How’s this for helicopter parenting?
Aubrey Solomon is a four-star defensive tackle recruit from Leesburg, Ga. who is heavily leaning toward committing to the University of Georgia according to 247 Sports. He’s the No. 78 player in the country and the No. 5 defensive tackle.
But whatever program lands this kid will do so because his mother approves. Solomon provided this list below to 247, a 31-question questionnaire for each program to complete before she visits campus with her son.
The document’s questions are extremely in-depth, yet not all that unreasonable to ask for a highly touted recruit. It’s just the manner in which his mother is going about it seems odd. Here’s his mother’s explanation:
“The goal is to get fact-finding information or objective evidence to help me identify what that school can provide. These questions allow them to provide point-of-contact, web links or pamphlets, and there is a third column for my comments only.”
Solomon’s mother explains that this will be a key part of the decision process.
“I do not expect them to fill it out – I do expect them to either give me the information or direct me in the right direction,” Caldwell said. “If for example, UGA gives me all the information and all the other schools do not, that will weigh heavily. Aubrey says I am in the driver’s seat, but really, I am just the collector of information.”
She adds that he will still pick his school, but she’s just doing all the research. It’s just her methods seem a little overboard, but it is college football recruiting, and schools have been known to do almost anything to land a player.