We’re gonna need a bigger hat ceremony.

You knew this was coming.

Yep, that’s a high school junior announcing his commitment to transfer to a different high school.

When you’ve got college coaches making offers to eighth graders, I can only see this as an inevitable result.

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34 responses to “We’re gonna need a bigger hat ceremony.

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    My 5 year old just graduated from pre-k last weekend and is entering Kindergarten in the fall. I’m now bummed that I didn’t have him do an announcement as to the elementary school he would be attending, along with detailing how his future teacher recruited him to her classroom by offering Paw Patrol and Bubble Guppies stickers. I’m a terrible parent.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m sure everybody’s got a good stage parent story. In my town, psycho stage parent transfers baseball player son in 10th grade. Very first game, very first inning when the team is in the field, parent notices Little Johnny in the dugout. Says: “yep, I made a mistake.” Little Johnny transfers back to the former school that summer.

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  3. Bright Idea

    Grayson HS could teach Kirby a thing or two about recruiting.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      I have family that worked in a high school near Grayson. Football players would come in and ask what kind of package the school could put together to compete with Grayson’s. The GHSA started to investigate, but Grayson’s coach left for Clemson before any findings were made.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        So all he had to do was leave to stop the investigation? Damn, Hugh Freeze should learn something from that.

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  4. Jack Klompus

    Taken his Talents to L-Ville!

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  5. Got Cowdog

    Surely you all are not insinuating that the child’s father was offered a job in the Greater Gwinnett area so squire Kameron (With a “K”, thank you) could play football at Grayson High School?

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  6. Hill Billy Dawg

    He’s from Louisville Ky. May be a legit move. But he’s not what I’d call a “recruit.” 13 tackles in 12 games?
    Big kid, but I know for a fact that Louisville HS football ain’t exactly like Georgia 6a football. Or even Georgia 3a

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  7. DawgPhan

    that’s something else. can’t say that I really saw that coming.

    also. holy shit those comments are all like pure tweetin at croots twitter.

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  8. Stoopnagle

    Georgia = Texas Lite

    I’m 40+ years old and this was an everyday deal in Texas in my day… and in my dad’s day…

    I’m sure it has been that way in GA that long too; people just didn’t announce it in – the local paper? fliers on the telephone pole? calling all your neighbors from the one corded phone in the whole house?

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    • Cojones

      Yep. Valdosta was doing this in the ’50s, along with a few select others.

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      • Cojones: Yes indeed on that. Georgia Power transferred some folks to Valdosta. Shocked, just shocked, their sons were very good football players. Then transferred back-this was going on in the early 60’s.

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    • Argondawg

      Well the high profile coaches are making over $150K a year in Georgia. Just in salary plus all the booster club bonuses probably pushes them closer to 200K. You have to feed the machines with players. Grayson seems to be better at it than most. That’s about 50 grand more than the governor. I don’t begrudge anyone for maximizing their income based on their talents. I just found it interesting

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        You’re a little high. For 2016-2017, Rush Propst had the highest salary in the state at $132k. There were 36 making over $100k. That doesn’t include the private donations, but those are voluntary, so I don’t care about that.

        The next GA governor will make $175k. Of course, that’s only salary and not including the extra benefits that make the job worth the millions people spend on getting elected.

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  9. HawaiiDawg

    College coaches shouldn’t shoulder all the blame. Grown ass men drooling over and obnoxiously following the every move of teenagers certainly doesn’t help. Btw, anyone know the latest on Derick Hunter? Asking for a friend…

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  10. This kid is either hilarious or a huge tool.

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  11. ChiliDawg

    How long do you think he worked on that signature?

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  12. So this means he’ll sign with Bama? Isn’t Grayson now a Bama pipeline? Or at least anyone but Georgia?

    Call me paranoid but I’ve always wondered if Bama is many steps ahead of everyone else that they try to get teachers and administrators into these top talent minor league colleges, I mean high schools, to influence college decisions. Teachers do have a lot of influence on kids.

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  13. I know we always harp on college amateurism but it seems the big problem stats at the high school level now. Who is gonna try to convince me that this kid’s abilities are a big reason his dad got that job? I’m fairly certain Gwinnett is already full of qualified applicants.

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  14. Got Cowdog

    Scrolling through the comments with the link, do I understand correctly that Grayson has a “recruiting coordinator”? WTF? Obviously I am a bit naive.

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    • Argondawg

      That is a whole other shit show with tons of drama. A lot has been written and talked about that recruiting coordinator. I don’t know how much of it is true.

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    • Some schools have them and they run local gyms. They are there to help with workouts. Take it from there and stay on a downward spiral.

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  15. UGA '97

    Saban is trying to block this- Clemson dissapproves.

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  16. Here in WA state for a visit and all this reminds me of Bellevue High. They ran this to a fine art. Then they set up a “charter school” for kids. Of course most of them were hellacious football players. Funny that crashed. Now everybody is suing everybody. Some of the main funders for the charter school are big shot $$$$$ makers in the Puget Sound area. Never quite figured out why, when one is worth millions, why do they want to sniff jocks,much yet. high school jocks.

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