this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Now that the highly positive Joe Mathis visit has been thoroughly analyzed (in multiple board threads below), I'm curious if anyone has heard anything about the other recruits that were on campus this weekend? Two other 4* SDEs were scheduled to visit... Wyatt Teller and Josh Augusta. There may have been others that visited that I am not aware of. Insiders?
First we thought it was just a motorcycle accident. No big deal. Then it turns out there was a young woman riding on the back and a possible affair with the woman and complications from that. Now it turns out that a couple drove Petrino and the young woman to a rendevous point away from the accident and there is also an Arkansas State Trooper involved, who was scheduled to do a fugitive pickup but instead investigated the accident.
At this point, there are more questions than answers, but the coverup seems far more elaborate than anybody thought. Here are a few links with updates to the story:
Update: Here's another story that includes additional details:
Title says it all. Not a huge loss if you ask me. I know Hoke and company will still fill their 2014 o-line class with elite prospects.
I just triple checked to make sure Wolverine Historian didn't already upload this. WTF dude, did you forget to set your VCR that day? :-p
Obviously, it's just been one visit, and there's a ton of time 'til NSD, so take it FWIW
From Steve Wiltfong on 247sports. H/T to MGoBlueGr for noticing this.
With a day to sleep on it, Joe Mathis tells me Michigan is his leader following yesterday's visit.
From Steve at Tremendous
Joe Mathis has been with David Dawson and Khalid Hill since the linemen gathered
Mattison told Mathis if he wants to play in the NFL to come to Michigan
Mathis said when he pulled up that Coach Ferrigno was waiting for him. He really liked that.
Joe could barely find the words to describe the Big House. Said walking down the tunnel was magical.
He plans to take his official during his bye week this season. Still coming with Sua.
From Sam Webb
Upland, CA DE Joe Mathis said he got chills walking down the tunnel at #michigan stadium yesterday
Mathis also said #michigan will be in his top 5 and he guaranteed an official visit to Ann arbor in the fall
#michigan oline commit David Dawson said he can't wait to get at Mathis on the field today, but will really recruit him off of it
For good effect, here's an interview and some clips of his performance at the Nike Camp last week.