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Old 06-20-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Eighth grader commits to USC

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Old 06-20-2007, 09:30 PM   #2
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That's pretty amazing.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
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so much could happen over his next five years though, seems like a risky decision
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:21 PM   #4
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bad move on the kid's part. he should score his numbers in high school and then get heavily recruited. he needs the high school experience.


i mean 14 years old in USC? he can't get no booty. he'll be deprived. can't take in the alcohol this young either. will ruin his body and game. he will be a social misfit. frat pranks all around.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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bad move on the kid's part. he should score his numbers in high school and then get heavily recruited. he needs the high school experience.


i mean 14 years old in USC? he can't get no booty. he'll be deprived. can't take in the alcohol this young either. will ruin his body and game. he will be a social misfit. frat pranks all around.
I don't know if this was a joke or not. If so, it was pretty funny. If not, this guy is pretty stupid.

Anyway, I guess I shouldn't really mock this considering Jereme Richmond was only a few months into his freshman year when he committed to Illinois last November, but then again, he's one of the top 3 or 4 players in the nation for the 2010 class. There were probably very few schools that wouldn't have accepted a commitment from Richmond, even that early.

The most hilarious thing about this story is that the kid already picked a college, where he won't be for another four years, but hasn't yet decided if he's going to attend Aurora West or Aurora East, when he starts high school in about two months.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:47 PM   #6
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bad move on the kid's part. he should score his numbers in high school and then get heavily recruited. he needs the high school experience.


i mean 14 years old in USC? he can't get no booty. he'll be deprived. can't take in the alcohol this young either. will ruin his body and game. he will be a social misfit. frat pranks all around.
He's still going to high school...
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:57 PM   #7
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bad move on the kid's part. he should score his numbers in high school and then get heavily recruited. he needs the high school experience.


i mean 14 years old in USC? he can't get no booty. he'll be deprived. can't take in the alcohol this young either. will ruin his body and game. he will be a social misfit. frat pranks all around.

yah, like bigboi said, he ain't going to college right now..
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #8
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Taylor King, out here in Cali did the exact SAME thing 4 years ago, when he committed to UCLA!!

He'll be a frosh at Duke in a few months, and imo...he didn't quite turn out, as advertised.

Sure he can shoot, but as a 14y old...he was lights out

Same will likely happen with this kid. I think that it's being made into a bigger deal than it really is. Afterall...It's not like he signed a LOI or anything. He merely verballed.

I verballed to FSU when I was like 7 Sure, they hadn't offered me, but I was dead set on playing football there!! :)
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:05 AM   #9
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Same will likely happen with this kid. I think that it's being made into a bigger deal than it really is. Afterall...It's not like he signed a LOI or anything. He merely verballed
I know a few high-profile cases may make it seem as such, but most recruits and their families aren't liars. Most people still do, in fact, honor their word.
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:30 PM   #10
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I know a few high-profile cases may make it seem as such, but most recruits and their families aren't liars. Most people still do, in fact, honor their word.

Tell that Brandon Jennings, who was an SC committ, as recently as April???
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:55 PM   #11
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You can't totally blame the kids for backing out. Sure they shouldn't commit verbally when they're too young, because usually the first college that comes a-knocking they are young enough to be "star-struck" by it and will committ. But by the time they're seniors they know better what they want and won't be as easily influenced, so they change their minds.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:25 PM   #12
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that seems stupid he's only an imcoming freshman
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:44 PM   #13
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Tell that Brandon Jennings, who was an SC committ, as recently as April???
Did you even read what I said?

Like I said, while a few high-profile cases may make it seem otherwise, MOST recruits- a vast, vast majority- stick to their word.

In the last few years I've seen two Illinois recruits ranked in the top five nationally commit to Illinois, then sign elsewhere. And it sucks, but it doesn't change facts: in any given year, probably no more than 5% of basketball recruits will sign with a different school than they originally committed to.

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You can't totally blame the kids for backing out. Sure they shouldn't commit verbally when they're too young, because usually the first college that comes a-knocking they are young enough to be "star-struck" by it and will committ.
This is the kind of enabling attitude that lets people be deceitful.

Maybe the kids don't deserve full blame, but their families or support system do. There's no excuse for not living up to your word, barring something otherwise unforseen (such as a coaching change less than two months before a kid would have otherwise enrolled in college, like when Bill Self went to Kansas and Charlie Villanueva backed out of his Illinois commit...I couldn't blame him for that).

If you commit to a school, you should be sure of it. Period. To commit to merely ensure you have a scholarship if nothing else shakes out is a blatantly selfish act that's unfortunately become accepted practice in football, but that doesn't mean it has to in basketball.

When Eric Gordon committed to Illinois, Bruce Weber could no longer recruit a shooting guard in the '07 class. Who wants to come in the same year that a megastar at their position is also coming in? No one. Illinois could've definitely had E'Twaun Moore, could've put the full-court press on someone like Dar Tucker, or even Alex Legion or Jarryd Bayless when they backed out of their original commits.

That we lucked out by getting Quinton Watkins late in the game isn't the point.

Gordon handcuffed an entire program and bolted to a bitter conference rival as soon as their coaching situation improved. Don't tell me I "can't blame him" for that.

And don't give me this "star-struck" BS. He originally picked Illinois over offers from motherf-cking Duke, the premier program in America, and Ohio State, where all of his superstar AAU teammates had committed (granted, he would've never played with them in college).
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:40 PM   #14
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I wish I was that good to be recruited in the 8th grade.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:13 AM   #15
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i dont think the kid is going there now ^^^VC^^^ when he finishes HS he will be 18 and he wont be a misfit he could be a phenom and will attract people like that and he can take in alcohol at 18, heck you can take that in at like 15 or 16.
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