Class of 2016 DE Gabe Sherrod (MD) Decommits from Syracuse Commits to Michigan St.

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  1. djorange1989

    djorange1989 All Conference

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    He means did the staff worry more about Sherrod's off field issues because of the mess at Baylor. I am all for 2nd chances but the fact that Sherrod violated his probation terms and didn't take any ownership of what had happened when he was interviewed a few months back always bothered me. Maybe other stuff came up beyond Michigan State visit that bothered them and in light of the Baylor situation they are moving on.
     
  2. 721Comstock

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    What does Baylor have to do with Sharrod? :noidea:

    His issues were made public, and he was punished accordingly.
    The staff there did not cover up his transgressions.
    So - pretty much the exact opposite of Baylor.

    Shouldn't the title of this be Syracuse decommits from Gabe Sharrod? :p
     
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  3. djorange1989

    djorange1989 All Conference

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    No you are misunderstanding me. Just taking the chance on kids with prior issues, even if they are non-violent ones, even though there is nothing being covered up, is still a lot riskier in the eyes of coaches and administrators in light of a scandal like Baylor. And yes your title is dead on!
     
  4. Consigliere

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    Sounds like the extra work at Delaware State gave him time to continue to look around and talk to other schools and DB decided he couldn't risk waiting for Gabe to enroll at a position with so little depth, particularly with the Colorado kid still out there. Seems if we waited this long, we could wait an additional couple of weeks until Summer Session II starts but apparently confidence level was diminishing for some reason. Let's see how long it takes Sherrod to commit to Sparty. Of course it might have been a straight up trade for Taurean Thompson. ;)
     
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  5. Ish88888

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    Sherrod wavering and not 100% in i believe, made the staff ask for a 100% commitment. Wilson must have been all in and we cant take any chances on not having a grad transfer at DE this August. Sherrod had interest in other schools the past few months and we cant deal with that at DE right now.
     
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  6. cuse62

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    What is the chances he still comes to Syracuse? If he has the grades, don't we still have room?
     
  7. Deano

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    El Zippo.
     
  8. Ottoble

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    Hm if we have space we should take both. Depth is not good at the moment
     
  9. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    I agree as it is just one year... however, he must of pissed off the coaches.
     
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  10. sutomcat

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    The staff took a big chance on a player who made major mistakes several times, and he responded by shopping for a better deal.

    Based on his decision making, if he had found his way on campus, it is highly likely something else bad would have happened. I feel sad when a kid loses a chance to change his life and make something of himself but this is all on Sherrod. What a waste of talent.
     
  11. djorange1989

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    Outstanding post, could not have been said better. A shame but definitely all on the kid here
     
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  12. Orijinal

    Orijinal 2nd String

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    Note that as of the time I replied to it, this post has 14 likes.

    No more needs to be said
     
  13. Moontan

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    In reference to the thread title, he didn't "decommit", his scholarship offer was pulled/revoked.
     
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  14. tep624

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    Unfortunately some people just can't get out of their own way. Kid had a golden opportunity here to walk in as a 5th year starter and put on a showcase for NFL scouts in a power 5 conference and he blew it.
     
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  15. rackman18

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    Well actually he still can, but unfortunately it will be for some other school if it is to happen, maybe not a P5 school. Oh well, we had to move on with someone that wants to play for us.
     
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    The kid from Colorado had numerous offers. He liked cuse is a solid player who would have committed elsewhere. We made the decision to take the sure bet vs wait.
     
  17. VirginiaOrange

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    Attack me if you feel the need but he went to Delaware State - a terrible school that is not as good academically as some strong high schools. Thus one might assume he is not the brightest recruit out there and one that will listen to anyone's BS.
     
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  18. DMDMD

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    Just how burned is this bridge? We had a 2016 scholly open up and I'd feel a lot better with 2 senior DE's than 1.
     
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  19. CuseLegacy

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    I think the bridges are burned to the ground.
     
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    Apparently pretty burned.
     
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