Mike Lantry, 1972
Is this considered the first steal from tsio fallout?
although he was cooling on OSU before any of this broke. He's a big academics guy, and I think some of the more prestigious academic schools were drawing his interest (Michigan, ND, Stanford).
no, TREMENDOUS caption
Welcome to the family Tom! GO BLUE!
Look at that gaze. Lookin straight through your line, son. Gonna take my shovel and my pick and get up into that green field back there, boy.
Mentor is a huge OSU city. (Colors, Fight Song). The tide has absolutely turned in Ohio Recruiting Wars.
It's close to the beach and Cleveland, the HS football culture is unbelievable, and there are good places to shop and eat in the area. (I've been to the area a lot to visit people.)
This is an unexpected but much appreciated surprise for commitment number 15.
Victory in Ohio will be ours
Whoa, he's not pointing!
He's pointing at his own palms because he's awesome
Damn. I missed that.
I thought the game was in A^2 this fall?
Don't you all think it's a little early to claim victory? I mean really. One player does not make a "trend." It's still going to take Hoke a few years to turn that mess around in A^2. I understand your enthusiasm though.
That caption is the definition of clutch shooting.
You magnificant bastard, I read your BOOK!
Now there's another thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get any messages saying that "we are holding our position." We're not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're going to kick him in the ass. We're going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we're going to go through him like crap through a goose!
And how fitting, given the speed of our recruiting success. Also, O$U is the Hun.
In ur state, stealin ur recruitz.
We drink up your milkshake OSU.
Can someone tell me what other top flight DE/DT prospects we're in on? I've heard we're only taking 4 d-lineman and we've already taken 3 now, with only 1 being a DT. Can someone enlighten me?
Anyhow, welcome to Michigan Tom. Great choice.
Chris Wormley, Adolphus Washington, Greg McMullen, Ifaedi Odenigbo and Se'Von Pittman. All are listed as DE but Washington, McMullen and Wormley have the size to eventually be DTs.
Azziz Shittu? (Sp?)
Hasn't planned a visit yet, keep hopes down until he does.
For some reason I read OP's post as Ohio D-linemen. Shittu, O'Brien, Pipkins, Jarron Jones, Day and Jaleel Johnson are all DTs that we seemingly have a shot at.
In a recent ESPN article, Michigan is listed as one of ten schools that he's considering along with Washington, Stanford, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Cal, Auburn, Nebraska and Arizona.
Also Mattison. Woot!
Ohio State writers/columnists/fans are jealous of us on this one.
He also had a Michigan State offer #ButWeRecruitNationallyNow
so this makes Hoke 9-0 against State right? Or did I lose count already...
I wish he used the rest of his 140 characters to type out Wolverines.
Uncanny resemblance to a young Robert englund?
He does seem like he would favor a dirty striped sweater and some fingerknives...
that all of our commits are scared of competition, despite the fact that we might take 6-7 d-linemen in this class?
but we definitely still need at least one true DT, if not 2.
Well I must say this Hoke guy and company can sure as hell recruit. Not bad considering the ties we probably lost over the last 3 yrs.
Lets hope he can turn it around on the field as well.
All UR 4 stars R Rz
Wait to go Hoke & Co. It's just Friday. Still some meat left on the (weekend) bone.
This is a huge get. Not only does the kid have the makings to be a hell of football player, he also seems to be very mature with his head on tight. Should become a great locker room guy in the future as well.
If this kid plays like I remember Mentor playing 10 years ago, he'll be well prepared for battle. Mentor was always in the State tourney discussion. Hoke/Mattison uber alles!
I like Hoke's recruiting strategy: gain all your commits in the summer so the fanbase has something to be excited about before the season starts.
Is Wormley next or has that two by two commit pseudo-meme died out?
have room for woremly...i'm hearing he could be playing on the oline.
one state at a time we took over Michigan and now to Ohio.
TOM: What about any of the coaches? I know they're new to Michigan, but did you know anything about them?
STROBEL: I knew that Mattison had been at Baltimore, but it shows that he's going to be there and he's not going anywhere if he came from the pros. I don't want to be switching coaches constantly, so it makes a difference for a coach to be there the whole time.
Looks like OSU definitely took a hit when Tressel left and the future of the program is such an unknown.