Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman says the school has no plans to allow star linebacker recruit Matthew Thomas out of his letter of intent.
Thomas, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, recently said he wants out of his letter of intent because he was pressured into signing with Florida State back in February by his mother, Mariska Noyn.
“You’d get into a situation where if you release him, then people would be doing that every year,” Spetman told the Tallahassee Democrat Tuesday at the ACC spring meetings.
Spetman has a point. Future recruits could point to a decision to release Thomas as justification for doing the same thing, but how likely is that to happen and how often? Probably not a big risk of it becoming an epidemic at FSU.
Spetman also told the Democrat, "We would be more than happy to release someone if there is a compelling reason."
Isn't the fact that the young man doesn't want to be at your school, wear your uniform and play for your team compelling enough? Do you really want players on the roster who are being forced to be there?
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