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Old 02-05-2014, 09:50 AM   #161
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1-1 so far..... Wideman, Lammons, and Green
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Actually Nebraska almost forced the kid to commit. Bo told him they would pulll his offer if he did not commit and after what FSU did to him he just felt pressured to commit. I think he was set on SC once FSU was off the table but fell to the pressures at Nebraska. His Family was ok with him going to Nebraska but his commit to them was one of those pressure gigs.I also heard Bo negatively recruited the kid basically throwing SC and Spurrier under the bus. Great pickup.
What's being reported on twitter is that he really did want to go to Nebraska, and if you read his tweets you can see he did like it there.

That of course does not mean there wasn't negative recruiting as those things aren't mutually exclusive. I have no doubt Bo Pelini did that, and he's far from the only one. People in our own division do it. (ala Butch Jones)

Not going to really argue about it though.
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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!
Yeah he was told USC would pull his offer if we landed other guys we were waiting on and basically made it out like Nebraska was his only commitable offer. The told him if he didn't commit before leaving his offer would be pulled.Bo made it out like USC was playing him and he didn't have a firm offer from us. I believe once we were able to help him understand our offer was firm it was clear he wanted to be a Gamecock.
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What's being reported on twitter is that he really did want to go to Nebraska, and if you read his tweets you can see he did like it there.

That of course does not mean there wasn't negative recruiting as those things aren't mutually exclusive. I have no doubt Bo Pelini did that, and he's far from the only one. People in our own division do it. (ala Butch Jones)

Not going to really argue about it though.
After what was told to him by Bo I feel sure he wanted to go to Nebraska. He bought into the goods Nebraska was selling him.
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Let me rephrased, I think he will play DT before he leaves.
I agree.
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This is so weird. I just recently (I think in this thread) how the young man wasn't even going to decide until a few weeks after NSD so he could visit. I guess this is more proof things change. Great news for us, though.
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I don't want to be "that guy" but if this had happened to someone else, committing without a visit, we'd be calling shenanigans.
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I don't want to be "that guy" but if this had happened to someone else, committing without a visit, we'd be calling shenanigans.
Eh, the situation is pretty unique.

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It's a shame he didn't get to go to his original choice, FSU, but hopefully he'll get to pay them back in a championship game against them in the future.
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I'm shocked! This is great news! I didn't think we had a chance w/o the OV and especially after he committed to neb. Good for Adams and Jr!
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I almost had a heart attack after last night....I start flipping through pages and see his name and Nebraska at the top.....I then thought everything done last night was done as a joke.

Great offer list....he's going to be a good player for us.
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Wonder what happened with our less than average recruiting (sarcastic voice).
good point.....I hope this puts to rest all the negativity about our coaches. These guys are damn good.
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Yeah he was told USC would pull his offer if we landed other guys we were waiting on and basically made it out like Nebraska was his only commitable offer. The told him if he didn't commit before leaving his offer would be pulled.Bo made it out like USC was playing him and he didn't have a firm offer from us. I believe once we were able to help him understand our offer was firm it was clear he wanted to be a Gamecock.
You know, this is some bullshit right here. Basically forcing to sign then lying to him. Nebraska used to be one of the best programs in the country.....I'll guarantee you Bo learned all this kind of crap at LSU. So this is how good teams recruit in the SEC.
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Is FSU's class so stacked that this kid was expendable? Why the gray shirt offer? I for one am glad to have him as a Gamecock. Best wishes to the young man!
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I dunno man, the Pelinis seem to be a little shady and I don't think you can pin that on LSU; it seems more like desperation to me.
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Great to see McClain sign with us.....with all the DE's that we have signed, it makes me think that maybe we are not in front with Wideman, which I hope is not the case. We will see at 2:45....
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