When a prospect calls a coach to tell him he's committing, it touches off a celebration. The flip side is what comes after, when the same prospect must inform the programs he isn't chosshing.
While most recruits base their decisions on connections with coaches, Amara Darboh was more concerned about connecting with teammates. That's why he committed to Michigan.
Tim Hardaway Sr. found it hard to find common ground with his namesake within the game they both loved. Only when he put aside being the former NBA All-Star in favor of being a dad did their relationship blossom.
2013 commit Dymonte Thomas learned honor, respect and work ethic from his father, Frank, a former Marine who also coached Dymonte.