I leave you with this final thought. Have you seen the movie “Zero Dark Thirty?” If you have, you may recall a brief lunchtime conversation, one that is never further elaborated upon or explained later in the film, between the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (played by James Gandolfini) and the CIA agent heroine, Mya (Jessica Chastain). During the chat the CIA director reminds Mya that the agency recruited her out of high school.
Out of high school. The CIA agent who was primarily responsible for locating the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, work that directly led to his extermination by U.S. Navy Seals, was recruited by them before she ever stepped foot in college (it is never clarified as to whether she attended college). If the CIA can cherry-pick talent before Rush weekend, then why can’t Nick Saban or Les Miles do the same before one’s freshman mixer?