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Recruit says he'll choose school with coin flips

Posted on: January 5, 2011 5:49 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

At 7 p.m. Eastern tonight, college football fans can get a look at some of the proverbial stars of the future in the Under Armour All-American Game, which will feature any number of top-flight recruits and the commitment decisions of maybe a dozen or more currently uncommitted prospects.

One of those players is expected to be Griffin (Ga.) defensive end Xzavier Dickson, who'll be choosing between Alabama and Georgia. Or, if he's telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the truth, he'll be letting random fate choose for him . The AJC's Chip Towers relayed the following conversation:

I asked [Dickson] if he already knew which way he was going at that moment. He admitted he had not.

“So I’m going to flip a coin,” he told me. “It’s that close.

“Come on,” I said incredulously. “You’re kidding, right?”

“No, I’m serious,” Dickson said. “I’m going to flip it five times and the one that comes up the most is the one I’m going to go with. They both can provide me with what I need at the next level, so I can’t go wrong.”

Fellow Georgia blue-chip Quan Bray (a wideout/running back from LaGrange), Dickson's roommate at the game, told Towers that Dickson had told him the same thing. So at the very least, it's not some elaborate lie told solely for Towers' benefit.

It could, of course, be an elaborate lie to add some extra drama to his announcement all the same; while he's right that both the Bulldogs and Tide would provide him with plenty of top-flight coaching and SEC excitement (not to mention a role as the outside pass rusher in the teams' respective 3-4 defenses that have made players like Justin Houston and Courtney Upshaw), surely Dickson wouldn't see them as such dead equals as to let a coin decide for him. And the coin flip won't happen live on camera, as Dickson said he'd do it the night before.

But if Dickson is dead-set on making a decision at the game (and, more to the point, on ESPN) and truly doesn't see any difference between the Tide and Bulldogs, well, plenty of far important choices have been made with even more unreliable decision-making processes before.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:04 am

Recruit says he'll choose school with coin flips

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Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 11:36 pm

Recruit says he'll choose school with coin flips

Perhaps ESPN can build a program around the coin flips!!!

Even better perhaps five ESPN College Gameday football commentators could each flip a coin, say one every 12 minutes and the final result could be announced by LeBron James.

I suppose the best thing you can say about the whole situation is the kid is honest if not somewhat misguided.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 11:30 pm

Recruit says he'll choose school with coin flips

And to think that people thought he had a car waiting for him after the coin flip. I hope ESPNU can be there to televise this great decision making capability. What next, do I go for the QB on the option or the RB? Wait, let me flip a coin coach and I'll let you know what I will do during the game.

Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2011 6:14 pm

Recruit says he'll choose school with coin flips

This is quite funny but to me it somewhat shows that some players don't care about winning a championship in college only about getting to the next level. Of course this is an extreme case which is somewhat rediculous that a coin flip will decide where he plays but good luck to the kid where ever he goes.

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