Posted: 2/5/2013 6:55 PM
Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis, who just completed his senior season with the Bulldogs, was once a four-star prospect with scholarship offers from most of the blue-blood programs in the SEC: Alabama, Florida, LSU, Auburn and Tennessee, not to mention the Bulldogs, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.
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Having once been a highly touted recruit himself, Bumphis could give high school seniors a meaningful perspective on the recruiting process — and now would be a good time to drop some knowledge, what with national signing day less than 24 hours away.
Cue Bumphis, on his Twitter account, with some words of wisdom for the 18-year-old prospect:
"With NSD near, recruits listen. DON'T go with the money! After its gone ur stuck at a place you probably don't even like for 3-5 years!"
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It's at this time that I stress the words "former Mississippi State wide receiver," though I'm sure Bumphis is still within enough distance of Starkville to catch an earful from coach Dan Mullen (among other university leaders).
Bumphis wasn't talking about his recruitment to Mississippi State, however. Asked on Twitter if he was "speaking from experience," Bumphis said, "no. Believe it or not I turned it down to go" to Mississippi State.
A follower then wrote to Bumphis, "and those girls that recruited you won't be there either, they did their job." Bumphis replied, "lol. Right."
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And in closing, Bumphis had a short message for fans of rival Mississippi:
"Funny. I tweet that and the only people offended are my sweet little rebel followers!! Guilty much??? Possibly. Lol"
Mississippi has been one of the surprise teams during this recruiting cycle, following up a 7-6 finish in coach Hugh Freeze's first season with one of the nation's top classes. As of midday Tuesday, Rivals.com ranked Mississippi's class as the 11th-best in the country.
On Wednesday, Freeze and his staff are in play for another pair of five-star prospects, including the nation's No. 1 recruit, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.
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The team's recruiting success has raised eyebrows, which in turn led Freeze to write on his Twitter account, "If you have facts about a violation, email email@example.com. If not, please don't slander the young men." (The tweet has since been deleted.)
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hellbound911 wrote: Recruiting is a circus now more than ever.
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Jetmanlee wrote: hellbound911 wrote: Recruiting is a circus now more than ever.I think recruiting has always been a circus, it is just on TV now and that is all. Whimp Sanderson, said, they use to get all the recruits bring them to ttown two days before signing day and lock them in the hotel, so nobody could steal them. I think recruiting is the most drama filled by product of football. Twenty times better than the draft. It suxs when you lose a bunch of players and it is great when you get a bunch. Cheating is much harder to get away now days than ever due to social media, fans get social media and start their own PI business try to find out if kids get paid. Do I think players get paid to go to college's yes, no doubt, but when that happens you are giving all the power to the player and when that happens you have lost your team, you cannot treat that player like the rest of the team. JMO
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DerpRedwine wrote: The NCAA has basically surrendered--and the SEC knows nothing will ever happen to them.
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hellbound911 wrote: Emmert won't touch certain coaches because he dug trenches and burried the bodies right along side some coaches.DerpRedwine wrote: The NCAA has basically surrendered--and the SEC knows nothing will ever happen to them.
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Ole1Sock wrote: Nice sig pic, HAYN.
Posted: 2/6/2013 11:40 PM
BigMen wrote: He is referencing Ole Miss. They are the perceived conference outlaw right now.
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BucksDominate wrote: Would the NCAA ever dare put a whole conference on the death penalty?The SEC deserves it more than anyone else. CFB would look different if NCAA put the SEC on a 5 year death penalty.
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