further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Roquan Smith's coach Larry Harold tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that recruits are sold on coaches, so when coaches don't reveal they're leaving a school, recruits have every right to be upset.
“When you get recruited by Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, Oregon and all these top schools – when you go visit them, they all have nice football facilities. They have good academic centers and beautiful campuses. Everything is basically the same everywhere. So what separates them? You know what the coaches sell those kids on? ‘That it’s about the people and the relationships.’ That’s all they sell the kids on."
He also slams internet posters critical of decisions by Smith and other recruits.
“I’m really, really, really getting upset because there are grown men sitting behind a computer commenting on stuff that they know nothing about."
And he's absolutely right. About all of it. It's an interesting read. The article also mentions similar situations from this year's NSD, including Mike Weber's committment to OSU.
Congratulations to Coach Harbaugh and the rest of the Michigan team on having a top 3 QB class in 2015! [Per Scout: http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&view=3&yr=2015]
QB was our biggest position need by far with the departure of two QB's. The fact that we had one of the smallest recruiting classes in the country and still managed to successfully fill our biggest need speaks volumes.
A reasonable take. Basically contends Urban's 2012 flipping of so many top recruits is an outlier, not the rule, and it's very hard for Harbaugh to make up this much ground with such little time to actually see recruits.
DE Daishon Neal announced that he will remain committed to Nebraska. Had considered Michigan and was recently offered by Wolverines— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) January 27, 2015
He's a 3 star TE/DE out of NJ. Interesting to see Harbaugh and Co going after committed players. Not sure his interest level but he seems like a solid
Jake Butt less than Jake Butt type player.
247 Has changed Michigan to the "Warm" interest level for what it's worth.
Hoke offerred him after his Junior year and has a pretty nice offer sheet from the likes of Oregon, BC, and Syracuse.