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Old Today, 09:13 AM   #561
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He'll play a whole lot of downs.. Along side Rick Sandidge he will anchor a ferocious defensive front for years.. With the DEs Muschamp is adding that defense will be special on a national scale
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One big advantage of him coming here is that every recruit who visits us for the next three years can hear first hand, from a guy who drank Dabo’s cool aid, how they run their program. If he never plays a down of football for us, that is a huge bebefit.
I hope he will explain to them that he made a mistake by committing too early.
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The only thing I'm really worried about is taking a kid that has the emotional trauma of picking Clemson first.
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Glad he set them straight.
Also glad to hear that MusChamp contacted him right after his UGA visit. Things are sounding good. We just need patience!!!


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Several typos in that article but I’m glad he addressed the rumors of ‘tampering’. Any program would love to have this guy—-even the very butthurt Clemson fanbase right now so let’s not fan the flames of their nonsense. He smartly hired a lawyer to help navigate him through the process.
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I liked the little shot he took at Clemson.


“That’s just something that can put fuel on the fire to get at me trying to make it seem like I did something,”
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It sounds like he got caught up in things at Clemson and made a decision too quick. Just reading between the lines, sounds like he was pressured to commit on the spot.

Also, glad to hear this young man is trying to do things by the book, and it also answers the question of why he has a lawyer (imo all prospective college athletes should get a lawyer to look at those scholarship offers before they sign them...another story for another day).

Wish him the best wherever he decides to go. Hoping he will be in the garnet and black, but if not, best of luck to him.
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I hope this does not come across as smack, but what Dabo does (and does well) is 1. Get kids to commit sooner than they really want to by playing the "I can't guarantee you a spot if you wait" card", and 2. Working the All In/Family/Commitment spiel to shut down any future visits and keep players in the fold. In effect, he puts the players on a guilt trip about their integrity/commitment level if they waver.

So what the poster said - the "no visits" rule backfiring - may have some truth to it. If Belk was pressured into committing and never got the chance to visit other schools, he may have felt a little trapped and unhappy at Clemson. Boom (and Spurrier before him) encouraged players to take their visits so they would be sure that they wanted to come to South Carolina.

Two different approaches, and Dabo has been very effective with his approach. But it might have backfired with Belk.
the problem is that this is all conjecture, homer conjecture at that. there is as much evidence that he pressured him to commit as there is that rainbow colored unicorns threatened to destroy the earth if he didn't.
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