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Temple QB Chad President decommits from Baylor

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The unfortunate side of recruiting reared its ugly head a few minutes ago with the decommitment of longtime QB commit Chad President.

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So, there's not a lot to say here other than that Chad President, who had been committed to Baylor since his sophomore year, apparently decided to seek greener pastures elsewhere today.  He announced his decision on Twitter:

If we're being honest, this news, while tremendously disappointing from a personal standpoint, is not really all that surprising.  Baylor fans have obviously grown attached to Chad during his recruitment, commitment, and everything in between, including his injury last season and the rehab therefrom, as well as his stellar senior year that ended just a few days ago, but this is how the game is played.  Almost immediately after Baylor received the commitment of 5* QB Jarrett Stidham Friday morning, rumors started to swirl that Chad, for over a year our only QB commit in the class, might start to look around.  He evidently decided that two QBs in one class is one too many and will now seek out a new home elsewhere.  I wish him nothing but the best of luck in that pursuit no matter where he lands, although I will admit that I would love nothing more than to see him head north to Tulsa to play for Monty as a Golden Hurricane.

With this decommitment, Baylor is now back down to 13 commits in the class and will, if you're looking for any positive whatsoever, have one more spot available in a class sorely needing them.  I would expect for us to use that spot on defense, as we've talked about repeatedly, but it's also possible that we now look at the OL, where we're lacking HS players for this class other than Sam Tecklenburg.

One last thing: although I know people will be upset about losing a potential playmaker and early enrollee commit, there's simply no reason for anyone here to disparage Chad for making this call.  Baylor threw a huge curveball into his recruitment late with the addition of Stidham, and he made the decision that he feels is right for him.  As disappointed as we might be that Chad won't be playing for the school he loved for so long, we can't let that disappointment lead us to say/do things that simply aren't right.  We should be better than that.