NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > After all the hype....
February 12, 2011, 12:55 PM
I fully expect Jadaveon (sp?) Clowney to come in and have like 8 sacks his first game. In fact I expect the following:

1. Break the single game, single season, and career sacks record, all this year, possibly all in the same game.
2. Lead Clemson/SC to 7 national championships, 4 in football, and 3 in other sports to be named later.
3. Be declared the greatest of all time and have the NCAA declare the debate of "who's the greatest ever" over.
4. Win the Heisman every year he plays.

Hopefully you can sense the sarcasm, but really, doesn't it get a bit tiresome to see top recruits stretch out their commitments?
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February 12, 2011  01:49 PM ET

You forgot "declare for the NFL draft after 2 games"

February 12, 2011  01:54 PM ET

No doubt some of these kids like the media vibe and prolong it just because they can.

At the same time, this is easily the biggest decision these kids have made in their lives up to this point. For some kids, no one--not even their own parents-- is completely trustworthy. They have recruiters promising the moon, coaches telling them something else, and maybe a biological father who just happened to reappear after the kid made all-state as a junior.

February 12, 2011  01:59 PM ET

When I was a HS senior, the biggest question I had to answer was whether I should go to the Talking Heads show at the Hullabaloo, or see the Police at JB Scotts.

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February 12, 2011  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Its a good thing you added that, I hadn't picked up on it.

Sometimes it's hard to pick up on sarcasm through the internet.

February 12, 2011  02:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

LOL, I went to first period P.E., then scooted on over to Carl's house next door to the school and recorded home-made radio shows. Good times.

HS pretty much sucks today. I hired an SAT tutor for my daughter, she has to do charity work on weekends as a requirement to graduate, and with the drinking age now 21, bars are off limits.

And they have to listen to Jay-Z and Kesha.

February 12, 2011  03:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

When I was a HS senior, the biggest question I had to answer was whether I should go to the Talking Heads show at the Hullabaloo, or see the Police at JB Scotts.

For me it was choosing between ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Queen or Led Zeppelin at DCC. I only had enough money for 1.

February 12, 2011  03:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

For me it was choosing between ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Queen or Led Zeppelin at DCC. I only had enough money for 1.

Pay for one, sneak into the others.

February 12, 2011  04:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

For me it was choosing between ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Queen or Led Zeppelin at DCC. I only had enough money for 1.

Life is full of tough choices, my friend.

February 12, 2011  04:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

For me it was choosing between ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, Queen or Led Zeppelin at DCC. I only had enough money for 1.

I heard you were given a free backstage pass to Queen...hmmm?

February 12, 2011  05:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I heard you were given a free backstage pass to Queen...hmmm?

More of a backdoor pass.

February 12, 2011  05:46 PM ET

But back to the topic at hand, do you really expect JC to be so great that putting of his commitment this long will be worth it?

February 12, 2011  06:17 PM ET
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do you really expect JC to be so great that putting of his commitment this long will be worth it?

He is committed. He wears a purity ring and everything. Now that I'm older, I sure wish I had waited.

Twelve years old with a two Latvian hookers left scars that I still can't deal with.

February 12, 2011  06:20 PM ET
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He is committed. He wears a purity ring and everything. Now that I'm older, I sure wish I had waited. Twelve years old with a two Latvian hookers left scars that I still can't deal with.

Haha that's a good one.

February 12, 2011  06:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Twelve years old with a two Latvian hookers

Of course, it could have been worse

February 12, 2011  07:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Of course, it could have been worse

ROFLMAO!!!!!

February 13, 2011  01:55 AM ET
QUOTE:

but really,
doesn't it get a bit tiresome to see top recruits stretch out their commitments?

Yes.
Unless it's for a legit reason - like they are still trying to decide on which school is a better fit, etc.

And what is even more tiresome is watching the media drool over this 1 kid from this 1 high school like he's the 2nd coming of The Buddha/Superman/JC/Mr. Universe.

It's gonna be really funny if this kid ends up not qualifying academically / being a dud on the field / gets injured, arrested ....

February 13, 2011  02:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sometimes it's hard to pick up on sarcasm through the internet.

Why can't this prima donna conform like all the other recruits and sign on time? Who does he think he is? Bryce Brown? Seantrel Henderson?

 
February 13, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No doubt some of these kids like the media vibe and prolong it just because they can.At the same time, this is easily the biggest decision these kids have made in their lives up to this point. For some kids, no one--not even their own parents-- is completely trustworthy. They have recruiters promising the moon, coaches telling them something else, and maybe a biological father who just happened to reappear after the kid made all-state as a junior.

Agree it is a big decision and some of their parents aren't completely trustworthy... but jeez louise, it's not like the high profile ones haven't had nearly a year to decide! Indecisiveness can be just as bad IMO. Hell, I don't see how they can choose wrong. All programs and institutions offering them scholarships have put out some good players and graduates. If they are looking for perfection they might as well die and move on to heaven.

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