It’s called recruiting, which is a French word for choosing up sides in the parking lot.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of the sport, but it’s also not nearly as crucial as everybody makes it — but has proven to be a lot more important that what Steve Spurrier thought it was.
I only say “not as crucial” to bring some sanity to the moment. I know people who put their life on hold this time of the year just to check up hourly on the status of their favorite five-star.
Clearly it is critically important, as Meyer has proven in his quest to land “the one percent of the one percent.” By all reports the Florida coach will stockpile another 20 or so players this year with a list of commitments that ESPN currently has judged No. 5 in the country.