PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Khaliel commits to USC, fwiw. @rivalsmike confirms.
I think most of us saw this coming, especially after he was like 'oh by the way, I got an offer from USC a couple weeks ago'.
Yeah I agree. I don't really think we'll be taking a guard anyway, based on the guard/punter comments from earlier.
He says he still wants to visit OSU and Auburn.
So he's one of those guys...That just kills me when a kid commits but yet still wants to take visits.
I felt like if he didn't get the USC offer he would end up at Auburn. For some reason I just never thought he would end up at OSU (and still don't).
I don't understand it either.
If you still want to visit, fine. Just don't commit.
There is nothing wrong with saying, "You know what, (whatever team) is in the lead and there's a very good chance I commit there, but I still want to take a visit (x school) and (y school) before I officially commit."
People would understand that much better than commiting, taking visiits then decommiting.
Coaches have their non-committable offers, and I guess some prospects have their non-committable commitments. Up to the coach what to do when the guy takes a visit elsewhere.
AHH - Ha. I never thought about it that way: 'a non-committable commitment'.
Absolutely. Makes no sense to commit and still take visits.
As long as it's on his dime
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men
I relaly hope he ends up a Buckeye...
I don't think it matters what we (the fans/not the high school prospect) think... its his life, his decision, his process, who really cares what we think about how he goes about doing it... if I were him, I'd commit to the school I most want to go to and still take visits because A) it probably stops other schools I'm not planning on visiting from calling me non stop, B) I get to experience other schools and get treated very well whilst I do it, and C) if I am still happy with my choice after my visits, I don't have to change/do anything...just be happy (for those who actually want this kid in the class... I don't [scholarship space, lack of a need for him, and the guys still left on the board]) that he is still considering at least giving OSU and the staff a chance
Had a feeling we weren't getting him. He's a good player that will do well at USC...never know, we may see him again;-) Not sure about Munger either...sounds like another DT won't happen after Hill which is fine by me. We're pretty solid at front four positions. I see an O-lineman over a DT at this point.
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Agree with FROMTHE18. It's more of a placeholder commitment than a non-commitable commitment. USC has limited spots this year. If he thinks that's his top choice, but can't afford to take more unofficials to the other schools he's interested in... and if that school allows you to commit and continue to visit other schools (which not all schools allow), then why not? It guarantees that his potential spot at USC is there once he's done making sure there's not a better place out there for him. He's gaming the system to his advantage. Good for him. Su'a Cravens did the same thing.
It does bring up the question, can a school refuse an official visit? I could be wrong, but I believe the schools pay for the official visits, right? If so, I'm sure we have little interest in paying for this guy to come for an official when a) he's commited elsewhere, and b) by most all accounts, we don't want him. (Su'a Cravens might be a different story)
I never said it matters what we think, but the point of a forum like this is to discuss and share opinions and I gave mine.
I am torn on the issue of the soft commits. On the one hand good for them for reserving their spot in a class that otherwise might disappear. On the other I get mad when coaches don't keep their word, so I want to hold the players to the same standard. I mostly think it is dumb how early everyone commits. I would have been one who would have wanted to take all 5 officials.
I love soft verbals when they are for other schools :) haha
Does anyone know what Meyer's policy is on this? Does he allow commits to go on visits?
Meyer does not allow visits to other schools upon committing to OSU.
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