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Coaches must evaluate character too in recruiting

Updated: February 5, 2013, 10:09 PM ET
Associated Press

The high school janitor could be one of the most important people in college football recruiting.

Coaches must evaluate more than just 40-yard dash times and tackling technique when they decide whether to offer a scholarship. A player's success often rests as much on whether he works hard in practice and stays out of trouble off the field.

"It's a big deal because the character and quality of the person directly correlates to how much better that guy will get in your program," Rutgers ...

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