Former UGA running back Sony Michel committed to Georgia on April 26, 2013 in front of a national television audience on ESPNU. Michel, who was rated as a 5-star prospect out of American Heritage High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, chose the Dawgs over Miami and Notre Dame.
It was a drama-free announcement for the future 3rd all-time leading rusher in school history. No babies, no live dogs, no trolling.
Drama-free would go on to be a theme for both Michel and teammate Nick Chubb, who quietly and humbly had 4 outstanding years together at Georgia.
For high school athletes, signing day is a big, life altering event. Where these students play their college ball will be a part of them for the rest of their lives, so it makes sense that many recruits like to incorporate theatrics and flare into their announcements. On Wednesday, we saw Alabama commit Quay Walker, the nation’s No. 2 ranked outside linebacker, flip his commitment to Georgia and troll the Vols in the process.
As fans we love the drama, but according to Michel, the corny commitments will get the recruit “roasted in the locker room” by future teammates.