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NFL Network offers recruit another chance to make his announcement

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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.

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17 Responses to “NFL Network offers recruit another chance to make his announcement”
  1. lotoffcenter says: Jul 5, 2017 6:30 AM

    screw him, he wants to bite the hand that he wants to be fed from.

  2. bobl242 says: Jul 5, 2017 7:06 AM

    Kid comes off as a diva already.

  3. owlbania says: Jul 5, 2017 7:13 AM

    Why? Except for his family/friends who cares?

  4. eaglesfanintx says: Jul 5, 2017 7:17 AM

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

  5. 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.

  6. abninf says: Jul 5, 2017 7:51 AM

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

  7. screwmemean says: Jul 5, 2017 8:46 AM

    Another reason not to watch NFLN.

  8. FlaJoe says: Jul 5, 2017 9:25 AM

    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?

  9. jonwill57 says: Jul 5, 2017 9:37 AM

    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.

  10. helliott19 says: Jul 5, 2017 9:37 AM

    Doesn’t matter anyway… most kids today change their minds. Verbal pledges are not reliable anymore!

  11. kennylc2015 says: Jul 5, 2017 10:21 AM

    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?

  12. phillytailgater says: Jul 5, 2017 10:46 AM

    What if I told you, no one cares who the highest bidder a High School recruit chooses to get paid and laid from.

  13. weepingjebus says: Jul 5, 2017 10:51 AM

    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.”

  14. indytom87 says: Jul 5, 2017 11:26 AM

    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.

  15. alwaters9 says: Jul 5, 2017 12:15 PM

    Can’t take criticism Smith? Grow up.

  16. largejk says: Jul 5, 2017 12:17 PM

    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!

  17. sorryimbusypolishingmy6lombardis says: Jul 5, 2017 3:26 PM

    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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