|ESPN.com: ACC||[Print without images]|
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Recruiting isn't for the tentative.
It's a constant job. Taking no for an answer isn't acceptable and an aggressive approach is key.
That's what separates the top dogs from the middle of the pack.
Florida State is hoping it has a few pack leaders in the high-end recruiters it hired in the offseason overhaul of the staff. Jeremy Pruitt already fits that mold and made an almost immediate impact, landing DeMarcus Walker and Jalen Ramsey in the final month of the 2013 cycle.
But Tim Brewster, who joins the staff as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator after a year at Mississippi State, is arguably the biggest hire when it comes to recruiting impact. He could be the one Jimbo Fisher is hoping to see the biggest gains from. And he's also been given perhaps the toughest assignment -- recruiting South Florida.
"All the ballers in Miami just know I'm coming to getcha!! Let me know!! Go Noles!! #NoleNation." If that formal introduction from @TimBrewster, Brewster's Twitter handle, is any indication, then he seems up to the task.
Brewster's passion is evident to those with a Twitter account. He'll probably remind a lot of FSU fans of James Coley in that way. And Brewster will battle Coley, as well as many other top recruiters, for the talent-rich Miami-Dade County area.
He followed that tweet with this: "Need the 305 to know Doak is sold out 85,000 every home game......Wow!!"
Highlighting "the 305," the area code for Miami-Dade County, isn't just bravado, it's an absolute necessity.
Brewster has been around the block and knows he must get in good with players and coaches, and do it in a hurry.To read the rest of Corey Dowlar's story, click here .