Mike Lantry, 1972
So the Rose Bowl is going to be on Jan 2 this year... I haven't been a college football fan long enough to know if this is standard operating procedure or what when Jan 1 falls on a Sunday. I feel like I should be outraged, so can the MGoCommunity clear this up for me??
Just curious if there is a list out yet of the top recruits in the state of Michigan for 2012. I know that we already have a number of recruits in the top 10 that have committed to Michigan but I was hoping I could see a rundown of what is left in the state and how we are sizing up to Lil Bro with our instate recruiting.
I apologize for getting off topic, being that today is "Watch Pryor Burn" day. I have my bowl of popcorn beside me...trust me. Thanks for the help guys!
Paywalled on Rivals but I'll give a quick breakdown (http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1229308):
4-star PA OL Adam Bisnowaty is on campus this morning and will visit MSU later this afternoon and then Cincinnati, Purdue and Notre Dame in the next week. Sounds like he's pretty excited about potential playing time at tackle in the coming years. He just wants to get a feel for the campus and coaches this morning from what it sounds like.
I'm sure TomVH can break this down later.
Good news whenever anyone visits...
With all the turmoil surrounding Ohio State's recent implosion, recruiting has suddenly become an interesting topic for the Buckeyes. Normally the instate prospects don't stray too far and end up committing to Ohio State. The resignation of Jim Tressel and the impending sanctions however have thrown a huge wrench in their well oiled machine. One of the most important prospects for new head coach Luke Fickell to try to keep on board is St. Edward offensive lineman Kyle Kalis (6'5", 300 lbs).
Kalis was distraught when the news came of Jim Tressel's resignation. He even went as far as calling the interim coach Luke Fickell to tell him he was decommitting from the program. Fickell talked Kalis down and got him to remain committed to the Buckeyes for now. Here's what Kalis had to say about where he stands with Ohio State and what could happen with his commitment in the near future. First his film, then the questions.
TOM: Where are you at with your commitment to Ohio State? Are you still listening to other coaches?
KYLE: I'm still listening to coaches. I want to go to Ohio State, but I want to know that Coach Fickell is going to be my head coach when I'm there, and if we don't have more than a two year bowl ban.
TOM: What other schools are you entertaining right now? Do you have a group that you'll listen to?
KYLE: Yeah, I think I've narrowed it down to Auburn, Alabama, Wisconsin, Miami, Iowa, and Michigan. That's not in any order, but those schools I would be interested in if anything happened. I'm still committed to Ohio State, though.
TOM: Would you potentially visit those schools just to make sure you're covered?
KYLE: Yeah, I mean I'm not in a rush but whenever I can I'd like to just go give them all a look.
Kalis wanted to make sure that this didn't come off as demanding in anyway, and wanted to make sure that everyone knows he still wants to end up at Ohio State. He has to have a backup plan though in case anything happens with the NCAA sanctions. Just so that's clear.
Per Michael Kim's Twitter:
I don't see anything on their main page, and shockingly this hasn't created a Twitterstorm as of yet. I'll update with links if/when they become available.
One has to think Pryor's decision to leave OSU is related to this forthcoming story. Unfortunately, since he's no longer a student-athlete, he technically doesn't have to cooperate with the NCAA.
Edit: I'm an idiot who can't re-size an image. Was going to post this here.
EDIT #2: Link courtesy of Erik_in_Dayton. Gracias.
EDIT #3: More info coming out, this one by SportsbyBrooks (HT: TomVH on Twitter).
Looking for some guideance from the Board:
Unlike Maurice Clarrett who lied and protected his teammates, then got kicked out, the Terrelle Pryor is going to pre-emptively remove himself. If the Terrelle Pryor has no obligation to cooperate with the NCAA in the investigation, what are the implications of his lack of cooperation for the OSU. Can and will the NCAA increase the punishment if he fails to cooperate or is less than fully forthcoming? If they can't force him to cooperate and cannot penalize tOSU for his lack of cooperation, I would think this strategy would be repeated by anyone under investigation moving forward i.e. 'convince' your improper benefit using player to quit to protect the institution.