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Street Agents: Third Party Involvement In College Football Recruiting, Brandon S. Foster Dec 2010

Street Agents: Third Party Involvement In College Football Recruiting, Brandon S. Foster

Scott Foster

In the ever changing landscape of college football recruiting, third parties, otherwise known as “Street Agents,” have become an emerging problem for college football coaches in their recruitment of prospective collegiate student-athletes. This is evidenced by the recent NCAA issues at the University of Oregon and Willie Lyles revolving around the recruitment of student-athletes during 7-on-7 summer football camps. In essence, high school football coaches are being surgically removed from the recruiting atmosphere because these third parties are developing the necessary relationships with the student-athletes and are able to direct them to the school of their choice because they host ...