For anyone who wants some insight into how top private (and some public) schools recruit youth league stars, including using intermediaries behind the scenes, Bosco Star LB Kourt Williams recently described how he ended up with the Braves during an interview on the Transparent Truth podcast (16:25 mark)
https://omny.fm/shows/transparent-truth ... tar-friday
[After Kourt discusses living in Harbor City/West Carson, just blocks from Narbonne HS, and playing Pop Warner football for the Tri City Falcons in Harbor City]
Host: “What led you to Saint John Bosco, living all the way in Harbor City, around the corner from Narbonne?”
KW: “Well really, it’s crazy because it was my last year of Pop Warner, and my mom’s friend that she grew up with in HS, he actually was a recruiter for Bosco; his name is David Wills; he came to one of my games and said ‘Who is that?!’
And then he got in contact with my mother, because at [the game] he didn’t know that I was her son; then he got in contact with my dad; talked to both of my parents. He told me about Bosco and said I should go to one of their youth camps, for middle school kids.
I went up there, I believe it was during the summer time, and I showed out at the camp. Coach [Jason] Negro and Coach Terry [Bullock], they all got my information. They talked to my parents and told me how they feel that Bosco would be a good fit for me.
I applied there, and they accepted me, and ... the rest is history after that.” (Laughs)
[Host then compliments Kourt and his parents for him not being a holdback]
Kourt seems like a great kid, was arguably SJB’s best defender last season and certainly will be this year, is turning into a mega recruit after blowing up the Nike Opening combine and has a reported 3.6 GPA. But man, using mom’s HS classmate as a runner? Damn LOL
Imagine the postgame “bumps” with the South County Trojans! Fight On!
Basically is was a bosco dad saying you should go to bosco my son has had a great experience.
John Q. Public
It’s also clear that Covington Catholic boys are racist and Jussie Smollet is a victim.
“Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one's first feeling, 'Thank God, even they aren't quite so bad as that,' or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally we shall insist on seeing everything -- God and our friends and ourselves included -- as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Servite is not living up to Servite standings in football. Fix your problems and move on. Stop making demons where none exist.
Exactly; I wonder why are some trying so hard to ignore the fact that one of Bosco’s star players said this out of his own mouth when describing his HS recruitment. Indicating “recruiter” is a colloquial term for this man within that program.
Kourt Williams is a smart kid; had it been the case, he easily could have said “a Bosco parent who knew my mom, who’s son either had a ‘great experience’ during a ‘4 year football career’ or has ‘special needs’ and never went to Bosco (???), reached out to us to connect us with Bosco’s coaching staff for at a camp.”
He certainly could have and would have said any of that. He did not. What he actually said is “a recruiter for Bosco.”
Interesting that no one has alleged that this is the only program who operates like this in recruiting youth players. We all know this is not uncommon behavior for many programs. And yet some are bending over backwards (with conflicting accounts) to scrub away this kid’s own statements about how he ended up at Bosco. Hmmm ...
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A one-off post about "somebody else doing it too" is an aside. When people start replying to it it becomes a hijack. When I catch them, hijacks either get split or moved to the "General off topic garbage" thread. The goal is try and keep. Every. Freaking. Thread. From devolving into the same "Bosco cheats/MD cheats" nonsense that's turning the High School Sports forum into such a ****hole, as our President would put it.
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If we’re creating a trigger category of censored schools that inspire “hijacks” in the style of what DJ Trump does with every press conference, probably should throw at least 3-5 more schools in there, including Mission and JSerra.