Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Scout and 247 have adjusted his ranking. I'm not worried about this, and I assume it is related more to others "moving up" than Runyan having issues. He now appears to have lost his top-300 and 4* ranking on Scout and I think he moved from an 85 to an 81 (dropping 90ish spots nationally).
Just curious...Did he camp somewhere recently, or is this just relative fluctuation based on others jumping him?
It's unclear to me if Crawford or his father have yet to talk to Hoke as they were intended to, but this came out last night:
Now obviously that still doesn't mean he'll end up in the class, and the tweet alone doesn't indicate if Michigan feels the same way, however, it hopefully gets people to get off of his back for a little while and let him make his decision to hopefully stay with Michigan.
One of the biggest problems I have with decommits is the way fans push them out the door, as if saying rude things about a player either directly or indirectly is going to help Michigan recruit better. It doesn't.
Support the kid's decision one way or another. You don't have to be happy about it if he doesn't pick Michigan, and you should be very happy about it if he does, but for these kids and these coaches, this isn't equivalent to the reality of "Real Housewives" for men. This is actually reality. So support him regardless, and maybe he'll feel more comfortable reaffirming his 100% commitment to Michigan after his visits.
Also, if with a grain of salt, this is good news. Sure, you can still bask in the bad news of the whole situation, or you guys can actually take some good with the bad.
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I'll also add:
This does not give you a right to bash the kid. This is an additional fact of something that has happened, but you don't know the circumstances around it. I've already seen people on twitter say some stupid things. Don't be one of those people. Likely, this is some sort of minor discipline issue, not a reflection of grades, violent behavior, or things fans for some reason want to say about potential rivals (otherwise he would be suspended for all track events, not just three of them). If anything, I give Crawford's track coach a lot of credit for this, he won't run in the 100m or 200m, events Crawford finished as one of the tops in the state last year.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney spoke about the major conference autonomy movement during a press conference for the new bowl game to be held at the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, another opportunity for the Big Ten to lose a postseason game in California:
I hadn't realized the Pac-12 university presidents sent a letter on Tuesday to the presidents of the other major conference universities. The movement to sidestep the NCAA is gaining traction.
Saw this roll across my twitter feed from Tyriq Thompson's twitter via a Malzone retweet.
This one just deserves a thread. I really don't know what my first thoughts were when I saw this.
More importantly--where is the role of his cat? Recruiting, man.
Time to get excited.
Jabrill Peppers will arrive in Ann Arbor on June 21. Anyone excited?— Brandon Brown (@CoachBrown3) May 20, 2014