I’ve made a commitment to my boss that I will write this blog. If may be long, it may be late, it may be lousy, but it will get done.
I’m committed to it.
I bring this up, because this is the time of year I’m left scratching my noggin over some of these high school recruits who say they are committed to schools but actually aren’t.
Last year, it was Nu’Keese Richardson.
This year, it’s Demar Dorsey.
Richardson was “committed” to Florida for more than a year, then ended up signing with Lane Kiffin and Tennessee last February (we won’t even bring up what’s happened to Nu’Keese since then).
Now, Dorsey, who has been “committed” to the Gators for months, is listening to Kiffin and will visit Southern Cal this weekend.
This is the same kid who was doing the Gator chomp at the Under Armour All-American game earlier this month and talking about how he has bonded with the other Florida commitments.
After that game, Dorsey said he was 95 percent committed to Florida. That’s LOL stuff right there. Nine-five percent committed? That means only one thing, Demar: you’re not committed. Sorry, your “commitment” means nothing.
From where I’m sitting, Dorsey’s name should be taken off the list of Florida commitments. If I’m Urban Meyer, it means I have one more scholarship to offer to someone who really wants to commit and be a Gator. Whether Dorsey stays on board or not, the Gators figure to have the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation.
Based on how UF has been burned in the past, the Gators should not hold one of those few remaining scholarships for Dorsey. If they do and he bolts on signing day (like Richardson), then the Gators could lose out on another prospect who could have taken his place in the class.
Hey, 95-percent committed may sound good, but it’s not a commitment.