Recruits commit to schools, then they change their minds. It happens all the time.
Emotions tend to run too high during the recruiting process, leading many to lose it and spew hate when their favorite incoming player decides to go elsewhere. Alabama does it to Kentucky in football — Damien Harris, Derek Kief and Derrick Ansley. Kentucky does it to many people in basketball, most notably Terrence Jones.
Before the Real T. Jones was teaching the world about Kentucky, before he was the SEC Freshman of the Year, before he was a National Champion, he was committed to play for the Washington Huskies.
Part of the allure to Washington was Terrence Ross. The future NBA player and Jones’ high school teammate was heading to Washington. Kentucky recruited Mac Jones’ high school teammate and best bud, safety Ahman Ross, to make the Cats more attractive. They tried, but just like Saban, Calipari’s sway was too powerful and Jones eventually flipped to Kentucky.
Even though you may not like it, losing a high profile commitment is simply the world we live as Kentucky football fans. However, the script is flipped as Kentucky basketball fans. All you can do is celebrate when the next high profile recruit signs on the dotted line on the first Wednesday of February, National Signing Day.