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More news from the fall of OSU. A 2011 commit Ejuan Price a Scout 4* Rivals 3* LB wants out.
"He just didn't feel any stability there even before [Jim] Tressel resigned," Novak said.
Iowa mentioned as a landing spot.
They also lost their supposed 2012 4* scout WR from GA.
JaQuay Williams is not a Buckeye. Sandy Greek (GA) WR JaQuay Williams made his announcement yesterday and the lifelong Buckeye fan chose Auburn over OSU. Yes, you read that right, Williams grew up his entire life as a Buckeye fan after growing up in the Pittsburgh area, but chose the Tigers due to their wide receiver coach, proximity to home, and the fact that he didn't feel as comfortable with Ohio State after Jim Tressel resigned.
According to Scout (Tom Beaver, so take it FWIW), Ron Thompson told Trieu at SMSB that he just talked to Michigan two days ago and is planning to visit soon.
I'm glad to see this, as I think he's a phenomenal athlete. The real question is, what does this say for positions? Is Thompson good enough to play WR? Or do the coaches think Williams is moving to OL? Three TEs seems like a lot when we have undeniable need at WR.
Over the years one of the things would get posters neg-banged is the use of O$U. Now that we are in a post tatgate world, is it acceptable to use O$U?
Mod Edit: The answer is no. Locked to halt the descent into flames. [zl]
So there's some kind of glitch on the Scout front page. It's showing the following under Michigan's football commitments. Wouldn't this be nice??
Talk about pooping gold!
EDIT: Obviously I failed at the picture uploading. My bad. Basically Scout has every 5 star committed to M.
I spoke with one of the coaches at Buchtel today about Jarrod. They did have the meeting that was planned for tonight. Jarrod is going to take the rest of the week off to reflect on everything and they will then meet back up on Monday and discuss everything further.
They're not sure if that meeting will result in a commitment, but they do believe that Michigan, Penn State, and Notre Dame are the final schools left for him.
Taft WR Dwayne Stanford has been at the top of the conversation when it comes to wide receiver prospects. It doesn't hurt that his teammate, DE Adolphus Washington, is a top recruit also being courted by Michigan. Stanford and Washington had previously been unable to make their visit to Michigan and Stanford finally rescheduled his trip for this weekend. Here's what he had to say about the upcoming visit and where he's at.
TOM: You and Adolphus are making your way up to Michigan this weekend?
DWAYNE: No, Adolphus can't make it this weekend but I am going. He's going to Kentucky on Friday and I'm going to Michigan on Saturday.
TOM: Don't you guys usually travel together? Is this the first visit you'll take without him?
DWAYNE: I visited Tennessee during a football game and he didn't go, but other than that yeah we've been together. This will really be one of the first unofficial visits not to a game that I've taken besides camps or anything.
TOM: With this visit what are you looking to learn from Michigan? Do you have any questions you want answered, or coaches you want to meet?
DWAYNE: I just want to go up there and talk to some of the players and the coaches. I want to find out exactly how they want to use me. I'm really just going up there with open eyes. I'd like to get to know the wide receivers coach better. I had misplaced his number so I have some questions for him about how they'll use me. I basically want to put a name to the face and develop that relationship.
TOM: I know I spoke with you briefly when the Ohio State allegations came out. What were you and your family thinking when it happened?
DWAYNE: We were all in shock. I didn't think that Coach Tressel would resign or get fired, I thought he would stick it out. Fickell is the head coach now and he'll do what he can to win them a Big Ten Championship and if the NCAA lets them, go to a bowl game. Ohio State is bigger than one coach, the tradition they have. At first it did hurt their chances with me, but I talked to the wide receivers coach and he's brought everything up for me. I don't want to say they're at the top but they're up there.
TOM: What about Michigan, where do they stand right now?
DWAYNE: Michigan, they're not at the very top either but they're up there on my list because of how persistent they've been to get me up there. They have a great tradition, won championships, won Big Ten titles. They're in a rebuilding stage which is even better because I could help Michigan get back on top. They've been at the top parts of my list for awhile now.
TOM: I know you go to some of the same camps as Michigan commits, and they have some Ohio kids. Do you ever talk to any of them?
DWAYNE: Yeah, I was at a 7 on 7 with Joe Bolden and he was trying to recruit me. I've been talking to the quarterback Shane Morris, too, I've been talking to him a lot. He's going to be up there this weekend I think, and he was saying we need to show the coaches the future and all that. I'm also good friends with AJ Williams, too. He's always in my ear.
TOM: What's next? I know you've said you want to wait to make your decision, is the timeline still the same?
DWAYNE: I'll have my official top five out in September. My top eight right now is Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, Miami, Florida State, North Carolina, and Tennessee. I'm going to go out to Tennessee, North Carolina, and obviously Michigan this summer. As far as a timeline it'll probably be towards the end of the season. It's really whenever I feel comfortable with the school and with my parents. I'm just projecting that it will be at the end of the school year.