"100% committed" in recruit-speak

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"100% committed" in recruit-speak

Postby ValleyCat » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:57 am

There is a high School CB in California named Darnay Holmes. He is allegedly the #1 CB in California, if not the universe. His brother is a freshman at UofA. Darney Holmes talked about his recruitment in the ESPN blog. He says he plans to commit to a school on his birthday and he will be "100% committed" to that school. What exactly does that mean in the language of recruiting? From the ESPN.com blog article:

Darnay Holmes (Calabasas, Califonia) proved this past weekend why he is the No. 1 cornerback in California and the No. 23 prospect nationally. He was named defensive back MVP and earned an invitation to The Opening Finals during a standout performance at the Los Angeles Opening Regional.

College coaches have had a pretty good idea for some time as to what Holmes is capable of on the field, as the nation’s No. 3 cornerback has long held offers from across the country. In early February, Holmes released a group of his top seven schools, which featured Alabama, Arizona, Nebraska, Ohio State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington. He plans to commit on his birthday, June 23, but that won’t bring his recruitment to an end. In the fall, he plans to take all his official visits.

Stanford, Arizona and Nebraska could come down as the finalists for Darnay Holmes.

When I commit, I’m going to be fully committed to that school -- I’m going to be 100 percent committed,” Holmes said. “But if my family and I see something that this school provides that this other school doesn’t provide and it doesn’t fit for the school I committed to on June 23, I’ll go back to the coaching staff and say I’m sorry, but this school provides all the things that my family and I like.”

Holmes said he isn’t worried at this point about having to change his mind down the road, since he believes the school he’ll commit to in June will provide everything he’s looking for. But he left the door open for something to change, as can happen during the recruiting process.

“When I take those five official visits, you never know what can happen,” Holmes said.
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Re: "100% committed" in recruit-speak

Postby Iggy » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:10 pm

Haha, yeah, I was scratching my head when I was reading that as well....
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I get what he's saying...

Postby Wildcat Jones » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:18 pm

...he IS 100% committed dammit! Unless/until he changes his mind. In which case his commitment is less than 100%. But up front, he's all in 100%
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Perhaps that is why athletes so often speak of...

Postby Jack Handey » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:32 pm

the mathematically impossible 110% that they give (unless there is a way to borrow effort)...maybe he thinks 100% is not "all the way committed"...for that he would need 110%?
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Re: "100% committed" in recruit-speak

Postby FlagCat » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:58 pm

He'll actually be 60% committed, but within that 60% commitment, he'll be 100% committed. :?
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Re: "100% committed" in recruit-speak

Postby Black Oaks » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:59 pm

This is why I don't get real excited until they sign. Once they are on the field with the rest of the team is when you can be sure they committed.

Bearing Down on the grey area of what is a commitment
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