Posted On: 05/30/19 12:44 AM

Full disclosure: Yahya Black has been one of my favorite players for months now. The height, the length, the burst, the cowboy collar? He had it all from a film standpoint but for whatever reason just wasn't getting the love. This may have just been a result of lack of marketing.

Black barely posts to his Twitter account and, until recently, was rated as low as 0.7299 (if I remember correctly) on 247 sports. As unfortunate as it can be, coaches have limited time. Recruiting in the digital age is about maximizing exposure and while Black is a nice exception, many more players don't get the recognition he did. Many coaches will tell you that they've written players off because of social media. Not because of anything they posted, but because they couldn't find the correct account.

On the other hand, for all of Yahya Black's lack of self-marketing, putting his film on Hudl was really all he needed. It really does go to show that if you are good enough they'll find you. And rest assured, Yahya Black is not sneaking into this recruiting class. I expect him to be a full-on beast at the next level. Read on

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