WVU's Dana Holgorsen: 'You lie in recruiting a bunch'

Dana Holgorsen you lie in recruiting a bunch. (USATSI)
Now we'll never be sure if this smile was genuine or not. (USATSI)

Dana Holgorsen is being very honest about recruiting when he says that a big part of recruiting is ... lying.

When speaking to the media on Monday the West Virginia coach didn't feel the need to sugarcoat what goes into the recruiting process.

"I know you lie in recruiting a bunch, and that’s just part of it," said Holgorsen when talking to the media Monday. "What are we actually doing? What are we actually feeding these guys? Our job is to get guys on campus. Once they’re on campus, our players do a lot of recruiting. They spend a lot of time with the recruits, and I encourage them to tell the truth about what we give them and how we treat them."

Now, whether or not Holgorsen should be this open about the process, I don't know, but it's the truth. A coach is going to tell a player whatever they need to in order to get that player to come to their school.

So, you know, if you're a high school football player being recruited right now, or any time in the future, just remind yourself that at least 50 percent of what you're being told is likely crap. Just pick the school you want to go to based on your own personal reasons, not what the coach is telling you.

And uniforms. Don't forget to pick your school based on how awesome the uniform looks. 

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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