Lane Kiffin visits high school recruit in maternity ward
Lane Kiffin is back at work on the recruiting trail following a disappointing 5-7 second season at FAU, and it looks like he is pulling out all the stops in an attempt to land the players he wants.
On Wednesday, Lake Weir (Fla.) High School coach Knox Robinson shared a photo on Twitter of Kiffin visiting one of his players at a hospital maternity ward. The player, whom Robinson chose not to name, welcomed a child earlier this week, and Robinson says Kiffin talked to the young man about “real life stuff” rather than football.
Love him or hate him @Lane_Kiffin came to the maternity ward to see one of his recruits who just had a baby and talked to him about real life stuff. Not football. Coach Kiffin is a genuine guy and we appreciated having him around today! pic.twitter.com/bM08DJVWtR
— Knox Robinson (@CoachRobLW) January 30, 2019
We all know how Kiffin thinks his social media activity helps him attract recruits, but visiting a young man who just became a father probably resonates more. Kiffin’s looking to turn things around at FAU, and working that hard on recruiting should certainly help.