Tuesday, January 11, 2005

It's Official - Tashard Choice to Jackets

Update - here's the official release from ramblinwreck.com

Backing up Adrian Peterson just does not seem like a winning proposition, so it's official. Tashad Choice is transferring to the Jackets. However, he will not be eligible until the 2006 season due to transfer rules. He will have 2 years of eligibility remaining.Story here.

What the article does not say is that Choice wanted to go to Georgia Tech out of high school, but the staff stopped recruiting him once they signed Rashaun Grant. He's a local kid and a great addition to the team.

Could this be a signal that the battle for Maurice Wells is being lost? Could be. The transfer of Choice has actually been known on the 'net for awhile now, so it has not been a well kept secret. So is it a coincidence that this transfer becomes official the week after Wells makes his decision, but the week before he announces that decision? Probably not a chance event. While we all hope that Wells will become a Jacket, odds are that he has notified the staff that he will sign with Ohio State. I sure hope not. But we'll know for sure this weekend.