Recruits don't fall for old tricks

Gone are the days of co-eds, fancy dinners winning commits; recruits know better now

Originally Published: January 4, 2012
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN RecruitingNation

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Presenting linebacker Dalton Santos, the modern-day football recruit.

A throwback on the field, Santos caused mayhem from the first moment of the first practice Sunday for the Under Armour All-America Game (7:30 p.m. ET Thursday on ESPN). More than one observer wondered aloud when, not if, Santos would knock someone into next week.

He plays on the edge. But in recruiting, Santos is all about control. Like so many of today's prospects in this age of instant ...

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