For about the 1000x he is rumored to be looking to transfer from Tennessee. This one seems to have more traction from the others though since so many transfers have happened already, the NCAA investigation, and the dagger is the head coach is flying to Cali just to meet with him and his family to convince him to come back next year.
Considering making the trip – assuming fans will be allowed.
Odds that happens?
Positives, negatives discussed along with rants about the AD, our brand, etc.
Is he going to Utah? They’ve been on a tear bringing kids in.
Found this on another site very interesting I wonder he was soo forceful.
Bolton’s side of the story
“In June before his senior year of high school, Bolton went on an unofficial visit to the University of Washington and felt like he had found a good fit. Bolton was realistic — he knew some schools considered him as an undersized linebacker — so the Huskies felt like an impressive program for him. He verbally committed on July 24.
When he did, he wanted to be transparent with Chris Petersen and the rest of the coaching staff.
Bolton told them that he had a pact with some high school friends to sign their national letters of intent together, on the February National Signing Day. Washington wasn’t a fan of that stipulation; the coaching staff wanted him to sign with the Huskies during the early signing period in November.
And everything changed.
“They were so overwhelming with him,” Jalunda Bolton said. “Just pushing and pushing and pushing him.”
At one of his games that season, Texas A&M sent then-defensive coordinator John Chavis to watch Bolton play. A couple of days later, Bolton got an angry call from Washington. He didn’t know why the team was mad at him until he found out an article had been published after the game, blueprinting how Texas A&M would get Bolton to flip his commitment. He didn’t even have an offer from the Aggies.
From that point on, Washington told Bolton to cut off communication with other schools.
“I still wanted at least to hear from other places, make sure I was making the right decision for myself, my family and my future,” Bolton said. “Each school has different guidelines. If you commit to (Washington), they believe that should be the only school you’re talking to, and that’s what their motto was.”
The pressure on Bolton to sign with Washington in November escalated. As it did, he wondered if he had rushed into his decision to commit there. October came, and instead of a national letter of intent, Bolton had a 10-minute phone call with the coaching staff.
“Whenever I was talking to other schools, they didn’t like that,” Bolton said. “So they decided to drop me.”