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Isn't it true that if you break your college hockey commitment the college can report you to a credit agency? While you have the right to dispute the claim with the credit bureau, in all likelihood you won't be able to buy a car, rent an apartment or get a student loan to go to graduate school. It stays on your record for seven years.
Dumbest thing I ever heard. And today's 13 and 14 year old kids "committing" to a college is also a joke. A one way commitment that means absolutely positively nothing. Some mediocre 02 from BA "committed" to BC. They made no such "commitment" to him. Parents allowing this nonsense is sad. Anyway, they can absolutely not report you to a credit bureau. And they can't stop you from playing anywhere else.
We have been instructed not to commit early because it takes other possibilities off of the table and the situation ($, coaching, recruiting, support...) at the school can change and your kid's academic standing may change as well as many local commits have seen. Nothing worse than having to de-commit because junior couldn't get into the school he committed to.
No need other than ego.
The commitment, unless a kid has been accepted into the school and given a scholarship or a written spot on the team by a coach is meaningless. Completely meaningless. A 2002 kid who is "committing" to a college is a complete 1 way commitment. There is zero commitment of any kind by the college, at all. So there are no repercussions for de-committing. It is a way for daddy to tell his friends his kid "committed" to a college. Even kids playing in the USHL. Until they sign an NLI, their commitment is one way. If they get hurt, the college is not going to give them anything. If a better player shows interest in the school, they will dump them quickly.
The system has become a complete and utter joke. I laugh when I see some 2003 kid committing to a college. Give me a break.
That is accurate, but a college is not even giving a "verbal" commitment to a 2002, before they have played a game of high school, unless that kid is Jack Eichel as you mentioned. And I would add, that a kid at 14 has no idea where he wants to go or what he wants to do as an adult to make an educated decision on what school to "commit" to. I agree, there are exceptions for overly exceptional can't miss kids. But that isn't the trend. It is average kids who may not even end up playing college hockey, and that is the joke.
Or like Cap A's kid who committed to Princeton and then couldn't get his scores high enough to make the team and then he 'de-commits to move on to Union (?). Why put the kid through it?
Can't they sue?
"...your an idiot" is classic DBoard stuff!
They should know better than to tell fibs.
So things did not work out for the kid. Instead of attending and playing at Princeton he will be attending and playing at Union.
Sounds like a fortunate young man.
Union / Princeton, yeah they're pretty comparable.
Union College, Schenectady, NY - #38 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ - #1 in National Universities
And good luck with that.
Being connected in the business world like you are, what if a kid comes in with his new diploma and says "yes sir, after two great years at Princeton I decided to transfer to Union and that is where I graduated."
Or "yes sir, after two great years at Union I decided to transfer to Princeton and that is where I graduated."
Which one leaves you scratching your head the most?
Right on. She knew everything and now she is M.I.A. but I'd love to hear her take on what happened. Certainly her loyal minions must know the story. So let's hear it!
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These posts about "commitments" are quite illuminating and show why this country is heading toward the abyss.
You people are a bunch of scumbags!
Cap is that you?
Something about this story doesn't add up.....
There is no such thing as a verbal commitment in any NCAA sports. It's simply a way for coaches to get the inside track on a player and in many sports, other schools may agree to not recruit each others committed players. Neither side has any recourse.
Not true for football and basketball and other full scholarship sports. Once you sign a letter of intent a school can't pull it. They can simply make your life miserable until you give it up.
It all depends the timing of what your talking about. Commitments are meaningless and they come and go and are pulled all the time. You just don't hear about it as much because no one trumpets on twitter that they are proud and honored to have their offer taken away. Just look at any school, especially when a coaching change occurs. Look at Bu when Quinn came in. Cleared house. Happens all the time but none of these bloggers(reporters) dare report on it because if they do they will get kicked out of the club.
It's completely legit as long as both sides honor it. And why does anyone tweet anything? For attention of course!
Well flounder if you can read you would have picked up on the point that it's only bogus if one side or both back out. Kind of how the system works.
Oh boy isn't this greeeaaaat!
Even though the public buzz of decommitting is mostly non-existent, it's out there.
Kids have nothing to lose with giving a verbal.
Schools who make the verbal/gentleman's agreement may not have something to lose technically speaking....... but trust me, when coaches/schools start reneging on verbals, word gets around, and it can tarnish that coach's or school's reputation with other upcoming/future recruits, HS coaches, advisors, etc.
Your joking right? Coaches do it every day. And you think the kid he wants to bring in says no because his reputation is tarnished? Look at all the kids that get pushed out even after they are enrolled?
Coaches have all the leverage. It's supply and demand. High demand and limited supply puts the seller in control.