I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
Still trust Gregg Henson? Here is what he has to say about Jim Harbaugh going after Sparty's HUGE commits:
At this point, Harbaugh has his eyes on a couple of HUGE MSU commits in 2015 and 2016. Looks like he may make a move on a couple of MSU guys soon. Right now Michigan is on the hunt and Sparty is the hunted, this will get good, soon!Scott (RB), Stallworth (OL) and Williams (DE) are the ones that I think worth poaching.
Over the past week during a vacation I re-read "Bo's Lasting Lessons" I hadn't read it in probably 5+ years. If you haven't read it I think I wouldn't be alone in reccomending it. If you have read it, but like me its been years I hope this will encourage you to pick it back up.
I was struck by how certain names that are very relevant today were picked out of a distinguished crowd by Bo almost a decade ago. Below are a couple short clips that stood out:
"Today Brad bates is the athletic director at Miami of Ohio- and they love him, there, too. They love him! He's done a marvelous job, and I'm sure you'l be hearing his name wherever a big job opens up. I would not be surprised if he becomes Michiagan's athletic director down the road. If he doesn't, it'll be our loss."
"Years later, Jimmy told me he leared a lot from that meeting, that you can have a tremendous impact as a leader just by taking a little time. Your people have to know that their value to you and your organization is not determined just by what they do, but by who they are. I cant make it any clearer than that."
"Jim ended up being twice as good, in my book, as the Golden Arm- Harbaugh was the Big Ten MVP his senior year, beating the other guy by a mile- and Jim's teammates liked him. Maybe Harbaugh didn't have half the arm of the Golden Boy, but he had twice the brains and ten times the heart. Give me those specs, anyday."
(Jerry's words in response to a question from Jim Harbaugh "what kind of team will we have next year') "Jim, come back in twenty years, and I'll tell you. Only then will we know how you and your classmates turned out. Did you get good jobs? Are you hardworking and honest? Were you good husbands and fathers? Did you contribute to your community? Did you make the world a better place?"
I couldn't believe how well this book held up in the quick changing sports landscape. It shows how much character Bo saw in these individuals and how much they learned and valued their time at Michigan. (I know cool story bro).
Just got offered by Michigan #Wolverines— Will Lockett!!!! (@willdoesit__) January 20, 2015
Harbaugh to Jim Mora and UCLA
Lockett is a 5-11/185 CB from Manvel, Texas.
Holds other offers from Oklahoma, Louisville and the sparties.
In other recruiting news, here is what 4-star 2016 LB Dontavius Jackson said about Michigan.
Michigan Finna be live with Harbaugh I can tell already !!— Dontavious Jackson5 (@DCinco__5) January 20, 2015
Also, Harbaugh and several other assistants are following 4 star QB Zach Gentry on twitter. Gentry is a 2015 QB and is currently committed to Texas.
Angry Cats Fired Toward Nebraska - TE Commit Matt Snyder to Join DE Reuben Jones on Campus this Weekend
A pair of Nebraska commits will be joining the festivities in Ann Arbor this weekend as Harbaugh welcomes Mike Riley to the Big 10. Just in - Jay H and Drevno convinced 3 star TE Matt Snyder to come visit (this would appear to be be a backup plan if Clark goes Bruins), but he sounded like he was interested anyhow.
"I had pretty much decided that I wanted to take the visit," Snyder said. "It was more about working out the details with the coaches today and getting to meet them. They were friendly and really easy to talk with. We talked a lot about football but other stuff as well."
I believe Snyder had committed to Riley at Oregon State, and then followed him to Nebraska on 12/30.
Reuben Jones, a 3 star out of FL - also a NE commit - was already planning to visit. Jones from all indications is not in the same warm fuzzy zone with Riley's staff as he was with
Petrino's Pelini's. Jones is Frank Clark type size out of HS, but actually plays the position rather than S. He also is familiar with Michigan thru the Tigers who camp in his hometown. ;) Jones sounds like a pretty realistic opportunity. Jones has offers from MSU and Iowa (among others) - 2 staffs good at finding defensive talent at the 3 star level. He would be the type of pickup you'd be very happy with in a transition recruiting year.
Jones was offered by the coaching staff two weeks ago and has expressed heavy interest in the Wolverines, who are believed to be a potential leader for his services, depending on the outcome of the official.
Ace discussed both guys on front page today.