Are high school freshmen too young to get recruited?

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Yes (Sam Levy)

Freshmen are 14 or 15 years old. Many have not fully matured. Why would a college athletic program want to recruit a kid who has not fully developed his/her game? Colleges should begin the recruiting process during an athlete’s junior year. Two years is plenty for a university to decide if it wants a student to play for the school – four is not necessary. Let the students get accustomed to high school and decide where their priorities lie.
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No (Wilson Witherspoon)

Although college coaches would be foolish to try to gauge a 14- or 15-year-old’s ability to play at the college level, they should go ahead and make their presence felt to high school freshmen. The process would benefit both the coach, who would get his program on the mind of a young talent, and the player, who would be more likely to stay on track and improve given the incentive of playing college ball.

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