"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Darrin Kirkland Jr. has been a frequent visitor to Ann Arbor and this weekend he’ll stop by again as he announced on Twitter.
Just talked with Coach Mallory, I'll be at Michigan this weekend for a visit! 〽️Ⓜ️ #GoBlue
— Darrin Kirkland Jr. (@_KIRKjunior) May 15, 2014
Michigan is solidly in Kirkland’s top ten and an overnight stay in Ann Arbor this weekend could put the Wolverines near or at the top of that list. Darrin’s mom and dad will accompany him on the trip but will stay in Toledo with family while he bunks up with Mike McCray on campus. His plans for the visit sound promising and Michigan is in good shape with him regardless of the specifics.
“I just want to spend some quality time on campus with the players and have my family get a good personal feel for Michigan,” he said. “Michigan has done well recruiting me. My relationship with Coach Mattison is one of my best.”
Kirkland Jr. will spend just Saturday night in Ann Arbor and while all things are trending in a positive direction he told me that a commitment will not happen. He will stick to his timeline of an August decision date but another positive experience on campus definitely helps Michigan’s cause as these types of visits work wonders with recruits.
Do want. We need to flood our locker room with elite athletes that are willing to do things the right way. It's not easy obviously but we are still in need of a few high caliber NFL projected athletes. Darrin certainly looks the part and we need a few more like him.
Many of us don't follow recruiting that closely, but are still interested in these posts. It would be helpful to include even a single line explaining who the kid is. For instance:
"Darrin Kirkland Jr. (LB - Indianapolis, IN, 2015) has been a frequent visitor to Ann Arbor..."
Agreed. Would be very helpful
Indeed!!! Please get young Teal'c to play for us so we might destory the Goa'uld.. rrr Buckeyes.
So I looked him up and ironically enough, dude was a 3-time All-American DB at Oregon in the early 80's. Maybe the staff should work on getting the real Teal'c and not just a younger look-a-like.
than I do, and I work at UMHS.
If he is anything like Levon Kirkland was for the Steelers, make sure to chain him to the fence so he doesn't leave...
that... sounds.... like it could be reworded maybe.
not that there's anything with wrong with that.