I find that hard to believe...especially the way Cam Rob talked about trying to get him to Bama after he committed
CRob was probably doing that to troll the frick out of people.
Some of these recruits are big time recruiters for their schools (RS10, Brazil, Hardeman) and really try to help recruit but most of these kids, even current players at the colleges, just tell the kids to make the best decision for them. These kids get tired of every joe blow trying to convince them where to go.
Putting pressure on kids to commit somewhere could backfire and that is why you hear about most staffs not pressuring these big time guys to pull the trigger early.
I'm sure Diarse, Crob, and Sims have all told Hootie to do what is best for him but also let him know they want him at their school and they would be excited to have him join them.