When a significant program loses a key recruit, Rivals.com takes a take a look at how massive of a blow it’s to the respective faculty, analyzing it from a neighborhood and nationwide stage. To quantify the “sting” of every decommitment, we assign a rating from 1-10, with one being no massive deal and 10 being a catastrophic hit.
The recruitment of Kobe Prentice is one for the books because the three-star receiver dedicated to Maryland solely to decommit about two weeks later.
The rationale? The Calera, Ala., standout was unaware that Alabama had provided him after he labored out at a Crimson Tide summer time camp.
Prentice picked Maryland over Arizona State, Kansas State, Coastal Carolina and others in late June.
Proper round that point, Prentice labored out in Tuscaloosa and in accordance with sources he’s one of many high handful of receivers now on Alabama’s board. The Crimson Tide got here by with a proposal.
However Prentice was unclear if he had one or not till he talked with assistant coach Freddie Roach. Shortly after that dialog, the three-star standout backed off his pledge to Maryland and reopened his recruitment.
Alabama was the childhood favourite and it might be actually shocking if Prentice doesn’t pop for the Crimson Tide in some unspecified time in the future.
“Whereas dropping any commit hurts, if the Terps had been going to have a decommitment, huge receiver was in all probability the most effective place for it to occur. Rakim Jarrett is a rising star and only a sophomore, whereas the Terps added Nebraska freshman switch Marcus Fleming this offseason. Maryland not too long ago bought a dedication from three-star Florida speedster Perry Fisher for 2022 and in addition presently have New Jersey four-star athlete/wideout Amari Clark dedicated. Add to that the truth that Maryland is presently in fairly fine condition with Rivals100 WR Shaleak Knotts and this one in all probability stings extra for the truth that Prentice is more likely to decide to Locksley’s outdated boss Nick Saban after Locksley was the primary one to take an opportunity on him.” – Scott Greene, TerrapinSportsReport.com
Sting issue: 4
“Maryland does have quite a lot of proficient gamers at receiver however the Terrapins haven’t had a profitable season since 2014 and they also nonetheless want quite a lot of assist throughout the board. Prentice would have been an ideal steal for coach Mike Locksley and his employees since he was an under-the-radar prospect who undoubtedly has the abilities to play at any program within the nation. I fully perceive that Maryland has Jarrett and lots of others on the receiver spot so assist is required elsewhere however nobody would have turned down preserving Prentice on board. He was solely dedicated for just a few weeks so Maryland followers hardly knew him however Prentice would have been an enormous one to maintain and now it seems to be like he will certainly find yourself in Alabama’s class. Although his dedication was extremely brief, that also hurts.” – Adam Gorney, Rivals Nationwide Recruiting Director
Sting issue: 7
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