landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
It's far too early to determine how the Miami scandal will play out in terms of the NCAA, penalties, etc. But it's not too early to wonder to what degree Michigan might benefit. At minimum, the scandal will damage Miami's current recruiting class (now ranked among the top five).
As noted in previous posts, four-star RB Wes Brown is down to Miami and Michigan. He was said to be a Miami lean -- but that was before the scandal broke. So that could be great for M, especially since Brown is from the program that gave us Blake Countess (and that also boats Brown's friend, Stefon Diggs, a blue-chip receiver still considering Michigan). Beyond this, however, are there any other top Miami recruits/leans that might now go M's way?
And assuming Miami gets hit USC-style, many current Canes will be permitted to transfer without sitting out a year. Were any current Canes big on Michigan? Or would this be a non-starter for Michigan, given its stringent transfer rules? This year M did take a transfer from Hampton. Yes, he'd previously been an M player. But still.
Apparently Ohio State is now saying that Pryor never told them about any of the additional stuff dealing with Sarniak.
Interestingly raises a couple questions:
Would Pryor lie about that to make a stronger case to get into the supplemental draft?
Is OSU still using the same playbook and denying any wrongdoing here, seeing that it may be working?
I think number 2 is the case even though number one is possible (remember how OSU treated Clarett after he was investigated!).
The article is behind a pay wall, but Steve Wiltfong says that Shaq Thompson would love to hear from Michigan. Which I'm certain the only person more surprised to hear that than Michigan fans, is Brady Hoke. I get irritated when certain recruits say they would love to hear from a particular school, that they really aren't interested in, that they just want to add to their resume. I'm not saying that this is the case in this scenario, but I suspect it is.
Here's a story from Rivals (with video) that talks about Brenner Beyer's switch to LB. This helps explain all the DEs in this class I guess.
What could make a summer of TP's downfall and ttSIO's shame even better? Well, direct involvement in the Yahoo 10/10 Miami (YTM) scandal!!!!!
Headline says it all: "REPORT: NCAA INVESTIGATING PRYOR'S TRIP TO MIAMI"
This won't add sanctions to OSU, and Pryor is already gone. But guilt by association, it's just beautiful.
And it makes me love me some Denard even more!