I caught up with Andrew Fleming following Matta's visit. Buckeyes haven't offered, but doing so could make them a favorite.
The kid is a 16-year-old high school recruit who is reading a story about his recruitment. There are better places to be a cynic.
What I am saying is: feel free to say whatever you feel like saying, it's just disappointing that people feel the need to constantly be "that guy" in comments on stories about 16-year-old kids. The forums are a much more appropriate place for that sort of discussion.
You're not the person who has to deal with the parents and kids who feel slighted or stabbed in the back after those sort of comments make there way into what should have been a introduction story on a key recruit the Buckeyes are pursuing. You can be full of piss and vinegar all you want, I just think adults should know better.
Just because every article has one or more stupid posts replying to it doesn't mean they have to. We're (mostly) adults here, there's no reason people can't make adult decisions when it comes to different types of responses to different types of stories.
The recruiting updates are a part of the site, and require a certain amount of self-control when posting on them, that's all I am suggesting. The families and the prospects we are writing about deserve that in my opinion.
A story about a prospect, that his family will read and disseminate doesn't need off-topic questions about people in said family, name-calling about his family, etc. How about we talk about the player or the story instead of always chiming in with irreverent retorts?
I know that 11W is a free-thinking, non-censoring sort of site, but there's a time and a place for that sort of stuff, agree? These kids and their families give us access to their lives, and the worst thing we can do is spit in their face with stuff like that. It's a good way to make sure we lose the access that we've worked hard to gain over the last few years.
Thank you. Apparently we have a number of folks who don't give a crap that these kids and their parents and families read the stories we write on them. A little bit of tact would be appreciated.
Visited Ole Miss on Friday because he'd never been there, family wanted to get to OSU Saturday but decided against it because of the hoilday on Sunday. Just wanted to get back home.
It's best to just let these situations play out before commenting on them. We had heard rumors about this middle of last week but nothing good can come from speculation. Hopefully, whatever help EGW needs he gets, he's an incredibly talented young man who is going to be learning some valuable life lessons, namely how important it is to think before you act. Don't allow yourself to be provoked knowing how much you have on the line. Sad situation all the way around.
Not to mention they have very deceptive speed.
Fitzpatrick has a lot of close family living in Alabama.
It's not as if OSU is unaware of Kyler Murray. He's just not that interested and will almost certainly be going to Texas A&M.
Noah will be a WR.
Yeah, not much of a surprise here, but still a player OSU really wanted to hold on to for reasons bigger than just his talent. You need the in-roads there.
I recommend that you stop following recruiting. This is the new era of social media recruiting, it's not going to get better. It's frustrating as heck occasionally, but that's the nature of the beast. It's all about the "love."
No, no one committed. I know they each had a great trip, better than expected. Supposed to talk more to Burrell tonight and will have full updates on their visits as soon as possible.
Haha, also not it. ;)