Recruiting, Willie Williams, and Table Tennis
Some of you may remember the infamous Willie Williams, who had one of the most storied recruiting periods ever (you can find some info pretty easily on the interwebs). Here's a nice story about how things have changed: Curfew is 9:30, sharp!
My favorite parts:
To understand how the official visit -- the two-day, all-expenses-paid trip that allows prospective athletes to see what a school has to offer -- has changed since your tour, Willie, consider the wildest part of the biggest visit weekend at Georgia this recruiting season. On the night of Dec. 6, some of the nation's top players gathered at the home of Bulldogs coach Mark Richt and played ping-pong. That's right, ping-pong.
"[Richt] is pretty dominant. He didn't lose the entire night," said Bryce Ros, a Kennesaw, Ga., tight end who will officially sign next week to play for a coach who apparently is the best American table tennis player since Forrest Gump.And, on page two:
Still, maybe the Vols would have had a better chance at landing Owens had the players just driven Owens to Fulmer's house for a rousing game of ping-pong.
I guess instead of competing at the fiddle for your soul, Evil Richt challenges you at ping-pong for your signature on a letter of intent.