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Old 03-03-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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Is there a specific reason why guys like Dan LeFevour and Matt Grothe did not go to bigger named programs

Now Central Michigan is a good program, but you would think a weak conference like big ten would kill for Dan LeFevour. He is from Chicago, and the Illini usually eat up the talent from that state, but they had Juice Williams for a bit, so I can understand why he did not choose Illinois, but what about Northwestern, Wisconsin, Purdue, Minn, or Iowa? Who did those programs have during these last 3 years at QB that LeFevour could not have won the starting job from?

Same thing with South Florida, good program, but what kept Matt Grothe from going to FSU, or Miami? Who did they have these last 3 years?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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Sometimes they think the program already has a couple good QBs in the system. Many players want to start right away...others think they can come in as Frosh and beat out a junior.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Dan Lefevour HS Profile:
Dan LeFevour - Football Recruiting
Matt Grothe HS Profile:
Matt Grothe - Football Recruiting

Dan Lefevour never got interest from schools in "major" BCS conferences. Small time programs were looking at him, and it shows that these recruiting websites are never perfect.

Central Michigan is very good at doing this. They always seem to get 2 star players who actually are much better than they are given credit for in HS, which is a testament to their great scouting.

I'm from Vancouver, BC and there's a player named Eric Fraser who was a FS or SS at Cent. Michigan who's from this area. I remember in his Gr.12 year, there was a recruiting service he paid for that sends tapes to all Canadian Universities, and 15 American of your choice. The person who ran the recruiting service, said he wasn't good enough to be a NCAA player. He sent out his own tapes and got an offer from Cent. Michigan. He ended up playing as a true freshman I believe returning kicks, and as a sophmore was a starting DB. Now, he's likely to be the first pick in the CFL draft.

Matt Grothe however, pulled the trigger immediately with South Florida.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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but Grothe was Mr. Football in Florida

the big ten did a lowsy job of recruiting that year, LeFevour came out, but not even Northwestern offered him?

I mean Benet Academy is a pretty large catholic school in the burbs of chicago
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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I think it's kind of refreshing once in a while that a big time player goes to a smaller school. There's hundred's of reasons why Grothe didn't pick Miami, FSU, possibly even Florida... but a player will have his priorities in a different order.

Maybe USF has the classes that he wanted and had his priorities straight with choosing a school not based on football. Maybe he wanted to be the big fish in a small pond and be the player who helps football grow at USF. Who really knows? All I know is, if he didn't choose USF, he might just be a player we never heard of today.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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Dont underestimate the ability of a coach to 'sell' his program and university. Thats basically what the top recruiters are. As you identify a candidate, you must figure what is important to him, and try to reinforce that your program has it.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Why? Well Danny because he wasn't a very good QB and certainly didn't project into one. He really didn't impress when he threw the ball then, still doesn't. The NCAA is loaded with Ex-QB's that colleges convinced they'd "let them play QB" but then moved them to other spots shortly after they got there. UM's tight ends forever were ex QB's. The two that really come to mind are Todd Blackledge of Penn State fame and Big Ben R. from Miami of Ohio. Both were only offer scholarships by one school as QB's. Neither were intended top stay at the position. All the others wanted them as linebackers. The point is every now and then one of those guys actually make it as a big physical QB's....rare is the case. Danny's has certainly shined......FIRE UP CHIPS!!!
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