Fwiw...Jim tressel sd he has 4 commitments for the 2010 class however 1 of those is a silent commit. Osu blogs say its gardner...
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
of a good thing. Credible sources or dumbfucks?
There's lots of chatter about Gardner being an OSU lock, not just on the Bucknuts boards.
That said, almost by definition, it's tough to have credible sources on silent commits (at least effective ones).
Its speculation at this point that it is gardner but it jim tressel did say he has 4 commits but will be withholding the 4ths name. My boss is a huge buckeye fan and he's all over their blogs and he said the consesus over there is that it is gardner.
Rodriguez said we have 15 recruits for 2010. So we have 13 silent commits, Go make a wish list of the 13 others guys you want, if you want to feel good.
Seriously, after the pandemic of verbal decommitments, you are worried about a guy who isn't even verbally committed.
Also, we don't even know which player, it might be Tressel's nephew. It's pure speculation.
Also, Rich Rod announced he has silent committment from his son for the class of 2016.
comes from. You can't tell me that if TomVH came on here and said X is a silent M commit that you would totally dismiss it out of hand.
And I wouldn't say we are worried - just trying to gather information and have something to talk about. 2010 signing day is a long way away. We need something to do until then.
Regardless of who your sources are, how can he be a silent commit without an OSU offer? I'm not saying he's going to sign with Michigan, but if OSU hasn't even stepped up and given him an offer, how would they accept a commitment from him?
Look, they may offer him tomorrow and he may announce that he's committing on the spot, but until they offer, I remain confused.
maybe osu made a silent offer which was then silently accepted by DG. A year from now he will sign an LOI with osu (silently, of course)and doubters such as yourself will be silenced.
Umm no. He posted a Bio on his facebook page the other. (Key Note:his own bio) and he doesn't even list an offer. So I don't believe this for one second. Homerism may be a factor in this. though.
kidding me? Facebook page?
Ware u bin?
I don't know, the things I have been reading, which aren't really much I guess, are saying that he's going to take his time. He also doesn't seem head over heels for OSU where he would commit this early, even silently. The bucknuts board seems to have thrown out many likely names. The posters in the know seem not to be throwing out gardners name out right. I kind of doubt its Gardner this quick.
My bet is an Ohio kid that has loved OSU forever and has already expressed major OSU love.
he's a 2010 guy, if we're depending on him to come in and start right away that means we did terribly this coming season. what you should want is for tate/denard to do well this year so that DG becomes more of a luxury rather than a necessity.
Obes, you're way too rational and bring too much logic and reason to mgoblog. you're right on all points.
post,Obes...definitely on point!
So what? If Gardner goes to OSU, then we'll focus on other top level dual threat QBs. I'm pretty sure we'll be fine.
all along has been Gardner will be a Buckeye and battle with Pryor and that 2011 kid..Braxton something or w/e his name is..and that we can focus on Christian Green as our "elite" QB for this class with Robert Bolden and Malik Stokes as our "extra" QB for the class. If I'm way off base here, feel free to correct me.
Is Green high on M?
I'd like Malik to come on down. A Stokes-Stokes connection would be pretty sweet, even if only once.
thinks Michigan is HIGH on Green's list. According to BuckeyePlanet, which i find to be an excellent source for recruiting info despite blatant OSU bias (can't blame em for that): "scUM is supposedly going hard after him and the interest is mutual so I thought that this deserved a thread." No responses to that thread yet, so it's not worth linking it. Either way, I'd be perfectly happy with Gardner or Green. It doesn't matter to me if we get the in-state or out-of-state kid. (and i say that because, think about it...did anyone ever say to themselves after a Mike Hart TD run that they wished it was Grady scoring instead? i doubt it)
I still don't understand the in-state obsession, outside of PR reasons. I say go with merit alone. I wouldn't mind never getting another Michigan kid ever, if we are filling up on better talent elsewhere. If the 25 best recruits in the country suddenly become concentrated instate, I'll be all for in-state bias. Our strength is in national recruiting.
And that is great news about Green if true.
i also would be happy with either one but I do think it matters who. Grabbing DG would be a great pickup as far as an in-state recruit standpoint.
that i'd grab Gardner over Green to start with. My theory is this. If you have a need, and you have two equal prospects, you take the in-state kid first, since it's, in theory, easier to get him on board due to distance. Since I think it's likely that Gardner is actually better than Green, you take him first. I'm just saying, I'd be perfectly happy with either one of them, regardless of home state.
and another point I just thought of now - the instate guy is also superior (assuming roughly equal talent) because if we don't get DG, chances are pretty good that he will end up on a team that we play a lot. If we take him then it forces regional schools to settle for a lesser regional talent. Most of our opponents couldn't land a top FL QB, though.
Maybe he is pulling Tressels chain. Honestly, I don't care right now. I am more interested how we do this year. I will worry more about 2010 recruiting when it gets here.
This shit is so far off.
...that you are debating about whether a high school junior gave a silent commitment to a college to play football?
Geez almighty - pay attention to Michigan basketball and hockey. Pay attention to the 2009 Michigan football season. There is no reason to pay attention to 2010 recruits until, say, September 2010.
football recruiting until Signing Day Eve, 2010. After all, it's all speculative until then.
Chill. People are going to discuss recruiting. It's a big part of what the board is about. As far as I can tell, no one on this thread is wigging out, just trying to see whats going on with a highly-sought after guy. Like it or not, football recruiting is a year-round event.
If you are not interested, why even bother to make a post about why others shouldn't be interested. If you don't care, don't post about it and save yourself the time spent on this.
You should hope that Tate or Denard works out and Devin is never thought of as a possible Michigan QB because we have a 4-year starting QB starting this fall.
the life blood of a program...like it or not,like PRR mention,recruiting a year long proposition.
Resistance is futile...really!
...Obama was going to change the tone in America. I will give in, but only for Michigan recruiting, and only in the school year when high schoolers are seniors.
don't click on posts with high school juniors in the title
Speculating on who will be coming to UM in the future is a lot of fun. Especially when we as fans are coming off of watching a 3-9 season from our favorite team. The future looks a lot better than the immediate past.
I have mixed emotions on the QB thing. Like many people, I am waiting for RR to sign someone between 6-4 and 6-6 who can run the 40 in 4.4 and throw the ball eighty yards from his knees.
That being said, either Forcier or Robinson could turn out to be All-American QB's, despite their less-than-desirable height.
I am hoping that happens.
I think it will be hard for us to bring in a top knotch recruit for 2010. Any top knotch recruit is going to want to start soon. I know that they can red-shirt their freshman year but that still leaves 1 year of eligibility riding behind soemone else or in this case 2 someone elses. If a team like UF were to go after him I think he would jump at the chance to go. Tebow will be gone in 2010 and this is obviously a top knotch program. Tex will lose McCoy and OU will lose Bradford for the 2010 season any of these will have an advantage because of the opportunity to come in and start Freshman year. Don't get me wrong I would love to see a 5 star recruit come in for 2010 but I would think it will be easier to bring in another big name QB in 2011 or even 2012. I could be wrong but I don't know
Cmon people, if you're going to post some quotes or numbers, throw us a link. We don't know if you're making up the shit or not. Hard data is a good poster's best friend. Quit using the word "sources" when you're simply quoting premium content. That is all.
If I had to guess, I wouldn't be surprised at all that Gardner is headed to OSU. I think Bolden is a better prospect, honestly.