I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
Nothing Earth Shattering - One of my good buddies works on the staff at UConn. I reached out to him this morning to see what his staffs take was on Ulizio just to get UConn's take on the player. Here's what he's had to say.
"A guy with NFL feet who has the body balance and flexibility to be a good player. He has long limbs and shows good toughness on tape. He is a quiet kid but all in all should turn out to be a good player."
We chatted back and forth a bit and they were obviously disappointed to lose him. Good to see how highly they thought of him, and I just thought I'd pass along.
EDIT: I took my connections credentials down per Space Coyote's Recommendation - I forget that message boards sometimes can cause ramifications and didn't want my buddy getting in trouble in any way shape or form.
He said he'd make his decision between UCLA and UM shortly after his visit and he did. Happy trails.
I AM A 100% COMMITTED TO UCLA AND AM SHUTTING DOWN MY RECRUITMENT ‼️‼️‼️ #4sUp— Will Lockett!!!! (@willdoesit__) January 26, 2015
"It was extremely difficult to choose between the two," Lockett told Wolverine247.
Sorry if already posted. Ive done a little looking and didn't see anything, but my wife is trying to work out her work schedule for the Spring Game. Does anyone know what time kickoff will be or what to expect?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Found this on the Interwebs:
Obviously a photoshop. Apparently some Hawkeye fans are hopeful. Would be huge, a Harbaugh-like hire if it happened, and imagine what it would mean for the Big Ten.
(Edit: Not meaning to pass this off as news, but something I found that I wanted to share.)
EDIT - he has been offered.
We haven't heard much about DE Daishon Neal in the recruiting mix but it was a busy weekend for this Nebraska native who is committed to his hometown team. He dropped Oregon and Oklahoma as prospects but apparently will host Mattison today - his tweet doesn't really indicate if it's just in school or both school and home.
Michigan we'll be at school tomorrow. For an in-home visit.— DJ (@DaishonNeal90) January 26, 2015
I imagine Riley and the Nebraska fan base is not really fond of Harbaugh right now - flipped their other DE/OLB hybrid, actively recruiting their TE, and now going after their other DE. Neal is a homegrown 3 star kid who committed to Pelini, and a lot larger than Jones at 6'7 250 lbs, so would be more apt to not redshirt if he passes a Poggi or Marshall type on the 2 deep. Interesting he dropped Oklahoma in particular since they are a lot closer to NEB than MI is.
Some internet sleuthing - despite being a NEB commit he called Oregon his new leader on Dec 15th. Sounds like dad's views will be very important.
"I've always wanted to go to Oregon. That was my pick when they first offered. I was ready to commit there, but my dad didn't want me to de-commit from Nebraska, because he wasn't sure what Oregon has to offer," Neal explained.
"He came by my house (Saturday) morning," Neal explained. "The visit went great. Me and Coach Aiken talked. We talked about the schemes that the University of Oregon has to offer. My dad had a great conversation with him. Right now, my family and I are leaning toward the University of Oregon."
"I have not broken my commitment just yet," he said. "I plan on taking an official visit (to Eugene) sometime in January, so I can look at the campus for myself and see what Oregon really has to offer. I'll base my decision on that visit." "Me and my dad, right now, are leaning toward Oregon," he said.
Three weeks ago it was 50/50 Oregon v Neb. He also scheduled a visit to Oklahoma to see "what they had to offer". So Oregon being dropped is pretty significant here. Also sounds like the "culture" he likes at Oregon will be apparent under Durkin.
Neal said he likes the culture under Ducks defensive line coach Ron Aiken, according to the Oregonian's Andrew Nemec. "I like how he says how there's nothing but competition there. Each day is about becoming a better player than what you were yesterday," said Neal. "It's about the team and achieving the goal that they have, which is, of course, winning a national title. It's also about being the best man you can be and getting an education."
The tug of war didn’t last long. It’s Michigan for Zach Gentry.
The lure of Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines flipped Gentry, as Eldorado High School’s senior quarterback — suddenly thrust in the middle of a heated recruiting battle between two of America’s most storied college football programs, Michigan and Texas — on Saturday night gave the new Wolverines coach a commitment to play for the maize and blue.
Read the rest at the link.