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Touted ’14 QB verbals to Utah… then flips to K-State a day later

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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.”

Both Rivals.com and 247Sports.com have Sharp rated as a three-star prospect, and each recruiting service has him as the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback in next year’s class.

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12 Responses to “Touted ’14 QB verbals to Utah… then flips to K-State a day later”
  1. monkeyneck says: Jun 30, 2013 11:00 PM

    Because Manhattan, KS is so close to Houston. Either he’s full of crap or he needs to buy his mom a map.

  2. bender4700 says: Jun 30, 2013 11:57 PM

    Manhattan, KS to Houston, TX = 11 hours
    Salt Lake City, UT to Houston, TX = 23 hours.

    Twice as far. Apparently you need the map Monkey.

  3. chiefwhirlingdervish10 says: Jul 1, 2013 12:03 AM

    Plus, they play all sorts of games in TX that are easier for the family to go to @Texas, @Tech, @Baylor, and @TCU.

  4. wustlumdnj says: Jul 1, 2013 1:04 AM

    I like the picture

  5. allan357 says: Jul 1, 2013 3:20 AM

    Sometime Monday, his girlfriend will convince him to commit to a third school.

  6. graygrantham1 says: Jul 1, 2013 4:01 AM

    Houston to Salt Lake city (Utah) 1477 miles
    Houston to Manhattan (K State) 733 miles

    6 Closest Big 12 games to Houston:

    Austin (Texas) 162 miles (2015, 2017)
    Waco (Baylor) 185 miles (2014, 2016)
    Ft Worth (TCU) 262 miles(2014, 2016)
    Norman (Oklahoma) 429 miles (2014, 2016)
    Stillwater(Oklahoma State) 508 (2015, 2017)
    Lubbock (Texas Tech) 533 (2015, 2017)

    6 Closest PAC 12 games to Houston;

    Tucson (Arizona) 1060 miles
    Boulder (Colorado) 1138 miles
    Tempe (Arizona State) 1169 miles
    Salt Lake City (Utah) 1477 miles
    Los Angeles (USC) 1546 miles
    Pasadena (UCLA) 1546 miles

    Think Mom has the right idea.

  7. rcbn says: Jul 1, 2013 7:13 AM

    Trust me! He will commit to somewhere else before the 2014 season starts! P#ssy!

  8. blueinok says: Jul 1, 2013 8:21 AM

    The umbilical cord should have been cut a long time ago. If Mom has done her job, she should be glad to see her child embark on a new adventure. Time to grow up.

  9. thegamecocker says: Jul 1, 2013 8:57 AM

    Not going to be too critical on this one. The parents left it up to the young man. The distance rationale makes sense. The kid may flip again and if that happens than all bets are off. Good luck to Andrew and stay with your selection.

  10. monkeyneck says: Jul 1, 2013 10:59 AM

    Hey wahoos, my joke wasn’t implying Utah was closer than Kansas but that Kansas isn’t anywhere close to Houston. Message boards…… If his mama wanted him close she should have steered him to one of the 20 or so D1 programs in TX or LA. Regardless, sounds like the 3 star version of Gunner Kiel.

  11. coryfor3 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:59 AM

    Good idea. Pick the school that makes someone else happy.

  12. fnc111 says: Jul 1, 2013 11:10 AM

    Like an 11 hour drive is close lol. I get what you’re saying monkey. He should be going to Baylor or Houston if she wants him close by.

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