7 Commits Helping Their Future School on the Recruiting Trail
To be recruited is an honor that many players don't get to bestowed upon them. Then once you a get a scholarship offer and go through the process, settling on a school and committing is an even bigger honor.
For recruits, many make their commitment and go back to focusing on their high school seasons and/or academics. However, there a handful of recruits that make a commitment and then start to begin to help with recruiting other prospects to join them.
For this read, I'm going to give you seven recruits that have made a commitment and are now actively helping their future school in recruiting other prospects.
7. Malik Zaire, QB, Notre Dame
Zaire seems to be a growing a leader within the Notre Dame 2013 recruiting class. That is obviously an encouraging sign since he plays quarterback.
Four-star WR DeMarcus Robinson even told Scout.com that he wants to trip to Notre Dame when Zaire is there.
Zaire has made several stops in South Bend since being committed, joining big recruiting weekends and has been in the ear of several recruits about coming to Notre Dame.
6. Cam Burrows, CB, Ohio State
Burrows has been locked to Ohio State for quite sometime, as being a Buckeye was pretty much a boyhood dream of his.
However, Burrows seems to know that you need talent to help win games and titles, to which he is helping lure more of it to sign with him next February.
Scout.com reports that Burrows has told them he wants to help establish a pipeline from his Trotwood-Madison High School to Columbus.
5. Kevin Olsen, QB, Miami
Olsen gave his pledge to Miami last month, in which he will follow in his brother Greg's footsteps in playing in Coral Gables.
However, Kevin is a quarterback and not a TE like Greg, so showing leadership and drawing more talent to play for Al Golden is more up his alley.
Kevin told Rivals.com recently that he will indeed help out in selling Miami to other recruits on the trail.
4. Ahmad Fulwood, WR, Florida
Fulwood is a 6'4", 200-pound WR with gliding athleticism that is committed to Florida. Most players with that kind of talent and a SEC scholarship would shut it down and worry about themselves after making their commitment.
Florida is getting not only a top flight WR, but also someone who is a Gator through and through. Fulwood is working hard on recruits, notably in the ear of 4-star DL DeMarcus Walker, per Scout.com.
3. Adam Breneman, TE
Breneman is a fantastic 6'5", 230-pound TE that committed to Penn State this spring. He's a Keystone State native and is stoked to be a Nittany Lion.
Minutes after his commitment, Breneman told Scout.com that he would certainly get on the phones and start helping out with luring other top prospects to Happy Valley.
Aside from catching passes, look for Breneman to be a prime-time host for recruits on visits while at PSU.
2. Max Browne, QB
Browne committed to USC and the spring and almost instantly became as involved with Trojan recruiting as Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron are.
He's told Rivals.com that players like Su'a Cravens (who committed to USC last week), Michael Hutchings and Darrell Daniels are a couple main targets that he has.
I've predicted Hutchings will sign with USC numerous times, and Daniels has told Scout.com that USC is in his top five.
Seems to me that if Browne's QB career doesn't pan out, he may have a future as a recruiting coordinator.
1. Shane Morris, QB
Morris has to be No. 1 on this list, as he's been committed to Michigan since his sophomore year and has been a huge help for Brady Hoke on the trail.
It's pretty well known in recruiting loops how open Morris is about talking to other prospects about Michigan and he's been in the ear about the Wolverines to several 5-star and 4-star recruits.
Being a QB, and also the QB of the future of Michigan football, it's evidently clear that Morris knows he is going to be the face of the program and looked to be leader.
Based on following recruiting and looking at Michigan's 2013 recruiting class as it stands right now, Morris is doing an awesome job.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects & writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.