Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Diamonds in the Rough

Recruiting has to be luck at times. But how much?

David Pollack could've been a bust just as easily as a legend? At least according to his three stars. Right?

So what does it take to get a couple of diamonds like this guy?

“Evaluations are when these guys are 16, 17 years old,” Richt said. “And then, all of sudden, at 19, he’s a different man. Most guys, you’ve got a pretty good feel for what you’re getting, as far as a body type and growth. Some of these guys just don’t stop growing or hit another spurt until they’re 19 or 20.”
Given the number of prospects in the state each year, Richt didn’t recall Miller at first. But No. 49 stood out immediately when he began scouting UCF.
Bruce Miller grew up a Dawg, but unfortunately...rather inconspicuously.
“Growing up watching UGA, David Pollack was my favorite player to watch,” Miller said. “I don’t know if I quite compare to him. He was a great football player. But that’s a great compliment to hear from Coach Richt.”
Sometimes it takes a little luck to get an impact player. Coach Richt could use a little in early February.

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