College football is like the NFL, in a certain way. I am not looking to get anyone in trouble in terms of recruiting violations or improper benefits, but there are many similarities. The NFL can offer financial independence and security to a free agent, while college football programs can offer a chance to showcase your talents to the NFL while earning an education. It is all about sales pitches, with one leading players to the other, provided they do well enough playing college football to make the leap to the NFL.
In a way, they can go hand in hand. Unfortunately, that is not always good.
The Clemson Tigers are finding out that much like in the NFL when a free agent may say he is going to sign with them, but then decides to go to a different team, the same can happen in college football. Like in the NFL, as well as many other times in life, a verbal commitment or oral agreement means absolutely nothing.
As is the case with the No. 1 rated high school player, Robert Nkemdiche, who ...