It used to be a big deal when a player committed to playing football on a certain schedule, but backed out of his commitment and chose a different school. While that was a long time ago and the game has certainly changed now, it seems to happen several times daily.
I wouldn’t say I like it because I certainly don’t. I understand that a player can only commit to a certain degree if he still wants to go about the hiring process and tour elsewhere and as much as I love college football, it’s certainly one of those things. One that has never felt right. ,
New Oklahoma head coach and longtime Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables met with the media on Friday and made a lot of sense in explaining what a real commitment to college football looks like. Take a quick look for yourself below.
Again, I really like what the Venables say. As an observer it drives me a little crazy when a player commits to an event but still tours somewhere else and I can’t begin to imagine how crazy it would drive me if I had one. Coach is called and then my “commit” is likely going elsewhere.
So you’d think that saying Venables would certainly never consider pursuing a player who made a verbal commitment to another event, right?
Venables and Oklahoma are hosting five-star security Peyton Bowen on campus except virtually this weekend. Bowen committed to Notre Dame on the morning of New Year’s Day and has since risen in his recruiting rankings.
Listen, I don’t like commit, but only kind of commit thing, Brent, but unless you completely stop chasing any players anywhere other than Oklahoma, your word doesn’t mean anything. .
However, congratulations for the viral video.
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