Recruiting Season

It’s spring signing season in college athletics; colleges all over the nation are gleefully announcing their incoming recruting classes for a variety of sports, selling fans and boosters on the idea that this group of kids will be the ones who make a difference for the program they love.

Notre Dame posted this on its official athletic media relations Twitter feed this afternoon:

@UND_com: ND women’s soccer coach Randy Waldrum announces signing of talented six-person class for next season: http://tinyurl.com/yjwfjnc

And the ensuing story contains the following quote from head coach Randy Waldrum:

“I think we have a very solid class coming in for 2010,” Waldrum said. “We filled the needs that we had due to graduation. I love the personalities of the incoming class, as they are all creative, committed, talented, and are all very team-oriented. Chemistry is such a huge part of success, and this class will fit in nicely with a very talented group of returning players.”

Wouldn’t it be great if, just once, you’d see a recruiting release that said “Yeah, we’ve got six kids coming in. Four of them suck, but we didn’t try very hard at recruiting this year and they really were the best we could get to come here. Look, nobody expects much out of us anyway; we’ve won 30 percent of our games over the last decade so, really, just getting kids to agree to come here is a victory for us.”

That would be awesome.

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