Gardner was offered by LSU today, and is now up to 13 total offers. More are definitely on the way.
"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
whats the general feeling with D Gard. Do you know if he is leaning a certain way?
From my understanding, it is an OSU-U of M battle. Speculation out of OSU is that he is an OSU lean. But there is a long way to go. Hopefully, Gordon can get in his ear and recruit him to Michigan.
If we don't land Gardner, we need to land either Bolden or Green from Florida.
I think all the talk about him being a silent commit is strange. I obviously don't know, since it would be....silent. From talking to him, I honestly think he's going to give everyone a shot. He's going to take his time, and enjoy the process. I don't think it's just an OSU vs. M battle, especially with all the new offers he's going to get.
We are high on Christian Green and Jeffrey Godfrey. I don't think we're after Bolden as much as the other three.
We will try to jump on Bolden if the above three turn us down/ cool off on us.
We'll get one of those three.
Agreed. But, if Bolden isn't liking what he is hearing from other schools about their plans for him, I could see us getting a Bolden/Godfrey combo. I don't get a good vibe on Gardner for some reason. I think Green is the more realistic of those two to come to AA.
today saying that he's not crazy about the spread offense as the best use of his talents.
Some think Bryce Brown may be headed there. That means that Seastrunk will cross LSU off his list then forget that any schools in Texas exist. He then becomes a Wolverine.
/ridiculous wishful thinking
how's that exactly? In any event it doesn't matter because I no longer respond to that guy.
He will be a Longhorn, no question.
I have no hopes of getting him. But maybe....
Nah, still no hope.
the "Noel Devine" factor. He was pulled by RR from Florida, but Texas almost exclusively keeps their in-staters. FLA is a different story with so many prominant schools and what-not. Even still, slim to no shot for Seastrung.
I haven't added 2009 to my database yet, but here's four years of ranked talent from the State of Texas and what school they chose:
62 Texas A&M
46 Oklahoma State
46 Texas Tech
10 Kansas State
7 Iowa State
5 Florida State
4 Junior College
3 Boston College
3 Notre Dame
2 Division II
2 Louisiana Tech
2 North Texas
2 Ole Miss
1 Arizona State
1 Bowling Green
1 Brigham Young
1 Central Michigan
1 Georgia Tech
1 Illinois St.
1 Michigan State
1 New Mexico
1 Ohio State
1 Oregon State
1 Penn State
1 South Carolina
1 Stephen F. Austin
1 Texas State
Michigan State 18
Notre Dame 3
Ohio State 2
Penn State 2
Bowling Green 1
Central Michigan 1
Eastern Michigan 1
Florida State 1
Georgia Tech 1
Junior College 1
West Virginia 1
that be expected if there is a larger pool of talent?
What I meant to say was Texas picks and chooses who they want out of the state of Texas and the rest are picked up by other schools, sure some out of state.
All I am saying is Seastrung will be a Longhorn, don't get your hopes up.
What you say makes sense. But it doesn't play out in the statistics. Among the 7 Michigan players, one was the 2nd best quarterback in the country, and another was a very highly rated running back. (Of course, both transferred back into the region. Derrr)
This only charts the recruits ranked by Rivals. Players under 3-star aren't in it. In other words, these stats are BEST when tracking the recruits that Texas would go after.
You do see a fair degree of REGIONAL but not STATE loyalty from high-end Texas recruits. But at least from 2005-08, Texas DIDN'T keep much of their best talent.
Of the players who received 5 stars (6.1 or higher Rivals Ranking) during that time:
1 (Stafford) went to Georgia
1 (Toliver) went to LSU
1 (Youngblood) went to Miami
1 (Mallett) came to Michigan
4 chose Oklahoma
4 chose Texas
1 chose Texas A&M
Now imagine if that was the best 13 recruits from the State of Michigan during this period. It would be akin to four choosing M, one going to State, four going to Ohio State, and four others choosing out-of-state schools on par with Michigan.
Does Texas have a loyalty problem? Perhaps. Their extra-regional attrition was the same as any other state.
Where the loyalty problem lies is in that they allowed as many blue chippers to slip away to their big out-of-state rival as went to the state's biggest football school. Texas got four; Oklahoma stole 4. In Michigan, the Wolverines locked up 8 of the state's best 13 players. One chose MSU. None went to Ohio State.
The old recruiting adage of "Texans go to Texas," when put under a microscope, is just as big of a lie as Testaverde's boast of "you can never have too many guys from Miami."
and I am humbled by the numbers, obviously. Nice work.
I still say Seastrung goes to Texas though.
Even if he doesn't, I still say he does NOT come to Michigan.
