Fact or Fiction

Making sense of the ever-changing recruiting rumor mill

Updated: November 8, 2012, 1:01 PM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | ESPN RecruitingNation

Thanks to recruiting, words like decommitment, soft commitment and silent commitment are now part of every college football fan's vocabulary. At the root of every one 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 mythbuster 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


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