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If someone wants to have a school signing ceremony with teammates and other athletes from the high school, that’s fine.

It is the twitter theatrics that frustrate me... Like when the guy with offers from all the big boys tweets “Blessed and Humbled to receive an offer from Western Christian bum**** Province Junior College.”
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02-07-2018 12:33 PM
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Well, I'm a 5 Star recruit so the big show is kind of expected of me. And an ODU hat will certainly be on the table but ultimately I'm picking the SEC team because c'mon they paid me 6 figures.
02-07-2018 04:38 PM
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I've never been one who wanted the "me" moments, so I don't think I would've made a media play out of whom I'm signing with. If someone else took the initiative to do the media thing for me, without it being my idea, I might agree to it. I'd probably have to be talked into it though.

But for some of these high school kids who actually want to make a big thing out of whom they're signing with, it seems you'd probably have to be kinda conceited to do that. I'd rather do my talking on the field for the team I'm signing with. I mean, what if you make a big deal of whom you're signing with, and you turn out to be a dud? Congrats on making it into college, but many do that every year without all the fanfare and hype. One of the best lessons these kids can learn is to stay grounded, and if they're already seeking attention before they even set foot on a college football field, they might already be heading in the wrong direction.
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02-08-2018 09:08 AM
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(02-07-2018 07:13 PM)Volkmar Wrote:  I've never been one who wanted the "me" moments, so I don't think I would've made a media play out of whom I'm signing with. If someone else took the initiative to do the media thing for me, without it being my idea, I might agree to it. I'd probably have to be talked into it though.

But for some of these high school kids who actually want to make a big thing out of whom they're signing with, it seems you'd probably have to be kinda conceited to do that. I'd rather do my talking on the field for the team I'm signing with. I mean, what if you make a big deal of whom you're signing with, and you turn out to be a dud? Congrats on making it into college, but many do that every year without all the fanfare and hype. One of the best lessons these kids can learn is to stay grounded, and if they're already seeking attention before they even set foot on a college football field, they might already be heading in the wrong direction.

Most high schools are putting these events on to celebrate their student's accomplishments. My high school did two events like this, one for the students who signed to play a sport in college and another for any student who received academic or volunteer scholarships.

It's just a moment to appreciate what they've accomplished to this point, not unlike a high school graduation ceremony.
02-08-2018 10:36 AM
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Mine would be about as big as lebrons "decision" and go over as well
02-08-2018 11:09 AM
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Let em have their 15 minutes.

You won't hear of 80% of them ever again
02-08-2018 12:05 PM
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(02-06-2018 11:03 PM)ThreeifbyLightning Wrote:  Not to ask and not answer...

I get the hoopla, because it's a monumental decision but we don't provide the Hollywood moments for the kids who are picking between MIT and Harvard on an artificial intelligence scholarship. When it first happened back in the day it was kind of novel and I guess cool, but it seems overdone now.

For me, I might still be willing to have the local paper (or its digital equivalent) do the proverbial photo op with the parents and coaches just to have the record of it, but that's literally as far as I would go. IMO, having the whole school leave class and head to the auditorium so a football player who's managed to snug in that 2.299 GPA can tell the whole word where he is going to college is an affront to the academic setting. And I say that as someone who really loves college football.

Not only is it not unique--its flat out common. Most high schools now have some sort of signing ceremony for all the kids signing letters of intent. The coaches, family, classmates, and parents are usually invited. Local press is welcome, but at most smaller high schools, its usually just the yearbook staff and the HS paper. These days its probably streamed somewhere on social media. Thus, for most, its really a matter of doing some sort of "hat thing" at the regularly scheduled HS ceremony or just showing up in the jersey of your school of choice and signing your letter with no additional fanfare. 04-cheers
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F0r some of these kids this is the beginning of the end. They will step on campus and never be seen again
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clt would use his zeppelin to fly a banner over uptown Charlotte.
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