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We have seen a couple of kids decommit. It's not the end of the world type of thing. It's going to happen, will continue to happen, and has happened. Here is my take on this type of deal and it tells you alot about a kid especially with the kind of year we have had. Success
Why wouldn't you want to come and play for the Aggies? There is a lot going on and there is a brighter future. You should pee yourself if The Cobra offers and should never jump ship. What is the reasoning? A couple of things come in to play right off the bat.
1. Competition. Some are scared of competition. Trevor Knight was in my opinion along with others. This was before this year. Matt Davis was not. Quincy pretty much alluded to it. Some kids just don't have the fight in them to fight for the sport they love. Hell, look at our recruiting list.
2. Getting lost in the mix. Here is what I mean. You take a kid who is all world in his high school or district. No one can touch mean. Oh shit, you got Griffin, RSJ, and Tony Stevens? You mean I'm not going to be the "go to" guy? F-that, I'm out. Quiv simply doesn't give a chit! This too is a part of #1.
3. Look at all them recruits. I'm in with a list of 30 or so. I want to come in and play as a true freshman. This might not happen. I'm with CEL and I'm out as well. There will be few from here on out that might play as a true fish depending on position. RSJ, you will not red-shirt sir. No reason for you to duck and run.
There are some other examples. Feel free to add. I was just thinking on the run about this.
If you are going to leave you are scared, don't want to compete, and are flat out already whooped before you have even walked on to campus. We don't want you. Quit thinking about yourself and not the team. You will not succeed life after football anyways. I love kids with a competitive nature and want to fight. It's that bulldog mentality. Learn about it and get back to me.
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U left jaquay Williams off your oh crap list :)
I'll take Quiv or The Hawaiian Stallion over most kids. Those dudes ball out, got heart, and ain't scaarrrrrred! Chick love them because of the size of there gigantic testicles. I mean I will take a dude like RSJ any day, but these kids are my favorite. Learn about the want...
As Willie D of the Geto Boys said "you gotta let your nuts hang" or "Let a hoe be a hoe".
And to think I spent the last 10 years reading Aggies going on and on every year about how stupid kids were for going to OU and Texas where they had a loaded roster and stacked recruiting classes when they could come to A&M and get immediate PT with little competition. That always drove me freaking nuts. I wanted the guys who wanted to compete and thought it was stupid to criticize kids for going where they would compete and have a chance to win big. Those are the kinds of guys I wanted. It's so refreshing now to see the tides have turned.
I read a thread on the OU site today criticizing Mastrogiovanni for committing to A&M because we had a bunch of LB commits and how he could go to OU where they had no LB commits and no depth on campus. It put a big smile on my face.
You mean guys like the Maestro, who jump at the chance as soon as he was told it was a go. It didn't matter to him how many lb's were already in the fold, he's ready to compete and fight. Love that kind of attitude!
We're not losing guys that matter much. Both CEL and Quincy were fringe offers. In fact the staff really debated about taking CEL when we did.
I like both as players but sometimes the truth hurts. Wish we could keep em all on board.
This post was edited by Wigeon 15 months ago
This happens last year and people go bat shit crazy. Y'all do this right now and I will say, " B*tch be cooool...tell that b$tch to be cool!" "Be cool honey bunny.
OP is spot on. Great assessment of our current "situation". I feel confident that everyone who decommits from this point on should be considered an upgrade opportunity as their spot would then be filled with a more talented more competitive athlete.
Going forward they will cull themselves making more room in the box for the bigger fish to fill our limit.
Very good post DMO
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In this particular case I believe the decommits give us the opportunity to go after some elite defensive guys and high priority targets like Larue.
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Onion, please note that in the official record.
I think you mean "tell tale."
I prefer "tail tale"
Proverbs 10:4 (NIV)
Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
Or tail tail....competition breeds success.....
