Well, L.J. Peak surprised us as we thought he was a sure-fire Gamecock basketball recruit and I guess for a second he was. After that, he switched his pledge to Georgetown which is sort of a shocker, especially since he never visited the campus.
I guess it is for the best as it is not the first big-time recruit from South Carolina to leave the state. Let's hope it is the last and this means that USC needs to start winning as that is the only way to correct the issue. Winning cures everything, right?
For Peak, we wish him happiness and whatever issues he had to leave behind in Gaffney does not follow him.
For USC basketball, we hope this fuels the fire to prove many, including Peak, that the Gamecocks hoops program is on the rise and about to take the SEC by storm. We believe in Frank Martin. We believe in the Gamecocks basketball team and the team will win without Peak.
Most players in SC who decide to go to college out of state do so in a classy manner. Those who don't, that's their choice too.
I don't think you really mean "let's hope it is the last" because that will never happen, nor would we want it to.
What he did was not only prove that you can't teach pride and honor. You either have it or you don't. It wasn't the tossing off the cap or even his switching commitments that made me change my view of L.J. Peak, it was the commitment to a school that didn't really recruit him heavily. It was obvious to me IMHO that he didn't care where he goes as long as he made ESPN when he decided.
@Richard Starkey Hey, Ringo - It Don't Come Easy signing a player like LJ Peak. After all, all he had was a photogragh of Georgetown and despite the fact that we recruited him heavily he told us to Back Off Bugaloo. But I'll guarantee you one thing - Georgetown will neer put him in the movies. They'll never make a big star out of him. He's the biggest fool who'll never make the big time and all he has to do is Act Naturally.