What the hey, let’s try something different.
I have no idea what’s coming Wednesday. My knowledge of the process has been limited to what I can glean from stuff posted for free, minus what recruits tweet. (Gawd help me if I ever go there.) Given that the bulk of that is glorified click bait, that’s means I likely know jack.
But those of you who spend your hard earned bucks on every recruiting site known to man or live next door to someone whose nephew goes to school with Derrick Brown, you’ve got insights to share with the class here at GTP, right? So give in the comments.
For what it’s worth, there was one bit of free news from the weekend that I do find significant: Alabama asked a longstanding recruit to grayshirt and he de-committed in response. I have a hard time believing Nick Saban does that unless he feels awfully secure about how his recruiting class is shaping up. And that in turn probably isn’t the greatest news for those following Auburn or Georgia recruiting.
The only other thing I can share here is I can see why Kirby Smart does well on the recruiting trail. He knows it’s vital to win there, but he’s got a sense of humor as he goes about his business that no doubt serves him well.
Kirby Smart was the first Alabama coach to make contact with Tyler Simmons, playing a role in the Tide getting a commitment from the three-star wide receiver from Georgia.
That was before Smart took over as Georgia’s head coach.
During an in-home visit with Simmons Thursday, Smart, likely in a playful manner, told Simmons that he “needs to undo what he did” at Alabama.
Simmons probably isn’t the only kid who’s heard that in the past few weeks.
If you want my uninformed best guess, it’s that Smart’s gonna leave a few slots on the table. I don’t think he gets every kid he wants in 2016 and I don’t think he’s going to take kids merely for the sake of filling out the class. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Anyway, enough from me. Use the comments to share, vent, brag, fret or whatever. If you need a jumping off point for reference, this pre-signing day assessment is as good a place to start as any.