in town for free camps
As if the recruitment of Malik McDowell needed anymore "Wait... What?!" moments, TheWolverine released an interview with Lawrence Marshall earlier that included a pretty shocking quote:
"I told him he should go there if he wanted to - I'm happy for him at MSU," Marshall said. That was the school he wanted to go to. But he came to school today and was basically telling me he was going to Michigan. When the letter was on the table and he signed it, I thought he was going to Michigan.
When I first got there this morning he was leaning toward Michigan and telling me he was going to Michigan, so when he announced it, I was shocked."
Wait...WHAT?! I am now trapped in a glass case of emotion. It should be noted that McDowell's LOI is still not in, so who knows where he will end up.
I took a chance and waded into the depths of the RCMB for a little Saturday afternoon enjoyment after the Marshall commitment. Meltdown is in full effect. I found this gem that made me literally LOL:
I don't know what's in the water in AA, but it's making kids believe whatever it is they're selling. I'd be very interested to see what the average visit is like down there. Between the dump of a city, the hideous girls, and a disgusting, inarticulate slob of a head coach, I'm surprised they can even put together a recruiting class - let alone a top ranked one. Nostalgia for the 1800s should only be able to take a program so far in 2013.
Enjoy your Saturday, everyone!
This week's scouting report is on Southfield (MI) Southfield defensive end Lawrence Marshall. Marshall is visiting Michigan this weekend, and he has narrowed down his top five schools to include Michigan State and Michigan, the former school being the presumed leader. In him I see maybe a Craig Roh/Tim Jamison ceiling.
As if coming close a national championship wasn't fun enough in it's own right, Michigan got the added benefit of even more exposure with top football recruits. Not that these kids don't like Michigan, but Trey's game is incredibly entertaining even if you're not a fan of any particular school and just like watching basketball.
A few examples that have popped across my twitter from following various Michigan football outlets, as I find the idea of following a high school junior on twitter slightly disturbing unless it's your job (or you're a high school junior). Yes, interest in the tweets vs. following them directly is a fine distinction, but one that lets me justify my Michigan Football addiction. If I were Dantonio and company, I wouldn't get too comfortable about Lawrence Marshall just because he's had some kind words to say about MSU, that recruitment is far from over.
Here's top defensive end prospect Malik McDowell
It's already over Trey about to go nutz.— Dream Team LEEK (@D1_LEEK) April 9, 2013
Fellow top DE prospect Lawrence Marshall
"WE ON"— Lawrence Marshall Jr (@ESPN_Lo) April 9, 2013