I thought we were one of his favorites. Not even in his top four according to ESPN (no surprise given their hatred of the Block M).
Eduardo Clements silent commit
know yet. So not so much a silent commit, just a kid who's decided.
No, he said he let the school know. Which means presumably the schools who didn't get him either got called or can figure things out. Kind of an interesting way to go about things that you don't see much. Not a silent commit in the traditional sense.
Yeah not sure which part you were reading:
"I have already made my decision with me and my family as far as where I am going to be going, but nobody will know until signing day," Clements said. "I have made my decision and I will keep that with my family. I don't want the hassle of recruiting going into the season. I have let the school know that I will be coming."
It's not going to stop the recruiting, and people will still pester him for his choice, so what is the point to go that route?
Maybe he chose a school that isn't the local favorite, and doesn't want people to get on his case?
What does that have to do with being a silent commit?
Interesting timing for this quote:
"Clements discussed the coaching staff of his selection, "They are very down to Earth and they are all about the kids. There are some coaches that are just about winning, but these coaches are about school first and the way they talk to me, it is different."
Hopefully I'm just reading into it too far...
I guess I lost interest in his quote when I read "I'm keeping the decision between me and my family." My bad
Not intended to be a knock against you. I was more referring to the "some coaches are all about winning part" and hoping it wasn't a veiled reference to Practicegate.
Wow that sounds like the Michigan coaches!!
Then again... it also sounds like every coaching staff in college football.
That sounds like the exact same thing RR said in his press conference. He's all about the kids and they put school before football. Sounds like M from this qoute. I dont get why he would wait till signing day to announce tho. As said above me in a previous comment, schools are gonna recruit down to the last day. If a school is gonna recruit you even if you are committed to another school then what would stop them from recruiting if you said you were a silent commit?
Last I heard Georgia was the outright leader. So take that FWIW.
Last I heard, Da U (at least their internet bloggers) were very confident in landing Clements. Guess we'll find out in a few months.
The story will leak somehow. Keeping it silent for 5 months? I don't see it.
Clements, pulling the old Silent But Deadly. Tell ME that kid isn't Old Skool.
one would think if he told michigan he was a silent commit it would've appeared on one of our sites.
Yep, because RR is a regular on here. Mix in a clue. He told the coaches. The coaches aren't going to tell anyone. The only way it gets leaked is from the kid.
I don't get why he would want to do this. People are going to constantly pester him asking where he is going all the way until Signing Day.
though I have a hard time believing it will remain silent until signing day.
seem to love announcing on Signing Day and maybe he thinks he'll get higher rankings if he isn't officially committed.
...commits to his coaches so they know what positions they have to recruit. If he silently committed to Michigan or Georgia, they'd probably be done at RB and move on to other prospects (not sure about Miami).
The advantage for the recruit is that he can say "I've already made my choice" to other recruiters and he doesn't have to worry about making a decision.
And this probably isn't the recruit's intent, but it forces other coaches to keep recruiting him (i.e. spending valuable time and effort) when they could be concentrating on other kids.
Michigan, Miami, and Georgia as his top three; hopefully we're the silent partner!
Maybe he silently committed to *every* school, just in case.
'Cause he's nefarious like that.
If he makes more than 1 official visit it won't mean anything