I know he has the southern connections and what not, but if he leaves, I hope not, who besides Graves and Dequinta Jones will that effect in terms of recruiting? Also, he has a hot wife.
good luck with that
he's a midget. maybe i should move down south and get myself a hot wife.
I posted this to a response to Jay, who said that Hopson has been an integral part of every commit; I stated that 3 of our biggest recruiters are Gibson, Rod Smith, and Dews
Gibson works Western PA and Ohio, in which we have 3 commits, including stud CB JT Turner. OSU pretty much locked down Western PA and Ohio a few months after '09 signing day, but we'll have much better results for the '10 class (Derrick Bryant, Cullen Christian)
Rod Smith works Florida, in which we have 6 commits, we are probably going to land Lo Wood, and we have the interest of many top '10 Florida prospects.
Tony Dews has landed our last 6 commits (per Scout mods)
Hopson has landed Graves and DeQuinta Jones, both of whom are our most wavering commits. So I'm not sure where people got the idea that Hopson is a great recruiter. We'll be fine without him.
I think it mostly stems from the fact that we had kids from the Deep South (Florida doesn't count) interested in us. The fact that they were even considering Michigan was a big step, since there weren't too many Deep South commits during the Carr era aside from Anthony Thomas and Adam Patterson.
I have a friend who we call a player because he always talks to hot chicks. He can never seal the deal, but he'll spend a whole evening at the bar flirting with them. But I still want him to keep trying, because maybe I'll hook up with the friend of a hot girl sometime. You know, if she drinks enough.
great breakdown, its good to know that kind of stuff.
Well, I don't think that I said he was an itegral part of EVERY commit. I was under the impression that he had a part in recruiting most of our recruits on DEFENSE. It appears as though that might not be the case.
that was a very informative contribution (no sarcasm). good point.
But losing Shafer really killed us. Thomas Gordon almost wavered.