A different process 10 years later

Author recalls the stress of his recruitment and relates it to contemporary recruiting

Updated: January 31, 2012, 11:37 AM ET
By Kyle Williams | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- During my days as a high school recruit, I remember my mom, as I'm sitting down eating my breakfast, coming in and putting my letter of intent next to my orange juice in front of me. I remember staring at it as I was finishing eating and a sigh of relief came over me.

After a solid year of phone calls from coaches, hundreds of letters, and a handful of official and unofficial visits, it was finally coming to an end. In my mind, I had no doubt that USC was where I was going. However, there will be a handful of players across the country that might not be feeling the same way.

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