Monday, February 23, 2015

Recruiting confusion

Word broke this evening that BC picked up a commitment from Georgia Defensive Back Ronnie Blackmon. But before I could put up some sort of "another Eagle in Atlanta" post, the gossip changed.

After the smoke cleared, it seems like a Rivals reporter jumped the gun and a 247 recruiting analyst is saying it is not a done deal yet. This is another example of how the recruiting process is broken. If the schools were just allowed to address recruiting as it happens, there wouldn't be a cottage industry around it. Under current rules, a school cannot talk about a specific recruit until he signs a Letter of Intent. Would it harm anything if BC were able to clarify what happened with Blackmon? Of course not! The back channels from assistant coaches to recruiting writers gets the news out there anyway.

Despite the hedge from 247, the news on Blackmon is still good. He's a very good prospect in a need position in a territory we are trying to grow. I hope he does commit soon. This class is picking up a lot of momentum, and he could help rally some more prospects.


Hoib said...

Any relation to Will?

ATL_eagle said...

I don't think so. Will was from Rhode Island.