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Old 06-24-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default How will the Charleston shooting affect recruiting?

Obviously the innocent lives that were lost are far more important than anything related to sports.

I also think that Northern schools will not hesitate to use this as an opportunity to portray the people of SC as being 'behind the times,' to put it mildly. I definitely wouldn't put it past Jim Harbaugh, who we seem to be going head-to-head against for several recruits.

Maybe it won't have any effect. I always wondered why any black person would want to play for Ole Miss, a team located in a state with the confederate flag embedded within their own state flag, and a school with a plantation owner as a mascot. Still, they are able to attract top talent. (I'm thinking $$$ is changing hands).

This is just a thought. If you are thinking about trying to lecture me on priorities, don't waste your breath. I'm just introducing another small, insignificant ramification of this tragedy. This is no different than some of the people after 9/11 that felt guilty for thinking how the price of gold was skyrocketing as a result of those attacks. I don't feel great for thinking it, but it's there. Let's be adults about this, and talk about how race relations is impacting recruiting. It's one thing that I think no one ever brings up, but it HAS to be an issue to a certain extent. I understand if mods may be tempted to delete this thread, but I think some things need to be said, and sweeping these opinions under the rug isn't going to help anyone.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:54 PM   #3
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Default Re: How will the Charleston shooting affect recruiting?

The Confederate flag will affect recruiting more.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: How will the Charleston shooting affect recruiting?

Mississippi has been recruiting recently better than they have....ever I believe. Just like dabo the evangelist selling kids on clemson and Tillman Hall. If the salesman is good enough you can trick young, impressionable kids into believing anything
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Mississippi has been recruiting recently better than they have....ever I believe. Just like dabo the evangelist selling kids on clemson and Tillman Hall. If the salesman is good enough you can trick young, impressionable kids into believing anything

But clempson ain't in South Carolina, is it?!? LOL


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I don't think it affects it.
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Default Re: How will the Charleston shooting affect recruiting?

I hope not, but I will be honest OP, the thought crossed my mind too.
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Default Re: How will the Charleston shooting affect recruiting?

Personally I don't think kids pay attention to things like this when it comes to recruiting. The Confederate flag maybe.

They also don't really care that the school won four national championships or whatever pre-1980. They care about how you are doing now, how good the facilities are, how fun the town seems.

And they really care about how often the school is on sports center.

That said the guy that is recruiting them is super, super important.

But something like this? I just don't think it will matter. Just a different kind of thing.

The kids you are recruiting are not the ones that are up on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict or want so and so to divest from such and such.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:07 PM   #11
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Default Re: How will the Charleston shooting affect recruiting?

As long as the recruits keep getting their money, they won't care.
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Personally I don't think kids pay attention to things like this when it comes to recruiting. The Confederate flag maybe.

They also don't really care that the school won four national championships or whatever pre-1980. They care about how you are doing now, how good the facilities are, how fun the town seems.

And they really care about how often the school is on sports center.

That said the guy that is recruiting them is super, super important.

But something like this? I just don't think it will matter. Just a different kind of thing.

The kids you are recruiting are not the ones that are up on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict or want so and so to divest from such and such.


More than anything they care about whether we can get them to the NFL. If we can do that better than our competitors we will be fine.
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The Confederate flag will affect recruiting more.
B.S. It doesn't and has never. Every state below the Mason Dixon line has confederate monuments and displays a Confederate flag at either state buildings or state museums.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:41 PM   #14
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There isn't a Confederate Flag in the state of Alabama.
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B.S. It doesn't and has never. Every state below the Mason Dixon line has confederate monuments and displays a Confederate flag at either state buildings or state museums.
It hasn't been a national story or led the Nightly News until now. It's the number one story in the nation. That effects our out-of-state recruiting. If you haven't noticed most of our players are African-American.
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It hasn't been a national story or led the Nightly News until now. It's the number one story in the nation. That affects our out-of-state recruiting. If you haven't noticed most of our players are African-American.
I'd be shocked if a recruit took us off his list because some crazy extremist nut lived in our state.
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If a flag being over the state house sways a kid into not coming to SC, he wasn't going to come here anyway.
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I'd be shocked if a recruit took us off his list because some crazy extremist nut lived in our state.
It's not about one idiot.
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It hasn't been a national story or led the Nightly News until now. It's the number one story in the nation. That effects our out-of-state recruiting. If you haven't noticed most of our players are African-American.
Its the #1 story in the nation because the people of South Carolina didn't act like insane people like the folks in Missouri. People are mourning the loss of good Christian people and understanding that the act of a lunatic does not represent the bulk of society. what's next removing the American flag when someone commits a heinous crime and displays the flag?
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Its the #1 story in the nation because the people of South Carolina didn't act like insane people like the folks in Missouri. People are mourning the loss of good Christian people and understanding that the act of a lunatic does not represent the bulk of society. what's next removing the American flag when someone commits a heinous crime and displays the flag?
Listen man, it doesn't matter. The flag will be off state grounds soon, and then it will be at the SC State Museum. The only flags that should fly at government buildings are the State and U.S. flag.
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