Ok, wanted the boards thoughts on this. With the college football landscape changing how it has in the past 5-10 years and how finding talent has become a premium. I ask the board "how young is too young to start recruiting?"
Recently Washington University offered (and received) a commitment from a 14 year old 8th grade quarterback. Also, LSU has offered a 14 year old who attened a summer football camp.
I know the Sandusky scandal was a one in a million situation, but I really have a problem exposing these young people to situations they are clearly not ready to be exposed to. I would really like to see the NCAA move in and put a very strict age restriction on recruitment.
Well looks like Tyler Clary isn't impressed with Micheal Phelps. I can't say that his opinion is wrong, just not sure this is the best time/forum to voice an opinion.
Ok, I'm tired of every thread becoming the debate over this RDT/WolverineInaBag conspiracy. The EuroCup Thread and Jordan Wilkins visiting thread have already fallen, I'm sure more will too if there isn't an outlet. So for all that care, and those that don't HAVE AT IT!
Hope the MODS don't take it down, but maybe all you can get it out of your system now, you can post all your "research" on how they are connected or not.
Red Wings announced the re-signing of RFA Darren Helm... Reports are that it is a 4 year deal, ranging from 8.0 mil to 8.5mil total.
Personally I like this signing, especially if the 2mil per season is the actual number.
Title sums it up. Ricky Seals-Jones has de-committed from Texas. According to ESPN, he is still without a Michigan offer.
Quick infomormation on Seals-Jones: 6'6" 220 lbs.
ESPN 7th Overall #1 WR, Rivals #18 Overall #1 WR, Scout #2 WR.
After winning 7-2 vs the French on Friday the US took on Medal favorite Canada this afternoon. Lapeer MI, native Jim Slater (Winnipeg- MSU) opened the scoring 1 minute into the game. In what turned out to be a back and forth game all night Canada's John Tavares (NY Islanders) answered with a goal 5 mins later.
In the second period Canada opened the scoring when Jeff Skinner (Carolina) scored 7 minutes into the period. This time it was the USA who answered, when Captain Jack Johnson (Columbus- MICHIGAN) scored his first of the night.
Going into the third the game was tied 2-2. The USA took it's second lead of the night when Patrick Dwyer (Carolina) scored on a wrap around shorthanded. Again Canada took little time answering, just 3 mins later Evander Kane (Winnipeg) evened the score at 3-3. The USA took a 4-3 lead with only 3 minutes remaining when Nate Thompson (Tampa Bay) scored on a doorstep goal, after great work behind the net by Joey Crabb (Toronto- Colorado College). But Canada was not done, Duncan Keith (Chicago) scored less and 90 seconds later evening the score again at 4-4.
The game changing moment occured ironicaly with 1 second left in regulation. When John Tavares was called for delay of game when he lifted the puck over the glass in his own end. The USA started OT on a powerplay, and maintained control in the Canada end the entire 2 minutes. With twelve second remaining on the power play Jack Johnson let a wrist shot go from the top of the circles, beating Cam Ward (Carolina) five hole for the game winner.
Winning goalie Jimmy Howard (Detroit- Maine) made 30 saves while Cam Ward made 41 saves in the losing effort.
The USA next takes on Slovakia on Monday at 1:15 EST. The win over Canada was just the third win all time in the World Championships.