A recap appears in Eamonn Brennan’s ESPN blog.
But here’s the key segment:
… His explanation for the Jones saga was pretty much what you’d expect:
“Well, we thought that he was coming with us and when he said ‘Washington’ we were like ‘what just happened?’ That was the first thing. Then he called about an hour later and said ‘Cal, I made a mistake. I don’t know what I was doing.’ That is when the thing went like ‘You what?’ So we talked to him and said that we are going to do whatever you want. I am holding your scholarship.”
How he feels about people saying that he shouldn’t have recruited a kid that has already made a verbal commitment to another school:
“I agree, but when the young man calls you and says that I made a mistake, ‘Coach, I want to reconsider this,’ it changed everything. If he had committed to Washington and that was the end of it then we wouldn’t have done anything. But this was a unique situation now. … I don’t mind that Washington fans are upset and upset with me. That is part of what we do here but the reality is that I think, Lorenzo knows and their staff knows this was not our doing.”