Scoggins: College commitments not set in stone

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 28, 2012 - 9:03 AM

Until prep football players make commitments official, college coaches face challenges to protect hard-won recruits.

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lakneeJan. 27, 12 9:48 PM

ARRey sez: Joe Paterno has proved himself to be a major scumbag, God rest his soul.

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Jakein08Jan. 28, 12 7:36 AM

We will know on Wednesday. It appears that Jerry Kill and his staff are pretty darn good recruiters.

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jplamp9Jan. 28, 12 8:14 AM

Because the offer is not binding, either the athlete or the university can back out of the commitment at any time. Sad when many of the top recruits decommit they get pummeled on social media sites - kids change their minds all the time and it's one of the first major decisions they're making.

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floridascottJan. 28, 12 9:37 AM

You should have interviewed Kenny Novak. I would have liked to hear his comments on recruiting. He certainly has plenty of experience on the subject.

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bassillJan. 28, 1210:09 AM

i thought is was a well written article i think there should be an early signing date like in november so the players cant keep changing there mind back and forth they should pick one team committ and stick to it.

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nighteJan. 28, 1210:32 AM

I know what these kids are going through. When I was 18, I was recruited by all four branches of the military.

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ranger78Jan. 28, 1212:00 PM

Hey Chip, truth be told, Murtha decided against the U of MN because Mason's morons took him to a strip club on one of his visits. Murtha was a very conservative, religious kid. Murtha was driven away by stupidity. Just another reminder for all of you Mason apologists who think he should still be here. Mason was a do-nothing recruiter. And how many of his recruits graduated or didn't get in legal trouble?

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truthhurts73Jan. 28, 12 1:02 PM

As a Hopkins supporter, I'm glad to see Andre is getting recruited and positive press. He does have big time talent. But seriously kid, lose the diamond stud earnings, you haven't hit the big time yet. Have studs in your ears for the Hopkins football program made you look like a fool and incredibly self indulgent. A little more substance and a little less show might be in order.

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susierJan. 28, 12 1:18 PM

truthhurts...sounds like YOU have a problem. Lots of kids wear diamond earrings, who cares? I only hope that Kill GRADUATES his athletes. My son didn't seriously consider the U of MN, because the graduation rate of the Black athlete was abysmal. That was under Mason's watch.

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ceckertJan. 28, 12 2:46 PM

As a naive Minnesotan who has lived in Nebraska for over 20 years and is a fan of both programs, I can tell you one thing; successful legacy programs pay attention to the home state kids too. When Bill Callahan nearly destroyed Nebraska one of the things he did was dissolve the walk on program then screwed up the recruiting of siblings of previous NU players. The other thing for sure is that the recruiting battles are mostly won in the kitchens and living rooms of Moms and Grandmas. the ask can I trust my son with this staff---I think Jerry Kill exudes that trust if only by the way his assistants look out for him like brothers.

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