I think the whole National Signing Day is a farce.
A media creation, just for rating and web site page views. 90% of the players who put on these spectacles, flame out in college anyway.
If you didn’t know already, but should know by now thanks to Cecil Newton, is sometimes the parents get too involved in the process.
Floyd Raven’s mom is a prime example of that.
“Long story short, my mom thought she was helping me out,” Raven said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday evening. “I wasn’t home and she sent it in. I never told her I had changed my mind to Texas A&M. I forgive her for it. It was an honest mistake.”
Once Mississippi coach Houston Nutt learned that the letter of intent was forged he declined to get into specifics about the incident. All he would say was Raven’s “mom really wanted him [at Ole Miss]. Mom wanted him here in the worst way.”
Raven, a highly regarded defensive back who played high school football at East St. John in Reserve, La., said the Ole Miss coaches were “very understanding” during the dilemma.
Nice of Raven to protect his mom, but what exactly was she thinking? The College Football season doesn’t start today. Ole Miss and Texas A&M could have waited a few hours until Raven got home.
I understand these are kids and their parents are just trying to help, but you have to take a step back and let the kids grow up and make their own decisions.