Web Run: Recruiting heat up off the court

Les Robinson knew exactly what he was up against when he walked into Oak Hill Academy that night back in the fall of 1992.

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"I get in the car, I'm driving, I turn on the radio just thinking and it hit me. I said 'Les, you dumb #$%. You were just talking to the heavyweight champion of the world. He was in the ring with Dean Smith and he ran. And you were there sparring away like an idiot thinking you were going to whip him.'" - Les Robinson after talking to Mike Krzyzewski about Jerry Stackhouse's commitment to UNC-CH

Recruiting battles heat up off the court
Dan Wiederer * Fayetteville (NC) Observer
Les Robinson knew exactly what he was up against when he walked into Oak Hill Academy that night back in the fall of 1992. In theory, he was challenging an aging 61-year-old coach with fidgety nerves and an affinity for cigarettes. In reality, Robinson was wrestling Godzilla, in a friendly yet intense recruiting war with Dean Smith, the biggest name in college basketball. So as Robinson, then the head coach at N.C. State, entered the gym, he wasn't surprised to find Smith and UNC assistant Phil Ford waiting for him. Read More

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It's one thing to have a big game against Southern Mississippi. It's quite another to follow it up with a big game against Florida State. So Andre Brown might not be just a one-hit wonder as N.C. State's featured running back. His 15 minutes of fame has already turned into a half hour, and there is reason to think that it could last for years to come. Read More

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