Creative recruiting: Texas A&M sets up Madden tournament pitting coaches against recruits
Texas A&M has found a very creative way to develop relationships with recruits following the NCAA’s decision to temporarily shut down college football recruiting following the coronavirus outbreak.
While no in-person visits are permitted at this time, there’s no rule against hopping online and playing Madden with recruits. Considering most high schools across the country are out, many of these recruits probably have more free time than they know what to do with at the moment.
With recruits staying indoors and likely playing video games already, the Aggie coaching staff has found a way to connect with these players while keeping the competitive juices flowing at the same time.
Some of the players listed in the tournament chart below include five-star Louisiana lineman Maason Smith, five-star Virginia defensive back Tony Grimes, four-star New Jersey lineman Tywone Malone, four-star Pennsylvania lineman Elijah Jeudy, four-star Texas defensive back Deuce Harmon, four-star Nebraska defensive back Avante Dickerson, four-star Florida defensive back Kamren Kinchens and even includes an SEC commit in Ole Miss pledge MJ Daniels, among others.
Check out some of the Texas A&M graphics posted regarding the Madden tournament by recruits online.