Is this a commit (Finley Chastain)

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Not me. I keep seeing posts on here with no spacing between words, no capitalization when starting a sentence, no spacing after a period. And of course, there when it should be their. Or maybe they mean they're. It's a possibility.
While we're being grammar police, loose instead of lose drives me crazy. What if we loose this game?! And the overuse of apostrophe - Go Lady Vol's! If its not possesive or not a plural ending in S, hold the apostrophe.

Now I feel better, at least about grammar. But I still think a dedicated thread is not needed and everything around this kid feels weird.
 
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While we're being grammar police, loose instead of lose drives me crazy. What if we loose this game?! And the overuse of apostrophe - Go Lady Vol's! If its not possesive or not a plural ending in S, hold the apostrophe.

Now I feel better, at least about grammar. But I still think a dedicated thread is not needed and everything around this kid feels weird.
Agree with the grammar rant. 😅
About Finley. Weird? May just be the attention focused on an eighth grader. She seems like a sharp cookie, asking the right questions. It may just be that she hooked up with our new NIL specialist and Finley is a quick study. Interesting days ahead, indeed.
 
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While we're being grammar police, loose instead of lose drives me crazy. What if we loose this game?! And the overuse of apostrophe - Go Lady Vol's! If its not possesive or not a plural ending in S, hold the apostrophe.

Now I feel better, at least about grammar. But I still think a dedicated thread is not needed and everything around this kid feels weird.
Hey, if you snooze you loose!!!!

Curious, about what feels weird to you about Finley. I did a quick search and the hype around her is unreal, like Candace Parker/Maya Moore hype about being a transformational player.

She was sitting on 10 scholarship offers and the made the verbal commit to the Lady Vol's :).

Sure this "commit" is right now pie-in-the-sky, fairy dust. She might not live up to the hype, she might change her mind etc. but, for the now, this all seems positive.

And if the LVs have gotten a commit from this uber hyped player, doesn't that send a signal that Tennessee might be on the move to other recruits?

I am really having a hard time why there is any negative vibe around this verbal commit. I mean I expect "hole and no donut" negativity from the predictable negavols, but outside of that sect, what is not to love?
 
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Chastian has to be the youngest Lady Volunteer commitment in any women's sport in Tennessee history.
For the record, a verbal commit is non-binding and is quite different from signing a binding letter of intent (which i believe players can do after their sophomore year and of course, in the era of the transfer portal, binding is now a relative term).

Also, verbal offers are not binding on the school that makes them. It is uncommon for a school to pull a verbal offer but it does happen, particularly when there is a coaching change.

Also, in 2018, Florida had a verbal commitment from a highly regard softball prospect who was (drum roll please), 11 years old.

I can't recall the details but I am pretty sure CPS got verbal commits from some players who were pretty young as well but maybe not 8th grade.
 
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Hey, if you snooze you loose!!!!

Curious, about what feels weird to you about Finley. I did a quick search and the hype around her is unreal, like Candace Parker/Maya Moore hype about being a transformational player.

She was sitting on 10 scholarship offers and the made the verbal commit to the Lady Vol's :).

Sure this "commit" is right now pie-in-the-sky, fairy dust. She might not live up to the hype, she might change her mind etc. but, for the now, this all seems positive.

And if the LVs have gotten a commit from this uber hyped player, doesn't that send a signal that Tennessee might be on the move to other recruits?

I am really having a hard time why there is any negative vibe around this verbal commit. I mean I expect "hole and no donut" negativity from the predictable negavols, but outside of that sect, what is not to love?
She's way, way too young for all of this, and not a single "decision" made on either side is worth much, if anything. Of course if everyone's decision survives the ensuing years intact and she is as advertised, that's great. But the idea of this still semi-child demanding a one-on-one w the AD is just out of kilter. I know some say it shows her maturity and precociousness and I did get from the article that her parents were acknowledging it's all on an alarmingly premature glide path. LOL they're like don't blame us! That's part of the problem for me. Exactly who's in charge here? Seems like the kid. I'm just not sure that's healthy at that age.
 
