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Old 02-04-2014, 11:28 PM   #121
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Theatrically, he could announce for NEB but not sign the LOI, and take a visit here. Stranger things have happened.

Does the blackout period end at midnight tonight, or tomorrow night?
if he doesn't sign the LOI tomorrow for Nebraska, he might not have an offer from them....
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GCC reporting McClain is signing his LOI tomorrow morning and "Carolina is in good shape"......I'm happy if they're happy. Had to be the parents and the distance. Oh well, I'll take it.

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what part of the offer did he not feel comfortable with.....an offer is an offer.....if he feels such a "connection" to Nebraska, why even go down the road with Carolina.
I gave only a brief summary of the radio interview. You might want to listen to it for more clarity. He said something about not believing USC's offer was real, or something like that. "What I suspect" (no inside info) is that our coaches honestly told him that we really needed him due to our losses on defense. Then when the nebraska coaches talked with him about that they twisted what he was told and pointed to experienced players that would start next year. McClain then believed that he was misled (a previous post said he believed the USC coaches lied), which I do not believe is the way our coaches recruit. I just hope he has talked to our staff today before he and his family make a decision tonight.

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I gave only a brief summary of the radio interview. You might want to listen to it for more clarity. He said something about not believing USC's offer was real, or something like that. "What I suspect" (no inside info) is that our coaches honestly told him that we really needed him due to our losses on defense. Then when the nebraska coaches talked with him about that they twisted what he was told and pointed to experienced players that would start next year. McClain then believed that he was misled (a previous post said he believed the USC coaches lied), which I do not believe is the way our coaches recruit. I just hope he has talked to our staff today before he and his family make a decision tonight.

If not....Next!
Thanks for the clarification. I'm sure our coaches would have gotten back to him about any issues he had with our depth chart. And I agree with you, our coaches don't recruit like that.
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sportstalksc: DE Blake McClain tells us he has made decison between USC and Nebraska. Announce at 900 AM. Hunch here is USC.
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Our coaches will tell a recruit the truth about playing time and our depth chart, even to a fault. I suspect he feels a little betrayed by the Pelini clan, based on what was said about our program, and the pressure to commit on the spot.

The guy can play, just a shame he has been screwed over by 2 programs (FSU, NEB). I can understand why he would be skeptical by what he is told by anyone.
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He could sign with us without taking an OV? That would have to be a first for us.
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He could sign with us without taking an OV? That would have to be a first for us.
no, lots of other players over the years have committed to us without visiting....Al Harris in this class for example....I found out that JR has met with him before and offered then.....I don't know when that happened however.
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sportstalksc: DE Blake McClain tells us he has made decison between USC and Nebraska. Announce at 900 AM. Hunch here is USC.
which school did he say first....that matters.

Chris Clark now says it's better than 50-50 in our favor.
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no, lots of other players over the years have committed to us without visiting....Al Harris in this class for example....I found out that JR has met with him before and offered then.....I don't know when that happened however.
They may have committed, but not signed. Lots of players COMMIT to a school before an OV, but how many of them SIGN without taking an OV?
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which school did he say first....that matters.

Chris Clark now says it's better than 50-50 in our favor.
I believe looking at the order of the schools in a tweet might be looking into it just a little much haha
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JC Shurburtt, Tony Morrell and Chad Carson all picked McClain to Carolina today.
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Where does he project? DE DT? Looks like a very good player, offers from bama, fsu, lsu..... Go cocks
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Where does he project? DE DT? Looks like a very good player, offers from bama, fsu, lsu..... Go cocks
DE initially and perhaps DT longer term. I'm not sure we would have gone after him like we did if he was a DT all the way. We seem to already be stocked well at DT.
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Where does he project? DE DT? Looks like a very good player, offers from bama, fsu, lsu..... Go cocks
Sounds like either, but I'd say DT. We have several DE's coming.
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Sounds like either, but I'd say DT. We have several DE's coming.
Pay sites said DE....plus we don't know yet which DE's we'll ultimately get from this class. Worse case Thomas, Sawyer and Wideman don't qualify....then what. I'm not saying that will happen, but I don't think the coaches can afford to take that chance. McClain is insurance.....good insurance, really good offer list....Bama, Auburn, LSU, Florida among others.
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Sounds like either, but I'd say DT. We have several DE's coming.
but all our DEs have qualifying concern this guy doesnt from what I've heard
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I think Blake McClain has just committed to us. Chris Clark said distance played a big factor with him. Someone go on his facebook page. Somebody reported it says Univeristy of South Carolina.

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