Southern Section Youth FB Pipeline
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-fridayTranscript
[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!