Heard a rumor that Ricardo may not be attending Huron High rather a different H.S in Michigan. Speculation I heard was Pioneer. Has anyone else caught wind of this??? Personally I would like to see him at Inkster or maybe Saline.
Ricardo to a H.S other than Huron???
Devin Gardner is at Inkster.
That would be an interesting battle seeing how Pioneer and Huron are huge rivals. I could definitely see Gold, Pioneer's coach, recruiting Miller. I think the situation at Pioneer is a little more stable anyways than it is at Huron in terms of coaching/administration and player personnel.
The only reason I could see him going to Inkster is if the coach there really does his homework and nabs him (I recall the coach has done plenty of recruiting with other players). Although Gardner is there, it seems to me that Ricardo Miller and his family would want to move to the Ann Arbor area to be closer to campus.
Saline has a QB who is committed to Boston College FWIW
is pretty good. He's from Goodrich, Mich., so my alma mater high school played him this year. He torched us badly. (Oh well, we've still beat them in 5 of 6 meetings). His name is Joe Boisture.
Didn't know he was Pioneer's football coach. He is Ian Gold's older brother. He and his twin brother Jason played at CMU.
Where, prey tell, did you hear this rumor from?
I like Amish potato salad. Those Amish sure know how to mix potatoes, eggs, and mustard.
It's been on the scout boards, and I guess it was mentioned on WTKA also.
People who have an opinion on which high school Ricardo Miller attends need to seriously re-evaluate the level of investment they have in a 17 year old.
I don't think desiring a good football program for one of our recruits is a horrible thing.
His life is more than "future WR at Michigan". Perhaps we can let him be a high schooler, and an actual person, than someone we can plan like this is "A Brave New World" or something. He goes where he wants. When he graduates, he'll play football at Michigan. Isn't that enough?
When did kids at Michigan stop smoking weed? You need to chill...
No one here is asking to control Ricardo's life. They are simply saying what they think would work out best for him as a football player. In fact, even Magnus went beyond that to say that Inkster isn't where he should go despite a good program. It's not as good of a school as many in and around Ann Arbor. Since none of us have any control over it, it doesn't hurt to discuss. This is a message board, after all.
The initial response was to "Personally, I'd like to see him at Inkster, because of Gardner" (paraphrase).
I can think of a huge number of reasons to go or not to go to a school. Whether he can form an earlier synergy with a future U of M QB is, IMO, sort of fucked up.
Look, I get that we care where Ricardo Miller goes to college. We cheer for Michigan, so I get it. And I see how it trickles down, but it's just bizarre. I know our opinion has no impact on what he days, but, shit why do we care where a 17 year-old goes to HS, especially when OUR preference is, as stated above, to have him go to a place that makes him a better receiver - not a better human. Nobody, aside from Magnus, even ADRESSED what school had better academics, was safer, or afforded a higher quality of life. The concern was football. Period. And yes, I know this is a football blog - but it sort of creeps me out when our only concern for these kids is as pieces to plug into our football puzzle - not as an actual human.
He's gonna be there for one f-ing semester. I don't think anything life changing is going to happen at that time. Plus, that one semester will be consumed by football, since football is a fall sport. I think that is his highest priority at this point.
He's still a normal high school kid. Why did I concentrate on things other than sports in high school? To get into college. He already did.
It's just mind-boggling to me that:
a) people are following his HIGH SCHOOL football recruitment.
b) people care.
I'm obviously in the minority.
One semester at any school is going to have any sort of affect on a kid's academic future? He's going to go to Michigan, so it's not like Inskter would turn him into some kind of moron before then...
As susceptible to peer pressure as high schoolers are, I'd be surprised if anyone here would prefer for a kid to go to Inkster than some other schools. I'm not saying Inkster is suicide for him academically/socially . . . but there are better places for him to go.
Besides that, Jeremy Jackson works out at the university and supposedly the two have a very tight bond. It makes very little logistical sense for Miller to move to Michigan and end up in Inkster.
I don't even know why I'm talking about this. As far as I know, the only way Inkster got injected into this conversation is because commenter ________________ said somewhere above that he'd like Miller to play with Gardner. This is a very, very vague rumor . . . so I'm done commenting for now.
He's going to go to Michigan, so it's not like Inskter would turn him into some kind of moron before then
I'm merely asking why any sane person should care where a 17 year old kid decided to attend high school.
