As silly as I think all the attention paid to the commitment process is, the idea of silent commitments strikes me as even sillier. At least it did until I heard this rationale:
Of course there are many reasons for recruits to make a silent commit. Trent Thompson said more than once that he wanted to get his teammates exposure and felt that some coaches from other schools would quit coming to his practice if they knew he was committed.
You know, that actually isn’t inherently mockable reasoning. I can see how that might in fact work. Good on ‘ya, Trent.