Wednesday, April 20, 2011
ASU 'commitment' keeping options open
By ESPN.com staff
Recruiting is heating up -- it never really cools down -- and here's a nice feature on a player, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly's Randall Goforth, who is committed to Arizona State but, of course, is still being recruited by a number of schools that don't really care about a so-called "commitment."
From the article by Sean Ceglinsky of ESPN Los Angeles.
Goforth has scholarship offers from several programs, including Nevada. It's also worth mentioning that multiple Pac-10 schools are in the mix for the 5-foot-11, 160-plus-pound pass-catcher. Cal, Oregon State, Washington and UCLA have recently entered the Goforth sweepstakes and appear to be viable options at this point.
"I like Arizona State, but I'm going to continue taking visits and see how things play out,'' said Goforth, who committed to ASU during the first week of April. "This recruiting thing happens once in a lifetime. I'm enjoying things now and want to see where things lead. I guess you could say that I'm open and looking to the future.''
It's become part of the recruiting process that many prospects make a "commitment" based on what they see as their best early offer but then continue to entertain pitches from other programs. And it's part of the process for the program with the commitment to defend it.
Some might not like such a process, particularly in this case Arizona State fans. But if you think about it, it's really just another example of the free market.
Randall just wants to "Goforth" and prosper.