Sorry, Todd Grantham, but if you can’t win this battle, you need to turn in your recruiter card.
Devin Bellamy, a defensive end from Chamblee High School, backed off his longtime pledge to FSU on late Tuesday. It was mainly because the two assistant coaches that landed him for the Seminoles have left for other jobs.
… The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder said his high school called Florida State on Tuesday night to inform them of the news while he was in a lengthy meeting with Tennessee’s new defensive coordinator, John Jancek…
“UGA is still my leader, but one thing I must say is that Tennessee is right behind them … right behind them,” Bellamy said. “I mean, it’s hand in hand. It’s tough right now.”
Of course, there’s the possibility, given Jancek’s talent evaluation skills when he was in Athens, that Bellamy isn’t worth the attention he’s getting, but that’s a bridge to be crossed at a later date. Right now, it’s more important that the rightful order of the universe be maintained. I can put up with Kirby snatching a few local boys. But letting a guy who got run out of town partly because of poor recruiting pull this off? That ain’t right.