Verbal Uncommitments

Is a verbal commitment more meaningless now than ever before? Quarterback Gunner Kiel went from Indiana to LSU to Notre Dame. Defensive end Ellis McCarthy went from Cal to UCLA. Defensive tackle Arik Armstead committed to USC and is expected to announce his latest choice this week.
Let’s not forget colleges are responsible for this too. USC happily took a commitments from Jordan Payton and Jaydon Mickens and then discarded them.

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  • spedjones

    DAT to Oregon, Pullard to SUC, Carroll to UCLA. It’s always been this way. It’s just more public now with 3 AA games, twitter etc.

  • steve49

    I think it is a sign of the times, a persons word isn’t worth shit. Didn’t used to be that way. Now adays its okay to lie and cheat. Actually it sucks, cuz nothing that gets reported about these kids means anything, so why waste time reading it.

  • ProbationU

    Take it easy on the kids. They are 17 and 18 year olds whose minds change easily. I have a 12th grader just finishing her applications and her mind changes every other day when she get another piece in the mail, and she isn’t an athlete. Add in the pressure of different coaches and alumni wanting to know where you are going and it must be a bit crazy.

    Why should we take a kid at his word when coaches move on without any warning? Lupoi goes from Cal to Washington in a heartbeat. The guy leaves Pitt for ASU after one year and we only talk about the loyalty of the 18 year old. What about the loyalty of the coaches to their employer? It’s all about the $$$ for the coaches and the school. Don’t blame the kids.