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HBCU Voice: Hey HBCUs, are you even trying to compete?

cliddy@newsobserver.com

A father’s Facebook post insists that HBCUs drop the ball when recruiting top talent. The father, an alumnus and former football player at Howard, said he tried to get Howard to recruit his D-I caliber sons to play football there.

However, Howard did not contact him back. Now one of his sons is excelling at Illinois and the other is getting looks from North Dakota State, he says. The panelists on this week’s episode discuss whether we believe HBCUs are taking the right approach to recruiting top talent.

Are they trying to compete with top schools that have similar sizes, or are they just trying to compete against other HBCUs?

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