Every year at this time, when someone moves, or transfers, etcetera, keyboard warriors jump online and fill the message boards with all sorts of accusations of recruiting. We have all read these claims by someone who knows someone who talked to someone who overheard the coach talking to a wrestler about moving schools. Posts have been made this fall inferring as much in multiple cases.
I DON’T BELIEVE YOU!
What Coach would Jeopardize his program by actively recruiting a wrestler?
Good programs get transfers. Good programs have always attracted kids who are interested in being a part of something. If you have a choice between going into a room where there are multiple State Champions, they contend for a State Title every year and they have put multiple kids to College on scholarship or going to your home school that hasn’t p[ut someone in the finals since 2009 and hasn’t won a title since 1988. It is a no brainer. If you want to be good, you surround yourself with the best if you can. Iron Sharpens Iron, and if you’re are iron and want to be steel, you don’t want to hang out with stones or even bronze. It is just counterproductive. It is a waste of time. No one is accusing a coach of a mediocre team of recruiting, because no one wants to go there. If you build it, they will come.
The UHSAA has clearly defined the rules for transfers, and while I have ample questions about how those rules are applied, I do not think for one second that there are coaches in Utah who are really out there recruiting kids to change high schools.
RECRUITING IS NOT A PROBLEM IN UTAH WRESTLING.
Change My Mind!