this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
I just got this press release in my inbox from the Detroit Lions. Looks like Dior Mathis to me...
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL TO SELECT CASS TECH HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STAR
2010 SELECTION TOUR ANNOUNCES ROSTER FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY GAME
Wharton, NJ - The 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour will visit Cass Tech High School on 11/17/09 to select a student-athlete to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Cass Tech High School will honor its student-athlete before his teammates, classmates, fans and family during a press conference.
The five U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour teams travel across the country from late September to early December to announce all 90 players and 97 marching musicians to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and log a combined 30,000 miles.
Selection Tour Event Details:
U.S. Army All-American
Cass Tech High School
2501 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Event Start Time:
Media Set-Up Time:
9:30 AM (Please arrive 30 minutes prior to event start time)
Several, Including Official Bowl Jersey Presentation
Derrick Williams, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver and 2005 U.S. Army All-American
The 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised live on NBC, from the Alamodome on Saturday, January 9, 2010, at 12:00 NOON (CST)
I noticed this guy's picture on the front of GBW with the quote "I love this place." So I thought I'd do a little "googlestalking".
Carvin Johnson Profile:
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 190 Position: S
Fake 40 time: 4.6
Year: Class of 2010
High School: Archbishop Rummel HS (Metairie, LA)
Offers: Minnesota, Utah, Northern Illinois, Louisiana Tech
"Carvin Johnson has done everything we could possibly ask for--help at wide receiver on offense, stars at defensive back and has returned three punts for touchdowns." - Head Coach Jay Roth
NewOrleans.Com Fabulous Fifty Prep Football Players
8. BENTON "MUNCHIE" LEGAUX
46. DREW DILEO
48. CARVIN JOHNSON--RUMMEL--6'1 190--SAFETY. 4.68. Johnson is a two-sport starter, serving as an outfielder on the Raiders baseball team. Football is clearly his best sport. "He's a fierce hitter. He has great hands and good instincts for the ball," said Rummel Head Coach Jay Roth. (Considering Tulane, Michigan, Utah, Minnesota and Vanberbilt).
His team is currently ranked number 2 in the state for class 5A.
FYI, I was listening to local sports talk radio in Ann Arbor (WTKA) and according to Sam Webb, Sentrel Henderson and Sharif Floyd were not at the game, despite some (early) reports that they would be in attendance. I read earlier in the week that Floyd wouldn't be coming, but just wanted to throw this out there for all to uh, enjoy? There was apparently at least some credible rumor that Henderson would come, but uh, yeah, didn't happen.
I'm know Tom VH basically stated he was going to FSU when I first posted an article o him possibly being interested, but even FSU's Rivals site doesn't sound so sure right now.
Even through the Big Will show Sam Webb constantly maintained Will would end up here. It sounds as if there is questions in the WarChant camp concerning that with Jones. Maybe it's just my desire to see better LB play or wishful thinking, but if we can get him on campus at least there's a chance.
So yesterday we had some unsubstantiated rumors from some trustworthy posters. How about some some substantiated confirmations from some untrustworthy posters?
Alex Smith is coming on an unofficial this weekend according to a direct from Alex on ESPN insider. There's got to be 3 or 4 more prospects this weekend. Who else has confirmed so far?
It appears that 4* OLB Christian Jones will be making an official visit to the Big House thanks to the recruiting efforts of Rod Smith and the teams much improved play per GBW.
Scout #6 OLB 6'4" 215 4.7
Rivals #6 OLB 6'4" 220
ESPN #2 OLB 6'4" 215