"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
He's going to be a great player wherever he ends up and he'll probably end up playing on sundays, but it's great to see this side of him. He's definitely a class act and it's great to see him him give this award to the QB of a rival team.
Edit: double post
Cue the Fournette official visit comments.
Damn, that's really cool...
Will be an easy kid to cheer for, wherever he ends up.
To me, there is nothing cooler than a Badass who is humble. When somebody knows they are the baddest man on the field, they don't need to talk a lot of trash to tell others how good they are. Barry Sanders is a prime example of this.
Classy move by Leonard Fournette.
This I find completely believable:
"“The more I see of this kid (Fournette) the more I’m impressed with him. I think whichever college gets him is going to win a national championship while he’s there because Leonard is the type of person that other people gravitate to.’’ - former East Jefferson coach Henry Rando
A wonderful gesture by Fournette indeed. Wherever he lands, a team will indeed get someone who seems to be a winner on and off the field.
Seems like this kid is likely to end up in the ESS EEE CEE, so this must be some effort by ESPN to prop that conference, right? In all seriously, very nice move. I wonder if this officially changes who gets written down as winning the award.
Considering the "they're 17-18 year old kids! What do you expect?!" narrative we typically hear in recruiting/vists/decommitments, this is refreshing.
I doubt many of us would have even considered to give up such an award.
Man, if this kid ends up at Alabama somehow, I am going to half to be an Alabama fan.
He is just too easy to root for.
Other half still a Michigan fan I presume?
Oops, guess I need more coffee.
Can we make a classy non-committed player appreciation thread?
Is going to get a young man that I would have been proud to call a Michigan man. Very classy.
Wonderful story! Great to see there are kids out there with all the hype and exposure, do something so selfless. What a class act! I wish the young man best of luck to him in all that he does.
I love to hate them and this would make it harder.
So is Fournette still going to be considered the recipient of this award, or are they going to actually change it on the list because he declined it?
What a great guy. Miles sure will like him.