so much for that
I'm trying to watch some videos via mgovideo.com and have created an account. Now when I go to the site I just get a blank white page. Does anyone know why this is happening? Is the site down and it just coincidentally happened right after I created an account? Any help is appreciated.
With my obsession with michigan football and the long wait until the season starts I have been watching Michigans football intros on youtube like 3 times a week. For those who weren't at the games or on time they are all on youtube. I really liked all of them, anyone who didn't what can be improved? What did and did you not like about them?
This is a topic I have witnessed as becoming more pronounced with today's recruits. The greatest recruitment emphasis is placed in areas where top prospects are spawned and plentiful. These areas include FL, Texas, and California. As Michigan has continued to strengthen its recruitment in these areas, and as the economy has dipped and fuel costs have increased, recruits from these areas have fewer opportunities to visit distant schools, outside of their official visits. I feel this limits our ability to gain the commitments of many out-of-state prospects. This leads me to my question.
Is it possible, or rather legal, for fans or people outside of a university to donate money to fund unofficial visits for recruits who cannot foot the bill?
Also, these issues raise another question, is the SEC as strong as it is b/c of its location and the recruits available? Do the monetary limitations which hinder many of them from visiting and building conformability with northern/distant schools, create an unfair advantage for the SEC as a geographical monopoly?
I just spoke to Demetrius Hart's mom, and Demetrius is definitely not coming this weekend for the BBQ. Instead, he's on his way to a 7 on 7 tournament with his teammates......in Alabama. She didn't know if the 7 on 7 was at the University, or just in Alabama, and I haven't found it yet, either. It sounds like it is at the university.
His mother told me that he's very stressed out by the whole process right now, and they couldn't make it up to Michigan for financial reasons. They will try to reschedule it in the summer, or possibly for his official visit. They couldn't make this trip due to financial reasons, which is completely understandable.
She also said that nothing has changed with their opinion on Michigan, but they would like Demetrius to visit Auburn and Alabama. They want him to take his time, and make sure that everything is right. She reiterated that nothing has changed with their opinion on Michigan, but they wouldn't like to see him in a "woulda, shoulda, coulda" situation.
They're not sure when he'll make his decision anymore, so we'll have to wait and see. I'm not really sure either way if it's a good or bad thing for Michigan the longer it takes.
Michigan passed out three new offers recently, and they were all from the state of Ohio. The two featured in the previous link are ATH Austin Traylor, and Nick Vannett. First up, Traylor.
Defensive End, Tight End
6'4, 215 lbs.
Traylor has been rising up a lot of lists lately, and now holds offers from Michigan, Arizona, Boston College, Cincinnati, Kansas, MSU, West Virginia, and Wisconsin among others. Considered an athlete, Michigan is recruiting him for defensive end/outside linebacker.
I haven't narrowed down my list yet, but I'm definitely interested in Michigan. I plan on trying to make it up there this summer. - Austin Traylor
Being from Columbus scares me, so we'll have to see how this pans out. His highlight tape is pretty impressive, or else I guess it wouldn't be a highlight tape.
6'6, 230 lbs.
Vannett has over 30 offers, so just trust me that his list is impressive. He's a junior tight end that's 6-feet-6 inches, and 230-pounds, so it seems pretty natural that he has so much interest. The fact that he's that big, and boasts a 4.8 forty time is pretty impressive.
There have been rumblings that he already committed to Ohio State, which he denies. Sometimes where there's smoke, there's fire, so I wouldn't get too excited about this one. His highlight tape is here.
6'5, 270 lbs.
West Chester, Ohio
Kelly is a national recruit, and has a really nice offer list, headlined by Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, and Michigan among others.
Kelly's offer from Michigan just came in recently, as you can see by the tweet below.
Michigan has offered Lakota West junior OL Ryan Kelly
Kelly also recently accepted an offer to play in the Under Armour All American game. If I might add, the UA game has gotten a lot of really good athletes to accept an offer to the game this year. They're creeping up on the Army game as far as talent goes, especially this year. I can't figure out if this is an early roster list, or not. If it's not, a lot of those names have committed to play in the game, as well. Anyway, Kelly's highlight video is right here.