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The numbers game

Recruits have found that big stats don't necessarily translate to big offers

Updated: February 1, 2012, 10:06 AM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPNHS.com

Patrick Towles didn't know what else he could do to get noticed.

In February 2011, just two months after leading Highlands (Fort Thomas, Ky.) to its fourth consecutive state title and second straight with him at the helm, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound quarterback could count on one hand the number of schools that had offered him a scholarship.

Then a junior, Towles had only heard from Cincinnati, Louisville, Illinois and Vanderbilt, and he grew increasingly annoyed by ...

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