If you’ve ever wondered why, in nearly every post involving a verbal commitment, we include the proviso that they are non-binding, here’s exhibit A.
Via Twitter Friday, Houston high school quarterback Andrew Sharp announced that he had verbally committed to play his football at Utah. The 2014 prospect chose the Utes over offers from, among others, Arizona State, Baylor, Kansas State and Mississippi State.
Less than a day later? Sharp flipped his commitment to Bill Snyder and Kansas State. Based on a post he wrote on his Facebook page, it appears his family in general and mom specifically played a role in the flip.
“So my parents liked both schools, but my mom really wanted me closer to home so she can see me. So she couldn’t really sleep last night and got emotional because my decision finally set in that I was going so far,” Sharp wrote on the social media site.
“So for the Family to be in agreement and everybody happy, I told my Mom I would switch my choice for her. Because to me it really could have gone either way. I liked both schools. Plus my parents really like Snyder’s program. He teaches life before football and they fell in love with that.”