Ok, gotcha. So he can't sign another LOI, but he's free to pick another school and enroll, correct?
Georgia gave him a full release from his LOI, so he's able to sign with another school.
That is, unless there is some other issue. Where are you seeing that he's not eligible to sign? I just see that he's choosing not to sign and will take more visits after the dead period.
It's amazing how this conversation could have changed this year. If OSU makes the plays to beat Clemson (and doesn't get reamed by some awful calls), they're playing for a chance to even the score against Bama and Clemson with two titles apiece in the playoff era. Now, however, they're left sitting a rung below them. Still pisses me off.
In the grand scheme of things, LSU damn well better win on the 13th because I want no part of watching Clemson win three titles in four years.
Carman has obviously done well so far at Clemson and is happy with his decision to go there. He didn't play that many meaningful snaps last season, but he already has a championship ring and is now a starter as a true sophomore. He's definitely very talented and will likely be playing on Sundays in the near future.
That said, there are two things here. First, I hope Chase Young absolutely dominates him. Personally, I don't believe there is a tackle in college football that can consistently block Young 1-on-1. Can't wait to see how this actually turns out.
Second, the reason so many OSU fans have animosity toward Carman is because of how his recruitment played out. Ohio State was all-in on him from the start, continued to recruit him even after the comments about JT Barrett on Twitter, and he supposedly was a silent commit at one point in time. Up until the morning of the early signing period, he was still supposedly telling the Ohio State staff that he would be a Buckeye. Then, he called them and told them he was going to Clemson, leaving them hanging. Luckily they were able to land NPF (who I think will also turn into a very good player), but when Carman picked Clemson, it was a pretty big blow to the class at that moment. Whether it truly went down that way is something that most of us don't truly know, but that is the story that has been circulated, which is why you see so many people that are critical of him.
Utah just landed DE Xavier Carlton. Also got DE Van Fillinger yesterday. If they add Phillips, that's a pretty good defensive haul.
In addition to his brother likely heading to Utah next year, having other talented guys commit also helps Utah's case.
Definitely hate to lose Phillips, but it does make a little more sense to me now, especially if his family is really pushing for him to go there.
Gotcha. So Miami was the one being shady.
Recruiting is nuts.
Damn. A defense potentially with Ringo, Flowe, Thibodeaux, and Sewell will be a challenge the next couple years when we play Oregon. That is, if they all develop as expected.
Looks like Utah got a commitment from DE Van Fillinger, who was previously committed to Texas. Also flipped an APB from Texas. Sounds like Clark Phillips will be next, unfortunately.
So, they waited right until he was getting ready to sign his NLOI and told him the coach was leaving?
That's pretty shady to spring it on him right before he's faxing it in.
Quick, someone send this to Bijan's grandparents.
And now he's officially in.
He's the only guy left out of the Eastern states. Everyone else is in a different time zone.
I don't really think it's inconsequential at all, not when we're losing our entire secondary, and just had a couple other guys transfer out. We need as many talented DBs as we can get at the moment. Losing Phillips (and Battle last year) could end up catching up with us if this is a trend that continues. No, I am not panicking and blaming the staff...just saying that it sucks to lose good players late in the game and it could lead to depth/talent issues in the future.
People always feel the need to justify losing a top prospect by saying we'll be fine without him or we can find someone better, and in many cases that may be true. However, I think Phillips is very talented and could play early at Ohio State. I hope we find a way to keep him.
It's super annoying that people act like Phillips isn't any good or won't be remembered if he does, indeed, flip. The kid is really good and we want him. Hopefully Day can reassure him and get him to stick with the Buckeyes.
I get it, we all get "offended" when someone chooses another school, but that doesn't mean that player isn't good.
Which is fine, but why wait until now to visit?
If what I read earlier is correct, he was keeping this visit on the down low and it was going to take place even before Hafley decided to leave for BC. Maybe it's just a courtesy visit, or something to appease family, but still seems odd.
Oh well, though. Hope he sticks.
The Phillips interest in Utah legit?
Not really sure I understand where this last minute visit came from. Sounded like it has been planned all along, but why? Seems strange.
This must be why Clemson offered LB Trenton Simpson today, and he basically committed on the spot. #29 player overall, #3 OLB.
Wednesday can't get here soon enough.
Which is why you say something like “I’m still considering all options. I will keep you in the loop and make sure you know what’s happening”.
Sounds like Hafley went back and forth on this decision, but I agree. It’s completely foolish to not be completely truthful in this situation. Recruiting is all about trust, so if he was just telling half truths to these kids, they’re not gonna be pleased.
Hopefully Day can keep them all in the fold.
When I was at the game Saturday, it looked like Drennen wasn't really talking to any of the OSU commits or other visitors. He just seemed to kinda be off on his own. I thought then that he just wasn't truly interested in being there. Maybe that was just an isolated portion of his time there and it's nothing to read into, but it seemed telling to me.
I think Fields will end up being the starter, but if this tweet from Tim May has truth to it, Day is probably starting to get impatient. He's wanting Fields to go out and take the job, but apparently he isn't really doing it.
Wondering why @OhioStateFB coach @ryandaytime having QB conundrum? He treasures production No.1, and insiders say Gunnar Hoak had more productive scrimmage today running with 2nd team than Justin Fields did with the 1st. Of course, everything is relative. But pts are pts.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 11, 2019
So, Georgia could potentially have Zamir White, James Cook, Kenny McIntosh, Kendall Milton, and Zach Evans at RB in 2020. If they somehow pull that off, then I don't even know what to say. Obviously White has been riddled with injuries and Cook isn't your prototypical every down back, but going off reputation alone, that is an absurd depth chart.
Clemson is recruiting at an insane level right now. Dabo and his staff, that has remained mostly intact, deserve a lot of credit for building their program into a powerhouse. Southern location with good weather, decent college town, decent school, great facilities, and now they're winning titles...it's easy to see why they're doing so well.
I'm not gonna lie and say that Clemson whipping Ohio State 30-0 (and also beating us in a shootout in 2013) isn't part of the reason I dislike Dabo and Clemson, but there are a couple other factors that I think are legitimate. First, the fact that three players tested positive for PEDs and no one seems to care. I know that this stuff isn't isolated to Clemson, but I'm sure it does benefit them, especially if they're doing it on a large scale. The university did an internal investigation and refused to release the results. How do you think the media would react if OSU has multiple guys test positive for roids, did an investigation, and then said "nah, nothing to see here"?
Next, Dabo's personality really gets on my nerves. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a Christian and living your life the right way. But the guy sits on his high horse, and then is known for heavily bad-mouthing other coaches and programs in the recruiting game. I'm not naive to think that negative recruiting doesn't happen everywhere in some fashion, but from what we have heard, he is not shy about throwing anyone and everyone under the bus. Then you have a Clemson basketball coach on wiretap during this college basketball investigation basically admitting that Clemson football is providing illegal benefits to recruits. These reasons are why I don't particularly care for Dabo, and also why I want to see OSU get better and whip their ass to avenge what has happened in the past.
I'll go ahead and apologize in advance for going off topic. This part is almost to 300 posts anyway.