Coaches all over the country have hit the road this morning to visit high schools as part of the spring recruiting period.
NCAA rules allow for each staff to send out seven assistant coaches during any one time to visit high schools during this period. Each assistant coach is typically assigned a specific territory, where he will visit 5 to 10 schools per days.
Different coaches have different styles. USC assistant Ed Orgeron has likely been to two schools by 7 am.
Or you may get a guy like Mississippi State co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Geoff Collins. We noticed at 6:28 am this morning, Collins tweeted, “Rise and Grind!!! I’m on the road early #GrindinForMyState#WontBeOutWorked.”
In other words, Collins has likely already loaded up on caffeine from Starbucks, is stoked because there is a legit song on XM radio, but he’s currently at a ridiculously long red light, so he’s offering up a tweet to those back in Starkville.
No word yet on if Collins is in the back woods of Mississippi, maybe near Okalona or Winona, or down in Dade County, Florida getting ready to enter Miami Edison HS.
Meanwhile, that thirty-two year veteran assistant in the Big East, likely on his last leg, might not choose to make his way to his first school of the day until around 8:45 am.
Important note: Head coaches are not allowed to visit high schools during the spring recruiting period. Instead, plenty of head coaches sit at their desk with The Coach Tracker database, which has the cell phone number of nearly every high school head coach in the entire country. These head coaches may opt to call up to 8-10 high school head coaches during the morning to talk about prospects.
Currently, over 115 coaching staffs subscribe to The Coach Tracker to have access to the cell number & email address of nearly every head high school football coach in the country. The database is one of a kind and updated daily.
Important note #2: A loyal FootballScoop viewer has made us aware of a tweet at 6:15 am from Kentucky wide receivers coach Tee Martin. 13 minutes before Geoff Collins' tweet, Tee Martin let the Big Blue Nation aware that he's working hard in Atlanta. Martin tweeted, "Wheels up.. ATL. Let's Go!!"
Our emailer, we assume from Kentucky, wrote, "Take THAT, Geoff Collins!!"