Peyton Bowen's Sooner signing drama a sign of the times more than a sign of Peyton Bowen
If Oklahoma wants a kid like Peyton Bowen it can have him.
Committed to Notre Dame since New Year’s Day, up and pulls Oregon out of a hat on Wednesday, only to not put pen to paper on Wednesday, only to announce and sign with the Sooners on Thursday.
Down the road, when he’s not all-in, not developing, not becoming the player he’s supposed to become, we’ll know why, because he’ll have already proven he can’t commit to anything in the first place.
A five-star prospect, of which less than 40 exist in the entire Class of ’23. The No. 2 safety prospect in the nation and the highest-ranked defensive signee to choose OU since ESPN began ranking prospects in 2006, he’s everything you want.
But how can you want him now?
I mean, really.
Because now he’s everything you don’t want.
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I can’t do it any more.
Scratch all of that.
I can only channel idiocy for so long.
Eight sentences over six paragraphs is my apparent limit, yet you know some not-too-small fraction of temporarily jilted Sooner fandom, certain OU would be Bowen’s original Wednesday choice, have gone much longer.
They may still be going.
As though they’ve never been indecisive over a huge life decision; or a huge life decision in which a great deal of money may be involved; or a huge life decision in which a great deal of money and, for crying out loud, a great deal of love may be involved.
Let’s go back.
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