Post-signing day tidbits:
- I’m guessing this is another story about momma not being happy with her son’s college choice. This stuff is more sad than funny for the kid.
- Give Derek Mason some credit for salvaging Vanderbilt’s class after James Franklin stripped it bare. The Commodores finished with 22 signees, including 17 prospects ranked three stars or higher by ESPN.
- Matt Hinton reminds us why recruiting matters.
- A Jeff Schultz column about Georgia Tech recruiting partly entitled “Just the facts (no spin)” winds up sounding otherwise. As for the two possibilities suggested in his piece, let me add a third: the Jackets don’t play a lot of good opponents.
- Boy, how things have changed in Texas. Charlie Strong takes a swipe at TAMU: “We don’t need gadgets. We’re not going to be a gadget program.”
- Hakuna Matata, Eastern Michigan.
- A little South Carolina crowing: “You certainly shouldn’t let your friendly neighborhood Dawgs fan tell you that Mark Richt let Carolina win these battles.”
- And Mike Bobo on in-state recruiting: “The way Atlanta is now, it’s not like you’re recruiting south Georgia. A lot of people in Atlanta didn’t grow up there, where in south Georgia, those people are from Georgia and they have roots. It’s a constant battle, but that’s part of it. We’re still the state school, and I believe you can get everything any young man wants here.”