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Why not? His family isn't hurting for money, so they could pay for a semester or two if they needed to. Plus, it gives him the opportunity to decide his baseball future without signing an LOI that counts against our scholly limit. He's not going to start and would probably redshirt next year anyways with Johnny Heisman on campus. This seems to be the best course of action IMHO. Thoughts?
no Loi = no leverage against mlb teams. won't happen
Son, you can have this million dollar check or you can have a greyshirt at A&M.
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We have no leverage anyways. We can't offer the money they can. It's all going to come down to which sport he wants to play. They're going to throw a ton of money at him either way, so we might as well be in a position that doesn't leave us in a bind with our tight numbers. We got another QB in the class anyways, so it's not like we're relying on him. It's risk vs reward.
Sort of disappointing to use A&M for leverage, don't you think?
no I think that he truly wants to play here.. but look at past players in same situation.. bubba starling, even josh Beckett (I know he didn't play fb) the threat of going to play always makes pro club pony up cash
Something tells me this guy knows a thing or two
A LOI is non-binding. Whether he signs one or not does not affect his leverage. The leverage comes from him having the OPTION to enroll at A&M and thus be ineligible to sign a minor league contract.
If his parents wouldn't mind picking up the tab for a semester (should he decide to turn down a pro contract), that would enable us to sign 1 more guy this year.
That's what I'm trying to say.
A LOI is just a piece of paper. It says nothing about your desire to forgo professional money in favor of college. He'll have plenty of leverage.
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This isn't a matter of other schools. This is A&M vs MLB. If he can't fully commit to us and assure baseball is not an option then why should we fully commit an extremely valuable spot to someone who we don't even know if he'll ever step foot on campus. If he truly cares about the A&M football program then he'd either confirm his commitment or accept a grey shirt for the betterment of the team while he decides. If he is offended by a grey shirt then he doesn't love A&M enough to pick it over millions of dollars anyways.
The coaches im sure have an answer, this is why they may or may not be recruiting for his spot.. They know, we dont..
We'd love to have you, Kohl, but take the money, go play baseball for 2 or 3 years. If you find out it is not for you then come back to A&M and play some football.
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