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that we'll honor ur commitment for now but kno we view other prospects higher and if they choose us then they may have to look else where? I have no personal knowledge of this but thinking back over last couple classes seems there was a couple guys who committed early to us but as time went on they decommitted. Last year w/ Rhyad Jones (cb) and Justin bean (juco wr) this happened too. Just thinking about the new wr commit Smith seems like were in on better and more high profile prospects w/ Yancy, Fant, Timmons and Cooper. I would hate to turn one of them away bc of Smith. Could it also be a case of where the staff says we r takin certain # of wr and we view u as such # but if the other guys n front of u commit then ull need to look elsewhere and if they dont then ur commit will b honored?
Just wandered about this.
Don't think so. The coaches who would recruit over their comitts just do it, and the kids find out the hard way later on. As for Joker, by all acounts, he's not that sort. Joker is honest and straight forward with his players from everything Ive ever heard.
I'll agree that Joker is honest and all that. However, if we are full and Mackenzie Alexander or anyone else that is that caliber of player calls and wants to commit Joker will make room for them however he needs to. You can bank on that.
Let me add that's in no way a shot at Joker. He would do it because that's what he's supposed to do. He has to put the best product that he can on the field. If he passed on an overall top 10 prospect, (Mackenzie Alexander is #6 in the ESPN 150) Joker would get ran out of the state.
Sometimes the committment is based on a recruit doing certain things, like keeping grades up, staying out of trouble, etc. Sometimes a JUCO prospect's spot is based on him graduating after the fall semester and being able to enroll for the spring semester. I'm not sure if any of these are the reason or reasons that those two didn't make it to UK.
I would hope not. To me honor is something not to be taken lightly, especially when it involves kids.
I suppose it could happen but doubt that many recruits would committ under those circumstances. IMO this was the beauty of the Greyshirt thing before the NCAA put the kabosh to it. You could offer a player a SS but tell them that they might have to wait until the next January to get a SS but if one became avilable that year they would get it. The present situation you must be extra careful who you offer and offering players with questionable academics is a real gamble.
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