With that in mind, consider the case of one Jacob McCrary, a 6-foot, 180-pound receiver from Miami's Coral Reef High School. Last week, he committed to West Virginia.
In February, he committed to Clemson.
Last summer, he committed to Florida State.
Of the roughly 2,500 to 3,000 players who will sign a national letter of intent in February, most have not committed to anyone. McCrary has committed to three schools and he hasn't even begun practice for his senior season.
Is that indecision or change of heart or reaction to constant questions or simply playing the game? Who knows?
He might turn out to be one of WVU's best recruits. He might also turn out to be one of Alabama's, or Georgia's, or, yes, Clemson's or Florida State's.
But regardless of how you cut it, recruiting reports are still a matter of just prying into the sometimes-random thoughts that go through the minds of teenagers each day.
And if you've ever had a teenager, you know what that's worth.
And finally, Keaton's next meetin' will be in Fayetteville. The one in Arkansas.
Keaton Miles became the last of the four WVU basketball transfers to find a landing spot Monday when he announced that he was going to Arkansas. He follows Jabarie Hinds (UMass), Aaron Brown (St. Joseph's) and Volodymyr Gerun (Portland).
Seldom has a player transferred FROM West Virginia and gotten so much apparent love from WVU fans in doing so (save for those the masses were happy to see depart). Miles' Twitter feed was - and still is - filled with well-wishing messages from West Virginians sorry to see him leave. He didn't contribute much on the floor, but that's almost universally believed to be because he just didn't fit the system, not that he couldn't play.
And off the court, he was a joy.
If you never saw his Meetin' with Keaton videos on the Coliseum scoreboard, they're on YouTube. Hopefully he'll do a few in the year he has to sit out at Arkansas.
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.