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The third worst day of my recruit-following career going back to Rick Mirer.
Did Mickens really say no thanks? Didn’t think ND even pushed for him.I love Traore. Houstan has got a lot of upside. And, Vernon is solid. I still like that class as is but…
Missing on Jason Moore and losing Keeley while Mickens goes to LSU and tells you no thanks. Brutal.
After a couple cycles, I’ll be interested to look at the success rate Freeman has in winning/signing recruits like this, from “committed” prospects.
The problem is they don't think of it as dirty money.Can't say I'd be able to "respect his decision" if he flips.
ND has shown they're willing to let their players maximize their NIL exposure and have collectives working to facilitate NIL money for these guys. They're just not going to cheat like these other schools.
If Keeley can't respect that, then he shouldn't expect ND fans to respect his decision. Nothing respectable about being swayed by dirty money.
Except, I'm pretty sure they do know that.The problem is they don't think of it as dirty money.
It was a wrap as soon as the word "uncle" was mentioned in regards to his recruiting.It feels like once Keeley got the right (or for us wrong) voice in his ear this thing turned on a dime quickly. I commend the hell out of Peyton Bowen if he ends up sticking because he’s had more pressures than Keeley has.
Any kid committed to the 4for40 pitch is also smart enough to realize that a multi million dollar NIL deal invested properly is worth more, and more of a sure thing, than an ND degree.
Hope we enjoy our top players getting poached every cycle.
I dont think Mayer is getting 8 mil for wearing tshirts though?It’s not NIL vs ND degree though. It’s Pay for Play NIL vs ND degree + NIL. That’s NDs pitch when pressed on it.
Mayer and Hamilton’s bank accounts look better than probably most of the pay for play NIL deals.