38-17, recruits saw an exciting and competitive game between two great programs.

Several recruits took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the game.

The No. 1-ranked recruit in the nation, Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/St. Augustine) hung out with Louisiana native and Alabama commit Cameron Robinson (Monroe, La./West Monroe). The two top-five players took a moment to pose for a picture together.

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Michigan recruits not swayed by loss 

November, 9, 2013
Nebraska handed Michigan its first loss at home under coach Brady Hoke on Saturday. It wasn’t a huge weekend in terms of numbers for recruiting, but the prospects who were on hand seemed to enjoy themselves despite the loss.

The first question Michigan fans had was whether the recent losses will impact the current commits in the 2014 class.

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Recruits react to Stanford's big win 

November, 8, 2013
In a game in which few people outside Stanford's fan base, players and committed recruits thought it had any chance to beat Oregon, the Cardinal proved that they belong among the nation's elite programs. It was a 26-20 victory that had Stanford's recruits throwing out terms such as "national powerhouse" and believing things could get even better for "Nerd Nation" on the recruiting trail.

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In case you didn’t get the memo Thursday night, Baylor football is relevant. Extremely relevant.

It was a message many of the recruits tried to spread before the season started -- though some didn’t listen. After an 8-0 start, highlighted by Thursday’s 41-12 shellacking of Oklahoma, Art Briles’ squad is not only looked at as the Big 12 favorite but also a legitimate BCS national title contender.

Baylor’s 2014 recruiting class is at 23 strong, and the program’s top commit, wide receiver K.D. Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant) was at Floyd Casey Stadium watching his future team.

“They played great,” Cannon said. “It was crazy from the start until the end.”

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