talk to caris yo
Taft High prospects WR Dwayne Stanford and DE Adolphus Washington have been the subject of much conversation between Michigan fans. Both targets would help fulfill big needs for Michigan's 2012 class. The duo is yet to take an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor, but have seemingly been trying to schedule a trip for some time. I caught up with their coach to talk about their summer plans and where they're both at in the recruiting cycle.
TOM: I know there has been a few weekends where we thought Dwayne and Adolphus were going to make it up to Michigan. Are they going to get up to Ann Arbor any time soon?
COACH MARTIN: I don't think they'll be taking any more visits because of AAU basketball. I know they go away next week and when they come back we'll be in two a days so it will be tough for them to make it to places. As of now they have nothing else scheduled.
TOM: Do you know where both are at in the process?
COACH MARTIN: Michigan is in their top five, I don't know what their top group is off hand but Michigan is in it for both. Right now neither have a clue when they'll decide. I think once they start taking official visits they'll start to figure it out. They don't want to commit to anybody right now.
TOM: They originally had said that they wanted to be a package deal and then that started to fade a little bit. Do you think their recruitment will end up being more individualized or will they stay together?
COACH MARTIN: I think it's going to be more individualized. If it happens it happens, I don't think they're planning on it right now. I know their top five lists have a couple schools that are not in the others.
TOM: Since you're around them the most what kind of people are they going to be at the next level? What is a program going to get from these two?
COACH MARTIN: They're going to get two hard working guys. With all types of guys that get in trouble you never have to worry about that with these two. From an academic and football standpoint they'll be everywhere they're supposed to be when they're supposed to be. Both will come in and contribute early. Whoever gets them is going to get quality people.
Last I heard Oklahoma was a presumed front-runner for Kiel (with crazy rumours about Indiana as well) but they just added 4* Trevor Knight. I think this helps Michigan, but the question is are we still in the running for him?
This would seem to indicate that the NCAA is not going to concur with Ohio State's self-imposed "penalties".
The most germane statement:
Three SEC hoops coaches at the meeting confirmed the exchange on the record, including Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings, who told Thamel that Roe Loach was "serious," and that the NCAA in general is trying to send a message to "bad elements in college athletics" that it's "bigger and more aggressive" about enforcement than it's been in the past.
Eric LeGrand the Rugters football player who was paralyzed against Army last year has been standing little by little. Very excellent news to hear after being given a less than 3% chance to walk again. Article here.
What a joke...The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association is proposing a tribute to Jim Tressel by having the football coaches wear a white shirt and tie (sweater vest optional) for the first game this fall.
How delusional are these people?? Who in their right mind wants to pay tribute to a man that has consistently lied and cheated his way to the top?
Good luck in your "retirement" Jim, your flock is still behind you...
We all remember a Boren leaving Michigan for OSU, with criticism that the new staff lacked family values and used naughty language. For that reason, I was amused by this paragraph from Dr. Saturday:
Meet the new boss, swears more than the last boss. Ohio State players are already feeling the energy of a new, younger coaching staff, too, most notably in the language ("They might cuss a little bit more," according to tight end Jake Stoneburner) and the intensity level in general. "I don't think we'll change our offense one bit; I don't think we'll change our defense one bit," fullback Zach Boren told the Columbus Dispatch. "I just think what's going to change is our attitude. It's going to be a more exciting attitude. ... We're going to come out and wear our emotions on our sleeve and let it go."