Aesthetics play role in recruit's decisions

Updated: February 4, 2009, 9:18 AM ET
By Ian R. Rapoport | Special to ESPNRISE.com

The obvious reasons, you already know. From scouring recruiting updates and devouring message board material, no one needs to explain why recruits choose the schools they do.

The big-armed quarterback liked the pro-style offense. The dual-threat version picked his program because it runs the spread.

One stud recruit built up a strong rapport with only this group of coaches; a counterpart believes only his school has necessary academic buildings.

And so forth.

That's ...

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