While the ink is barely dry on the 2010 Letter of Intents, the battle for 2011 recruits has already commenced in earnest.
And, apparently, we already have a shocker of a verbal commitment.
According to the Mobile Press-Register, highly-rated junior high schooler Spencer Region — who David Sills affectionately refers to as “the slacker” — has unexpectedly switched his non-binding commitment from Alabama to Auburn.
(We’ll allow the shock to subside before we continue.)
(OK, everybody good? Good. Let’s continue.)
Based on all of the reports we’ve been reading, the offensive lineman was a mortal lock for the Tide. He grew up a ‘Bama man, a ‘Bama fan, and it looked to be a foregone conclusion that his announcement today would consist of a whole helluva lot of Roll Tide’s and the like.
Ah, but the young man threw
the exploiters the recruiting experts a major curve ball. And, apparently, to the 100 or so people who went to a sporting goods store to watch his live announcement.
Kudos to the approximately four people who half-heartedly clapped after the de-commitment.
For those who enjoy other people’s awkward moments, here’s the video: