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Kids talk recruiting tactics

Prospects reveal Michigan's pitch to be strong on family, history, academics

Updated: March 8, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
The recruiting process can be difficult for prospects and their families. Wading through the handwritten letters, the sales pitches and the various programs can be a tough task to manage.

Most haven't been through it before, unlike the men doing the selling. The coaches have finely honed their recruiting pitches. It can be dizzying for a prospect: Nearly every program sounds like it would be a great fit.

[+] EnlargeBrady Hoke
Chuck Cook/US PresswireBrady Hoke has built a solid coaching staff and a familial atmosphere that recruits point to for Michigan's recent success.
Then again, the pictures on the menus look appetizing at even the worst restaurants. But once one takes a bite ...

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