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Tit for tat.
Let's not get emotional now boys. I applaud him for being mature and going through his due diligence. Very smart move! No matter who he chooses, it will be a well informed decision. This is a HUGE decision and it only happens once in a lifetime. In the end, we will be players and have as good a shot as any.
This is an odd situation, first we hold back our offer and now he says "we'll see".
Lord I love recruiting.
"It's a stompin' in Norman folks, an old fashioned stompin'!" - Brent Musberger(TTU - 2008)
I realize he's a kid, but I really don't care for that attitude. And I know Stoops and Shipp won't either.
This is what slow playing kids will get you. We should not have waited. The above poster is right. JM sat and watched kid after kid get an offer, only to be left wondering if we really wanted him.
There is no way any kid would commit on the spot after that scenario. I hope he ends up with us, but if he doesn't the coaches have no to blame but themselves.
As James said, he is a top Defensive Tackle. OU had already extended 70+ offers to other recruits and have slow played him, before offering him. If I was him or his parents, I would wonder a little bit, how much they wanted me, if they offered all those other recruits before me.
If we thought that much of him, maybe we should have offered him right after the signing day and made him feel special, that he got one of the first offers. He would have had time to think about how special is to be a player at OU. And then when he came up for his Junior day, he might have committed.
He knows OU and likes OU very much. The recruiting process only comes once in a lifetime, for just a few kids in the country. It is a special time in a kid life and they are young. This is his time. Let him have his time and not belittle him for wanting to take the time to make the best decision for him. I know that if one of my boys were being recruited by OU and I saw all the negative and hateful commits from this board and others, I would have to think twice about wanting him to be at OU.
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