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Entry from January 12, 2015
“You don’t recruit JuCos to sit on the bench” (college football adage)

"You don’t recruit JuCos to sit on the bench” is a popular college football adage. A college player normally has four years of eligibility, but a junior college (JuCo) recruit plays only for a year or two. College football programs try to get four-year players first and then use the junior colleges to fill in the talent gaps.

“You recruit JUCOs to win right now” was cited in 2007. “You don’t recruit JuCos to sit on the bench” was cited in 2009.


Wikipedia: National Junior College Athletic Association
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), founded in 1938, is an association of community college and junior college athletic departments throughout the United States. It is divided into divisions and regions. The current NJCAA holds 24 separate regions.

BaylorFans.com Message Boards
High Schoolers versus Jucos
nein51
11-14-07, 12:09 PM
You recruit JUCOs to win right now. I can almost guarantee that this class is going to have a lot of JUCOs in it, if for no other reason than coaching changes usually leave a HUGE number of spots. We have 15 commits right now, a few will drop off, a new staff will have less than 60 days (in all likelihood) to recruit...JUCO is your route.

KU Sports (University of Kansas)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2009
KU coughs it up
Reesing’s slump continues; KU falls

By Dugan Arnett
(...)
COMMENTS
PenguinHawk 5 years, 2 months ago
A lot of talk about getting Pick experience for the future. I heard a Rivals.com scout on 810 two weeks ago saying Mangino is looking at 2 different Juco QB recruits. You don’t recruit JuCos to sit on the bench.

Big Red Today (Nebraska Cornhuskers
Recruiting: Two more visitors for Penn State game
POSTED: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012 10:11 AM | UPDATED: 11:22 AM, THU MAY 15, 2014.
By Sam McKewon
Nebraska’s football team got a commit from junior-college defensive end Randy Gregory last week. It’ll host another JUCO defensive lineman for Saturday’s game vs. Penn State.

Trinity Valley (Texas) C.C. tackle Quincy Russell — a 6-foot-3, 305-pound consensus four star – will take a harder look at NU Saturday.

“Schools recruit JUCOs to come in and play right away,” Russell told Huskers Illustrated.

247Sports
Top 5: Incoming Impact Players
Dan Owen - Jun 27, 2013
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You don’t recruit juco’s to give you depth. You recruit jucos to come in and start until you can get younger guys ready.

Twitter
Jesse
‏@BigRed_USMC_Sgt
@heartlandhomie so k state offered 85 JUCO PLAYERS HUH? You recruit JUCOS to play not sit dumbass Iam done with u
1:56 PM - 11 Dec 2013

Twitter
Andrew Darago
‏@AWDarago
@TNeazzy Dead serious. You recruit JUCOs to play immediately. Not redshirt
12:11 AM - 19 Oct 2014

The Ralphie Report (Colorado Buffaloes)
Recruiting News: Ramping Up to Signing Day
By Jack Barsch  @JackBarsch on Jan 12 2015, 10:00a
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With an already crowded depth chart at cornerback, I expect that Laguda’s impact will be felt first at safety, because as the old adage goes, you don’t recruit JuCo’s to sit. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, January 12, 2015 • Permalink