"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Summary: May 11th decision deadline. "Uncommitted in-state defender" in his ear to commit to UM.
I am wondering why he has such a mediocre offer list, as he is highly rated by some of the recruiting sites. Thoughts?
I for one am a huge fan of the NFL Draft - I will literally watch the entire thing start to finish (of course with a couple cases of beer by my side). I am a NY Giants fan and I am hoping that Pouncey falls far enough to be snagged up by the GMen.
I am sure there are a lot of Lions fans in here but I throw this question out to the MGoWorld: Who's your team and who do you want them to draft?
EDIT: Thanks for all the responses, keep them coming - can't wait for tomorrow night at 8!
I just spoke with Bri'onte Dunn's father again today. He told me that the Bucknuts report about Bri'onte reopening his recruitment is not true. They are watching what's going on with the NCAA investigation and will be taking visits, but he's still committed to OSU.
He also told me that Greg Mattison [he thinks that's the coach] is in school visiting Bri'onte today, and because of that they won't be visiting this Saturday. They are going to reschedule the visit for a later date.
**Thursday edit: Mattison is in school today, Thursday the 28th, not yesterday according to Mr. Dunn.**
Defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins (6'3", 325 lbs) may currently live in Missouri, but he still has a soft spot for his old hometown teams in Michigan. Pipkins has seen his recruitment take off with offers from Michigan, Iowa, MSU, and Tennessee to name a few. He's still taking things day by day, but here's a look at his combine film and where he's at in the process.
TOM: Have you heard from the Michigan coaches recently?
ONDRE: Yes, they came out to my school [Monday].
TOM: Was it for an academic evaluation, or did they watch you practice?
ONDRE: They saw me lift as well as my grade evaluation.
TOM: I know you've said before that you're going to try to visit Ann Arbor, have you set anything up or do you know the date yet?
ONDRE: Yeah, I'm going down there in June. I'm not going to camp, I'm just visiting.
TOM: I know it's still early for you, but where do you think Michigan stands in all this for you?
ONDRE: They're a school I really like, that's home for me. I have a great relationship with the coaches. Coach Heck[linksi] is my recruiter and he's serious about winning. They all really want to win.
TOM: Do you know when you're going to narrow down your list yet?
ONDRE: Yeah, I'll narrow it down to a top five in June sometime. So it's getting real close. Besides Michigan I don't know who else will be in it yet.
TOM: Will those schools that make the top five be the schools that you take official visits to?
ONDRE: Yes, and I'll probably make my decision after my season. I don't mind waiting that long, it doesn't get annoying if you can manage it and prioritize things the right way.
I just watched the extended highlights of William Mahone (linked below) and cannot understand why we have not offered this kid. He shows offers from ND. PSU, MSU, Iowa and a slew of others and when you see the tape you will understand why. There is some question about his speed at combines, but he certainly has more than adequate football speed. I know that RB is not a position of dire need (like DT!) but as Hoke says he will always take at least one each year then I would be happy with William Mahone. Check it out:
I was actually shadowing Danny at school yesterday. He was in Religion class when the office called him down. Waiting for him in the office was Bobby Williams, Alabama's LB ? Coach. They talked about the scheme and Bama's depth chart. He then set up a time for Danny to call Saban around 2 pm. He called and that's when Saban extended a scholarship offer to him. Obviously he is very excited and wants to visit either later in the spring or early fall. He said UT may be his #1 but doesn't want everyone to think he's a lock. You have to be an insider for the Scout and Rivals artcicles.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, Saban said they only have 3 DT's on their roster, and 2 of them are SR's which he liked.