Adam Krohn takes a loser look at the issue of oversigning. http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/173/article/53185/
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Adam's piece includes comments from various sources on the topic ranging from university presidents to high school recruits. Here are a couple of highlights:
1. Comments from Chad Hawley on the competitive advantage aspect of the differing oversigning rules, including him mentioning that if the SEC takes their new rules national that the B1G might attempt to do the same.
2. Comments from the University of Georgia's President and Athletic Director regarding oversigning and the possibility of redefining what a scholarship is both in terms of communicating the language and the length of the agreement.
3. Comments such as these from high school recruits and high school coaches:
Chaz Cheeks, a recent East Hall graduate who signed with Georgia Tech, said concerns of oversigning factored into him eliminating Ole Miss from his list of school choices.
“(East Hall football coach Bryan Gray) and I sat down and looked at all of the offers on the table, the pros and cons of each school,” Cheeks said. “Coach said (Ole Miss) was throwing out offers to everyone, and they probably weren’t the best situation for me to go into. Having a spot wasn’t something I wanted to worry about.”
Cheeks said he had greater concerns — like making sure he was academically eligible to attend college — than to have to worry about if his offer still stood once he made it to campus.
“I was just thinking of myself and what I had to do,” Cheeks said. “For those that do get oversigned and have to be let go, I think that’s real messed up on the school’s part. They’ve got to be more careful.”
It's great to see some high school coaches and players starting to gain a level of awareness regarding oversigning but there is still a lot of work to do. Check out the rest of the article here: http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/173/article/53185/