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11/17/2013

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Ed

UTEP should also be part of the SI piece.

NMSU and UTEP have to get creative in their recruiting. Neither school can draw decent FBS caliber athletes from the USA, but there are some great athletes abroad that play American football, or rugby. Those athletes should be pursued and developed. What parent isn't going to push their kid to get an education in the USA? Germany, Canada, England, Samoa, Brazil, Australia, Austria, Sweden, New Zealand, Venezuela, & South Africa are great places to start for lineman, tight ends, and linebackers.

Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, and the Dominican are great places to look for athletic skill positions. Cuban, Jamaican, Puerto Rican, and Brazilian kids especially.

Football is not difficult to learn. Establish a pipeline from those places, translates into youth leagues abroad, and a new way to recruit.

Ed

One other thing - I used to teach in the EPISD district. I recall having numerous foreign exchange students in several of my classes throughout the years. Get high school aged kids into area high schools so they can compete at least 1-year at the high school level.

That way, the kid qualifies for in-state tuition, making my above post affordable.

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Milan Simonich writes about New Mexico politics and government from the Santa Fe Bureau for the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership.

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