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    Committed?

    With all the de-commits, both for and against us this year, somebody needs to come up with a better term to describe the 'verbal acceptance of a scholarship offer.' Committed just doesn't reflect the flexibility that athletes seem to want in this day and age.


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    Re: Committed?

    "Verbal" nicely distinguishes it from actually signing a letter of intent. "Enrolled" is also a nice way to identify those who are so serious that they are already on campus.



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    Re: Committed?

    The whole process is broken. Waiting for better offers?

    "Sorry Iowa State, it's not you, it's me".



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    Re: Committed?

    This day in age? High school kids have always changed their minds about what college they were going to play football at. Just nowadys it is covered by more sources including regular newspapers so it is bigger news now.



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    Re: Committed?

    December football signing period would halt some of the decomitting.



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    Re: Committed?

    I think if an athlete is a verbal, soft or hard, they should be forced to have a tattoo that takes up their entire chest of that team. That way they can switch but they'll look stupid.


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    Re: Committed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    I think if an athlete is a verbal, soft or hard, they should be forced to have a tattoo that takes up their entire chest of that team. That way they can switch but they'll look stupid.
    Might work for romance, too?Attachment 17846



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    Re: Committed?

    The rule on LOI signing periods is what causes this problem, in my opinion. Just let them sign the damn things whenever they want to commit. If a player is not willing to sign a LOI it means he is still looking around. If a coach won't let you sign a LOI and you are ready to commit, it means he is still looking around. Sure seems like it would eliminate a lot of issues on both sides...



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    Re: Committed?

    it's a tough decision for a high school kid to choose a program i'm sure. you gotta factor in several things such as playing time, location of the school, coaches etc. if a kid gives a verbal then changes his mind, i have no problem with that. but i agree that the term "commited" should be changed to something else. i think commited means that you are commited to that school. if you change your mind then you're not "commited." i like clonefan32's idea. let them sign the LOI whenever they want, but once you sign you are locked in. i would imagine these kids would really look into all of their options alot more than they do now.


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    Re: Committed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    The rule on LOI signing periods is what causes this problem, in my opinion. Just let them sign the damn things whenever they want to commit. If a player is not willing to sign a LOI it means he is still looking around. If a coach won't let you sign a LOI and you are ready to commit, it means he is still looking around. Sure seems like it would eliminate a lot of issues on both sides...
    I kind of like this, but are you still going to let kids out of their LOI after their coach leaves to take another job? Most kids don't commit to the school unless they are die-hard fans from birth.



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    Re: Committed?

    Suck arse=Barnes, Tribune, Suttles. That describes their status with regards to ISU at this point.



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    Re: Committed?

    Another point of view, if you had applied to a bunch of jobs and agreed to an offer with the company you liked the best. But before you signed an employment agreement or reported to work, another company offers you your dream job or better perks (closer to home, more $, better chance of advancement, etc.). Wouldn't you switch to the "better job"?


    IMHO, the problem is when kids sign the LOI and want out without completing a season. (E.g., the AZ kid last year or the WBB player).



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    Re: Committed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCubswin View Post
    I think if an athlete is a verbal, soft or hard, they should be forced to have a tattoo that takes up their entire chest of that team. That way they can switch but they'll look stupid.
    So you're talking something like this:



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    Re: Committed?

    17 year olds will change their minds. Just remember that sometimes it happens in our favor. I mean, who wishes Jake Campos would have signed an early LOI with Mizzou? It is a two-way street.



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    Re: Committed?

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    So you're talking something like this:
    That guy's next tatoo will be "I'm with stupid" with a finger pointing to his face.



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