It may not have been intentional, but the move Steve Spurrier played on 2014 linebacker recruit Bryson Allen-Williams paid off. For the guys out there looking to land that someone, this is the perfect lesson.
While recruiting Allen-Williams, Spurrier confused the position he plays with South Carolina safety Brison Williams. A couple of days later the Head Ball Coach followed up with Allen-Williams to apologize for the confusion.
Michael Carvell of AJC.com caught up with the linebacker for a fantastic Q&A session, where Allen-Williams recounted the following with Spurrier:
Funniest thing a coach said to you? “It was Coach (Steve) Spurrier, and I think it was before I committed. You know, they have a safety on their team named Brison Williams, and my name is Bryson Allen-Williams. When we were talking, Coach Spurrier told me that he needed some DBs. I looked at my mom, and I was like ‘I don’t think I play DB.’ He called back a couple of days later and said ‘Aw, my bad. I had you mistaken you for Brison Williams.’ So I thought that was pretty funny.”
Just like that, with the equivalent of playing hard to get in the dating world, Spurrier reeled in one of the top prospects in the nation.
Don’t hate the player, hate the game.