I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Mike Farrell just tweeted this about Hand's recruitment (yes, we are recruiting players not named Jabrill Peppers, just in case anyone forgot).
This is a definite shift from before, as for a while he seemed pretty set on VT leading us for his recruitment. And with Mike Farrell's annoying habit of being very accurate with his predictions, this bodes very well for us, giving us a great chance to get the #1 and #2 players in the nation (at least according to Rivals).
NCAA board of directors has decided to suspend the recent changes to football recruiting (rule changes related to unlimited text messages, printed materials, and unlimited contact.) (LINK)
The details are highlighted below:
At its meeting in Indianapolis on Thursday, the board adopted the March recommendations of the Rules Working Group after several of the proposals, designed to create a more meaningful and enforceable NCAA rule book, were met with widespread criticism by the college and high school coaching communities.
In March, Proposal 13-3 received more than 75 override requests from NCAA membership, mandating a review by the board.
• The remainder of Proposal 13-3, which would have allowed for unlimited contact initiated by college coaches to recruits.
• Proposal 11-2, which called for the elimination of the requirement that only a head coach or assistant coach could perform the functions of a recruiting coordinator.
• Proposal 13-5-A, which would have removed restrictions on printed materials mailed to prospects.
The decisions Thursday do not affect basketball.
Personally, I think this is great - for the recruits and their family, and recruiting in general. It would have been insane for both coaching staffs, recruits, high school coaches, and the NCAA to monitor/enforce.
fergodsakes, 75 schools opposed to rule change.
Ok, I'm tired of every thread becoming the debate over this RDT/WolverineInaBag conspiracy. The EuroCup Thread and Jordan Wilkins visiting thread have already fallen, I'm sure more will too if there isn't an outlet. So for all that care, and those that don't HAVE AT IT!
Hope the MODS don't take it down, but maybe all you can get it out of your system now, you can post all your "research" on how they are connected or not.
Since December, I have been watching highlight tapes of the top recruits of this class. I have been able to get through about 500 before I decided to finish my rankings, and publish this. For obvious reasons, I am unable to watch all of the recruits 15-20 minutes highlight tapes, however I got through at least 5 minutes of all Now I encourage questions about why I ranked prospects where I did, and I tried my best to keep all bias aside. Thank you and attatched is the link.
To get to it, scroll up and to the left
Steve Lorenz @TremendousUMWelcome to Michigan Quinton!
Michigan has added a 2012 preferred walk-on in TE Quinton Mandle out of Fenton, MI. 6'5", 225 lbs. Highlight film:
On the scout board, there is an interesting discussion of Diamond’s apparent statement that he will “shock the world” tomorrow. Is it bad news or is it a reference to the Fab Five (offensive line commitments at UM, if he comes).
I call this the “Five of Diamond’s” theory (ie the theory that Diamond was referrring to the (Fab) FIve when he said he would shock the world.). And if he picks UM, I will give him Michelin's FIve Diamonds award.
“Sam Webb interviewed Hoke yesterday at the WTKA Signing Day Extravaganza. And Webb asked Hoke about the possibility of landing any more kids. Hoke replied something like "a Texas sized piece and an Alaska sized piece". To me that says he means two large players. So obviously the staff is holding out hope for landing either or both of these kids.
Unfortunately I'm starting to get a feeling we land neither. Think I read on ******* last night that Jordan Diamond tweeted he's going to shock the world. Well going to Michigan will not shock anybody. So it would have to be a team people hardly expected him to go to. So that puts Auburn,Wisconsin and who knows? maybe even something crazy like OHIO. “
“Could it be that Diamond is referencing the fab five when Juwan Howard said they were gonna "shock the world"? He was also another Chicago boy. Diamond is going blue and Kozan is going Auburn... Book it.”
“I hope that's what he meant.”
“ A poster on the r*ivals board also takes the statement as a reference to the "Fab FIve" and believes that it is not only a good omen for UM. As a member of a school that competes with UM, he regrets that it is now a foregone conclusion that Diamond will pick UM.”
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“I thought something similar.... But he has kept things so close to the vest it is hard to really get a feel.”
“I think you're spot on here”
”He has been coy. But he also said at the beginning he was going to go thru the process. He took all his officials and yet he has been to UM like 6 times. I think this is a kid who was always going blue, yet he wanted to enjoy the trips plus get some exposure for his boys at Simeon High.”