The trend of top college recruits offering up a short list of their favorite schools as an integral part of the recruiting process is, by its very nature, a bit much. Still, what just unfolded with 5-star wide receiver recruit Nate Craig-Myers went yet further, fully into the category of the sublime.
On Monday, Rivals.com reported that Craig-Myers had limited his future college options to a triumvirate of potential schools: Auburn, Ole Miss and North Carolina. All those schools made perfect sense, except for one thing: Craig-Myers said he hadn’t settled on them himself. Craig-Myers made that clear in direct response to Rivals.com’s report.
That’s about as strong a denial as one can issue. And while there remains a distinct possibility that Craig-Myers could choose a future at one of those three schools, he seems to indicate that he is not close to that decision.
Will similar situations like this happen in the future? Almost certainly. Should they be? If the desired end result was accuracy and fairness for each player involved, certainly not.