Kudos to Pat Forde of ESPN.com for a look at recruiting that is not only creative but insightful. About all I can say about this effort, which parodies Mitch Albom’s “Five People You Meet in Heaven,” but with a college hoops recruiting bent, is that I wish I’d thought of it.
Well worth a quick click. You can read it by clicking here. Excerpt:
I read several stories about Renardo Sidney on Monday, and it made me think of Mitch Albom.
Not because Albom is involved in the 6-foot-10 Los Angeles basketball player’s recruiting melodrama, the latest installment of which has Sidney suddenly signing a letter of intent with Mississippi State. I thought of Albom because he wrote a book titled, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”
And after reading this latest story of sketchiness on the recruiting trail, it became obvious there are certain recurring themes here. Or at least recurring characters. Thus, with apologies to Albom, we have “The Five People You Meet in Recruiting Hell.”