This is a discussion on Recruiting Games within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; If you guys want to see the stuff GT coaches (as well as coaches at other schools) have to deal ...
If you guys want to see the stuff GT coaches (as well as coaches at other schools) have to deal with, read what Dalvin Tomlinson's coach had to say about Dalvin's recruiting process. A lot of what he says is counter to what he said in previous interviews before DT committed.
Dalvin Tomlinson’s connection to Alabama ‘grayshirt scandal’ | AJC College Sports Recruiting
“From day one, Dalvin was going to Alabama. He kept delaying and everything, and it got kind of close with the scholarship numbers. But Nick wanted Dalvin from day one. He was Nick’s boy. Coach Saban fell in love with him a long time ago. Alabama never waived on that kid. There was no ‘grayshirt’ mention with Dalvin whatsoever by Alabama. All that other stuff is rumor and speculation … Dalvin always had a scholarship at Alabama. That thing that happened over at North Atlanta [Justin Taylor], that wasn’t the same thing here. Dalvin always had a a scholarship to Alabama.”
Apparently, according to his coach, we were also "playing games" with DT:
Did Georgia Tech and UGA play games with Dalvin?
“It was more Georgia Tech than Georgia. Dalvin wasn’t upfront with Coach Speed until right before the dead period. Coach Speed just thought the numbers didn’t look good at Alabama and that they were holding a spot for him at Georgia Tech."
Huh? Doesn't make sense to me...whatever...
Don't know if you guys have heard CPJ, but he always says every year that you shouldn't believe everything you hear and read. In this case, I really believed GT was just used as leverage to gain an offer he really wanted...DT's coach flat out said that DT didn't want to go to any other school beside Alabama "from day one". I will say this, and you be the judge: The timing of DT making his taped commit announcement happened AFTER a 5 star DL decided NOT to take his official to 'Bama (he ended up signing with Rutgers)...it also happens to coincide with DT "being happy" that it was all over with:
Dalvin Tomlinson has made the decision — Is it Georgia Tech, Alabama or UGA? | AJC College Sports Recruiting
I will say this for the staff, they put up with crap that most of us probably wouldn't.
The question that was answered, but not asked, was "Did DT play games with Georgia Tech and UGA?" The coaches answer to that question is an overwhelming YES! While I know the recruiting process is tough for these kids, DT used GT, effectively lied to Coach Speed (committed to Bama on the 16th, but didn't tell Speed until just before the dead period, which gives no time for another prospect), and frankly he's right where he belongs with the unethical, all for yourself, lying, and smarmy Nick Saban...a perfectly matched pair. CPJ does things the right way; it's a nasty business. Character shows up in the 4th quarter. This guy is not a character player, so in spite of his talent, the team is better off without him.
+1. Saban's lying ways will catch up to him in the long run. High character kids will be leery of him and low character kids will flock to him. The silver lining in our academic roadblocks is that it weeds out some undesirables before we even realize they are undesirable.
Last edited by a-son-sir; 02-06-2012 at 12:01 AM.
The funny thing is that we all thought this kid was a high character, academic first kind of guy. I think we all got played.
I'm kinda tired of the recruiting BS in general. I tend to think we're one of the more up-and-up programs in the country, which is something to be proud of at the end of the day.
DCS: "I'll give Helluva the nod on this one."
11 out of 12. When will this stop?
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i think this BS about him being "nick's boy" all along is total garbage. that's most likely dalvin's coach trying to keep him from being mixed in with all this mess on NSD with bama's recruits being waylayed.
I think there's a 5 year "show cause" attached to any school that wants to hire Tressel in any kind of sports capacity, essentially banning him from athletics for 5 years, and therefore retiring him early. The only profession I know of (besides a wall street job) where you can do this sort of thing, and still end up well-off afterwards.