The game of college basketball recruiting can be heartbreaking

L.J. Rose

was being recruited by at one point.  can be a silly little game – fickle to say the least. That goes for players, that goes for prospects and that definitely goes for who crowd message boards to profess their love targeted kids for months on end but then release their bitter disdain for them the minute they choose another school.  When a major prospect commits, the pledge is often given blow-out coverage with the hype of his recruitment reaching a crescendo. But the oft-overlooked angle of every commitment is the ripple effect it has.

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