December 19, 2008
For College Athletes, Recruiting Is a Fair (but Flawed) Game
This article is last in The Chase, a series on athletics recruiting.
Despite all the alarm that recruiting in college sports has spun out of control, for many athletes the process was neither as intrusive, nor as lavish, as its critics have warned, according to a Chronicle survey of hundreds of current Division I athletes.
But the accelerated pace of recruiting, and the demands it placed on athletes during their sophomore and junior years of high school, left many of them