There seems to be trouble with the word ‘commit’ these days. It is highlighted by the National Signing Day and all of the hustle and bustle for the best high school football players available by schools all across the land. Many have committed (or so we thought) while some have decommitted (a new word I think). Now we’re hearing of a university decommitting from their scholarship commitment to a young athlete, leaving the young man to search for someone else to commit to him so that he can commit to them.
These are the young man’s words: “I felt lost and hopeless. I mean, I had shut down my recruiting and basically gave everything to those guys – my commitment, my word and everything. Now my commitment and your commitment isn’t the same thing.”
This is too much. What happened to the phrase, ‘your word is your bond?’ What happened…
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