Agreed. For any Texas recruit 5-star, knowing just the state he's from, I'd say 40% Texas, 40% Sooners, 10% other Big XII school or LSU, and the other 10 percent one of the big national schools.
Not to be an asshole, but Im gonna call bullshit on these numbers. I know that Eastern, Central, and Western draw WAY more in-state talent than these numbers show. Almost all of their players are from in-state.
are RANKED talent. I would assume top 250 calibur guys...
Maybe that's because I understood the numbers to be addressing ranked talent. Central, Western and Eastern are probably pulling large numbera of un-reanked talent.
Basically it means 3 stars and above, but a lot of 3-stars don't get ranked.
so he is at least open to leaving the state. Texas is supposed to be 2nd, so that's no good. M is not in the running...yet.
SNAKE OILLLLLZZZ as dex would say.
I thought LSU was the team to beat. Either way, it ain't M.
a rivals interview with bryce brown has basically squashed the idea of him going to LSU. he said he doesnt know much about LSU at all. the only thing he knows about LSU is from one of his relatives telling him that they have a crazy game atmosphere.
in a nut shell, LSU is not a competitor for his signature.
wants Devin to come down to Baton Rouge and be a part of his damn strong football team.
A thread earlier this week indicated that Gardner may be a silent commit to OSU.
Hope not. It depends what our QB situation looks like at the end of the year.
but you never know. but still doubtful
and if they dont get him, they will pursue Gardner. Otherwise, if they pull Montana then they will drop Gardner.
a USC lock?
He is in a big time USC feeder high school correct?
Joe Montana's son plays with Will Smith and Wayne Gretzky's sons. That's a nice PR pitch.
Westlake Village (CA) Oaks Christian is 40 miles from the USC campus I just figured he would be somewhat of a person of interest to USC, sorry if I was mistaken.
No, I wasn't saying anything about him not being a USC lean. I have no idea. I just think it's cool that they all play together.
I took the tone wrong.
Also you can add Snoops kid to that list as well.
Joe Montana's son going to USC. That's like Mike Boren's sons going to OSU. Oh, wait...
I believe it's Chris Collingworth's son that plays with Montana and Smith.
.......and why wouldn't Montana be considered an ND target?
was a USC lean as well, but who knows.
I also heard Albion College wants some game tape of Gardner to evaluate his talent and see if he fits into their system.
Watch Out....Albion College is a player in the Devin Gardner sweepstakes!
Hey! I go to Albion College!
And I must say, I don't think he would fit into our offense. He would have to become a corner.
Gardner would be nuts to go to LSU. Russel Shepherd, the nations #1 ranked dual threat QB is going to be a freshman there next year.
the same thing.
Plus not only do they have Shep on the depth chart, they have Jordan Jefferson (looked solid when he got PT as a true frosh at the end of the year) and Jerrett "pick six" Lee.
How come it seems like Gardner is getting the full court press but not too much noise around Bolden? Almost all of the recruiting sites say that Bolden is faster and more polished as a passer than Gardner. Is Bolden not interested in UM? Are there grade issues? Any insight would be appreciated from the "Yoda" of UM insider recruiting.
Bolden sees himself as more of a pro-style than dual threat. He can run, but he has said that he ideally doesn't want to be in a spread offense. The potential with Gardner is unbelievable. He's a monster.
I hate Les Miles. He's doing this just to spite us, the fucker, just like he did with Jai Eugene and Russell Shepard. I heard that he actually stuck needles in each of Jai Eugene's condoms just to keep him close to home. He didn't spurn Michigan because of Herbie; he spurned Michigan because he fucking hates Michigan. Bitch.
Tom who would you prefer to have at QB, D. Gardner or C. Green?? Green appears to be a package deal with his current offensive lineman and beast Chaz Green
I personally would prefer the (2) Greens' over the (1) Gardner, what do you think?????
Wow, this is a hard question. First, let me say this. If we're comparing whether I would have Devin Gardner, or two players, that's not a fair comparison. Also, I'm only going off of highlight films, which is pretty unreliable.
I haven't talked to Christian yet, so I can't speak on how he is as a person. Gardner is a good kid. He's got the right attitude, and confidence, and I think he'll be a really good QB.
Devin has kind of a weird throwing motion. Man, this is tough.
I think for MICHIGAN, for our kind of offense, I would rather have Christian Green. I'm probably going to get drilled for that, but I think he fits better. DG thinks of himself as a passer that can make a play with his feet if he has to. Christian Green runs around a 4.45 40, but can still throw.
This is pretty hard, but I think that Christian Green could do more with RR's offense. This is not to say that Devin Gardner won't be awesome, because I think he will be.
like Devin is? I know stars aren't everything, just curious.