Al Golden is a Lot Better at Smooth Talking Recruits' Moms Than Will Muschamp
Last Friday, touted quarterback Jacoby Brissett made a somewhat head scratching decision to sign with the Florida Gators over the Miami Hurricanes, and his mother is not happy about it. Both schools have new coaches, but apparently Al Golden has his mother-wooing game on lock, while Will Muschamp needs to brush up in the mother relations department. Brissett's decision also left the 'Canes without a Quarterback in the class, but a few transfers have Miami on their list.
Brissett extended his announcement past national signing day, and Golden purposefully left a spot open for him. He made his announcement at a high school basketball game and chose the Gators despite the fact the team had already recruited the top quarterback prospect in the class. Even his mother was surprised and was only told by text.
"Not my choice," mother Ellicia Brown told The Gainesville Sun. "I'm very disappointed. I didn't like the way Florida handled the process. I've never been able to meet the head coach. ... I've never met (Will Muschamp) face-to-face and I find that very disrespectful and I'm just hurt with the whole process with the Gators. I was hoping that he would respect me and go to 'The U' because 'The U' showed respect to his mom."
As for Golden, she told the press that he was "Very genuine ... I believe he's out to build a program and bring it back to where it should be, and I respect him for that."
As for the 'Canes quarterbacking prospects as of right now, they'll only have Stephen Morris on the roster in 2012, but a couple of transfers are interested in playing for Miami. Former Rutgers QB Tom Savage and former Michigan QB Tate Forcier are both transferring and both have Miami high on their lists of potential landing spots.
If not, ESPN's Heather Dinich reminds fans that Miami would be a tempting spot for the elite quarterbacks of the 2012 class.
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