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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM   #581
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If Belk turns out to be as good as the taters said he was this past spring, he will be a big asset for us. Letís hope heís matured and he comes to Columbia ready to work.

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Other players that arenít good enough to break the 2-deep Iím sure
I'll take a true freshman who wasn't able to break that 2 deep after 1 spring all day long. The reality is he was sold on those guys going pro and having a shot to get serious PT, Swinney didn't follow through on his end and Belk didn't like living in Pickens County so he left.
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Other players that arenít good enough to break the 2-deep Iím sure
Maybe not this year but your " next up" is now " next gone".
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the problem is that this is all conjecture, homer conjecture at that. there is as much evidence that he pressured him to commit as there is that rainbow colored unicorns threatened to destroy the earth if he didn't.
You need to start worrying about the unicorns destroying the earth. That is standard operating procedure in Tatertown. It has been reported by numerous recruits over the years. Zero conjecture.

And the "No visits" rule (with the 5* exception) comes from Dabo himself. As well as the fact (coming from the recruits' own mouths) that Spurrier and Boom encourage them to take visists to make sure that we are the best place.

I am not being critical because it is really smart recruiting on the part of Dabo, and it has been working well. The Family stuff, the football ops center, the faith-based discussions, the "something special in them thar hills" spiel, all are intended to mask the reality - a lack of diversity on campus and the fact that Clemson is a sleepy small town (although pretty, and there is a lake) that is downright boring. Except for 7 Saturdays per year.
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You need to start worrying about the unicorns destroying the earth. That is standard operating procedure in Tatertown. It has been reported by numerous recruits over the years. Zero conjecture.

And the "No visits" rule (with the 5* exception) comes from Dabo himself. As well as the fact (coming from the recruits' own mouths) that Spurrier and Boom encourage them to take visists to make sure that we are the best place.

I am not being critical because it is really smart recruiting on the part of Dabo, and it has been working well. The Family stuff, the football ops center, the faith-based discussions, the "something special in them thar hills" spiel, all are intended to mask the reality - a lack of diversity on campus and the fact that Clemson is a sleepy small town (although pretty, and there is a lake) that is downright boring. Except for 7 Saturdays per year.
its not conjecture that dabo has the no visits rule. It is conjecture that belk left clemson because he committed too early.
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It is a mistake to not allow these kids to take visits after they commit, if the don’t want to be here I don’t want them here. Daba must be insecure.
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its not conjecture that dabo has the no visits rule. It is conjecture that belk left clemson because he committed too early.
Why else would he have doubts and leave months after arriving?

It is exactly why Boom encourages recruits to take visits - the players need to see other options to compare. Then they will be sure they are making the right decision and won't have second thoughts. Spurrier did the same thing.

Dabo knows there is a potential downside to the hard sell - some customers do not like the time shares that they were pressured into buying on their free trip. Like with the time shares, I would not be surprised if some recruits commit just so Dabo will stop talking.
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Why else would he have doubts and leave months after arriving?

It is exactly why Boom encourages recruits to take visits - the players need to see other options to compare. Then they will be sure they are making the right decision and won't have second thoughts. Spurrier did the same thing.

Dabo knows there is a potential downside to the hard sell - some customers do not like the time shares that they were pressured into buying on their free trip. Like with the time shares, I would not be surprised if some recruits commit just so Dabo will stop talking.
Dabo tells recruits to visit anywhere they like before they make a commitment. Once they make a commitment he expects it to be a real commitment and shut their recruiting down.

See former 5 star recruit and current LB Shaq Smith. Committed to Clemson but wanted to visit other schools. Dabo made him decommit he made his other visits for a couple of months and on signing day recommitted to Clemson
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Why else would he have doubts and leave months after arriving?

It is exactly why Boom encourages recruits to take visits - the players need to see other options to compare. Then they will be sure they are making the right decision and won't have second thoughts. Spurrier did the same thing.

Dabo knows there is a potential downside to the hard sell - some customers do not like the time shares that they were pressured into buying on their free trip. Like with the time shares, I would not be surprised if some recruits commit just so Dabo will stop talking.
Very simple answer there, because he thought he'd like it and once he got there and lived the life day to day instead of just visiting he found out he was wrong and he hated it. He was wrong when it came to what he thought he would like, I'm sure even you've been wrong when it comes to a big decision in your life.
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