mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
recruiting is chaos
It's unclear to me if Crawford or his father have yet to talk to Hoke as they were intended to, but this came out last night:
Now obviously that still doesn't mean he'll end up in the class, and the tweet alone doesn't indicate if Michigan feels the same way, however, it hopefully gets people to get off of his back for a little while and let him make his decision to hopefully stay with Michigan.
One of the biggest problems I have with decommits is the way fans push them out the door, as if saying rude things about a player either directly or indirectly is going to help Michigan recruit better. It doesn't.
Support the kid's decision one way or another. You don't have to be happy about it if he doesn't pick Michigan, and you should be very happy about it if he does, but for these kids and these coaches, this isn't equivalent to the reality of "Real Housewives" for men. This is actually reality. So support him regardless, and maybe he'll feel more comfortable reaffirming his 100% commitment to Michigan after his visits.
Also, if with a grain of salt, this is good news. Sure, you can still bask in the bad news of the whole situation, or you guys can actually take some good with the bad.
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I'll also add:
This does not give you a right to bash the kid. This is an additional fact of something that has happened, but you don't know the circumstances around it. I've already seen people on twitter say some stupid things. Don't be one of those people. Likely, this is some sort of minor discipline issue, not a reflection of grades, violent behavior, or things fans for some reason want to say about potential rivals (otherwise he would be suspended for all track events, not just three of them). If anything, I give Crawford's track coach a lot of credit for this, he won't run in the 100m or 200m, events Crawford finished as one of the tops in the state last year.