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by Matthew Stollak on Thursday, February 2, 2012

To some it is should be a national holiday.  The day?  Nation Letter of Intent day in college football.  Around the country yesterday, thousands of high school football players signed the all important piece of paper and faxed(!) it in to the college of their choice.  Accompanying the pomp and fanfare are stories about the recruitment process.

Several years ago, a highly-recruited Florida kid by the name of Willie Williams was allowed to write-up his recruiting diary, that gave a behind-the-scenes look at the process.  His exploits soon reached scandalous proportions as he regaled the about the private jets, lobster, steak, jerseys and girls her was given.

The best story from yesterday.   Let's look at the case of Cassanova McKinzy, a linebacker from Birmingham, AL, who was choosing between Clemson and Auburn.   Was it the academics?  The quality of the football program?  Check out his rationale below:

That's right!  Chick-Fil-A!

As Graham Watson points out in his Yahoo report:
Never mind that there is a Chick-fil-A on Clemson's campus. Clearly this crucial fact was not highlighted on McKinzy's visit. And if you've ever been to a Chick-fil-A, you can sympathize with McKinzy. There's no better way to start a morning than with a spicy chicken biscuit and no better way to settle into an evening of studying than with some waffle fries.
 Moral of the story: Know your candidate!  You never know when waffle fries could make a difference in the hiring decision

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