As you can tell, I don't do a whole lot with signing day. When I lived in Athens, I used to go to The Blind Pig and hang out, but that was as much about an excuse to drink and eat chicken wings on a random Tuesday afternoon than anything else. I don't have the time or inclination to get too wound up about it, so I usually just pick a few blogs to read, realize that the vast majority of them will have something on whomever the hometown guy is and a woe is me approach about some kid from Opalika that is or isn't going to keep his committment.
Does that make me less of a football fan? Blogger?
Nah. I just don't like counting chickens until they hatch. Yeah, I have written a thing or two about commitments, as has Jimmy Crackedcorndawg, however I have a laissez faire approach generally. There are just too many variables to get too wound up over. I like a good intrigue story, but in the end, the real deal happens when the guys that sign show up and put on pads.
Maybe I am seeing it wrong and that is ok. There are plenty of my friends that do get fired up about it and discuss it ad nauseam. Which is fine. I just think we place a bit too much pressure on these high schoolers and give them a bit of an entitlement mentality with the whole picking a hat out of a group of four or having a TV show about their recruitment. If you want to keep up with it, Bernie has been doing a count down and doing it well. Go check it out.
Hey, I'll get excited about the class on signing day. I always do. However, it'll mean more in August.