An all college football series of posts today starts out with this IndyStar.com article titled “Recruiting 101” by a former high school football coach who passes along his experience in what college coaches are looking for in high school football players. The article contains many interesting insights, including the former coach’s final one, which runs counter to the specialization of athletes that is the clear trend at most big high schools:
Regardless of position, it appears that in the recruiting of [big-time college football] players that being a multisport athlete at the high school level is the norm. I encourage athletes to play as many sports as long as they can. The benefits of multisport participation are many.