Monday, February 5, 2007
QB William Cole of Cedar Hill commits to Oklahoma State
It's a verbal "yes" - national letter of intent day is Wednesday.
William Cole is gonna be a an orange Cowboy, apparently.
Kinda stinks for the guy who posted this last night on scout.com: "The University of Arkansas could land a coveted Texas recruit tonight around 10:20 p.m. when Cedar Hill standout William Cole (5-10, 165, 4.4), who had a phenomenal season in which he accounted for 61 touchdowns, announces his choice live on Dallas TV station KDFW."
Todd Wills at the DMN doesn't like these kind of annoucements. From a DMN chat today:
moderator: What are your thoughts on players making a public splash when they announce their commitment? It seems like a lot of hype, especially when many of these players are two years away from making an impact in college.
Todd Wills: If you're talking about the William Cole deal on TV last night, I don't like it. Did we really need his commitment dragged out over a commercial break and a Greg Ellis interview? Did we need Cole tossing college caps across Buffalo Wild Wings? Did we need the drama? Of course not. But in Cole's defense, I'm sure it was difficult to turn down a TV announcement. His play on the field for Cedar Hill this season made him a deserving recruit for Ch. 4's made-for-TV special. And at least he didn't do what Michael Morgan did last year and take two TV appearances to announce he was headed to USC.
Here's a little scouting report on Cole, brought to you by Cole himself!: "I'm quick and have great vision. I'm very fast and can get away from defenders and find an opening. I'm still trying to bulk up. I want to get to 180 pounds by the end of the year. I want to get stronger in general and be tougher to take down."
That last sentence applies to me, too.