As you can see, the recruiting game has not changed too awful much in the last 34 years. Black Pontiac Trans Am, anyone? Sure it's more technologically advanced with the Tweeter, MyFace, and SpaceBook now, but the shady principles at its core remain the same.
This 1980 vintage news reel features Chanel 5 Atlanta sports reporter Bill Hartman making the pilgrimage to Wrightsville, Georgia, to get the scoop on the recruitment of the top prospect in the nation, running back Herschel Walker of Johnson County. Bill got a nice clip of the now legendary Black Trans Am that Herschel was spotted cruising around Athens in back in the day. The Pontiac Trans Am was apparently the the ultimate college football illegal recruiting benefit during the early part of the 1980's. Those things were (and still are) bad ass. Eric Dickerson was fan back then as well, I hear. I wonder if Herschel's was the 454cu "Bandit Edition" model? Way cooler than Mudcat's Car no doubt.
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