Recruiting rules for schmucks

I’m not sure how this works, exactly, but I would think it’s not unreasonable to expect Nick Saban to take another run at Justin Thomas, a four-star recruit who flipped his verbal commitment from Alabama to Georgia Tech yesterday.

So does that mean Paul Johnson has to have one of those “talk real slow” conversations with Thomas about not flirting with ‘Bama anymore?


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15 responses to “Recruiting rules for schmucks

  1. TennesseeDawg

    This kid is built for the option and most likely Saban would have made him a corner. Tech has nothing much at QB and the he probably likes the idea of immediate playing time.


  2. Spike

    CPJ might just punch him in the mouth..


  3. JasonC

    When it says Tech has an offense that matches Thomas’ skills, does that mean he’s a QB that can’t throw?


  4. dean

    I guess this is OK since PJ got him to switch with an in-home visit instead of an official visit. Because surely PJ wouldn’t let a kid committed to another program visit his campus since he yanks scholarships from his commitments which do that.


    • FisheriesDawg

      Is it better to have Paul Johnson yank your scholarship during recruiting or to have Saban yank it after your sophomore year?


      • dawg165

        I’ve always wondered how he’s able to keep doing this over and over again. If I were a high school coach and this happened to one of my former players, the person responsible (Saban) would never be allowed back on campus. It’s ridiculous. My guess is that he relies on the kids being too embarassed to admit their scholly was pulled so they don’t tell anyone except their parents and they dang sure don’t come forward to the press about it. I guess we’ll never know though.


      • The Lone Stranger

        ZING!! And a +1 for nice quality stuff right up there.


  5. Saint Johns Dawg

    Bama just lost their offensive coordinator — to Colorado State, I think … Kid might have had a good relationship with McElwain or the coach might have been the one guy selling the kid on a shot a QB in Tuscaloosa.

    I’m sure Saban keeps trying but if the kid wanted to play QB that badly he seems to have made the right choice from an opportunity standpoint.


    • Macallanlover

      After facing GSU’s triple option last month, and losing his OC, Saban might convert to the TO and lure him back. He could add PJ as Bama’s OC, they seem to be compatible personalities.


  6. Just Chuck

    As I understand it, both Saban andJohnson told the kid he’d have a shot at playing quarterback. At this point, it may be that Johnson is just a little more believable than Saban when he says something to a recruit.


  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    At 175 pounds he’s not gonna be in one piece too long trying to play option QB. Tackle the quarterback on every play.


  8. Irishdawg

    The coed talent gap alone would have kept me at Bama, playing time be damned.