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A college football recruitnik's guide to Drake's new mix tape

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It's likely your favorite recruit will be tweeting something off this new mix tape. We're here to help.

In a surprise turn of events, Drake dropped a mixtape last night. This mixtape has already been downloaded millions of times (including by me). Given what we've seen from Twitter and message boards, it's likely that recruits are going to be tweeting lyrics off of this mixtape which you will likely misinterpret as their genuine thoughts leading you to freak about whether they're still considering your school. Case in point:

That's a Drake lyric from the track "Used to" that Kyler tweeted out in the middle of his decision making process between UT and A&M. Did it have anything to do with his decision? Who knows. But we all freaked out about it. Maybe if we'd known it was a lyric we wouldn't have freaked out.

That's why I'm here to help. Here are pertinent lyrics from Drake's new mixtape that you might see that 5 star tweeting out after a junior day.

Legend

Right or wrong, I'ma write my wrongs

You don't know where you're gonna go

I got this shit mapped out strong

Those lyrics don't meant that the player committed early. Nor do they mean that the player is going to play for Charlie Strong. It's just Drake.

Energy

I got enemies, I got a lotta enemies

Got a lotta people tryna drain me of this energy

The recruit in question is not talking about all of the folks "hating" on his choice of school. This does not mean that you should engage in a twitter debate with a rival fan while including the recruit in the mentions.

10 Bands

10 Bands, 50 bands 100 bands, f*** it man

Let's not even discuss it man O-M-G

Your rival school is not paying players. It's a rap lyric.

I been in the crib with the phones off

I been at the house taking no calls

He's not waffling on his decision. Also coaches aren't trying to inundate him with phone calls. Well actually they probably are, but this lyric doesn't have anything to do with that.

No Tellin

Envelopes coming in the mail, let her open em'

Hopin' for a check again, ain't no tellin'

Nope. Still not about football. Still not about street agents or paying players or anything like that. Still just Drake.

The new s*** on steroids, I would never pass a physical

I got it rollin' in all kinda ways, lump sum and residual, yeah

I mean we hear about the money you be gettin' but we never get a visual

The player is not doing steroids. Players aren't getting paid under the table. Your blog is not going to end up doing some sort of 20/20 expose bringing down your rival school. You will not be hailed as a hero.

Star 67

My n**** said the first meal gonna change you
I am not a man, I can't do this on my own

That off-the-radar WR that your coaches offered before anyone else tweeted this? Yeah this lyric has nothing to do with his stock blowing up. It's fine. We're fine. Everything is fine.

Now & Forever


Man, I'm leaving I'm leaving, you know I got my reasons
Yeah I'm leaving yeah I'm leaving yeah I'm leaving I'm gone

I gotta get on the road I gotta get on the road
Not looking back no more

Ok, maybe panic a little if a recruit committed to your school tweets this. Might not be too terrible of an idea to freak out.

Jungle

These days, I'm letting God handle all things above me
The things I can't change are the reasons you love me
Listen you can hear them calling my name
I'm all over the place, I can't sit in one place
I'm not ashamed at all
And assistants always convinced that there's always someone better
The word "assistants" does not refer to Brick Haley, or John Chavis, or Ed Orgeron, or any college football assistant. Just FYI.

So there you have it. A few lyrics that I guarantee you'll see tweeted by current players and recruits. Before you start having panic attacks, take a deep breath and keep telling yourself: "It's just Drake."