Taggart did this at Oregon and had a few thousand show up. FSU is asking for ten thousand fans to come out and watch the prospects, but imagine if you had 20-30k for an event on a Saturday in July from 4-6pm.
Treat it like the spring game as it’s free. One of the biggest draws of FSU is the game day experience. Make the athletes feel like they are experiencing a game.
Not only will the competition get more intense, the guys on the field will look at this and think, “If 20,000 show up to a camp, I can only imagine what a Saturday night in Doak would be like!”
Coach Bowden tried to get on board with this during his last few years with the Seminole Showtime camp in which he invited some old Noles to come out and help coach up prospects.
Recruiting is about adapting and thinking outside of the box. Taggart seems to have a good grasp on all of this. Well, except the name. I wish it was like “Doak Under The Lights,” “Doak Legends Camp” or “Willie’s Athlete Factory.”
They already kinda got that them going with the invitations and such.
Doak Boyz are looking for a reason to tailgate.
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(James Coleman played fullback at FSU from 2002-2005; you can follow him on Twitter @biggamejames36)
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