Mods feel free to delete if you feel this is redundant, but there have been quite a few updates since the last thread, and it got so big that I doubt people were still checking it. So here's a quick rundown of the tweets from various sources:
Samm Webb: "@SamWebb77: Positive vibes from visitors in Ann Arbor today. Reason enough for a commit watch. No gut feelings, but commitment is a real possibility now"
Sarah Hughes: "@SarahMHughes87: Got a couple texts from recruits on campus right now saying good shot Green commits this weekend. Also, 2014 WR Artavis Scott mentioned."
A Green tweet from much earlier in the day: 'juz finished having a #GREAT talk with coach hooke #michigan'
And finally, a great picture from Green's twitter of his visit. Looks like the coaches are putting on the full court press.
More, thanks to jbr12: Per Mike Farrell at Rivals, Derrick Green has always texted back "no" when asked if he was going to commit on any visit he's been on. Tonight? "idk". The anticipation builds for tomorrow
Shane Morris and target Laquon Treadwell are playing together on the Midwest team in the Champion Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 Tournament this weekend. Pool play competition started today with the Tournament final Sunday at noon ET (stream live on ESPN3 and broadcast at 7pm ET on ESPNU).
EDIT #1: Tournament bracket is set: West vs. Southeast. Midwest vs. Southwest. Winners advance to final at 12pm ET (live on http://espn3.com)
EDIT #2: Midwest will play Southeast in final. In the semis, Midwest beat Southwest 20-14, and Southeast defeated West 26-20.
EDIT #3: Southeast defeats Midwest 47-19. Morris didn't have the same rhythm in 2nd half. If you watch the tape delay on ESPNU tonight on 7pm, I recommend turning it off at halftime.
The bad news: Midwest team has opened the tournament 1-2. Midwest lost their opener vs. the West 27-21 after Morris could not connect with Treadwell on a fade on 4th and goal. Midwest then lost their 2nd game vs. the Southeast 20-7. Midwest pulled out their first win in the final game of pool play with a Morris 65 yd TD pass in the final minute vs. the Southwest 20-14.
The good news: Reports have Shane and Laquon developing nice chemistry on the field.
It's been Shane Morris to LaQuon Treadwell all day for the Midwest team, best kind of recruiting pitch a QB can make to a WR...
Shane Morris/LaQuon Treadwell developing chemistry
Pool Play Standings
- Day 1 Top Performers (Both have Laquon Treadwell in top 10):
Summary from most recruiting sites: Laquon Treadwell and FSU WR Tony Stevens were the 2 best WRs. Best DBs were Vernon Hargreaves, Quin Blanding (2014), Leon McQuay, & Marcell Harris (3 of the 4 on the SE team). QBs were not standouts but Shane Morris best of the four. Other standouts were TE OJ Howard and LB Matthew Thomas.
Not much of a surprise, but reports today that Kendall Fuller has committed to Virginia Tech. He makes his announcement tomorrow.
VT alum Corey Moore:
Just got word from a very reliable source that Kendall Fuller will commit to Virginia Tech tmw!!! Yeeeeeessssss
According to this article, 5 star WR and arguably the #1 WR in the nation has Michigan in his top 5 along with Alabama, USC, Oregon, and Michigan State.
This is obviously good new, since we're in the top 5 for the #1 receiver in the country, so while there hasn't been much discussion about him on our end, maybe something happens here. I'm surprised by the inclusion of us and MSU though, because OSU and Pitt, two schools that were presumed to be the favorites for a while, were both left out.
Update: From Trieu and 11 Warriors, 3 star OT from Indiana has committed to OSU. This one is legit. I say this because earlier this year he caused a stir by tweeting he committed to OSU when he actually had no offer. Must have earned one after FNL.
Update: 2014 Top 50 LB Clifton Garrett from Illinois, who was at FNL last night and is at the BBQ this weekend just tweeted that MSU had a lead over OSU before FNL, and still has a slight lead. *Edit: Will not be at BBQ, thanks to Spartanfan for the correction.
Update: According to his twitter, Channing Stribling was invited to the Marine AA game in LA. Nice to see another recruit getting some accolades, especially one as under the radar as Stribling.
Got invited to the Marine All-American game in LA...came in unknown again...
days until Joe Bolden takes the field for the first time against the Crimson Tide.
According to "Tremendous" Derrick Green's visit may be much more just a courtesy call. No guarantees or gut feelings, but "there's a lot of smoke building with this situation".
Check it out: