The mother of all football recruiting rules

SEC teams seduce prospects' moms with tailless shrimp

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University of Alabama team members heading down the Walk of Champions to an intrasquad scrimmage in 2018/ Photo by Erick W. Rasco for Sports Illustrated via Getty Images
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It’s good to woo the mothers. Making them happy is imperative, actually, especially when it comes to food. Mothers have been known to sway their sons, after all. To nudge them in a certain direction regarding where to play college football in the Southeastern Conference.

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