things go poorly
DeQuinta Joes leaning towards Arkansas
I'm not sure that Jones was ever really serious about coming to Michigan.
maybe Graves too.
The problem is these guys are giving verbals wayyy too early in the process, before they've really had the chance to evaluate their options. I don't think an early signing period is the solution; it will just make things worse. Brian's idea of a nonbinding letter of intent that would prevent the recruit from taking visits or getting contacted by other coaches is a better solution. That will cut wayyyy down on the early commitments, to those who are truly serious. There's nothing wrong with teenagers wanting to check out the alternatives, but they shouldn't be giving verbals simply to the school they last visited.
Is this kid related to Sloppy?
I'd be more shocked to see Jones sign with us tomorrow than Jelani Jenkins, Dre Kirkpatrick, or any other of the pipe dream recruits
I still think we should've pulled this guys offer, and that's not sour grapes. I just don't like his attitude for some reason.
I felt the same way about Two Ply last year.
Our depth at DT is pretty suspect too. If we don't get Jones or Graves (now looking like a distinct possibility) that leaves us with Martin, Sagesse, Campbell and...Ferrara? Maybe that Carradine rumor will prove to have substance, but we really need more big bodies to stash in the middle.
Carradine's not even really big enough for a DE yet. He's 6'5"/210 — smaller than Roh. We better pray either Jones or Graves comes through.
there is probably so much false info going out about these kids that it's best to take a deep breath and hold it until after 6pm EST tomorrow. Then you can exhale and relax.
And we all know SEC women aren't as prude as Big 10 beotchs!
basically a number of recruits told him that RR/M was pressuring the kids to give verbals at that time or the offer would be revoked.
According to Tom, this led to some soft verbals like Pearlie and DQuinta who wanted to hedge their bets.
According to Tom, RR is no longer doing this, but that explains a lot of what seemed like quick jumps - especially for a guy like DQ who had not even been on campus.
Outside of their dickhead coach and fag QB I wouldn't blame him if he went to Arkansas. It's the only town I found that has the same vibe as AA. Walmart money up there.
Show some class.
...my apologies to anyone I offended, I'm a little bitter. If I could edit my post, I would remove the controversial word.
This is a crazy process. I had some mini freak outs last night myself, thinking we weren't going to get anyone else. All calm now though.