Meat Market: Inside The Smash-mouth World Of College Football Recruiting by Bruce FeldmanMeat Market: Inside The Smash-mouth World Of College Football Recruiting by Bruce Feldman

Meat Market: Inside The Smash-mouth World Of College Football Recruiting

byBruce Feldman

Paperback | October 14, 2008

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"One of the most insightful books ever written about college football."
- The New York Times

"Easily among the best sports books of the new millennium."
- Paul Finebaum, columnist and radio host

In this unprecedented look at college football’s secret season, Bruce Feldman rips the cover off the game’s frenzied pursuit of raw talent, taking you deep inside the SEC war room of recruiting legend Ed Orgeron,the combustible Cajun who helped build national championship teams at the University of Miami and at USC. In a stunning, blow-by-blow account of the year leading up to National Signing Day 2007, the award-winning journalist shadows Orgeron and his Ole Miss assistants as they set about hunting high school students, pleading, plotting, and inventing ways to lure them to their sleepy Oxford campus. Packed with candid confessions and outrageous off-the-field action, Meat Market makes what happens on the field seem almost tame by comparison.
Bruce Feldman is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Swing Your Sword, and he is the FOX Sports senior college football columnist, giving him unparalleled access to the new generation of quarterback gurus.
Title:Meat Market: Inside The Smash-mouth World Of College Football RecruitingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.23 × 0.71 inPublished:October 14, 2008Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1933060689

ISBN - 13:9781933060682

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting and Insightful I decided to read this book immediately after the 2010 NFL draft. As an avid NFL fan, it seemed like a perfect read to compliment the draft season. The book has a constant flow, but is not a natural page turner. It reads like a extra long article on recruiting. It did, however, provide me with a lot of information about high school recruiting. It felt somewhat honest, but I did feel like there was more to the story that what Feldman was sharing. A special note that many of the players identified in the book are 2010-2011 NFL Draft picks. For some reason, that encouraged me to read. The final breakdown by player was also very interesting. Overall, a solid book worth reading if you are an avid NCAA football or NFL fan.
Date published: 2010-06-02