I check out this site multiple times a day- This was a total shock to me. Damn. Was anybody expecting this or am I the only blind one here?
Hello: Tom Strobel
It was viewed as more of a possibility than an expectation, IMO.
Why does everyone assume Wormley has a spot anymore?
I wonder if Godin is going to make it to signing day.
If a school is able to recruit better players before signing day, can they rescind offers to players they no longer want?
Yes, but 1) it's a really, really messed up thing to do, 2) Michigan is thankfully not a school that traditionally does it with any frequency, and most importantly, 3) Godin is going to be GOOD - he's not going anywhere.
All the offers right now are verbal only and even a written offer isn't binding until an NLI is signed.
But what the guy is suggesting is colossally douchey and not worth being discussed.
I'm not suggesting it, I'm just saying that odds are that some of the people currently in the class won't be there on signing day. I shouldn't have singled out one of them.
Fair enough, and honestly you might be right and some people could decommit, we'll have to wait and see. It's just the singling out part that's going to lead to flaming, not to mention the family of the kid in question reads the blog.
Sure, if they never, ever want another recruit from that high school again.
Players can decommit, coaches can rescind offers. Until something is signed, nothing is binding. I think many people would consider it bad form to do that to a kid, though.
If he doesn't make it to signing day I doubt it will be because he chose that route, and I would be pretty disappointed in the coaches if thats the case.
I'm sure he still has a committable offer; however, I don't think that there is any "seat saving" by this staff.
I agree with this - we have 2 SDEs now and only so many spots left. Strobel is a universally higher rated recruit than Wormley and we have Godin as well. Wormley might get the wait and see treatment from the coaches at this point, and I'm OK with that. He could have committed 6 months ago bit spots fill up.
Especially with guys like Washington and Pittman still out there, Wormley might get told to sit tight for a while.
I hate to say I agree, but I do. I don't know what he was waiting for, but even before OSU got the Titanic treatment, Strobel was expressing interest, as were others. Unless Hoke told Chris he'd keep a seat warm, which strikes me as improbable with this coaching staff, he should have seen this as a definite risk. It's sad because he grew up a UofM fan and had the chance, but he who hesitates is lost. I really want Washington because, as much as anything, I want Stanford, but he's also the more highly regarded player.
Wormley is rated higher by Scout, ESPN, and 24/7. Wormley is the #13 DE to Scout while Strobel is #24. 24/7 says Wormley is the #3 SDE and #57 overall, while Strobel is the #14 WDE and #169 overall. ESPN says Wormley is the #16 DE while Strobel is #56. Only Rivals prefers Strobel; Strobel is a 5.8 and #231 overall to Rivals, while Wormley is a 5.7 and not in the top 250.
Yeah I was totally surprised with this commitment I was expecting a OL commitment today. Hopefully that's still in the cards!
Welcome Tom. It appears we are getting some depth on the defensive side of the ball. Go Blue.
Especially wil Magnuson here all weekend and with Jarron Jones and his mom here
From the way we are recruiting these defensive players, in two years we are only going to play defense. When our offense is supposed to be on the field, we'll just send our defense back out - the nose will snap the ball to any of the three linebackers who will have the option to either run, hand-off to a safety, or pass to a corner.
is going to be huge, literally
You're going to love your entire Michigan Experience.
While I'm fully enjoying OSU's implosion, I just don't feel great about mixing this in with a "Hello" post. This is a great recruit to land and it just feels wrong to use this as an opportunity to work in another OSU dig. Please let me know if I am missing something obvious.
"Mentor" The name on his jersey. Joke being TP's mentor gives him cars
Thank you! This is more funny and less offensive to me now.
This comes from a lovely individual named Frank:
God that's good, eat it fuckeyes
You know this commit wasn't expected if Tim "quick draw" Sullivan didn't have a "Hello:" post ready.
Also, a 3.9 (!!!) GPA. This is a great pickup. Welcome aboard Tom!
Congrates Tom and Welcom to the family? Now that we have another DE commit I have to wonder if this will effect Chris Wormley in any way? Come check us out at http://everythingmichiganandmore.blogspot.com
The arrival of today's Tom Strobel fills this blog with mean mean pride.
Welcome and Hail!
To keep posts in this thread about Strobel? Just IMHO.
Congrats Tom and your entire family! Go Blue!