Sam said this on WTKA this morning. He said he does not think Battle is waivering and that he would only be doing his due diligence
(assuming he does visit Syracuse), so to speak. Sam also suggested that the visit would be is motivated by people around Battle having encouraged him to make sure that Michigan is the right choice.
I know this might be a futile thought, but I highly recommend not panicking about this. FWIW, Sam didn't seem too worried. He mentioned that Syracuse's big pitch to Battle has been that he could be a PG, which doesn't seem realistic...EDIT/my own thought: Syracuse is also facing NCAA sanctions (loss of scholarships/probation).
If this raccoon can stand on this aligator (picture posted on the board earlier this week), you can not panic about this. Be like the raccoon, my friends.
EDIT: See posts below in which Evan Daniels says Battle has re-opened his recruitment. So things are worse than they seemed earlier this morning, though I still encourge you to remember our aligator riding friend.
Will Michigan re-open its pursuit of Josh Langford? He could swing down to AA after visting MSU.
Not to be outdone by Sauce Castillo, our own Mitch McGary adopted 3 snakes: Zoe, Zeus, and Layla. He is now calling himself "The Snake God," because why not?
The full article is here.
2016 4 Star SF out of Columbus, OH Seth Towns just commited to Harvard to play under former Michigan coach Tommy Amaker.
Towns is the 117 composite player according to 247. At one point he was a top 60 player in his class according to ESPN, and although he's still a 4 star on ESPN, he's no longer in the top 100 list .
Towns had offers from Michigan and OSU, and was long thought to be a candidate to join the 2016 class for Michigan. There was a lot of buzz about him and Michigan early in his recruitment but that slowed down heavily in the past year or so. With the amount of big men Michigan has gotten recently, I'm sure that has something to do with it.
Still, this is a nice get for Harvard. There as one crystal ball on 247 predicting him to Harvard, with the majority predicting him to go to OSU.
I know there was some discussion the other day about the Cavs flashing the Block M up on the scoreboard to get fans to boo (they do). Well I wanted people here to know that not all people in attendance boo when they see the famed block M and I have proof.
Last Thursday as I was heading in I saw a familiar face from college and yelled out "Phil". Sure enough, the great Phil Hubbard was next to me and I had a chance to talk to him for a bit as we walked in and even got him to join me in a "GO BLUE" cheer which I'm sure stunned the people around us.
And FWIW my Cavs arent dead yet. I predicted Cavs in 7 before it started and I'm sticking with it. We're going to win tomorrow night and then again on Friday. And yes, you can
reback raback it!
Might as well start this. I've enjoyed the last few game threads. Seems to be several people on here following this great series.
Don't think it's a bold statement to say that the winner of this game likely takes the series.
Per Paul Biancardi at ESPN, the 5* PG may visit Michigan soon. He has not stated definitively whether he'll be in the 2015 or 2016 class, but many think he's leaning toward 2015. If he stays in the 2016 class, he'd be eligible to forego college and enter immediately due to his age and status as a foreign player.
Kentucky and Oregon appear to be the main contenders for his services, but Michigan has been in contact with him for a long time. Many scouts feel he his a top-10 player nationally and a future NBA lottery pick.