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She's way, way too young for all of this, and not a single "decision" made on either side is worth much, if anything. Of course if everyone's decision survives the ensuing years intact and she is as advertised, that's great. But the idea of this still semi-child demanding a one-on-one w the AD is just out of kilter. I know some say it shows her maturity and precociousness and I did get from the article that her parents were acknowledging it's all on an alarmingly premature glide path. LOL they're like don't blame us! That's part of the problem for me. Exactly who's in charge here? Seems like the kid. I'm just not sure that's healthy at that age.
8th grade means she's probably 14. Not all 14 years have the same level of maturity. She may be a young woman who has a pretty good idea of what she wants from her basketball career.

She is obviously locked into her basketball career in a Kobe Bryant-like fashion. You might be amazed when you check out among teen age entrepreneurs are out there running business and bringing in serious cash flows.

The 15 Most Successful Teen Entrepreneurs

Finley may well be one of those.

Choosing between playing ball and Tennessee and somewhere else is not quite the same as running off to join the moonies cult.

I am kind of cool with her making this decision rather than being managed by her parents.

And, I don't know she met Kellie and then she wanted to meet Kellie's boss. That is a savvy move, particularly when you are not just any 8th grader.
 
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8th grade means she's probably 14. Not all 14 years have the same level of maturity. She may be a young woman who has a pretty good idea of what she wants from her basketball career.

She is obviously locked into her basketball career in a Kobe Bryant-like fashion. You might be amazed when you check out among teen age entrepreneurs are out there running business and bringing in serious cash flows.

The 15 Most Successful Teen Entrepreneurs

Finley may well be one of those.

Choosing between playing ball and Tennessee and somewhere else is not quite the same as running off to join the moonies cult.

I am kind of cool with her making this decision rather than being managed by her parents.

And, I don't know she met Kellie and then she wanted to meet Kellie's boss. That is a savvy move, particularly when you are not just any 8th grader.
She’s actually 15, assuming she started school late. After her first visit, she immediately watched The Cinderella Season and she really respects and admires Kellie a lot, especially after Kellie working so hard to come back from her injury to help her teammates win a championship
 
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I’m not sure about her but I know of a 7th grade girl that will be game changing wherever she goes. Kamara Moore goes by momo buckets. She is amazing. She will play varsity next year as an 8th grader and I wouldn’t doubt that she will be a finalist or win top female player in her classification. Very tough guard with amazing ball skills.
 
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She's way, way too young for all of this, and not a single "decision" made on either side is worth much, if anything. Of course if everyone's decision survives the ensuing years intact and she is as advertised, that's great. But the idea of this still semi-child demanding a one-on-one w the AD is just out of kilter. I know some say it shows her maturity and precociousness and I did get from the article that her parents were acknowledging it's all on an alarmingly premature glide path. LOL they're like don't blame us! That's part of the problem for me. Exactly who's in charge here? Seems like the kid. I'm just not sure that's healthy at that age.
Spot on. Regardless of what happens to Kellie - whose fate is obviously very much in doubt - it's hard to see this one ending well...
 
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Spot on. Regardless of what happens to Kellie - whose fate is obviously very much in doubt - it's hard to see this one ending well...
If I actually did what 14 yr old me had heart and soul set on . . .

Also, it doesn't make me feel better when I read that all these kids want is to be in the gym. Dedication is wonderful, but I want them to do all kinds of things. A more well rounded person will eventually be a better basketball player.

Slow down a little! There's plenty of time, especially if you're a generational player.
 
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You'll be okay. Think of it as culture.
It's supposed to be a board about /university/ sports teams--and as such it's nice when posters demonstrate that they've at least gotten
through high school. Go spend time on, say, the Univ. of Michigan sports boards or the Notre Dame boards, and you'll notice a distinct difference.
I'll leave it at that.
 
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Spot on. Regardless of what happens to Kellie - whose fate is obviously very much in doubt - it's hard to see this one ending well...
Seriously, what is the imminent bad ending exactly? At 16 she decides to go play for Stanford or she stays with her commitment and becomes an All-American at Tennessee. Or maybe she just becomes a good but not great college player or she decides at age 19 that quantum physics is her true calling and she quits playing ball to fully devote herself to solving the problem of dark matter? I am just not seeing how anything related to her commitment is leading her toward a path of imminent doom. "Oh my an 8th grader is planning to go college and excel at sports. Oooh that is a very bad sign; she is on the path to becoming a meth addict ..." is not the typical response to such a scenario.

