We’ve heard about Lorenzo Mauldin walking away from Gamecock limbo and signing with Louisville, but what about his cohort Jordan Montgomery? Chip Towers tells us Montgomery still likes the cut of Spurrier’s jib.
… The other one was linebacker Jordan Montgomery of Groveland, Fla., whose coach at South Lake High, Walter Banks, was furious about South Carolina’s treatment of his player. I called down there this week to find out if there had been any developments in Montgomery’s recruitiment.
“At this point it looks like him and his family are going to still be going to South Carolina or to prep school,” said South Lake assistant coach Terrance Larmond, who handles recruiting at the school. “I can’t understand it myself, but that’s apparently his intention. He had an offer from Temple but he turned it down.”
Skip past the part about turning down the opportunity to play for Steve Addazio. Here’s a kid and his family who clearly know where he’s at in the process. It’s not like he hasn’t gotten an earful from his high school coaches about how dastardly he’s been treated by South Carolina, either. Despite all of that, he hasn’t wavered. And I presume that South Carolina still wants him in one form or fashion. That sounds like your basic meeting of the minds; may they both wind up happy with that call.
So exactly what’s the point of the SEC or the NCAA stepping in and interfering with that by changing the signing rules? I hope it’s something more than “we think it’s for your own good”, because if there’s one thing I can say about both organizations, that’s not usually whose good they have in mind when it comes to making rules and decisions.