2015 DB Deontai Williams of Trinity Christian School, Jacksonville FL

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  1. Diesel350z

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    Deontai has decommitted and flipped to the Dawgs
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    Diesel350z All SEC

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    @AndrewSpiveyGC: I've confirmed that Deontai Williams has indeed flipped from #Florida to #Georgia
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    @DerekTysonESPN: #Georgia up to 7 #ESPN300 commits after flipping UF S commit Deontai Williams as 1st reported by @Mansell247
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    @DerekTysonESPN: Deontai Williams told me after his spring game that Georgia was recruiting him the hardest. Eventually paid off for the #Dawgs.
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    So much for bleeding orange and blue! Jaquan Johnson step on up.
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    Sounds like our coaches cooled on him quite a bit after reading info on a few sites. This may not be bad news.
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    Could be.

    Would be interesting to do an annual list of the guys we "cooled on" or "didn't really want", and see how they did in their college careers. If we're getting to know guys and making good calls, that's great by me.

    And I'd separate that from guys who just change their mind and flip for their own reasons. We aren't going to win them all.
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    I think a lot has to do with depth chart. We have 4 young studs back there now.
  9. phideltdj

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    sure because Georgia doesn't recruit well and has no studs...that arguement would hold true if he flipped to Kentucky
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    uga didn't have our db depth before they lost their two good safeties (would have been sophomores I think) and a good cb this off-season. I obviously don't follow other teams closely, but I'd be surprised if many have the talent or numbers of freshman and sophomores at safety. I think you'd be right in any year but this one.
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    Get a really good replacement or sign another DT or OL.
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    How do you recruit a player to commit then cool? I dunno, recruiting is baffling sometimes.
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    He has issues you didn't originally know about, grades, better prospects at his position become interetsed. There are a number of reasons coaches cool on players.
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    Yeah, but he was committed. Grade issues I get. But how do you tell a player you asked to commit that they found a "better catch"? Not saying that happened, but it seems to happen generally in recruiting.
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    It happens all the time. Kids get better offers too and bolt. It's more a of business than people want to believe. It seems the most common way coaches do it is to just cut off contact. Kids get the point and move on. Our coaches job is on the line. He needs to get the best 25 every class.

    Also, I'm sure coaches many times get to know kids on a more personal level and don't like what they've found sometimes? Not saying at all any of this applies in this situation. But it happens a lot.

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