We sure have a lot of dramatic, portentous rhetoric about the grim future that awaits but what are the actual dire threats that would make this situation "not end well." Perhaps you have confused her verbal commit to playing college ball at Tennessee with her volunteering for the Russian army.

I mean that is a common mistake and I wholeheartedly agree that a 14 year-old girl from Texas volunteering to fight in the Russian army probably would not end well. That is a fair assessment for sure.

But choosing to play basketball at Tennessee and meeting with the AD should not be confused with meeting with Putin and signing her life over to the Russian army. Those are different situations with very different risk probabilities.

Also, to my knowledge Finley does not even speak Russian so I think we are really on safe, safe ground.
 
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It's supposed to be a board about /university/ sports teams--and as such it's nice when posters demonstrate that they've at least gotten
through high school. Go spend time on, say, the Univ. of Michigan sports boards or the Notre Dame boards, and you'll notice a distinct difference.
I'll leave it at that.
I would rather converse with decent friendly folks regardless of education level than aholes with perfect elocution any day.
 
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I got through high school without being held back. In 4th grade end of the year math test score 8th grade level. Far as pronouns, adveerbs i learn those in enlish class. but my firestick and my mudcat voice leave them out sometimes. mudcat agree's some of my posts it would take college degree in hillbilly to understand. I will rewrite post when i think poster wants to know what i said. but for the jackson commits i'm going to let it stop mudcat from being madcat.
 
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I got through high school without being held back. In 4th grade end of the year math test score 8th grade level. Far as pronouns, adveerbs i learn those in enlish class. but my firestick and my mudcat voice leave them out sometimes. mudcat agree's some of my posts it would take college degree in hillbilly to understand. I will rewrite post when i think poster wants to know what i said. but for the jackson commits i'm going to let it stop mudcat from being madcat.
Never change mudcat. You're one of the good ones.

There is another poster where I think it's an English as a second language situation. I would hope the snooty grammar snobs would never run anyone off.
 
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Brandon Clay Recruiting on Instagram: "I’ve worked with Finley Chastain @fincecarter in Austin, Phoenix and now Atlanta. She can flat out play. Already holding multiple offers, Chastain is playing like she doesn’t have a single one. Her dedication and work ethic is noteworthy. Chastain’s outside shot is coming along smoothly. When she gets in a rhythm and doesn’t fade on her shot, she’s one of the best nationwide in that department. ️ @brandonclaypsb"

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SIMPLY BASKETBALL WBB on Instagram: "Fince Chastain (2027) already holds 7+ HM offers from Ohio State, Texas Tech , Oklahoma and more! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

This young lady is going to be hell when she gets to college! I hate we have to wait so long to see her! 😩 Welcome again Finley!
 
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Yes I can image the recruits who will follow her here. This in itself is a recruiting tool. I'm going to Costco right now and stock up on my beer and chips , I should be ready in four years.
 
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I'm just thrilled a young person is super excited about the idea of being a Tennessee Lady Vol someday. If an embryo could somehow signal an excitement and desire to become a Tennessee Lady Vol someday I'd be cool with it.

None of this has to be examined and picked apart like these kids are on trial for a serious crime. Finley Chastain is simply excited and having fun. I don't understand all the hand-wringing.
 
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She's way, way too young for all of this, and not a single "decision" made on either side is worth much, if anything. Of course if everyone's decision survives the ensuing years intact and she is as advertised, that's great. But the idea of this still semi-child demanding a one-on-one w the AD is just out of kilter. I know some say it shows her maturity and precociousness and I did get from the article that her parents were acknowledging it's all on an alarmingly premature glide path. LOL they're like don't blame us! That's part of the problem for me. Exactly who's in charge here? Seems like the kid. I'm just not sure that's healthy at that age.
If she was going to commit to someone, I am very pleased it was to Tennessee rather than another school. Don't sweat it until she is a Senior and let's see what happens.
 
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If she had committed somewhere else there would be folks on here hammering Kellie for not getting on her soon enough!!!
Rule 1: Any recruit, even high ranked ones, that Kellie signs are bizarre situations that will not end well and somehow it was poor form for Kellie to get the signing.

Rule 2: Any recruit that Kellie does not sign, even only moderately ranked ones, are generational players that had to be signed or else the program will collapse into the Tennessee River to never be seen again.
 

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