Now this is an interesting development.
UGA has received signed financial aid agreements from 2014 prospects Jacob Park and Josh Malone, the university confirmed Thursday after an open records request from Dawgs247.
Park, a quarterback from Goose Creek, S.C., is committed to UGA and intends to enroll this spring.
Malone, a receiver from Gallatin, Tenn., has announced his intentions to sign agreements with multiple schools and thus loosen recruiting restrictions before he chooses the school he’ll attend. Malone will also enroll early this spring. [Emphasis added.]
I’d already noted how these new agreements were more player-oriented in nature and thus welcome. But Malone (or somebody advising Malone) has figured out that there’s no negative impact to signing multiple deals and he can bypass the standard in-person contact rules with as many schools as he wants by doing so. That’s a clever move both for the kid and for the particular schools in which he’s interested. I bet it catches on big time.
I wonder what Paul Johnson thinks of it.