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The tell-all phrase is…

By on January 21st, 2013 in Member Post 2 Comments »
“Decommitted from AU,” Wilkins tweeted. “Thanks for all the love from the fans but I have to do what’s best for me.”

Dee Liner used it too. It carries a specific meaning when they can’t give other reasons for their decisions in my opinion, slanted as it may be.

2 Comments

  1. Malakai Malakai says:

    I wouldn’t read ANYTHING into it. These are 18 year old kids, and let’s face it, without athletic ability their academics would never allow them to get into the schools that they do.

    They’re just repeating a line someone else told them to memorize.

  2. KoolBell KoolBell says:

    This happens a lot. Especially when there are coaching changes. A school will drop interest in an athlete for may reasons, and provide them with the wordage that allows them to decommit and save face.

    It’s in the best interest of both the school and the player. ExampleA: The past several seasons when Alabama has pulled scholarship offers to long standing commits, or changed the offers to Greyshirt(sp) offers. Made ‘bama look like crap, which is bad P.R.

    Purely speculation on my part here, but perhaps Wilkins wasn’t rehabbing as suggested by the AU staff?