I think Sanders is a projected OLB and Sampah is ILB. Welcome and RTR Drew. He is fast and physical.Was Sampah's decision related to Sanders'?
staff were waiting to see Sampah camp before giving him the green light.I think Sanders is a projected OLB and Sampah is ILB. Welcome and RTR Drew. He is fast and physical.
I hate we missed on Sampah since this was a position of need and he is a great prospect. Hopefully we get Flowe or Smalls.
He flipped from OU for a reason. He said the way we play defense and the way the Big12 plays defense is the reason he flipped and said his decision is final. Saban against Riley in recruiting is a mis-match. Of course anything can happen but I don't see it happening and I am not going to worry at all about this one.Lots of time left, and Oklahoma won't quit recruiting.
In our favor is the need at LB, Saban's track record as a defensive coach (all-time great), Riley's track record as a defensive coach (not good at all, even by Big 12 standards), Saban's record as a recruiter, and the fact that the kid's not from Oklahoma. Don't know who he grew up rooting for.
Time, though, is not on our side. While Saban is a great recruiter, Riley's no slouch, and he has no small amount of time to flip him back. The vulnerability is less than it was before the early signing period, but there's still roughly six months to go until then.
Serious question: Are there any stats on kids who flip this early? As in, "Of the recruits who commit to one school, then flip to another with 6 months or more left until signing day, what percentage stick with their second commitment?" The obvious concern is that if the kid will flip once, does that indicate uncertainty on the kid's part and/or a predisposition to flip again? How much does the amount of time left for other schools to get in his ear (whether the original school or another one altogether), affect the eventual outcome?