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Wishing this kid nothing but the best, but I still find myself scratching my head with his decision. Of course I have a fan bias for PSU, but the offense was set up perfectly for him next year to excel if he won the job. Better school, bigger stadium, WAY more TV exposure, and a coach that will fast track him to great numbers and NFL $. Is anyone with me in betting the farm that who ever is PSU’s QB next year, they will have more success in 2013 than Waters has at KSU.
Impossible question to answer. I don't really care how well or how poorly he plays next year. Only care about the guys who will be here.
Agreed. Kid made best decision for him. Now it's up to him to perform, best of luck as you cannot live in the past.
You have good points. IMO, this is a perfect example of what can happen in recruiting. (That's why I never blame the Staff when they don't get every target). This kid had things set up very well for himself, with the type of offense, depth chart, having BOB as a coach, fan base, everything. Yet, he still chose KSU. Sometimes you just can't figure it out.
It's something the kid himself will only be able to answer. On paper, KSU was the no brainer pick - offense was set up for him and he himself said he wanted to get a good education and be developed for the League. But, the recruiting game isn't played on paper all the time.
Even though he denied it being factors, I think distance played a significant part of this and PSU being on sanctions.
Bleacher Report on Waters committing states that he said KSU, has been his favorite for weeks. Could be Walters was using PSU as plan B.
I think his parents and junior college coach were the greatest influence in his decision. Long term he'll likely regret it.
"I like your head, it's a good look." - James Franklin, to a bald reporter asking a question.
Waters himself said PSU was the favorite up until Wednesday night. I trust waters himself over bleacher report. Hell, I trust my own gut feeling over bleacher report.
1. You are using Bleacher Report as a source?
2. Waters, from his own mouth, has said PSU was his favorite until late a couple nights ago.
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
If he is not the starter at KSU Wk 1 in September then he made a mistake.
Waters did say that he was leaning PSU at the very end. Also said he talked to his coaches until late the night before his decision. Putting 2 and 2 together could indicate his coach may have swayed him to KSU. But like shavisimo2 said, he is not here so it is time to move on. IMO it will be hard for our QB not to perform well next year with so many pieces and good coaching around them.
Where did Waters say he was leaning towards PSU? Not doubting it...just curious. I heard this from analysts, but never saw where he said it.
My opinion ( means little ) but I think travel distance for his parents to State College vs KSU and KSU did just put a QB in the Heisman finals . KSU like it or not is not chopped liver.
He said it during his announcement
Simple answer...yes, especially when he doesn't even win the starting job for next year.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
“Just the other day I told the coaches I was pretty much leaning there (to Penn State),” he said. “You know, I just thought it over again and something clicked and God just showed me a sign that K-State was the place for me.”
I still think the bowl picture played into his decision. He's finally making it to the big time and may have had a hard time swallowing no bowls in his future if he chose PSU. Also wonder if KSU used his obvious hyper religiosity as a recruiting tool as religion may be more highly emphasized in Kansas than in PA in a general sense. In any case, he made the decision that he felt was best for him, not necessarily actually best for him in the long run. Time will tell, but I don't really give a sh!t either way. He was given his chance to come and learn and play football at PSU and chose to look that gift horse in the mouth.
When I heard that, the first thing I wondered was actually "which coaches?" Did he tell the PSU coaches or did he tell his own coaches at Iowa Western? Just musing.
No, he won't. Why would he?
I would almost guarantee that KSU will win more games than PSU over the course of Water's time in college. KSU is coming off of two straight major bowl appearances and has a good track record of developing junior college talent. I actually think it was a smart decision for him.
Because he probably wont be the starter there. And he had a pretty good chance to do that here with almost an entire offense returning. Snyder's offense is NOT a fit.
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But what if they win those while he's sitting on the bench? Does it matter?
I'm pretty sure he would have started for two years at PSU. I can't say the same for KSU - and even if he does start there I have serious concerns if they will actually change that O for him.
Waters picked KSU. Let's move on please.
All those things could happen and he's sitting on the bench. Still a good decision for him?
Why does everybody always think when a kid chooses another school they're going to regret it?
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