in town for free camps
Jim Harbaugh spoke publically about Pipkins's medical per the above story in the Detroit News. The coach clears the air on this, underscoring that it's natural for a player to not want to hear that their playing career is over, but Harbaugh's primary responsibility is the safety of his players. It's good to hear him address this directly.
Three concussions (not two), the torn knee ligament, and a neck issue. I have tremendous sympathy for Pipkins, but it does indeed sound like it's time for him to move on and take full advantage of his educational opportunity.
Harbaugh and Durkin were on an official visit to recruit Connor's older brother Trent to Stanford in 2009. The boys' mother went into labor and so Harbaugh and Durkin stayed behind to babysit while mom and dad went to the hospital.
They were there for several hours babysitting six kids, including then 8 year old Connor. They played chess and drank milk.
Connor is now a 4* WDE.
Cousin, I am disappoint.
We are all well aware of the number of commits recently from out of state.
It looks like Michigan has 17 commits, with only THREE from in-state and ZERO from Ohio. This is not only not typical, it seems bizzare based on our history. I assume it is a record breaking number of OOS commits, but I think it may be shattering the record.
Does anyone know?
Also, it seems this might be the most OOS commits for any school in the Big Ten. I looked back at Meyer's classes at OSU (with his focus on Florida) and he still relied heavily on in-state talent. I don't think Ron Zook took that many Florida kids (but he did recruit well).
Let me apologize in advance. I know a good amount of us are fed up with the recruit rankings talk, but I've been thinking of it in a way I haven't really seen discussed.
Some Things We Know:
-Harbaugh likes tough "chip on the shoulder types"
-He is also fairly accomplished at developing unheralded players into players to be proud of.
-Players pay attention to their recruiting rankings. An actual number representation of your perceived value.
Do you think recruiting a handful of decent upside, low star guys is being looked at as a "Win Win" for Harbaugh and Co.? You get guys willing to commit to a demanding team of coaches, and not drag the recruiting process along. These guys also come into it knowing they have to earn spots against players they are already being told are better. Before they even start they know they have a little more to prove. And a handful could eventually turn into All-Conference type players under this coaching staff.
Oddly enough, I also see this as being better motivation for the higher rated players. A four or five star sees someone ranked lower outperform them, or win praise from coaches, maybe it serves as inspiration to prove themselves. Think of the little things that motivate you. It may be easier to be second on the depth chart when you lose out to a fellow four star recruit, than to someone with one or two D1 offers.
tl;dr - Does Harbaugh view these unheralded commits as a "win win?" Could they help in development of higher rated teammates?
Sorry for being long-winded. Long time reader, first time forum MGoBoard thread creator.
The Georgia Bulldogs halted their efforts to convince the redshirt freshman quarterback to remain at UGA. The school announced late Thursday afternoon that Park will be seeking an immediate transfer.
The 6-foot-4, 202-pound Park entered Georgia as an early enrollee in January of 2014. He came as a consensus 4-star prospect after passing for 3,665 yards and 33 touchdowns while leading Stratford to the Class AAAA state championship in Division II.
Don't think Michigan will purse but Harbaugh loves himself some QBs.