"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
Nice listen, and something to hold us over until the presser.
While we all wait breathlessly for news of Alex Kozan's decision, ESPN has an interesting article about Presidential involvement in recruiting. The player in question is Joe Washington, a Texas kid who committed to play for Oklahoma in the early 1970s.
The irritating UM connection in the article is the choice of photo. Out of all the hundreds or thousands of images that are surely available of Washington in action for the Sooners, which game do you suppose they choose to get a pic from?
The Jan. 1, 1976 Orange Bowl against Michigan, won by OK 14-6. It's not even a particularly compelling action shot, either.
Those predisposed to unnecessary panic can now ease up a bit. It looks as if the only unknown at this point is Mr. Diamond.
EDIT: The Kozan rumors are still in the speculation stage, so I guess he is out there as well. I had thought that the rumor was debunked, but apparently it has some legs. Although, who knows...?
Who ya got? Obviously this will be based mostly on anecdotal evidence and general demeanor, but probably fairly accurate nonetheless.
1. Nick Saban
2. Chip Kelly
3. Urban Meyer
4. Gene Chizik
5. Bobby Petrino
For those of you interested in watching the race to the top of the B1G recruiting rankings, Ohio picks up Jamal Marcus, a 3* OLB from North Carolina who was deciding between Ohio and East Carolina... not a a signature recruit but he's enough that Ohio is inching closer and closer to us in the scout rankings...
EDIT: They also just picked up Kyle Dodson, making it 25 and passing us in the Scout rankings.
First transmission from the mothership.