Friday, January 6, 2012
Top Recruit Chooses School On National Television; Mom Ruins It
Yahoo - Geismar (La.) Dutchtown High safety Landon Collins, one of the nation's top defensive back prospects, made his commitment on live TV during the annual Under Armour High School Football All America Game. Collins, who is the number 15 overall recruit in the nation according to Rivals.com, chose to attend Alabama over in-state Louisiana State. That's when things got weird. Rather than offer excited words of support, Collins' mother dropped a "Geaux Tigers" chant and other pseudo attacks against her own son, all of which followed on some initial eye rolls which could have been taken straight off a mid-90s Jerry Springer set. The entire scenario was surreal.
I mean I can completely relate to Landon Collins here, when I picked which school I was going to I had an entire kitchen filled with my parents, so I understand the pressure here being on national TV and in a stadium filled with SEC fans. Talk about one of, never mind that, absolutely the biggest decision of HIS life and his obvious career choice, and his family there to "support" him, and his mom just flat out shit all over him. There's no way this wasn't talked about beforehand so she definitely knew what he was thinking, so her even being there was a mistake - but can't let her not get her shine on right? I mean I'm sure she had a lot to do with him being a really good football player, and him having the God-given ability to make her millions of dollars. Continuing with the typical-chick-story theme today this is another one, just selfish as shit - attention always has to be on them, so on her kids biggest day and the biggest moment of his life, she makes it about her. Making sure when she goes home to Louisiana she's the hero and her son's the asshole. Of course.