According to Sam Webb this morning, Pearlie Graves had a great visit with Tennessee over the weekend and is more than likely to decommitt. Here's to an early signing period...
Pearlie Graves possible decommittment
bitching about your title in 1, 2, 3........
what's wrong with it?
so much for the informative titles, i almost had a heart attack...ehh i could care less about the titles
best for the young man. If we can hold on to DQ that would be fine with me.
one helluva of a job recruiting in Chapel Hill.
Proposal was shot down.
We really need at least two DTs in this class. If we lost Graves and Jones that would be pretty brutal. I'm assuming there aren't any others out there we've been in on, right?
Is it Graves or Jones? and isn't one expected to come the last weekend in January?
Graves? Best of luck. No way is he sticking Blue. Dude says that the UT visit set the bar really high, and other schools will have trouble clearing it. Only problem? He's done with visits (except a possible OU visit). So, um, yeah, UM's out.
Best of luck to the guy. I hope he is successful where ever he ends up. But just not as successful as us.
Way to be positive...because 17yr old kids never have anything positive to say about the school they just visited. He did actually verbally commit to Michigan..I wonder if Tenn boards said no way we get him he actually verballed to Mich.
i'll trade graves for stokes
Graves fills a position great need right now. If it was an either/or situation, I'd take Pearlie in a heartbeat.
Nope. The Tenn boards say that Tenn is the leader (and possibly a recipient of a silent verbal). They're more afraid of OU at this point than they are of us.
I guess RR and Kiffen are trading recruits,
Graves for Stokes?
I wouldn't mind
we are 1
put on the winged helmet.
I think an early signing period is crazy. All that would do is lock confused and very impressionable kids into early commitments that they're going to seriously regret by the time they're ready to go to school. The better thing to do is to move the earliest date for verbals to January, and that would prevent the large majority of decommitments, since those are almost entirely involving players who verballed relatively early in the process.
Moving signing day forward just moves some decommits forward. Decommits will exist, have probably always existed, and now are just becoming more prominent with the Rivals/Scout/ESPN push to collect all this information as soon as possible.
You CAN'T set a date for verbals. A verbal commitment is just that - it's when a kid says, "I'm going to attend _______________." There. Verbal completed.
A kid could graduate eighth grade and verbally commit to a school.
Now, most verbals aren't taken seriously until the kid is offered. So you could change the date of when offers can be sent, but that's different than changing a date for verbal commits.
Recruiting isn't coaching. Butch Davis'coaching record is underwhelming.
Ridiculous. He cleaned up a Miami program that was on probabtion and floundering. He did a terrific job while there. Actually, I was kind of upset that he took the UNC job. He would've been a very good choice to replace Lloyd.
Butch has a mediocre NFL career, but to deny his success on the college level is just absurd. He re-built the Miami program, even with the scholarship and bowl restrictions placed on him, and his last team was one of the original members of the "BCS screwed us in the pooper" club.
He is not a Michigan Man. We only want Michigan Men.
and i know this might be a sarcastic post by you, by just for the record anyways...Bo wasn't a Michigan man. He BECAME a Michigan man AFTER he got there.
Yeah I know he was a coach at Miami and what not, just sarcasm on my part.
Well, let's just target Michigan Men. Do they have a big M on their foreheads?
have an M on their foreheads:
No they are usually Asian and like Bubble Tea.
Would like to have a word with you.
I hate that we keep losing the commits with the cool names. RichRod really needs to prioritize his recruiting based on this. If we lose Fitzgerald Toussiant, I'm going to lose my shit.
Comment on early signing period: I believe Brian made the point last year that these late decommits are one of the best reasons NOT to have one. Better for the programs, better for the fans.....not better for the kids who lose the chance to find a place they like better.
But I don't think guys like Pearlie Graves or DeQuinta Jones would utilize the early signing period. It would be for the guys who are completely sure they want to come, and end their recruiting period with finality. A guy Tate, but who couldn't enroll early.
Most kids would wait until the Feb date, but some would sign early which would give the schools a better idea of who they will for sure have and where else to focus. It would also give the recruits an idea of who will certainly be going to which schools, to help ensure each recruit gets a good fit.