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Old 06-27-2014, 05:44 PM   #141
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TBS said this morning he is still 99 percent sure he wants to come here, but he is being encouraged to take visits. Still hope he ends up here. Would be a solid get.
Makes me nervous when you think a guy will commit, then he puts it off and takes more visits.Makes me think somebody, either a family member or coach is pushing him elsewhere.But maybe not, maybe he just wants to make sure.
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Makes me nervous when you think a guy will commit, then he puts it off and takes more visits.Makes me think somebody, either a family member or coach is pushing him elsewhere.But maybe not, maybe he just wants to make sure.
Makes me nervous too but apparently we still have a great shot. It'll be interesting to see where things go over the next couple of weeks.
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Makes me nervous when you think a guy will commit, then he puts it off and takes more visits.Makes me think somebody, either a family member or coach is pushing him elsewhere.But maybe not, maybe he just wants to make sure.
Isn't this one of the complaints with coaches, about letting Juniors take OV. Would like this guy to be a Gamecock, but would also like him to want to be a Gamecock. He should take his 5 OV, and if he likes another place more then so be it. At least after 5 OV and he commits to USC I'm sure he's a lock after that.
Question can he take OV now since he will be a senior coming up in the fall, or is it after he starts going to school?
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I appreciate the fact that he wasn't sure what he wanted to do and needed to take some time to evaluate his position to get his bearing. Its a lot better than getting a commit and then having that commit use up the rest of his time talking about not being sure.
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I agree with the above posters. If he wants to come to Carolina, he'll commit. Personally, I'd rather him wait and be sure, than commit and change his mind later (when we have to scramble to find someone else to fill the spot).
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Question can he take OV now since he will be a senior coming up in the fall, or is it after he starts going to school?
You can start taking Official Visits opening day of classes your senior year.
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Thanks, just seems like a better idea now to let the players take OV during their junior year, or at least after the Official signing day for the previous class.
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I think these recruits should be encouraged to take as many visits as they possibly can. We are talking about KIDS, 16-17 year old kids that change their mind like we change channels on the TV. If he thinks he wants to come to USC but has been pointed in the direction of visiting UK before he decides, it gives him a chance to make a fair comparison and really see if USC is where he wants to be. These kids get blown away on visits and if you only visit 1 school, you have nothing to compare it to. I'm not saying Arnette has only visited 1 school, but it is different when you are the sole focus of the visit vs. going with your team for a camp/7 on 7/ large group of recruits.

Aside from talent, in order to excel in the SEC and college football on and off the field - you have to enjoy the environment you will be spending the next 3-4-5 years at otherwise you are setting up to fail.

With that said, he has spent a lot of time on campus recently, built a great relationship with Grady Brown, and with Al Harris Jr in the program and doing well - it is reasonable to believe this is where he ends up.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #149
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I think these recruits should be encouraged to take as many visits as they possibly can. We are talking about KIDS, 16-17 year old kids that change their mind like we change channels on the TV. If he thinks he wants to come to USC but has been pointed in the direction of visiting UK before he decides, it gives him a chance to make a fair comparison and really see if USC is where he wants to be. These kids get blown away on visits and if you only visit 1 school, you have nothing to compare it to. I'm not saying Arnette has only visited 1 school, but it is different when you are the sole focus of the visit vs. going with your team for a camp/7 on 7/ large group of recruits.

Aside from talent, in order to excel in the SEC and college football on and off the field - you have to enjoy the environment you will be spending the next 3-4-5 years at otherwise you are setting up to fail.

With that said, he has spent a lot of time on campus recently, built a great relationship with Grady Brown, and with Al Harris Jr in the program and doing well - it is reasonable to believe this is where he ends up.
I think so too. That is why I don't like this early signing period stuff. It's not going to do anything good for the recruits trying make the decision. It's just going to cause coaches to pressure kids to sign early before they are ready. Before the season unfolds. Things change during the season. No one should sign on the dotted line before coaching carousel takes place like it does every year.
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^^^^This! I was reading an article concerning recruiting and the newest offer from several colleges is to offer a four year scholarship that is allowed by NCAA rules now to some high profile athletes, so cal was the culprit in the article and no doubt they will use this to get "kids" to sign early and feel special.
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^^^^This! I was reading an article concerning recruiting and the newest offer from several colleges is to offer a four year scholarship that is allowed by NCAA rules now to some high profile athletes, so cal was the culprit in the article and no doubt they will use this to get "kids" to sign early and feel special.
yeah, I don't like the year scholarship idea either. All you have to do to assure your scholarship for a full 4 years is maintain a C average in class. You don't have to work hard in practice or stay in shape. It's not an academic scholarship. If you get a scholarship for playing a sport, you should have to prove yourself worthy by putting forth the effort in that sport to keep that scholarship.
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Read on GCC where Chris Carter (former OSU player and Vikings WR) is encouraging Damon to attend SC. Pretty cool business


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Ya that's about a week or two old. Chris was talking to him on Twitter. Arnette said "my school going to be DBU." Chris said "How's your visit to USC?"
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yeah, I don't like the year scholarship idea either. All you have to do to assure your scholarship for a full 4 years is maintain a C average in class. You don't have to work hard in practice or stay in shape. It's not an academic scholarship. If you get a scholarship for playing a sport, you should have to prove yourself worthy by putting forth the effort in that sport to keep that scholarship.
I think the coaches can take away a 4 year scholarship as quick as they can decide to not bring you back for a one year scholarship, smoke and mirrors if you as me...
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yeah, I don't like the year scholarship idea either. All you have to do to assure your scholarship for a full 4 years is maintain a C average in class. You don't have to work hard in practice or stay in shape. It's not an academic scholarship. If you get a scholarship for playing a sport, you should have to prove yourself worthy by putting forth the effort in that sport to keep that scholarship.
The whole point to the 4 year scholarship is so the NCAA has an excuse to still call them student athletes. It's their way of fighting the idiotic notion of paying the players.
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The whole point to the 4 year scholarship is so the NCAA has an excuse to still call them student athletes. It's their way of fighting the idiotic notion of paying the players.
They are student-athletes regardless of whether their scholarship is 4 years or 1. And regardless of whether a player really wants to go to class or not. It's a requirement. If they want to play they have to make the grades.

The reason schools are offering the 4-year scholarships is to draw recruits to their school under the concept of "guaranteed" scholarship so long as I make a C average. That is not supposed to guarantee your ATHLETIC scholarship, it's just the bare minimum academic requirement that allows someone to be able to play an NCAA event. You have to earn your scholarship on the field as well, otherwise you would need a B average to keep your scholarship because without the athletic side it's nothing but and academic scholarship.

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That's pretty cool. As an OSU alum he could easily encourage him to commit there. Hopefully Arnette joins the fold soon.
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Sure Carter meant us when he said USC? For an OSU guy to call us USC is rare.
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Finally. He commits to Carolina!
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