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Did the Sooners offer a lb out of louisiana in the last couple of days that has not signed yet? Last name Williams, I think? Might be choosing between OU and miami. 6-3 230.
This post was edited by James Hale 17 months ago
Edward Williams perhaps?
This post was edited by gyrene 17 months ago
Thx gyrene. It doesn't appear OU is in on this guy. Wish we were.
When I looked at A&M's commitment list after Manning and Mastrogiovanni, he stuck out. It may be he's one of the commitments they think won't qualify.
First get to know him well. At this point it's important to me to bring in only good guys. Compare his 24/7 picture to this mug shot.
Arkansas coach Brett Bielema was on the ESPN college football podcast this week and made the comment that "it is against SEC rules to over-sign" so when a team has 35 commits and room for only 25 ten guys their could be ten guys available to pick up. So as a coach he was looking at players who were essentially cut from signing day (however that works). Apparently this is the accepted thing and so some kids don't get picked up on signing day or end up at some school by default. Williams seems to fit this category.
It seems to me that it should be common practice to be ready for such guys, know something about them, reach out before signing day to those who might be available and aggressively go after them. It would not have been to difficult to have been ready for Williams, possibly call or text him and his coach early on and be in a position to offer late.
I thought A&M still had some schollies from last year and followed the Big 12 rules so they were allowed to go above the 25.
That's not entirely accurate.
aTm had 32 overall.
They would have had one more, if JUCO LB Kenny Flowers had came in at midterm. He didn't make it in. He moved on to Auburn I believe.
9 - early entries entered at midterm, thus counting against the 85 ship rule. They don't sign, they simply enroll. JUCOs can sign early, if they graduate early and enter at midterm. High school dudes don't, but they can enroll early just fitting within the 85 ship rule. (That is to say, ships that open up within your 85 ship limit due to a player declaring for the draft, transferring, graduating or receiving a medical hardship release.) Some high school dudes go back to their high schools to partake in the Feb ceremonies for the fun, but as college students.. These 9 dudes enrolled in Jan 2013.
23 - actually signed in Feb 2013 and will enroll in June or Aug 2013.
9 + 23 = 32. (see how that works)
Although Edward Williams committed early, they apparently asked him to grey shirt.
So, aTm recorded 32 new additions overall per the Houston Chronicle.
This rule applies to the Big 12 as well.
This post has been edited 6 times, most recently by 416DEFENSE 17 months ago
Nope. See above post.
8 midterm guys for A&m and 23 signed this week. Only had 15-16 count towards last class so there was room for about 10 midterm guys to count back. Even w 31 signees A&m still had room for at 2 more and is still under the 85 man limit without attrition.
Edwards was asked to greyshirt bc he has some work to do but is in better shape than Huggins.
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