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TidalSurge1
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
I agree, but: Why even care what fans of other teams think or say about sources of info you're confident in?
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tylerdurden24
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
Because recruiting is pretty much just one giant dick measuring contest whereby we validate our programs existence based on the feelings of 18 year old football players from around the country and then mock our rivals because a high schooler got your hopes up but liked us more.


Long Dawg
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
Exactly Porter. No source is right all the time and it’s never gonna be because even with the best information, the kids sometimes change their minds - and when that happens- it doesn’t mean the information was bad, it changed. Those guys Americus missed on were all decisions that went to the wire - Trey Sanders and the 5* OT that both stayed with Bama. UGA made a late push and Americus had info that we would or could get them - it didn’t happen. Doesn’t make him less of an insider. Over time, you can tell who has credible information.

UGA is killing it on the trail but they won’t get everyone they want - lots of other great teams and recruiters. It is rather concentrated right now over the superpowers teams.


TidalSurge1
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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Because recruiting is pretty much just one giant dick measuring contest whereby we validate our programs existence based on the feelings of 18 year old football players from around the country and then mock our rivals because a high schooler got your hopes up but liked us more.

That's indeed what following recruiting is all about for a lot of people. But it's not for me.



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DaronTexas
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
I honestly think UGA gets Evans. I would be shocked if stayed home and chose Texas or A&M.


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DawgsLife
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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Why even care what fans of other teams think or say about sources of info you're confident in?



I have to agree with this sentiment 100%. For whatever reason fans seem to think when they say something they have to prove they are correct and change everybody's minds. It is important to them that they are thought of as correct on all things.

Americus missed on 2/3 and came on the recruiting thread and admitted it. Case closed. As TidalSurge1 said, recruiting is fluid. As a result everybody misses from time to time. It's not a big deal. Americus still has great intel. read it, digest it....watch and see what happens and enjoy his insight. Just be aware that sometimes things don't work out the way we plan, or hope.


xxTIMMYxx
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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This would imply Tank had a committable offer from UGA, he did not. As I said, once Evans informed the UGA coaches he was coming, Tank was told his spot was filled. Hence the commitment to the Barn.


What a load of crap. You don't know any of this.


xxTIMMYxx
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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Recruiting is definitely fluid but he was making those Webb predictions way before G-Day and even after that there were Bama fans on that board calling him names and saying it’s not possible. I’m not saying he gets them all right because no one does but it’s ignorant for the person who started this to act like the guy isn’t connected in some way and giving good intel.


News flash. The predictions for teams like Georgia and Alabama are much easier to hit because they get just about everyone they want when they go all in on someone. Same thing happens for basketball powerhouses. They aren't as connected as you would like to believe.


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RedFive
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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News flash. The predictions for teams like Georgia and Alabama are much easier to hit because they get just about everyone they want when they go all in on someone. Same thing happens for basketball powerhouses. They aren't as connected as you would like to believe.




Wrong. If you follow those posters their big board changes through the year.


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TidalSurge1
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."


Zach Evans on Aug 12 -- "I don't really have any specific day yet. I want to take my officials first."
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Long Dawg
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
Interesting. Where did you find this, TidalSurge1?
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Bodhii
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
Keep thinking that. Just remember I tried to tell ya.

{shrugs}


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Porter Osborne Jr
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
He plays the game as well as Nolan Smith did last year. Not to say he’s a dawg but Nolan kept people guessing even after having been committed for years.


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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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Interesting. Where did you find this, TidalSurge1?

Brian Perroni (Gigem247-VIP) interviewed Evans at Northshore HS yesterday.
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TidalSurge1
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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He plays the game as well as Nolan Smith did last year. Not to say he’s a dawg but Nolan kept people guessing even after having been committed for years.

Their recruitments really aren't very similar, imo. Anyone thinking Nolan Smith wasn't 100% locked in was ignorant about him. He was a long-time commit and was very actively recruiting for UGA.
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
I’ve never met a Clemson fan who wasn’t 100% convinced that Nolan Smith would sign with them.


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TidalSurge1
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
xxTIMMYxx = alter


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Porter Osborne Jr
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
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Their recruitments really aren't very similar, imo. Anyone thinking Nolan Smith wasn't 100% locked in was ignorant about him. He was a long-time commit and was very actively recruiting for UGA.



Look, you’re a reasonable guy but most people on message boards aren’t. He had UGA fans freak out when he deleted our pics from twitter. Clemson fans thought he was a lock since he was friends with Xavier Thomas. Bama fans thought they could flip since he scheduled visits. Both players like to troll the fan bases and that’s what Evans is doing.
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TidalSurge1
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re: 5* RB Zachary Evans ~ "I want to take my officials first."
I don't get why you think I assume most fans who follow recruiting are reasonable about it. I sort of indicated the opposite of that -- by saying anyone who seriously thought Nolan Smith would flip was ignorant about him.

On BamaOnLine and the Bama board here, the overwhelming majority of Bama fans thought there was VERY LITTLE chance Smith would flip. Many questioned why Bama was even bothering to recruit him, since he was actively recruiting against Bama.

I suppose it's fair to compare Evans and Smith with regard to both doing some successful trolling of fans on social media. But imo, their recruitments are not similar from the standpoint that Nolan was in reality a very solid UGA commit for a very long time. On the other hand, Evans is continuing to visit and evaluate several legit contenders before he chooses and commits.

ETA: I see you've edited your post and deleted your remark about me assuming most fans who follow recruiting are reasonable.

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