Fact or Fiction

The SEC's new head coaches will have to hit the recruiting trail running

Updated: December 6, 2012, 3:21 PM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | ESPN RecruitingNation

Thanks to recruiting, terms like "decommitment," "soft commitment" and "silent commitment" are now part of every college football fan's vocabulary. At the root of each of these terms is the recruiting rumor mill. You can't go a day without a rumor erupting about what this five-star recruit is going to do, or if this blue-chipper is secretly committed to a school.

That's where RecruitingNation's myth buster, Jeremy Crabtree, comes in.

Crabtree asked fans via Twitter (@JeremyCrabtree) and Facebook which questions from the recruiting rumor mill they wanted fact-checked.

See which rumors are Fact ... or Fiction.

Want your recruiting questions answered? Be sure to submit yours to Jeremy Crabtree on Twitter @JeremyCrabtree using the hashtag #RecruitingRumors or on Facebook.

Eric in "On The Plains" via email: The hiring of Gus Malzahn was a better hire than Bret Bielema from a recruiting standpoint?


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