Verbal Commitments

Discussion in 'College Recruiting' started by Glen, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. NoGoal

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    And it's up to the family to inform the college coach that they are verbally committed and not interested....if, being contacted.
     
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    Nothing deep. I clearly stole the phrase.
     
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    Honoring commitments or waiting until you are ready to commit are both valuable life lessons. Although it is correct that there is no honor among thieves I have to ask are we raiding thieves or strong young women?
     
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  4. NoGoal

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    Amen! What are we teaching our teenage kids and what are some of these clubs telling their parents about the college recruitment process.
     
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  5. Glen

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    I'm raising a lawyer.
     
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  6. MakeAPlay

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    Touché
     
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    Clearly.

    Golden.

    And if that doesn't pan out, with the skills she'll learn thru this process, the world is still her ⚽️Yster ;)
     
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    My daughter plans to honor her commitment and isn't still shooing around. What I meant by her changing her mind was she was worried if she even wanted to still play soccer when she is 21. I said we can worry about that then. The worst that happens is your honest and you say thank you but my life plan has changed and now we (us and/or her) are responsible for her college bill. I want her to know 100% that college will always be an option for her with or without soccer.
     
  9. MakeAPlay

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    From Topdrawersoccer: http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/article/?articleId=41440&categoryId=2


    Tatiana Fung, Forward, Arsenal FC (CA)/Sunny Hills
    Class
    : 2021
    Commitment: Texas

    While four years sit between now and the graduating class of 2021, head coach Angela Kelly continues to lead the way in early recruiting.

    Tatiana Fung recently became the fourth player to commit for that year.

    “I decided to commit to Texas because that has been my dream school for the longest time,” she told TopDrawerSoccer. “Their staff is one of a kind, they treat you like family and that's what I love about it. The facilities are beautiful and academics are the top priority. Angela Kelly's coaching style is exactly how I love it.”

    MORE: Girls Commitments | 2018 Girls IMG Academy 150

    The way Texas treats its athletes caught her attention, whether it was from the coaching staff or the university itself.

    Academic choices, while farther down the road, intrigued her as well.

    “I liked the kinesiology program and that you have tutors to help you if you are struggling,” Fund said. “They take pride in the classrooms and on the field.”

    Four players have committed to join Texas in 2021.
     
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    Talk about early recruiting! Texas has fourth 8th graders committed. Probably why they aren't very good. You really can't accurately judge a player in the 8th grade. Most haven't really hit puberty or are just starting to hit puberty. She talks about kinesiology and hasn't even taken a high school biology class.

    The coaches are watching early but few are as crazy as they are in Texas!
     
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    Probably they are very good - now. The question on the table is how good will they be in 4 years.
     
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    I agree. She is probably quite the middle school player. Big difference between that and being an impact college player in 5 years!
     
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    How in the world would that little girl even have an idea of what college would be a good fit at 8th grade? And MAP is right, how does the school know already what kind of player she will be in college? This is ridiculous. My daughter's major decisions right are now are whether to go to the mall or movies this weekend.
     
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    My daughter is a 2022.... that's insane. When is that 13 year old girl going on college visits and studying the academics offered? Right now all we do is visit campuses during tournaments lol
     
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    Before you know it, pregnant mothers of "desirable physical attribute parents" will be approached to commit their unborn kid to college. Since the kid is not born yet, no NCAA rules are broken and they can say and do whatever....

    Promises of full ride and excellent education. No need for 529 plan or savings, for athletic parents who played at college or pro....
     
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    I would recruit Steph Curry's daughter right now. Or Jrue and Lauren Holiday's kid. The apple doesn't fall that far from the tree.
     
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    Very true, a couple of examples....TR from SC Blues. She is a U15 YNT player and the daughter of Dennis Rodman.

    Another is Charles Haley's (NFL defensive end) DD Madison who will be playing for Stanford this fall.
     
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    So where is the integrity of the coach who recruits your kid then leaves before the season starts?

    That's why you help your kid choose the school first, then the team and lastly the coach.
     

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