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Clark Duke

Early recruiting ignores academic challenge [Letter]

Mike Preston's column ("Kids need protection from recruiting frenzy," Feb. 22) addressed the growing trend of athletes getting recruited to play lacrosse at big-name colleges at ever-younger ages, sometimes before they've played a single game of lacrosse in high school. Mr. Preston writes: "As for the major colleges, they really don't know where this early recruiting will end. In some cases, they won't see how some of these recruits turn out for seven or eight years." I'm assuming that Mr. Preston, in this passage, is referring to the performance ability of these young people as it relates to athletics, not academics. What the article...