Tuesday, June 30, 2009

THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT or THIS CUTCLIFFE GUY ISN'T FOOLING AROUND...

Sources close to the ACC corporate office (they live a couple a blocks away) tell T.A.H. that Athletic Department officials and football coaches from from Virginia, Boston College and Wake Forest hastily gathered for an emergency meeting yesterday in Charlotte.

The first item on the agenda: "What the hell just happened?"

Seems as all three were courting a Georgia running back named Juwan Thompson, but Thompson threw in the ultimate football curve ball announcing his decision to attend Duke.

Yes, Duke - the Basketball University of New Jersey at Durham.

Thompson, who has 4.44-second speed in the 40-yard dash, picked the Blue Devils over the Eagles, Cavs and Deacs, he also had offers from Mississippi, Minnesota, Stanford, Syracuse and Tulane.

"I visited Duke late in May right after I got out of school and I knew during that visit that I was going to Duke," Thompson said.

Thompson, a rising senior at Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga., is 5-foot-11 and 212 pounds. He said he felt comfortable with the coaching staff.

"When other schools came to recruit me, it wasn't the same as Duke," he said. "Other coaches acted different and did not make it as much fun as they did. They were always happy, easy to talk to."

The three jilted ACC schools are considering legal action. "We've contacted social services in Georgia," an anonymous spokesperson said. "We think this is another case of an athlete's family, posse, agent, enablers and so-called friends pushing a good kid in the wrong direction."

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