Not sure if anyone caught this, or if they really care, but Rodriguez aparently still retains some of his "guy in a wizard hat selling snake oil" powers of yore.
J.T. Washington a three star Athlete (aka mini-mite RB) from Florida flipped this morning from West Virginia to Arizona. Washington had been committed to WVU since last summer.
I guess it wasn't enough to just lure a few coaches away. Nice to see Rich still making friends and influencing people in the lovely state of West Virginia.
Rivals posted their pick for 5 players that they project to have an instant impact in their first year of college. Ondre Pipkins happens to be on that list.
He ended up signing with UCLA, he was committed to 3 schools previously, including Washington which he committed to YESTERDAY! Wonder what caused the switch..
Andrus Peat committed to Stanford, over the long favored Nebraska. That's one hell of an offensive line haul for Stanford this class. Garnett, Peat, and Murphy is an incredible start for David Shaw.
The only recruit yet to sign is Monty Madaris. Speculation abound that he called off of school sick today and that Mr. Meyer may be in his ear. (RCMB calls Meyer 'Nucky', which if you follow Boardwalk Empire, then - yes. This may be the only RCMB nickname that I approve) Their class consists of 17 kids, not counting Madaris. Notable additions: Burbridge (WR), Cox (DB), and Jamal Lyles (DE).
Nucky has snake-oiled enough recruits to earn the top recruiting spot in the Big Ten. Aside from the possibility of Madaris, OSU today confirmed the commitment of 4* Kyle Dodson (OT). Meyer sleazed his way into the heart of several other previously spoken for recruits including; Pittman (DE, MSU), Reeves (DB, PSU) Taylor Decker (OL, ND), and Camren Williams (LB, PSU). I'm starting to associate Meyer with Saban in terms of sleaztasticity. Sleaztasticity may not even be a strong enough invented word. He has brought SEC oversigning north on his unholy conquest of the midwest, continuing to find ways to pull in recruits. Thankfully, Hoke had our guys hanging strong and we did not lose any commits, just lost a few recruiting battles. Meyer's next trick is to find a way, through power of hypnosis, to convince several bench warmers that they should try their hand in ice dancing.
Today ND lost a borderline blue chip prospect to Houston, if that gives you a sense of their day. They also lost out on another solid 4* guy in OL Decker. Their current class sits at 16, with Gunner Kiel as the only 5*. Their class never materialized, leaving many Domers pissed about their prolongation of the return to greatness.
Nice listen, and something to hold us over until the presser.