Ebanks right in the middle of Sampson debacle

  • 02/14/2008 1:31 pm in

Devin EbanksInevitably, the questions are going to start up for the signees of the 2008 class and 2009 commit Derek Elston regarding their individual futures at Indiana. The IDS had a nice report this morning concerning Terrell Holloway and Elston that I would definitely recommend.

Meanwhile, the mother of Devin Ebanks, the prized recruit of the 2008, is speaking out about the uncertainty of her son’s future. Here is what Yvonne Jackson told SI.com:

“Right now we still have yet to make a decision. Obviously this is more serious than ever before, but we’ll have to talk with the coaches and wait to see if Devin will re-open his recruitment.”

Jackson added that the family didn’t hear of the latest allegations from the Indiana staff, but instead heard the news second hand from various media outlets. For those that didn’t read the report, Jackson was mentioned for phone calls she participated in with the Indiana staff.

If Ebanks were to open his recruitment, he would need a release from the letter of intent he signed with Indiana back in November. Here’s to hoping it never comes to that.

Thanks to ITH reader Kelin for the news tip.

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  • Kevin

    that's great, really fuckin great

  • tom

    we're screwed. i knew sampson was a bad idea. people in oklahoma were glad to get rid of him.

  • Luke24

    This just gets worse and worse. Fire sampson now and after the final 4 hire a new coach and hopfully keep these recruits.

  • Doug R

    Its pretty simple don't let them out of their letter of intent. When they signed, they knew this could be a possibility. If they want to transfer, fine. But I wouldn't let them out.

  • kelin

    I challenge anyone to post ANY good news pertaining to this team!

    Saturday is supposed to be a HUGE game with gameday etc. and now it is a circus. Yet KS says….it doesn't affect the team…..

    I have NEVER played for IU or even went to IU, ( I did stay at a holiday inn once)……I was raised as an IU fan and this affects me………..just ask my students, A student just told me they forgot their homework…..I called them a liar and blamed them for the lack of ball movement on offense……..(weak ass 1st graders)

  • Mr_C

    the problem with not letting him out of the letter is that It is a huge red flag for future recruits and it makes us look terrible. The last thing the next administration needs to worry about is looking like cry babies for holding a recruit. Plus if we hold him we won't benefit in any way because he will just transfer.

  • Chuck

    It is only right to let Ebanks out of his letter, he is a kid who committed to a situation and a school under the pre-violation circumstances, those circumstances have definityly changed. If he wants to be at Indiana, he will remain committed, if not, then we don't want a kid here if he is not happy and wants to play for IU. He is only a kid once, let him be where him and his family think is best for him.

  • Kevin Lemme

    this is bullshit……there goes our bright future…I'm so disappointed in this situation. Its bad enough that the purdue fans are comming out of the wood work….(and can't even name a player on the team)…..

  • Kevin

    that's great, really fuckin great

  • tom

    we're screwed. i knew sampson was a bad idea. people in oklahoma were glad to get rid of him.

  • Luke24

    This just gets worse and worse. Fire sampson now and after the final 4 hire a new coach and hopfully keep these recruits.

  • Doug R

    Its pretty simple don't let them out of their letter of intent. When they signed, they knew this could be a possibility. If they want to transfer, fine. But I wouldn't let them out.

  • kelin

    I challenge anyone to post ANY good news pertaining to this team!

    Saturday is supposed to be a HUGE game with gameday etc. and now it is a circus. Yet KS says….it doesn't affect the team…..

    I have NEVER played for IU or even went to IU, ( I did stay at a holiday inn once)……I was raised as an IU fan and this affects me………..just ask my students, A student just told me they forgot their homework…..I called them a liar and blamed them for the lack of ball movement on offense……..(weak ass 1st graders)

  • Mr_C

    the problem with not letting him out of the letter is that It is a huge red flag for future recruits and it makes us look terrible. The last thing the next administration needs to worry about is looking like cry babies for holding a recruit. Plus if we hold him we won't benefit in any way because he will just transfer.

  • Chuck

    It is only right to let Ebanks out of his letter, he is a kid who committed to a situation and a school under the pre-violation circumstances, those circumstances have definityly changed. If he wants to be at Indiana, he will remain committed, if not, then we don't want a kid here if he is not happy and wants to play for IU. He is only a kid once, let him be where him and his family think is best for him.

  • Kevin Lemme

    this is bullshit……there goes our bright future…I'm so disappointed in this situation. Its bad enough that the purdue fans are comming out of the wood work….(and can't even name a player on the team)…..