Much to the chagrin of some, I’m guessing, it appears that Mark Richt sees a difference between greyshirting and oversigning.
That’s not just talk, either.
So he’s made offers when he doesn’t have slots available in the current class, but has been able to get them all in on time when the dust settled. Honestly, I don’t have a problem with that as long as the coaches are upfront about it and the players know what they’re facing.
Of course, I don’t know how that fits in with this revelation.
That’s probably to save face. The question I’ve got is whether the coaches remain silent about that as well. If so, that would seem to have the potential to mislead other recruits about the status of the class. I presume, though, that Richt is pretty careful to avoid that problem.
In any event, if you’re part of the “of course greyshirting is part of oversigning” crowd, then Richt is at least a little bit pregnant on the matter. If you’re like me, it’s not a problem at all, given the way he handles it. But assuming everyone’s on board with what the staff does, it should make McGarity’s position at the SEC meetings this month a little less extreme than some have suggested, no?