If you're a high school student looking at colleges, there are a lot of things to consider when selecting a school. For instance, a lot of prospective college students think about the quality of the education they'll be getting. That's obviously a pretty big deal. Others think about where schools are located. If School A is one hour from where they live now and School B is six hours away, the first one might have an advantage. And, at the very least, they'll consider things like campus life and how many bars are located within walking distance of the dorms before they send in an application. It just makes sense to consider these types of things.
But highly-recruited high school lineback Cassanova McKinzy took a totally different approach when picking which school he'll attend next fall. As of yesterday, he had his decision down to two schools: Clemson and Auburn. But rather than consider any of the factors above, his decision relied heavily upon the answer to one simple question: Which school has a Chick-Fil-A on campus? Auburn does. So that was his choice.
"[It was] kind of the environment and plus they had no Chick-Fil-A on campus," McKinzy said yesterday when he was asked about why he didn't choose Clemson. "You had to go, like, probably like 15 minutes off campus to go to like a real restaurant. Their cafe was kind of small."
Unfortunately, it sounds like McKinzy probably didn't do his homework on his decision. As Dr. Saturday points out, there actually is a Chick-Fil-A buried on the Clemson campus. But, hey: Can you blame an 18-year-old kid for being so concerned with having one nearby? Forget academics, location, and campus life. It sounds like Clemson knows what kinds of things they really need to highlight when they're talking to recruits for the Class of 2013, eh?
[via Dr. Saturday]
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