The recruiting pitch ... I want your thoughts

Written by Colin Dunlap on .

So there was a news conference in Morgantown on Monday --- one in which Bill Stewart stood behind the podium and gave his weekly address to media members.

In some regard, it was anticipated because it was the first time Stewart stood behind that podium after losing back to back Big East Conference games and many people wanted to see his reaction. Well, there was some accountability and a lot of "we need to get better" sort of stuff.

Anyhow, there was something curious that I wanted your opinion on. After a discussion before the news conference with Charleston Daily Mail beat writer (and good friend) Mike Casazza, we both came to the conclusion that it was intriguing to think what the current crop of perspective recruits -- after consecutive losses -- now think about the West Virginia program and if they would be approached any differently by the men recruiting them. 

So, I asked Stewart that exact question.

Stewart answered that his coaches would just explain that the Big East is a tough league and be honest with the recruits, pushing the point across that this Big East is rough-and-tumble.

Now, that leads me to what I want to know from you.

Put yourself in the shoes of a parent of a recruit. Let's say your kid is a young man, a high schooler, being recruited by West Virginia and other schools. In the aftermath of this two-game losing streak (and with your son already having a scholarship offer by WVU and those other schools) a Mountaineers assistant comes into your living room for a visit this week.

Here's your question: What are three questions you ask the person on the West Virginia football staff?




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