Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hold your Horses

It looks like Karl Dorrell has suffered his first recruiting set back for 2008. Just days after Hamani Stevens committed to being a Bruin, he has reversed direction. Greg Biggins from Bruin Blitz is reporting that Stevens took an unofficial visit to Westwood yesterday and is now saying he is not committed to any school. This was quick on the heels of rumors that Stevens was still seriously considering USC and that an offer from the Trojans might change his decision.

I think a lot of these kids get caught up in the moment during a visit or phone call and they make decisions without really considering all their options. The recruiting process is happening quicker and quicker each year and some players feel pressure to make an early commitment. Stevens obviously likes UCLA and what the coaches have to offer, or else he wouldn't have made that call this past weekend. It is good for him to weigh all of his options first before pulling the trigger. Who knows, he may still end up in the blue and gold before it is all said and done. But I won't be holding my breath.