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Countdown: Let Coaches Know When It's A No
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“That Coach Mullins is so nice. He seems like a really good coach and he has been great to me throughout the recruiting process. He came and watched me play in Memphis, San Diego, Indianapolis and even did a home visit to meet my family and coach. I don’t know how I am going to tell him that I don’t want to go to his university. I am sure he is going to be very mad and I hate that I have wasted so much of his time and energy. I just prefer the other university, and I know it is better fit for me. But how I am going to tell him. I think I am just going to put it off for another week or two.”

Former Oklahoma coach Dave Mullins

This is a conversation that is happening in the heads of many players as they try to make a final decision as to which college to attend. They are in the final hours of the recruiting process. A process that, for some, may have been years in the making. They have developed relationships with several head as well as assistant coaches and maybe even made some new friends on the teams of the potential colleges on their final list. But it all has to come to a final conclusion

Please understand that telling a coach NO is almost as good as YES, and here is why.

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