Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is frustrated and for good reason.
Recently, a couple of recruits have withdrawn their verbal commitments to Oklahoma State in favor of other programs. Not only do the Cowboys lose out on the previous commitments, but also some of the backup options because we are well into the 2012 recruiting process. In fact, forty-six of the Rivals 100 have already announced a verbal commitment...and it's only early July.
It’s been happening for years, all over the country. Although he might be one of the first to speak about being held hostage, Gundy isn’t the only coach that has become frustrated over the situation.
Gundy explained to the Oklahoman, "The player is always going to have the last say, they're holding the trump card.”
“There's nothing you can do about it. It's not like you can call and beat them up over the phone, because then you won't be able to go back into that high school.”
“It's very disappointing and very discouraging but it's not going to change. It's the part of the job that is most discouraging. When you have a guy committed for three, four, five months, you've stopped recruiting at that position then they go somewhere else.”
Maybe it’s time for a rule adjustment, perhaps an early signing period.
What do you think?