After this post I'm going to leave the DaMarcus Smith saga in the CC rear view mirror forever because neither he nor any recruit deserves this much attention, but I can't lie and say that I don't find this whole thing extremely bizarre.
Jody Demling caught up with the newest Central Florida Knight (just sounds wrong), and the quotes he pulled from Smith were, for lack of a better word, weird.
Let's start with this:
"I don’t want anybody to think this decision was based on Teddy Bridgewater. Anybody that knows me, knows I am a competitor."
Which is fine, until you get to this:
I pointed to the Louisville hat and asked him, "when was the first time you every imagined that you wouldn’t put on that hat."
"This is the first time for me," he said looking at the hat. "It’s been a dream for me to play for the University of Louisville for my whole life. But like I said in my speech, this is a business decision. I understand that. It hurts me, it disappoints me and it’s going to wear down on me for a while but at the end of the day I know I made the best decision for me."
So it's been a lifelong dream for this Louisville kid - who THRIVES on competition - to play football for the University of Louisville, but in the end he elects to sign with Central Florida because of..."business?"
Demling also noted that Smith did, in fact, sign his letter of intent on Wednesday, but Smith told him "it's not official until today."
I have absolutely no idea what happened here. Probably won't ever and probably don't want to.
Again, I wish the kid all the best.