"...don't believe something because an "expert" is saying it. Believe it because of the evidence."
I just got done chatting with top LB target Dorian O'Daniel who has recently set his visit date for the Spring Game on April 14th (teammate and five-star CB Kendall Fuller will join him). Dorian made a couple interesting comments:
- Florida, who is a school he has high on his list, took 4 linebackers this weekend. When I asked if this affected his view of them, he said "somewhat"
- On visiting Michigan: "I can't wait to go check out the Big House". I told him it was big and he said that "he can't wait to see it for himself".
- When asked if Michigan was on top: "I wouldn't say they are on top, but I do favor them"
He also wanted to know what positions our eight weekend commits played, because he hadn't gotten a chance to check out the pull yet. 247 Sports has Michigan as "warm" along with Florida and Ohio, so the fact that he made a point to mention UF's linebacker pull might bump them down a notch. He's definitely excited to get up to Ann Arbor.
EDIT: Keith at Tremendous did a great breakdown of Dorian's game a while back: Dorian O'Daniel
I put together a scouting report on Olney (MD) Good Counsel running back/linebacker Dorian O'Daniel. He's a good prospect, but I have to say that I'm more impressed with a couple of Michigan's 2012 linebacker recruits, especially James Ross and Joe Bolden. O'Daniel might be a better overall athlete, but he's not as college ready as those two.
I was able to have a nice chat with 4* 2013 OLB Dorian O'Daniel (Good Counsel HS, Maryland). He seems pretty excited about the possible prospect of playing for Michigan. Would be a great coup to pull this kid as he has a lot of potential. Do work Blake!: Dorian O'Daniel