I'm with you DMO and I hastled JBoy about Quincy because I didn’t like Quincy tweeting about us adding all these wideouts and then dropping 3 balls in the state title game. But my point was, that he was more worried about complaining publicly instead of just doing the talking with his play on the field. Make a statement on the field.
But I do have to pose the question though. At what point do you stick with the quality kids that believed in the program when the coaches took their earlier commitment?
I’m all for this improvement of “higher rated” players and adding studs to force competition, but I also believed in the kids we supported and fell in love with on their commitment day…before Johnny Heisman…before 11-2.
I guess I would rather see us fill in studs for competition at other weak spots before we keep rotating quality WR’s. If we had rotated grade risks, that’s one thing. And I know things have changed with our successful season and who’s looking at us, but where were they before (ie Mastro)? Quincy and CEL will both ball in college.
And I do believe in this staff and I do believe in competition. But sometimes you gotta stick with your guns…we’ve seen way too many “higher rated” players not pan out because of entitlement and such. As someone stated earlier…how will we handle success?
PS What is DBAP??
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MRODZ 15 months ago
I completely understand what you are saying about basically honoring or being loyal to the early commits. I do think if we appear to be pushing this rotation of "higher rated" players into the recruiting numbers, we would eventually get a bad reputation for doing so. But I also think the coaching staff understands this too. Thus, they have stated they do not want to fill up the next class nearly as quickly for this very reason.
Oh, I'm with you...it's recruiting at its finest. We believe in you, you believe in us...sign. When one side doesn't...it's a decommit. I'm just not overly excited about doing this with the WR class we had. These guys are legit as is the ones still remaining. But, I would've focused building competition elsewhere.
I'm not seeing given nonbelievers...Mastro, Larue...this new guy from Florida after all our success.
I guess it's the opposite of last year. We believed in Monroe, Thompson, and Addison...yet in the end, they didn't believe in us.
Tell Tell, tall tale, tail tell...shit is all the same to me. It was a serious post that was well thought of, but was scripted very quickly. I've been waiting for this to happen and it has in the last couple of days.
We are sitting on a freaking gold mine right now. I'm talking about Eagle Ford Shale in College Station fellas. Think about what all is going on. I was playing poker with a bunch of older Aggies last night that just don't seem to grasp what is going on right now. They see it as a one year deal. We that follow Aggie football should see it as an empire being built. Someone has awaken a monster that should have never been left the f*ck alone. Oh well!
Back on track
Recruiting and where it is headed is and will continue on being a special thing for all of us to continue to follow. Do you remember guys by the name of Chevar Bryson(2005) and Charlie Jefferson(2003)? Two star kids that we signed. We won't have to worry about "settling" for 2-star athletes anymore. Starting with this incoming junior class we will have our pick of who ever Sumlin wants. It's where Texas has been in the past. They will continue to get "their" guys. They are Texas, but we will recruit and will continue to recruit on the national level. We are already seeing it.
Many of us have been guilty with the whole, "Stars don't matter!" Our class will be surrounded by 4 and 5 star kids with a few 3 star stragglers. What happens now? This is where you coach their asses up, teach them your system, teach them about team unity, and have them play together as a team. The other Texas team hasn't done this and it has shown. Saban is obviously doing something right. Sumlin will too.
Recruits will come and go. You stick with your guns and you make sure that you are offering the very best. This is a different year no doubt. At the same time you don't want a kid who is what I described in my original post. The kids will be kids and you want those that will buy into your system. Sumlin is the master of getting kids to buy in. No need to worry about believing or commitment. It will happen over time. Sumlin doesn't put up with crap.
Grab the bull by the damn horns!
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We see the gold. But I'd take a classy, committed ho over a lying, cheating, backstabbing ho any day! it's fun and dirty either way. But one just reps better. I'm just baffled with the whole WR rotation. I would've liked to see grade risks and projects dealt as replacements. But I guess we are just f'n stacked. HCP
Yeah we don't want no pre-madonnas afraid of compilation...
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