I understand that oversigning is common practice in the SEC, but for christ's sake be upfront about a kids position on the totem pole from the get. The timing on this is inexcusable. No way should a kid be moved in for months, a day before fall camp starts, and then be told he has to pay his way this semester or GTFO.
Bait and switch - not classy.
Elliot Porter spent the summer months in Baton Rouge, one of 20-plus freshmen signees who enrolled in summer school in June and began their offseason workouts with the team.
When running back Jakhari Gore was given the go-ahead by the NCAA Clearinghouse on Monday, head coach Les Miles realized that – because all of LSU’s 2010 signees had qualified in time for Thursday’s start of fall camp – two names couldn’t enroll on scholarship this fall.
The staff offered Porter one of the greyshirt opportunities.
The results of the conversation – Porter being released from his letter of intent – have since left the New Orleans native hesitant about his next step.
“It’s true that I asked for my release, but at this point I’m still considering the greyshirt offer,” said Porter on Tuesday evening. “My family and I are still talking about that, but I’m also keeping my options open.”
While Porter wouldn’t go into detail about colleges that have been in contact since his release, attention is evidently pouring in.
“I have some other offers and I’ve heard from a lot of schools,” Porter said. “I’m just not ready to talk about that right now. I would still like to play big-time, Division-I football. I also want to make a decision soon, but I don’t know right now when that will be.”