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What he did - how Muhammad convinced Arkansas, one of the top programs in the country, to give him an offer in a matter of minutes after discovering who he was - is one of the more amazing recruiting stories of the year.
Call me snakebitten, but after the last couple of recruiting classes, I have trouble believing ANYthing these kids say when it comes to their interests in schools. Especially the blue chips.
im feeling the same way. i used to grab the paper daily to check out davenports write ups, now i dont even bother b/c i assume we wont get any of these guys anyway. no point in getting excited.
The one interesting thing about this kid is that he actively pursued UA to get an offer. It shows that there was a latent interest from his end, and although it doesn't mean he'll sign with us, it does give evidence that kids around the country are starting to think of Arkansas when it comes to their recruiting.
And this is a shitty way of looking at things. Sorry to say that, but that's still the Hootie mindset. Hooray for looking at us. Fuck that...I'll cheer when the kid SIGNS with us.
WTF are you talking about? It's not a mindset..it's a fact. There are kids calling and asking for offers and that is, in fact, a sign of our national reputation growing.
Ok, so let me clarify wtf I'm talking about.In context of my original post in the thread and my post before this one, I was merely saying that it bothers me when some of us make it sound like we should be grateful or happy that the kid is jockeying for a schollie from us. That is all well and good and reflects well on our program. So in that aspect I agree with you. But the small issue that I have is when it seems like we are slipping back into that mentality of "it's just an honor to be nominated". If that makes any sense. To use the Oscars as an example, sure it's nice to be nominated for one, but if you don't win the prize, who cares? To further our theme of the movies here, I'll echo Mr. Connery's sentiments from "The Rock". You know which line I'm referring to.Do I want the kid to play for the Razorbacks? Starkville yes I do. Do I want him to use his scholly from us to drum up interest from other programs? Not even a little bit.
Bullshit. I don't have a Hooty mindset. I like when I see a legitimately well-recruited kid show an interest in Arkansas. Nobody's cheering anything - merely pointing out the fact that this kid from outside the state came to the coaching staff and did what he needed to do to get his foot in the door. He might pick somewhere else to sign for whatever reason 17-year-olds do, but it doesn't change the fact that he proactively contacted the coaches, sent them his game film, and subsequently received an offer to play football on scholarship. When Dale was here, we had 5* blue-chippers from Arkansas not even seriously considering an offer from him.
When you really think about it...the only "hootie mindset" here is being worried about an 18 year old kid and whether he really likes us or not. You know....only wanting kids that want to be razorbacks and all that.
Anyone who thinks Oregon is going to be outbid by some SEC team for this kid is just being naive.
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