Kentucky Recruiting 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTimeReader View Post
    I hope when he decided to take all his OV, the UK staff told him if you're going to look around we are too.

    He's a good player, but who ever is handling his recruitment is doing a terrible job in terms of PR. Oh, and his Dad is just as bad when he went on KSR and said unless there was a coaching change his son was going to commit and enroll early to UK.
    Kudos to the dad for playing with the feelings of the guys at KSR. Maybe they'll realize that people think they are a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongTimeReader View Post
    I hope when he decided to take all his OV, the UK staff told him if you're going to look around we are too.

    He's a good player, but who ever is handling his recruitment is doing a terrible job in terms of PR. Oh, and his Dad is just as bad when he went on KSR and said unless there was a coaching change his son was going to commit and enroll early to UK.
    In all seriousness I think Williams was committed to UK, then saw that Miami gives him a chance to play early and actually compete for a national championship. Couple that with living in Miami and it's no question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    To quote Urban Meyer, "when a kid verbally commits, it only means you are in his top 3"
    Like I said, no issue with him decommitting. Huge issue with him recommitting, his dad calling Matt Jones show and saying what he did, then the kid decommits again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Kudos to the dad for playing with the feelings of the guys at KSR. Maybe they'll realize that people think they are a joke.
    He wasn't playing with their feelings. There was speculation by fans that after getting his offers from Bama and OSU he wouldn't end up at UK. His dad calls in to ensure the fan base he is committed to UK and will be enrolling in Jan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Like I said, no issue with him decommitting. Huge issue with him recommitting, his dad calling Matt Jones show and saying what he did, then the kid decommits again.
    He hadn't visited Miami yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    In all seriousness I think Williams was committed to UK, then saw that Miami gives him a chance to play early and actually compete for a national championship. Couple that with living in Miami and it's no question.
    I knew UK was in trouble when he said he was taking his visits. If he was truly committed why take those visits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    He wasn't playing with their feelings. There was speculation by fans that after getting his offers from Bama and OSU he wouldn't end up at UK. His dad calls in to ensure the fan base he is committed to UK and will be enrolling in Jan.
    Knowing very well that he already had trips to Miami and OSU scheduled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    He hadn't visited Miami yet.
    Then don't recommit. Take your visits and make sure you are making the right decision. Especially when you've already decommited once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I knew UK was in trouble when he said he was taking his visits. If he was truly committed why take those visits?
    Because he was still looking for a reason to not go to UK. He didn't have that before this week. Bama has worked him hard, but he wouldn't see the field barring injury until at least his junior year. UK offered him a chance to play early on an improving program. Miami offers him that same chance, but on a team capable of winning a national championship. He'll be at OSU this week, but that will be a similar case to Bama because he won't get early playing time at OSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Like I said, no issue with him decommitting. Huge issue with him recommitting, his dad calling Matt Jones show and saying what he did, then the kid decommits again.
    Parents should keep their mouth shut, do zero public statements and support/guide their child from the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Because he was still looking for a reason to not go to UK. He didn't have that before this week. Bama has worked him hard, but he wouldn't see the field barring injury until at least his junior year. UK offered him a chance to play early on an improving program. Miami offers him that same chance, but on a team capable of winning a national championship. He'll be at OSU this week, but that will be a similar case to Bama because he won't get early playing time at OSU.
    Looking for a reason to not go to UK doesn't make sense. If he didn't want to go to UK then don't recommit. It's that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Looking for a reason to not go to UK doesn't make sense. If he didn't want to go to UK then don't recommit. It's that simple.
    You’re underestimating the dad showcasing him factor. He had to show his cards at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Knowing very well that he already had trips to Miami and OSU scheduled.
    I don't believe he had them scheduled when his dad called in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I don't believe he had them scheduled when his dad called in.
    When was the phone call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    When was the phone call?
    It was a few weeks ago, don't remember the date. But seems like I read where he scheduled the visits after I heard the show when his dad called.

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