As per Ricardo Miller's facebook status, he's moving to Ann Arbor this year and is gonna play at Huron High with Jeremy Jackson. for his senior year! I already have a shit ton of people who cant wait to go watch their high school game including me!
Ricardo Moving to AA
if you looked back a couple of threads ago, you will see the same exact thing that you just wrote, stated there.
I mean usually I'm not a big stickler about this, but at least check the front page. Come on man. You were that excited to bring us facebook status news that you couldn't read the board?
All it takes is 10 seconds to review the recent threads.
Ya, but all it takes is 4 seconds to load a page. So stop bitching.
I still love you (ALL HOMO).
I'm talking to him right now. He said he can't wait, and now he won't miss a single Michigan game next year.
You guys are dumb. Just don't bother saying anything if its going to be cruel.
Is he doing this so he can get used to the cold?
Him and Jeremy Jackson in same HS, WOW.
The funny thing is that Huron High School consistently fields terrible football teams. An additional receiver will, in all likelihood, not change this.
can throw in the general vicinity of these 2 and become a star. Think Henne's freshman year + Braylon.
That's pretty much what the qb did last year with Jackson (which worked for two spectacular touchdowns against Chelsea, though they still lost), except he didn't really become a star ... and they still finished with a losing record. Maybe two such receivers will get them to a winning record!
(For the life of me, I can't figure out why Huron can't field a consistent winning team.)
Sorry, but Henne was actually a good QB. TDs in the endzone, were those not good passes?
Think Graham Harel/Crabtree in Texas game. Harrel Made a Great pass, Crabtree made a great catch.
Henne to Braylon didn't just happen once either, therefore its skill.
if you are this stupid intentionally. If your persona is all just one big mindfuck to this blog, then bravo, you have one of the best schticks in the history of the internets.
If it's not, well...
I'll bet you 10 bucks he had to read that 3 times to understand it....
I keep wondering if it's an act and he's been brilliantly trolling us.
6-1: Another poster created him to fight with PRR and others.
Even: He's old and stupid
2-1: He's 12-15 years old
99-1: He's trolling
any chance has ricardo play multiple positions? like could he maybe end up in the same situation as rueben randle where he was just the best athlete so they moved him to qb instead of wr. if huron is as bad as they say, jackson and ricardo have got to be head and shoulders above the rest of the team
NEWSFLASH: DEVIN GARDNER TRANSFERS TO AA HURON!
You know what, Brian put up voting a little while ago, and one of the topics was to see if people wanted more moderation on the boards. The majority of the votes said that existing board moderation was fine. Now everyone is complaining that moderation isn't enough ????
From the looks of things we don't need moderators. We already have crusaders who rule this board with an iron fist, repramanding everyone who does something that they think is "against the rules".
And the best part is that when one complains, there are like 5 crusaders that complain about the same thing.
Is this a good move for Ricardo? I understand that being in Ann Arbor and embracing the atmosphere is important, but playing for a sub-standard team seems to be less beneficial than playing legit competition in Florida. Unless he intends on secretly practicing or conditioning with the team through some loophole I'm not aware of. Sorry if this has already been addressed, I'm procrastinating studying for an exam that I have in nine hours and just skimming threads to alleviate boredom.
If he has the natural tools to succeed (and by every account he does), then playing a lower level of competition for one year in HS shouldn't hinder his development. HS competition can't really prepare a guy for college anyway. In any event, any loss of development may be offset by the benefits of learning to play in the cold, getting closer to his future teammates and coaches (unless this is somehow prohibited), getting more comfortable with his surroundings, and of course the bump he gives us in recruiting. MI is loaded with talent this year and I'm sure he will be right there to scout them out and talk up M to them.
"HS competition can't really prepare a guy for college anyway"
I disagree. Take a look at the states of Michigan and Ohio. Kids in Ohio are bred to be football fanatics; parents push their kids toward football, and there is a strong level of competition. Ohio produces quite a good amount of talent. Then compare Michigan; more kids play basketball or split time between basketball and football. Michigan doesn't produce much talent as the competition isn't there. OSU could probably build their entire team from Ohio kids and they'd be fine; Michigan would fall apart if we took only instate kids.
In Florida, California, and Texas, football is king, everyone wants their kid to be the next gridiron star, and millions of dollars are poured into coaching and facilities to produce top notch programs. Subsequently, the best and most competitive high schools are generally located in Florida, Texas, and California. Competition breeds more successful players. If you're dealing with strong competition already in high school, then adjusting to the college game becomes a little easier.
He was born into that FL culture and raised on it. Combined with his natural skill set, I don't think spending just one year at lower competition will erase those innate skills or the ones developed throughout his lifetime.
Like dude below said, he made a name for himself in FL already. It would be another story if we took a middling kid out of FL, he dominates the competition in MI his senior season, and we suddenly expect him to be a superstar.
I think that West Texas Blue is right, that a higher level of competition breeds better overall football players, which is why I was originally against Ricardo coming to Ann Arbor even if it guaranteed he would sign with Blue. But I think Promote RichRod's argument is that Ricardo's talent and skill set are pretty much already developed and that 1 year at a lower level program won't significantly hurt him (especially if he is planning on enrolling early; than you're talking about less than 6 months at this lower level program). The difference between someone like Ricardo Miller and someone like Kevin Grady is that Grady got a 5th star by dominating poor Michigan talent for 5 years (I think he played varsity as an 8th Grader), where as Ricardo has earned his high ranking dominating Florida talent and national combines. Even if his overall recruiting rankings end up slipping a bit because of this move, at least we already know that he has proven talent against superior competition.
It's great to hear that Ricardo has decided to move to Michigan, but has anyone considered the possibility that when he experiences a Michigan winter he'll hate it here and commit to a school in a warmer climate?
Really? You think his whole family will move to MI and after a few snowflakes he'll commit to LSU? He used to live in MI, his family is from MI, he has come up here this winter, I think they know what they're getting themselves into.
the possibility that southern coaches tell recruits that it's so cold and snowy in Michigan that they create unrealistic expectations, then the kid comes to Michigan and says "hey, this isn't as bad as they said it would be" and then he decides he doesn't care about weather?
or the possibility that someone people actually LIKE or are indifferent to the weather?
he's from flint
the fact that him being at every home game means he can help recruit every one that's there on their officials. He's already been a huge advocate for us throughout the country.
Ricardo Miller > Tim Tebow. Minus the Jesus part (maybe).