Now that's what I call taking back the power! Besides getting some undeserved recreational sex and a free education that - best case scenario - you don't even need for the foreseeable future, what are the perks of being a highly sought after college football recruit? You end up locked into a university whose head coach owes you no loyalty and is always looking for a better opportunity. You can't renege on your decision after you make it official without putting one year of your already short football career in jeopardy. You're not earning any money despite committing yourself to a workload that would make the average student wonder what purpose a higher education serves if not freeing up 5 drinking nights per week. I know some will shun this nameless kid for fucking over a school that couldn't defend itself against the unspoken extortion without admitting to obvious wrongdoing, but I think he handled this perfectly.
All high-end recruits that are worth the hassle should start playing hard to get. Why the hell not? When you really think about it, a 5-star prospect is basically the athletic equivalent of an unspeakably beautiful woman. If single ladies can have a bunch of suitors taking them out for multiple dinners on the off-chance they choose to sleep with them, then why can't uber talented kids lead on a couple hopeful institutions in order to pad their piggy bank with hundreds before it's barred from any more deposits. Lord knows they won't get to enjoy the benefits of a free market when they are tied down by a university that's just going to exploit their skills for unpaid labor. Might as well shamelessly take each school for all their worth, because the roles will undoubtedly be reversed once that LOI gets signed.