Horner Not Waivering Like Davis

We talked about Larry Davis’ situation a couple of days ago. Link .

But, Davis isn’t the only NC State Basketball recruit who has been granted a conditional release from the NCAA’s Letter of Intent. (If you are interested or intrigued by the NCAA’s Letter of Intent procedures, you will like this website very much.

Two other recruits – Dan Werner and Dennis Horner – are still “out there”.

Make that one other recruit…because Dennis Horner has made it clear that he wants to play for NC State. The Charlotte Observer repeats The Wolfpacker and Pack Pride’s proclamtion that Horner is playing for State in this piece this morning.

N.C. State sent him a conditional release form from his letter of intent that allowed him to talk to coaches from other schools. He said he never signed the release, never re-opened his recruitment and plans to enroll and play next season as a freshman.

“I was just comfortable with N.C. State,” said Horner, a 6-foot-7 forward from Lincroft, N.J. “I didn’t care about talking to anybody else.”

Horner and his family were reassured when coach Sidney Lowe flew into Raleigh on Friday to meet with Louanne Horner, Dennis’ mother. (NCAA rules prevented him from meeting with Dennis).

A couple of parting shots:

* Horner is currently participating in the Tournament of Champions in the Triangle and seems to be playing very well. The N&O featured him in an article on Saturday (Link) after he scored 11 points in four minutes on the way to scoring 28 for the game.

* I hate the Charlotte Observer most of the time. I know that this is going to sound very petty against the backdrop of this single article…but their headline writers are absolutely horrible. Check out today’s headline for the Horner article:

Horner misses a dunk, but connects with N.C. State

* Puhlease. Horner misses one dunk in a couple of days of play (where he scored almost 50 points in two days) and the Charlotte Observer deems it worthy to be included in a very poorly written headline? Again, THIS by itself looks petty. But, I assure you that this kind of “coverage” runs consistent throughout the Observer’s ongoing coverage. Want to argue? Just click here and see my comments on one of dozens of crticisms that I could have made.

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7 Responses to Horner Not Waivering Like Davis

  1. vtpackfan 05/28/2006 at 4:16 PM #

    “and an institution’s athletics director to sign along with the prospective student-athlete”

    “..emphasizing student-athletes’ commitments to educational institutions, not particular coaches or teams,”

    In black and white, the reasons why NC State should be active in the Davis fallout. It has nothing to do with punishing Davis or tarnishing our future recruitments.

  2. Kingfish76 05/28/2006 at 8:29 PM #

    Charlotte is a tarhole town. Their newspaper just caters to the low life unc fans who buy their fish wrap.

  3. tractor57 05/29/2006 at 2:59 AM #

    The Charlotte Observer has long been a Tarheel rag. That they actually printed an article with some positive statements about anything connected with State is noteworthy.

  4. Dan 05/30/2006 at 11:56 AM #

    Horner deserves to be a fan favorite for his entire stay at NC State regardless of how he develops. He’s taking a big chance on us and Sidney. We all know its gonna pay off, but he’s still taking a chance. He’s already one of my favorite guys.

  5. gumbydammit 05/31/2006 at 1:27 PM #

    this is the same fish wrapper that gave us Greg Doyel. what else do you really expect?

  6. redfred2 06/05/2006 at 10:29 PM #


    “Horner deserves to be a fan favorite for his entire stay at NC State regardless of how he develops.”


    Unlike conventional college basketball recruiting that has always been done in the name of the university, these kids were never sold on NC State or anything that the school has to offer. That is where the problem lies. I appreciate the fact that Horner has apparently found something, on his own, regarding NC State, that may make him want to follow through on his earlier commitment.

  7. highstick 06/06/2006 at 11:27 AM #

    Keep in mind that now the N&O and Charlotte Observer will be owned by the same company! I agree the Charlotte paper stinks and is nothing but a liberal rag. I burn it daily to increase global warming!

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