Anyone ever been a member of a football recruiting website?

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  1. Leroy Jenkins

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    Any opinion on which is the best!? I'm thinking of joining one, and money isn't really an issue, but not sure which is the most legit..anyone ever been a member of one or a few or have an opinion either way? Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. Swamp Donkey

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    Leroy, twitter will get you everything you can know.
     
    • ThreatMatrix

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      Any paid site that I was a member of that supposedly had inside information was pure rubbish. Usually long conversations about rumors that never came to fruition.
       
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      so,like here?
       
      • ThreatMatrix

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        Where's the damn funny button when you need it?
         
        • soflagator

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          I used to have access to Rivals. I’m amazed they get people to continuously pay for their info.

          You’re better of getting williston_gator’s address and just mailing him a check each month. He’s way better and way more up to date.
           
          • Tay Bang

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            Only Byrdman gets funnies. He’s got over 1100...
             
            • G. Gordon Gator

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              To each his own, but I've never really understood the levels of obsession that some fans go to over recruiting. Don't get me wrong, I definitely want our coaches to be obsessed with it, that's for sure. But I don't see the point of obsessing over it as a fan.

              On National Signing Day(s), I eagerly check the updates to find out who we got. I then read their bios and watch their highlight videos and so forth. But prior to that, I don't waste time concerning myself with speculation about guys who are not Gators yet and will not be Gators until those signed LOI's arrive in Gainesville.

              Now, if I hear about a really big time recruit who is said to be considering the Gators, then I might check in on it a little bit. But I'd never care enough to spend money on a pay site, just to get scuttlebutt that, again, doesn't mean anything until the signing is official.

              Hardcore recruitniks remind me of the boys in my grade school who would spend recess sitting inside on the hallway floor, with shoeboxes full of sports cards that they were trading. I remember looking at them bemusedly while I walked by, on my way outside to play actual sports. lol
               
              • gatorplank

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                I’ve been on a couple of pay sites. Really liked Gatorcountry back when they had Bob Redman and Franz Beard even if it was a little pumperish and turned out to be total crap in terms of truthfulness. Was never as good after Bob Redman left IMO. I stopped paying shortly after his departure.

                Inside The Gators has always done a pretty good job. Celtics was a very good poster on that board for years. I also like their articles they’ve been putting out recently.

                Surprisingly, a lot of insider stuff on the pay boards leaks out onto Florida Gators Reddit. You should try following them before completely getting into a pay site.
                 
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                • Gators79

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                  Just ask me . I have most of the info, and I wouldn't pay for any of those $hit sites.
                   
                • oxrageous

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                  I’ll take your money.
                   
                  • BMF

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                    Bob and Franz are the two most full of sh*t Gator "writers" on the internet. Btw, Bob is at 247 sports so you can still read his stuff there. I think Franz is on the rivals board. Bob is more bearable, as his ego is nowhere the size of Franz's. True story; I was at a gatorcountry party at a poster's house around the 2000/2001 time frame ("CDgator" - he was a retired Tampa firefighter and lived about a mile from the stadium). Franz was talking to this chick "gatorbutt" (she had a gator tattoo on her ass), she was a principal at a HS in north Georgia. He told her, "I usually only date woman much younger than you...but I'd make an exception." (he was dead serious - as she told me this later when I was......). She was at least 15 years younger than him at the time.

                    I have a paid membership to another board, and the info is pretty weak. Law is spot on about twitter. When I get on my home computer I'll post some of the better twitter sites that I follow....
                     
                    • MidwestChomp

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                      No need to join. Between BMF and Williston the same info is posted here.
                       
                      • Blacklabgator

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                        Been a member of 247 for a while. Not a whole lot of truly insider stuff on there that isn’t available on twitter. Their articles aren’t bad.
                         
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                        That was really what I was looking for when I found this site all those years ago; haven’t been disappointed.

                        Well, I was disappointed in July ;)
                         
                      • Slevin

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                        Just don’t do 247. They give you like one recruiting update every two weeks. They have Bob Redman and Blake alderman now, so 4 writers and barely ever have any info.

                        I would probably go with inside the gators or Jason Higdons New site 1st and ten
                         
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                      • Jack o' Diamonds

                        Jack o' Diamonds My mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts...
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                        Anything you get on a pay site is usually publicly available in a few days anyway..Like nobody can keep a secret...
                         

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