Moreover, I wonder why the only criteria used by those who choose to opine is football.
that I "care" where he goes to high school, then you're pretty dense. I was merely suggesting that it would be a nice thing if he could get some time to work with Gardner. It's not like I'm sitting here obsessing about it. That being said, can I get a "chill the fuck out" from someone now?
It's mind-boggling to me that you're getting this bent out of shape. Do things like this really bother you that much? Does every little inane thing drive you up the wall?
Relax and have a beer, man.
Because you know how bothered I am.
Score one for the high and mighty!
Thanks! High and mighty points = 1.
I would not be surprised if Miller wants to transfer somewhere other than Huron. Nothing's ever guaranteed, and I don't know if Huron would be the best place for Ricardo Miller to hone his skills. Inkster has a good program, but it's INKSTER.
From the way it seems to me, Ricardo Miller's family is fairly well off. I'd expect him to end up in or around Ann Arbor (Chelsea, Saline, etc.) rather than someplace like Inkster.
As a Chelsea guy I wouldn't mind seeing him here, but Saline would seem like the best situation. The football program there has been much stronger than Huron the last few years. And, as already noted, they'll have a very good quarterback this fall. Chelsea has a strong program, but I don't think they'll have a passer like Boisture.
Fun fact: Chelsea had a quarterback named Drew Henson at the same time that other guy was in Brighton.
I played against Drew Henson (the Brighton kind) in high school.
That ended in misery.
That also ended badly.
Funny thing. We played against Steve Threet and that ended badly...
We played Kevin Grady. I tackled him. Both the tackle and the game ended badly.
was 1 game away from having to attempt to block Brandon Graham. I submit he would not be posting on this site today had our school won our first round game that year as he would be dead.
haha. his career is going badly.
Before I got to high school, our varsity team played Joe Mauer, current man-candy catcher for the Minnesota Twins. He was a beastly quarterback. The first time we played him it actually ended well. The second time, it ended badly :(
You people are sick fucking freaks.
my guess is that if this is true it probably has little to do with football. they probably ended up finding a better house or a better deal on house that happened to reside within the district that goes to Pioneer.
or maybe Ricardo really wanted to be as close to the stadium as possible every day.
If I had a flamethrower I would burn this thread down.
I'll hide in his breakfast, and report back later.
I hope he doesn't take Kim to the prom. She looks like she may have the clap.
We'll have to set them up.
You're the best. Reacharound!
I just hope he's getting some mad tail, Tate style.
We have Michigan Man standards to uphold.
I actually kind of agree with the WLA guys, in some way. Except for Huss, I don't think you're the one giving the reacharound.
This really isn't news worthy, or important in any way.
I don't care where he goes to high school. I think the only thing that matters is that the transition for him and his family, from Florida to Michigan, is as easy as possible.
I agree 100000000000% with this.
In light of the backlash on this thread, I just want to say that I have interest in this thread because I actually follow high school football. Not because he's an M recruit. In the context of M football, you're right: this doesn't really matter.
He and his family will ultimately do what they feel is best, and this really isn't our business.
I hope your avatar w/ the yellow jersey was taken in a KNIGHTGAME.
Duh, it was. MSU. 2004.
Remember? The sun went down, Big Blue put on the maize jerseys (Big Maize?), and BOOM! 17 point comeback!
The best part, though, was probably how they piped in that dance remix of Welcome To The Jungle after every score at the end of the game. AWESOME.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
This is what I meant by my earlier post welcoming more WLA, or just personality in general back into the board. This was a good debate and it likely wouldn't have happened without chi's input, right or wrong. That said, Tom is 100% right. This is the type of thread I wouldn't have commented on before, because it's mind-boggling to me that anyone could possibly care where he goes to HS. Or care to debate the merits of one HS or the other. He's already committed, can't we just welcome him in January?
I'm not really criticizing those who do above, I get it, but IMO we should resist the impulse.
While I'd like to see Ricardo end up at my alma mater (Pioneer), I think Saline has the edge, if he has a fetish for girls with fake tans and overly dyed blonde hair.
I'd pick Saline if I was him. Or just go to Huron like originally planned. Saline has the best QB, Huron has J. Jackson. So, either way I don't think it matters. Ricardo is a stud WR any way you cut it.