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I can remember when almost every week in January was a big recruiting weekend. When almost nobody commited early. When teams jockeyed to have the last visit. When the best way to find out who commited each weekend was to listen to Phil Kornblut's Sunday night recruiting special. Where sometimes I would have to drive 30 to 40 miles to find a station that carried the show, then sit somewhere and listen for two hours, usually in the cold car, as Phil and his crew tried to contact the visiting recruits and post updates. When I was out of state, having to call a friend who took notes for me or times where I took notes for a friend who couldn't listen. When sometimes I didn't know what happened until Wednesday or Thursday when my Spur and Feathers came in the mail. Can't say I miss those days.
You know, it was so much fun back then, when it was all crammed into one month.
Your post brings back some memories for me as well. Before computers I can remember days when I looked forward to Kornbluts show weekdays, & especially the Sunday night recruiting show. Occasionally the station in this area that carried his show on Sun. night would air something else & I would drive 35 - 40 miles up I-20, pull off at an exit, until I could pick up WVOC just to hear his recruiting show. Thank Goodness for this site & the info. it provides now. Somehow, recruiting did seem more enjoyable back then though. Waiting until the last month to see who USC would get made it more exciting I guess. Here's hoping for a great recruiting weekend for the Gamecocks!
I like hearing stories like this, and wish I had paid attention back in those days. In reality, I just heard a few names from friends, and waited to see who suited up and started. I remember Rob Deboer's coming out party. I can't remember who it was against, but they sure could not tackle him. I was at that game, and we thought we had the next Big George. Deboer had a GREAT career, but not like it appeared it was going to be that day.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
I think you are talking about the ECU game his freshmen year. He had a little over 160 yards if my memory serves me correctly. He ran hard and was a very good catcher on the baseball team, too.
Sitting outside of Capital Newstand every Monday waiting for Korn's recruiting newsletter to be del'd
Left to right: Reed and Blondie,
This post is so true. It will never be the same as it was back in those days. Me and another member of this sight southusc use to ride about thirty minutes away to get recruiting magazines at a store called lake forest quick shop and also listen to kornbluts show on Sunday night after the divisional playoff games it made Sunday nights.
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