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Newton, Snyder spark JC rise

Updated: October 9, 2013, 10:11 AM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | ESPN RecruitingNation

GARDEN CITY, Kan. -- In February, 167 junior college football players signed with schools that are part of the five power conferences, a 37 percent spike from 2008. Even traditional powers that have eschewed juco players in the past, like Penn State, Texas and Alabama, got in on the action. 

The increase is part of a recruiting revolution that has seen the value of junior college players grow like never before. "We had Georgia, Alabama, USC, Washington, and about every top-40 school ...

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