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I think if you are LSU or another top 10 program, you don't make these deals. Clemson may not have a choice to get these type of game changers. Of course that is assuming he pans out. This has happened before with star players and then that player flops and the school ends up with 5 non producers. With scholarship limitations, you take a big risk doing this.
But I ask you this, Seeing what we have seen from Clowney from SCAR in his Freshman year, would it be worth to have 5 scholarship guys who may only ever play on special teams for 5 years to get Clowney for 3 years?
In a word, NO!
Attached article has some comments about what RN is doing from recruits at The Opening.
-Alabama pledge O.J. Howard, a tight end ranked No. 46 in the ESPN 150, said he did not agree with Nkemdiche's tactic to even suggest that Clemson offer a high school teammate.
"That's asking a lot," Howard said. "He's really good, a great player, but I don't think any SEC schools would stand for that. At Alabama, we just wouldn't take you."
-"I don't have a problem with him saying it," said uncommitted cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, who's No. 4 in the ESPN 150. "If (Clemson) really wants him and he wants them to offer his friend, they've got to do what they think they need to do to get him."
-"In the long run, I just hope Nkemdiche stays faithful," said linebacker Dorian O'Daniel, one of the Tigers' two commits at The Opening. "Clemson's a good school. They don't deserve to be done wrong."
-Receiver Ra'Shaad Samples, who pledged Saturday to Oklahoma State, said Nkemdiche is just protecting his "family."
"A lot of people don't understand the recruiting process," Samples said. "This is the one-time opportunity when people answer to you. Once you go to a school, there's no more answering to you. You're on somebody else's time. You're on somebody else's money. It's basically a business. I think the kids should be able to say what they want."
-Stanford linebacker commit Peter Kalambayi saw it differently.
"I've told colleges about our players," he said, "but I'd never pressure them to offer. I feel like you earn that offer on your own."
-Penn State quarterback pledge Christian Hackenberg felt the same way.
"I respect Nkemdiche as a player," he said, "but in my opinion it's important to show as much respect as you can to the school you're committed to."
Is it wrong to try to get as much as possible during the recruiting process? Players disagree about the issue.
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