Theathletic.com has an interesting article today on "What it’s like to be a college football recruit in 2018" where multiple questions are posed to multiple IMG recruits.
Some of the recruits who were asked questions:
Chris Shearin (Missouri): Three-star cornerback from Suffolk, Va.
Jayden Curry (undecided): Three-star safety from Virginia Beach, Va. Considering Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, USF.
DJ Turner (Michigan): Three-star cornerback from Suwanee, Ga.
One particularly interesting nugget from the lengthy roundtable discussion was:
What is it like dealing with all these college coaches?
Shearin: Oh, they’re ruthless. They’ll put words in your mouth. They’ll misinterpret a tweet and say, “Oh, you’re committing here?” It’s crazy. Call you. Text you. Show up at your school. Want to talk to you for two hours. It’s crazy.
Curry: I think DJ’s probably got more to say on that.
Turner: Nah, nah. (laughs) They were trying to flip me. I’m not going to get into specifics. I got called into the office for a meeting for like two hours. The coach was talking about why I should flip and stuff like that when I’ve been committed since June. Now, they just offered me. I’m two weeks from signing day. But it’s all good. I appreciated that they wanted me, but I’m committed. I said I appreciated it and thanked him for wanting to have me at their school. But I’m committed, and I’m locked in. I don’t want to burn any bridges, but I’m committed. So my recruitment is done.
Wonder who the school/coach was that tried to get Turner to flip? Sounds like it was very, very recent.