Ran across this article this morning over coffee. Recruiting them younger and younger is a way of life. It’s been happening since Lane Kiffin offered a 7th grader a scholarship when he was the head coach at USC (the west coast version, NOT the Gamecocks). My opinion? Really simple. If you offer them in the 7th grade, you ought to have to honor that offer when they graduate. Even if they turn out to not be such a great player.
Anyway, just something I saw this morning. Don’t you wish it was baseball season so I would not have so much time on my hands?
Source: Have high school sports become irrelevant to college recruiters?
Technology has a place in athletics. Film review, data analysis, training. It even has a place in weight room and in rehab. But there should be no reason to use a hidden camera to record the goings on in a weight room. Sure, put in a device to monitor if folks are working out or not. Have it there for someone to review in the event of an injury, or to see if any unauthorized people are in the area. But put the camera up in a conspicuous place where everyone can see it, tell them what it is for, and go from there.
Check out the article, and share your thoughts if you wish
Source: A’s Coach Michael Henriques Reportedly Suspended for Weight Room Hidden Camera