The latest recruiting fooferaw involves a quarterback from Illinois neither you nor I likely would have ever heard of, except for (1) he received an offer from UGA and (2) that offer set in motion a bizarre chain of events… well, maybe more curious than bizarre.
The story begins with the offer, and the kid’s polite acknowledgement.
From there, the going gets weird. Wisconsin, which held his commitment, didn’t take kindly to the news.
There’s a giant “wait, wut?” trying to emerge here. Surely Wisconsin wouldn’t yank an accepted offer merely because another school offered, would it?
Oh, yes, it would. And don’t call it Shirley.
Understand, this was unsolicited. There was no visit planned. No talk about keeping options open, let alone jumping ship. It wasn’t even his second offer.
This is the Johnson Doctrine on steroids. Or it’s the move of a program that grabbed the first shabby excuse it could get its hands on to jettison a recruit in favor of a better option. (“Honestly, communication with UW and my feeling of being a part of ‘the family’ has been subpart at times and during several visits,” is a pretty good hint Wisconsin lost its loving feeling.) Either way, you’d have to expect this little story is about to become weaponized on the recruiting trail. With good reason.
By the way, young man, you’ve done nothing to beat yourself up over. Better luck with your next college choice.