Late to the convo here but it's one I've thought about a little. I don't mind the commit mentions but offers I'm not too keen on. That said, I have heard mention that it's not always a bad thing for schools that compete against one another to also compete for recruits. Maybe that's the intention with some of these.
What really annoys me though is when these travel/summer organizations comment relentlessly on the current performance of the kids of theirs who have already committed e.g. "<insert org name>, and Big State U commit Johnny Doe goes 3 for 4 with two doubles and a grand slam in a 74-0 victory against <high school in much lower class/conference>." I mean really? Who cares? Why not promote your kids who are still looking for attention? I realize it increases the bottom line of the org to have x number of successful players but there are a whole bunch of others (doing good things I might add) who have spent equal (or more) dollars depending upon whether you believe that the majority funds the minority in the organization, i.e. "elite" teams. Anyone guess which group my son is in - but I'm not a little bitter.
I don’t mind seeing updates. I like to see if they are still proving out and where they stand.