I never said all recruiting is BS. I said 90% of recruiting stories are. I vividly recall it being posted on the internet that I was recruited to the high school I went to solely because I was a good athlete in high school, which was complete bull ****. I've talked to a ton of athletes from other schools, not a one was recruited. What most people don't realize is that a majority of those schools can't even afford to let kids go to school for free. Recruiting is an easy cop out for people to use when they're sore losers and need an excuse for why they lost to a private school.
Indianola has a stand out athlete about every other year.. and they always end up transferring to Dowling or some other Des Moines school. It's just hard to believe they ALL would go there with their own choice but with the quality of Indianola's athletic programs I guess I don't blame them.
Yet another sport that Nevada is mediocre at, where are all the soccer and volleyball threads :jimlad:.
In NW Iowa, the Reformed schools have a feeder system of ten or more elementary and JH schools from which to choose. Rock Valley, Hull, Sanborn, Sioux Center, Hospers, Orange City, Sheldon and Ocheydan all had schools when I was younger. Even Bigelow, Mn. sent kids to Western from their christian school.
Each school focused solely on basketball and played extended basketball schedules. More kids were starters and play more basketball at an earlier age. In high school they were able to pick and choose between these good players at all the schools and even had tryouts for varsity.
Dutch schools in NW Iowa do not recruit, because they don't have to. Ready made kids from large families with resources straight from the church. Certain churches go to Unity while others go to Western. Dutch money stays in the community. I was born into a Christian Reformed family but never attended christian school. Had friends go and communicated with them. My only complaint would have been is that probably the best basketball player ever in my home district went to Western, 45' away. He did so by choice and his family attended church closer to the school.
Heelan did send me a few letters to attend there (with physical attributes :wideeyed:)after I was all conference in football my junior year. They even called two times to talk.
Hope this doesn't offend.