i find this extremely interesting
So there are conflicting reports on the different sites. However TomVH thinks there could be a commitment in the near future.
Information is paywalled on ESPNinsider
MGoBoard Hero (judging from the available user tags?) and security blanket TomVH has a great piece on WolverineNation (ESPN Insider, obviously, but seriously get the Magazine when it's on sale to get the year of Insider) about Michigan commits preferring recognition for their entire recruiting class as a whole, rather than high individual rankings. Probably a good call for a group that's courting the #2 and #4 guys out there, but as TomVH asserts,
[T]he commitments have already taken grasp of Bo Schembechler's famous quote: The team, the team, the team.
(The class, the class, the class?)
Pretty impressive that five guys who have been hearing that they're each among the top 150 HS players in the country can keep that in perspective and focus on the success of the whole team. It's easy to love the way the staff recruits!
For those mgobloggers in the NY tristate region, wanted to provide a heads up that the U-M Alumni Club of NY is hosting our 4th Annual Football Kickoff Party w/ MGoBlog’s Brian Cook and ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren, this Wednesday, August 15 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sign up here.
Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $5 for AAUM members, $15 for non-members. Registration is online only through Tuesday, August 14th at midnight. Day-of door pricing will be $20 for everyone. Pre-registered guests will receive a free drink ticket.
Location: Professor Thom’s, 219 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (2nd Ave between 13th and 14th). Guests must be 21 and older.
Information: The NY alumni club is pleased to bring MGoBlog sports blogger Brian Cook and ESPN WolverineNation’s reporter Tom VanHaaren to NYC for our annual football season kickoff event. They will be on hand to spread their knowledge of all-things Michigan football, preview the 2012 season, and discuss the future of Michigan football in Michigan’s incoming class of HS recruits. Preregistered guests will receive a free drink ticket.
There will be some prizes available, including a lottery for 2 tickets in the NY club's group seating for the Nov 24th Michigan vs Cornell Hockey game at MSG and two downstairs booths at Professor Thom's to watch the Alabama game.
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[Edit... title change, since attempt 1 was a fail. lesson learned - don't abbreviate Wednesday. got it.]
Shane Morris looks like he may be working his recruiting magic once again.
TomVH just retweeted this from Vernon Hargreaves
Tom VanHaaren @TomVH
CB Vernon Hargreaves RT @VHargreaves24 Thanks to @S_Morris12I got back in contact with Michigan Hopefully I can get up for a visit soon
I believe it's pretty unlikely that he comes to play at Michigan, but with USC (his presumed leader) tight on DB spots, it is not impossible.
What happens when our beloved former recruiting guru hits the gym with Mike Barwis, Brandon Inge, Ryan Lamarre, and some other athletes?
There is also video evidence. Enjoy:
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