It’s not every day that you run across a college football coach actually being honest on the recruiting. And it’s not every day that I can write a post about honesty that involves Charlie Weis. But today, we must commend Weis for his honest appeal to recruits on the recruiting trail.
When asked about his recruiting pitch to prospect by Rusting Dodd of the Kansas City Star, Weis gave an answer that works perfectly on any recruit remotely interested in playing for Kansas.
“Everyone wants to play,” Weis said. “There’s no one that wants to not play. I said, ‘Have you looked at that pile of crap out there? Have you taken a look at that?’ So if you don’t think you can play here, where do you think you can play? It’s a pretty simple approach. And that’s not a sales pitch. That’s practical. You’ve seen it, right? Unfortunately, so have I.”
That is undoubtedly the perfect recruiting pitch for Kansas. And it seemed to have worked because Weis just pulled in a recruiting class that blows prior recruiting classes out of the water.