‘20 NC SG Jaden Springer (UT commit 10/23/19)

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Please do not listen to Jake Weingarten. I feel like I say this a lot, but it's important because he is cited frequently on this website. The dude is an 18-year old self-starter reporter with no sources. I'm not insulting him by saying that. I respect the hustle and the hard work he puts in, but most of his twitter feed is him taking stabs in the dark or regurgitating information he has seen second-hand, either from another more recognizable reporter or online fan forums. I might be wrong but I don't think he has ever personally broken the news about a major recruit commitment. He just follows the crowd.
I don't know anything about him, but Gary Parrish had him on his radio show recently. I could be wrong, but I doubt Gary would have on someone unless he has some contacts. I think Gary knows enough people to vet him. I didn't hear the interview, but in reviewing at the end of the show, he called him a young guy who has been getting information.
 

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I don't know anything about him, but Gary Parrish had him on his radio show recently. I could be wrong, but I doubt Gary would have on someone unless he has some contacts. I think Gary knows enough people to vet him. I didn't hear the interview, but in reviewing at the end of the show, he called him a young guy who has been getting information.
I'm sure Gary is helping the kid out by raising his profile. That I do not doubt. Like I said, I respect the kid's hustle and maybe one day he'll be a worthy source, but he royally mishandled the Blackshear commitment and has had some pretty big mis-fires in recent months. If you use him as a source to find out when coaches might have in-home visits/official visits with recruits, I think it's fine, because like I said he reports info from other sources. But it's when people start relying on him for information about how a recruit is generally feeling and where he might commit is when things get dicey. He just doesn't have his finger on the pulse in that regards.
 

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Rob Lewis says he expects to hear a decision next Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest, and that’s he’s “guessing” Springer’s family is attempting to get his commitment set up on a national TV channel (ESPN).
Great for exposure. Was actually kind of hoping it wasn't going to be a low key announcement.
 

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During his radio show in Memphis yesterday, John Martin said that Jaden is going to UT, and the announcement could come any day. Said Memphis made a push but came up short.

John is the guy who penned the piece in The Athletic a few weeks ago, claiming that it was down to Memphis and Tennessee in Jaden"s recruitment and that Memphis had a legitimate shot. He's a known Memphis homer.
 
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During his radio show in Memphis yesterday, Jason Martin said that Jaden is going to UT, and the announcement could come any day. Said Memphis made a push but came up short.

Jason is the guy who penned the piece in The Athletic a few weeks ago, claiming that it was down to Memphis and Tennessee in Jaden"s recruitment and that Memphis had a legitimate shot. He's a known Memphis homer.
Sounds promising
 

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During his radio show in Memphis yesterday, Jason Martin said that Jaden is going to UT, and the announcement could come any day. Said Memphis made a push but came up short.

Jason is the guy who penned the piece in The Athletic a few weeks ago, claiming that it was down to Memphis and Tennessee in Jaden"s recruitment and that Memphis had a legitimate shot. He's a known Memphis homer.
That was John Martin who wrote that
 

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During his radio show in Memphis yesterday, John Martin said that Jaden is going to UT, and the announcement could come any day. Said Memphis made a push but came up short.

John is the guy who penned the piece in The Athletic a few weeks ago, claiming that it was down to Memphis and Tennessee in Jaden"s recruitment and that Memphis had a legitimate shot. He's a known Memphis homer.
John Martin changing his tune is definitely a good thing. Not that Memphis really had a chance but people in Memphis think all recruits are lining up to play for Penny.
 

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