NIU, BG find the hidden stars
The big-name schools recruit at the equivalent of Rodeo Drive, choosing from among the dozens of famous label names, the high school seniors who are well known on every recruiting web site.
Schools like Northern Illinois and Bowling Green find their freshmen by combing through garage sales and flea markets, unearthing treasures that the guys with the big recruiting budgets overlook. Four years ago, while the Big Ten recruiters flocked to the south side of Chicago, tailback Michael Turner ...
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