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BREAKING: 5-star LB Demarcus Riddick flips his commitment from Georgia football to Auburn

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edited July 2023 in Article commenting
imageBREAKING: 5-star LB Demarcus Riddick flips his commitment from Georgia football to Auburn

Demarcus Riddick made a decision last November to commit to the G. He made a decision on Wednesday afternoon to walk back that choice.

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  • 78Dawg78Dawg Posts: 164 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Until you see them on the field you can't count on these kids playing. These days commitments are no guarantee.

  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    There were times during the pre- Kirby era that losing any five star commitment would have been devastating. Now, it’s not exactly oh-well-so-what, but it’s close. In the long term, it’s going to be a much bigger blow to the young man and his development that what it will be for the Dawgs.

  • PeterAPeterA Posts: 4 ✭ Freshman

    Another Owen Pappoe

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If a player is in any way draftable...Kirby Smart will get him drafted. Through physical and mental conditioning, top notch CBT/multimedia training,, personalized coaching and development, tutoring, medical/trainer facilties......but, above all..."Kirby Smart & The Dawgs"'s many NFL connections and superior reputation based on recent drafts.

    Auburn can't compete with that, right now...which tells me...unless this young man is mentally challenged, his decision was probably based in part on the LBs the Dawgs signed in '23 and Justin Williams recent commitment. He saw the writing on the wall and decided not to go the "Tindall Route".

    The current bipartisan (NIL/TP/NCAA/FTC) "PASS ACT" Legislation being introduced to Congessional committee for consideration, may also have something to do with it. It's the third such piece of Legislation submitted this year. But considering the 2 Senator's that are sponsoring the Bill...this one may pass. The only question is...When?.

    In fact...the PASS Act (etal.) may bare heavy on a lot of "decisions", going forward. For instance...Riddick's original plan, may have been, to give UGA a try. If it didn't work out, he could always transfer out of Athens. Also, the NIL front money at Auburn was probably higher...meaning he would already have money in hand, BEFORE the PASS Act went into effect.

    It's the little things and unspoken words hidden between the lines, that tell me...We're in for another seismic shift in the CFB landscape.

  • BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    A lot worse things in life can happen to you then being drafted in the 3rd round...

    Tindall Route means 3rd round and still a multi-millionaire...not bad

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited July 2023

    Yep...and he earned it. IMO

    But, the route he took, takes patience, confidence, hard work and determination. Some guys don't carry all those genes. My guess is...he would've transferred out, anyway.

    All this talk from Kirby about UGA's DNA...and "hard work", "best man plays", "player led program", "commitment & connection"...etc...may be having the desired effect. Weed em out from the get-go with talk that scares "the lazy & hard-headed" and wards off wasted coaching time.

    I kind of wonder what would have happened there...IF...Jermaine Johnson had not transferred before the 2021 season. Would he have still been drafted in the 1st round and Tindall in the 3rd? I don't know...maybe. It would've depended on whether Johnson earned more playing time in '21...limiting Tindall's exposure.

    Due to UGA's deep front-7 talent, in 2021...maybe Tindall has to return for another year to get drafted, cause his exposure in 2021 would have been much more limited. IMO

  • BigDawg888BigDawg888 Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Hard to say but look at Jermaine Burton at Bama last year. If he had stayed at Georgia he would of been the premiere guy and I think drafted in 2-3 round this year. Instead, he had a decent year at Bama but nothing like what he thought he would have. For Burton he should of stayed.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'll never understand Burton's logic in transferring. Something had to have been going on, that we didn't...and may never know about.

  • BeachwagonBeachwagon Posts: 136 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Sounds like Mr Riddick will fit right in at Auburn...

  • tomdialwestervilletomdialwesterville Posts: 17 ✭ Freshman

    Maybe he saw the handwriting on the wall . . . too much top quality competition.

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