Truth & Rumors > NCAAF

Recruit inked by Georgia tattoos flipping?

Views
9068
Comments
42

07:32 AM ET 02.03 | Wednesday looms, and there may be bad news in store for Georgia, beginning with safety Kendall Gant. The big one UGA fans are worried about is defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard of Fayetteville, N.C. He's a priority for the Bulldogs, with Mark Richt making an in-home visit last week in an attempt to secure the situation. When Gaillard decided to take a last-minute trip to Miami this weekend, many Bulldogs fans simply dismissed it as the kid wanting to have fun. However, it got serious when Gaillard was interviewed by Scout.com's Chad Simmons upon his return from Miami. Rather than confirm his commitment to UGA, Gaillard said he will have to talk things over with his family and coaches, and know something by Wednesday. Gaillard is the kid with gigantic "Georgia Bulldogs" tattoos on both forearms.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mark Richt, Getty Images Mark Richt, Getty Images
February 3, 2014  07:36 AM ET

Can't wait until Wednesday night when 99% of this drama is over and we can get ready for Spring ball.

February 3, 2014  07:57 AM ET

Should have had them done in henna.

February 3, 2014  08:36 AM ET

Buckeye Lock.

February 3, 2014  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Should have had them done in henna.

Sharpie.

February 3, 2014  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can't wait until Wednesday night when 99% of this drama is over and we can get ready for Spring ball.

Agree Ice. It amazes me how adults get played by kids.

February 3, 2014  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Agree Ice. It amazes me how adults get played by kids.

Or how ridiculous fans can act.

It was creepy the way Ag fans followed Nick Harvey around when he took a recruiting visit to Austin.
"He's on the plane now..."
"I see him he's in the terminal ..."
"He looks ok ... what do you think he told them?"

And the related tirade on TexAgs about him <suddenly> being overrated, too short to play in the SEC, they should have pulled his scholly, etc.

Recruiting is out of hand and I feel for the kids.

February 3, 2014  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Recruiting is out of hand and I feel for the kids.

Feel for 'em? Only those that are humble do I have some sympathy for.

Some of these kids thrive on the recruiting process and stoke the recruiting fire to keep the flames burning as high as possible. The deity producing attention on them that recruiters is actually comical. Especially when they can't figure out why the same kids later have an "above all" attitude and those same recruiters act all surprised! Hell, they helped create it!

February 3, 2014  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Feel for 'em? Only those that are humble do I have some sympathy for. Some of these kids thrive on the recruiting process and stoke the recruiting fire to keep the flames burning as high as possible. The deity producing attention on them that recruiters is actually comical. Especially when they can't figure out why the same kids later have an "above all" attitude and those same recruiters act all surprised! Hell, they helped create it!

I agree with this.

We have fed into this and helped create these "monsters" by following them around and reporting on their doings, as Dr described....or waiting with bated breath on what their decision is to be...watched them on ESPN as they pick up every hat before deciding on one....or any myriad of other things that they are allowed to get away with.

Said it before and will say it again...it is wrong when egotistical athletes and movie stars get more money than teachers/doctors/first responders/etc.

February 3, 2014  10:29 AM ET

Recruiting is more open to the public than in the past. Social media and cell phone cameras have obliterated any hope of privacy, so kids grow up thinking everyone should know everything about them, right at that particular moment. There is no time taken for reflection. With the national recruiting ranking services telling us who is the best at every position, and ranking schools by their recruiting scores, it's no wonder that fans follow "the action". Before all of this was made public, coaches still recruited and promised the moon to get the best athletes. We just didn't have to watch. Now it's like an accident at the side of the road. You don't wan't to gawk, but you just can't help yourself. Relax and enjoy it, on Thursday we can look forward to Spring Football.

February 3, 2014  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Said it before and will say it again...it is wrong when egotistical athletes and movie stars get more money than teachers/doctors/first responders/etc.

The free market prices goods and services based on supply and demand. Fair is not part of the equation. If not the market, who should decided how much anyone's labor is worth?

February 3, 2014  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I agree with this.

Next thing you know I'll be agreeing with the Dr...

:)

February 3, 2014  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The free market prices goods and services based on supply and demand. Fair is not part of the equation. If not the market, who should decided how much anyone's labor is worth?

Oh, I understand all that. Just a shame that the folks that really matter, don't matter.

February 3, 2014  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If not the market, who should decided how much anyone's labor is worth?

Me!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make me king for a day and I'll straighten everything up!

February 3, 2014  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Next thing you know I'll be agreeing with the Dr...:)

Nah...we're just all old fuddie duddies irrespective of team, conference, geography, etc!

Or maybe we posses the wisdom of the years and see the folly and future consequences of contributing to kids being too big for their britches.

What say...are we old fuddie duddies or wise old owls?

February 3, 2014  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Oh, I understand all that. Just a shame that the folks that really matter, don't matter.

They may not matter when attaching a compensation to the work, but they matter more as far as improving mankind and the world than the financial package says they do.

A big money business man asked a teacher "What do you make teaching?" The teacher's reply was "I make a difference."

February 3, 2014  10:48 AM ET

Rantin' and ravin' quad

February 3, 2014  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Nah...we're just all old fuddie duddies irrespective of team, conference, geography, etc! Or maybe we posses the wisdom of the years and see the folly and future consequences of contributing to kids being too big for their britches.What say...are we old fuddie duddies or wise old owls?

Wise, old fuddie duddies

February 3, 2014  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

They may not matter when attaching a compensation to the work, but they matter more as far as improving mankind and the world than the financial package says they do. A big money business man asked a teacher "What do you make teaching?" The teacher's reply was "I make a difference."

Yep....teaching is definitely a calling.

February 3, 2014  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Wise, old fuddie duddies

Pretty accurate IMO.

 
February 3, 2014  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

What say...are we old fuddie duddies or wise old owls?

Whoo, whoo, whoo

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    22573
    Comments
    684
  2. 2
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    1321
    Comments
    575
  3. 3
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    1291
    Comments
    526
  4. 4
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    3412
    Comments
    504
  5. 5
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    1380
    Comments
    117

SI.com

SI Photos