Oh, the vitriol adults will spew at teenagers they’ve never met. Happens every time someone like Chris Garrett reneges on a commitment. To check out some of the griping, visit Gregg Ellis‘ blog: djbulldogs.wordpress.com.
To review: Garrett, a junior quarterback at Tupelo, had committed to Mississippi State. Then yesterday, he changed his mind and committed to LSU. That got Bulldog fans worked into a lather, with many of them wishing Garrett the worst of luck in Baton Rouge.
Amid all the spewed venom, a salient point was made by many blog posters: Garrett went back on his word. It really is that simple, and no amount of justification will change that. His mistake was committing so soon, although I suppose the pressure to secure a scholarship offer early can be great.
Here are Garrett’s stats from 2007: 98-for-178 (55.1%), 1,739 yards, 18 TDs, 11 INTs. He averaged only 13.7 pass attempts per game. I believe he’ll need to double that next season for the Golden Wave, which is thin at running back, to be successful.
Today’s question, then: Will Garrett ever see the field at LSU?