Wednesday, January 5, 2011

No country for old recruits

The interestingly named Xzavier Dickson, a four-star defensive lineman from Griffin, Ga., wants to play at Georgia. Or maybe Alabama. Or possibly Georgia. Or it could be Alabama.

He can't decide.

So today, before tonight's Under Armour All-American game, he plans to flip a coin. Best of five flips wins.

Now you know why college football coaches always look like they need an IV drip of Advil.

And if anybody needs an assistant to handle this sort of situation, may we recommend the also-interestingly-named Anton Chigurh. He already spends a lot of time on the road.


Michael said...

Seems reasonable. Logically it makes no sense to go to Georgia. So why not blind luck?

By the way, word is he's part of Mark Richt's last recruiting class.

Anonymous said...

I don't suppose this is very different from declaring you can't decide where to go so you pray and let Dad pick.

Looking at his name, it appears his Mama learned how to spell through the Charlotte Observer article comment threads.

Michael said...

I don't know, J. Since Mr. Dickson chose Alabama, saying he couldn't risk the coin coming up Georgia, I am struck by his uncommon intelligence and the excellence of his upbringing.


Anonymous said...

Bama & Fl St are doing a number on Georgias in state talent but the good thing is it aint over til signing day

Bud said...

In the words of Lee Corso, "Not so fast, my friend." In an article posted this morning from Chip Towers with the Atlanta Journal, Chip says "Then, after all that, Dickson left me with this on the possibility he could change his mind about Alabama: 'I don’t know. I’m going to take some more visits and we’ll see what happens.' Dickson said he has an official visit to Auburn scheduled on Jan. 29 and 'I might take a couple more.' He’s already been to Georgia."

Anonymous said...

The kid is obviously talented, but he's also clearly a space cadet (which explains MG's lauding of his upbringing, being a 'Bama grad). I'm not certain I'd want him to come to Auburn. He's likely to sack a QB 3 times and stop in mid-play because he saw a UFO, all in the same game. God knows I consume enough Maalox already.