Hey guys, I talked to Josh last night and he gave me a bit more insight into why he chose Stanford:
He said he made the decision late the other night and that one factor that definitely came into play was the fact that it would be easier for his parents to watch him play in Palo Alto than it would be in Ann Arbor. He also said that for the majority of his commitment that he really felt like he was going to commit to Michigan but that in the end he felt more comfortable in Stanford. He continually has mentioned the Michigan fans and the support they showed throughout the process as well.
Also, it didn't sound like he had gotten an overly negative backlash from the Michigan fanbase, which is a good thing to report too. Overall, a good kid chose somebody else and while it would have been nice to see him in Ann Arbor, he'll do good things in Palo Alto as well.
EDIT: I don't post this to drag it on, or even to wish him luck. It's only to clarify why he made his decision and also to pat everyone on the back for being civil post-commitment.
Quoting Tim over at Rivals summarizing Josh's statement:
"The visit to Standford did not move the Cardinal to the top of his list, unlike what many analyst seemed to have think."
A full interview article is on the way for those with rivals insider privileges. This must make us the favorite, or tied at the very worst, which is good to know.
via link from Sam Webb's twitter - good free article by Sam Webb at GBW regarding Ondre Pipkins visit. Talks about his hosts, the coaches, and his efforts at recruiting. References Josh Garnett and Jordan Diamond.
Can't embed sorry, but interesting tweet about his time at u of m... Also an interesting conversation with Taylor Mcnamara