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The only "good" explanation I can see for a soft commitment would be to possibly ensure your spot at a particular school. Penn State, for instance, could easily secure more CB commitments if it didn't get a "commitment." Although I don't think any coach in the country would feel good about a "committed" player taking more visits after said "commitment." But, I could see how logically a player could want to ensure his place at a school before the oppurtunity is gone. (see Tommy Schutt)
Some coaches take different stances on visits after giving a commitment. If a player is upfront with coaches and lets them know what his plans are then often times I think it is okay. Other times when a kid is commited and decides he wants to take visits and maybe isn't so upfront with the current team he is commited too then as a Coach I would probably move on.
Kirk doesn't go for these 'soft' commitments -- i.e. commit but still take other visits. I bet JoPa doesn't either. He may tell him not to go if he wants to go to Penn State.
Ill. RB David Smith just let me know that he and Reese won't be going to Iowa tomorrow, as Iowa is not practicing. Sounds like they'll just attend a game instead. David's team scrimmaged tonight, and his coach limited him to three carries in an attempt to keep him fresh for the season. He scored on two of the three carries, one from 45 yards out and the other from 20.
Sure hope if Gregory really does pick Arkansas that it doesn't negatively impact our chances with Diamond.
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