“Signing day is not as clear as it used to be.”

Interesting story posted over at Oversigning.com:

“I feel like I was lied to. I feel like they weren’t 100 percent honest with me the whole time,” Green said Wednesday. “They knew how many guys they were bringing in. They knew they were going to be cutting it close. It’s not like the numbers changed.

“Coach Huxtable told me that I would be the first high school guy they would bring in. The first guy after all of the juco players and then they brought in Joey Grant (Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley). They brought in Joey and Coach Huxtable told me I would be first in line. He lied to me.”

Upon further review, though, the kid’s story has changed.

Deion Green has thought about his situation.

And he’s figured out that he isn’t so much frustrated as he is disappointed that he was unable to enroll early at UCF last week.

He’s still sure about his commitment. He’s firm with UCF.

“Still 100 percent firm,” said the 6-foot-3, 215-pound defensive end from Orlando Edgewater said late Wednesday night in a second interview with the Sentinel. “I love that school.”

A change of heart after sleeping on it?  A realization that his options are limited, since he doesn’t have any other offers in hand?  Your guess is as good as mine.

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7 responses to ““Signing day is not as clear as it used to be.”

  1. TennesseeDawg

    So basically he loves the school that employs a bunch of liars.

  2. Normaltown Mike

    Maybe O’Leary gave him the “Vaitekunas” treatment.

    http://espn.go.com/columns/wojnarowski_adrian/1294704.html

  3. orlandodawg

    Huxtable, the DC and coach in the middle of this, announced this week he’s leaving to join the staff at Wisconsin.

  4. Bulldog Joe

    Young men, parents, and guardians being screwed in the oversigning process DO have some leverage.

    Take your story to the press and miraculous things can happen.

  5. Bulldog Joe

    For most schools in the SEC, enrollment day is much more important than signing day.

  6. Dante

    Coach Huxtable? Any relation to Dr. Huxtable?

    • orlandodawg

      Yes, he’s Dr. Huxtable’s scruffy white brother who was headed for the ideal Huxtable lifestyle until he went to work years ago for O’leary. Now he sleeps in a cot in the football office and lives in a van down by the river.