Alan Goldenbach has more.Today, as you know, is letter of intent day. The day when you are supposed to make a decision on where you, as a highly sought after player, must chose where you would like to make a name for yourself. It's a big day, with the decision that has been made will be part of you the rest of your life. That is of course, you aren't recruited to play elsewhere. Huh? The Washington Post's
But committing early rarely halts the badgering. Not only do other programs continue to recruit players who have already "verbaled" to a school, but players and coaches say the dynamic between recruit and school changes after the oral commitment is made, and communication that once was warm and glowing can get downright nasty. "I thought I'd make my decision and that would be it," said Arrelious Benn, who announced his commitment to Illinois on ESPNU on Nov. 9 before graduating from Dunbar in December and enrolling in Champaign last month. After the commitment? "That's when it got worse. These are grown men. Why can't they live with the decision I made?"Truly an eye-opening story.