NFL Network offers recruit another chance to make his announcement

AP

NFL Network is hoping for a re-do on the recruit who wasn’t able to announce his college choice as scheduled.

Ja’Marr Chase, a high school wide receiver considering LSU and TCU, had been scheduled to make his announcement on NFL Network on Monday. But he ended up getting squeezed out of the schedule, and he wasn’t happy about it, retweeting several tweets criticizing NFL Network for not putting him on the air.

NFL Network has offered Chase an opportunity to appear on television and make his announcement this week, although Chase and his family appear to be upset with the network for not putting him on in the first place.

“We are trying to facilitate him doing it on Total Access,” spokesman Alex Riethmiller told PFT.

NFL Network also said it didn’t intend to bump Chase off its coverage but that his 7-on-7 game ran late and he wasn’t available at the time he was supposed to make his live announcement.

In the past, the NFL has tended to shy away from the big business that college recruiting has become. In this week’s foray into recruiting, NFL Network stumbled but is now hoping to make things right.

17 responses to “NFL Network offers recruit another chance to make his announcement

  1. It’s the NFL network, not the NCAA Network. Just another Diva WR in the making, probably the next DGB….

  2. And now its official, NFL network has gone ESPN on us. East coast coverage, horrible analysts, and now this.

  3. “Ja’Marr”. Is that a nickname? Surely a mother wouldn’t give that name to a child.

  4. Seems that he has an ego that is way too inflated. Spoiled diva in the making.
    NFLN, why does the network care about a high school player signing?

  5. So it’s NFLN fault that the kid’s game ran over and that he wasn’t available when he was supposed to be? OK.

  6. Do we really need to start televising HS recruits announcing their decision? This is a bit overkill. This is not worthy of a press conference or a TV announcement. We can’t even chalk this up to “TV trying to make money” because who is tuning in to this?

  7. It would be funny if they put out a statement that they are “excited to have Ja’Marr use our platform to announce his selection of TCU.”

  8. LeBron has said one of his biggest mistakes he has ever made was doing “The Decision” show marking his choice of NBA team. One would think these younger guys would have taken a cue from him.

  9. So Ja’Marr’s 7-on-7 game ran late and he wasn’t available at the time he was supposed to make his live announcement, yet this “sports writer” feels the NFL Network some how messed this moment up for the kid?
    The NFL network should not be covering kids picking a college to play at, that is what espn is for!

  10. vikinganswer says:
    Jul 5, 2017 7:50 AM
    And now its official, NFL network has gone ESPN on us. East coast coverage, horrible analysts, and now this.

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    The NFL Network went the way of ESPN when they put together that horrible “Good Morning Football” crew! Like listening to nails on a chalk board! God what a car wreck of the extremely untalented & undeserved every day!!

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