Recruiting, Fathers, and Sons: Earlier this month, we mentioned how a member of the Houston athletic department couldn’t get his kid to become a Cougar. Joseph Young opted for Providence. If you thought that was bad, there are Division I coaches who are struggling to recruit their own kid. Ray McCallum is a top 75 point guard in the class of 2010. All the big boys want him. His father coaches at the University of Detroit, which was 7-23 last season and last reached the NCAA tournament in 1999. He remains undecided. An even better player in the 2010 class, shooting guard Trey Zeigler, is thought to be a Top 30 player and has offers from Pittsburgh and Michigan State, among others. His father coaches at Central Michigan. The Chippewas haven’t made the NCAA tournament since 2003 and are best known for producing NBA talents Dan Marjele and Chris Kaman. This could only be described as gut-wrenching decision for the coaches. If you can’t recruit your own kid to the program, how good of a recruiter could you be? “It’s a dizzying mess of loyalty vs. opportunity.” A great small school father-son moment can be seen here, circa 1998 (see 2:15 mark). [Yahoo Sports]
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Pretty scary stuff.