Checked the online directory today, and it seems that one William Micheal Campbell created his uniqname today around 3pm. Can't be for sure, but it's pretty likely that this is Big Will.
spoiler alert: i linked this
I already checked, btw - couldn't find any student William Campbells in any directories at Florida, Miami, LSU or Alabama...*whistles*
Oh, and V-Smith, Hawthorne, Emilien and Forcier are in there too.
After checking other recruits, it seems that Forcier, Emilien, and others all created their uniqname today as well!
Could this have been done by a computer batch process.
Do we think that all of them created accounts on the same day?
Are there any offices that are open that could have done this...maybe.
Aren't people who are part of the football team are listed as "students"? Let's not get our hopes up just yet peeps...
But on the face of it...I would agree...HELL YEEEEEAAAHHH!
Let Will make his announcement at the January 3rd event. Don't screw up a potential commitment for the Wolverines.
Good lord - you all need to take up a hobby, like chasing girls, or even guys. I don't care what you do. But just leave Will alone. If you can't wait 10 days you all have a serious problem.
That's as good as an LOI, unless he's paying out of pocket for this semester of class.
Thank you. Seriously, Rivals and all that is fine but stalking these kids on their directory is just plain creepy.
that umich students make semi-regular use of in order to find people's email. it only has information which you decide to put on there. accessing information in the public domain isn't "stalking" or "creepy". consent is involved.
Agreed. If someone looked up his address and then went to camp out in front of his house/dorm, that would be creepy. Checking an online database is just journalistic research.
I don't know if you decide what information goes there, since I don't ever remember choosing what or what not goes on there, and it has my school address, permanent address, and even my phone number. Perhaps I should try an change that...
Yeah you can. I've deleted everything except major/minor off of mine. It's to change, just search yourself, go to your page, click bind and log in, then click the modify tab.
And also, last I checked no one here was using it to find anyone's email (a perfectly legit reason) you were checking to find out of if a football player had made his decision on where to go when he has explicitly stated he will not be announcing until a certain date. Creppy, stalkerish, etc. Get off the guy's tip.
So, you know. Try again. It takes all of a couple clicks to check the umich directory which is, again, in the public freaking domain.
I don't know why, but this made me laugh.
I think it is under the pseudonym Bald Eagle now...
"unhappy beaver turns to Conference Usa: Names Tulsa as new leader"; see story (C.U.N.T.) page c3
missed my chance at the beaver headline thing, thought i'd throw it in for fun...
What is the list of early enrollees?
And, SHHHHHHH already....
If Will Campbell commits then him too.
..and Beaver...oh wait
FWIW, the Michigan Daily and Michigan Sports Center blogs are both reporting this news as well.
normally get this number of early enrollees? This number is impressive - Michigan could have up to 7 early enrollees, and Iowa only has 12 verbal commitments at this point. I think this is a good thing.
that's become more popular because recruits and coaches realize what a potential boon it is. more practice = better player.
Brian - you may want to think about deleting this thread, just to be safe.
because UM is getting to the point where we have to tip toe around recruits because we are scared they will decommit? Forget that!!
This is MICHIGAN and if a blog hurts his feelings and he decommits because of it, I say "good day to you sir!". Even Big WIll or whoever for that matter. Yeah he is rated highly but how many others before them haven't panned out?
It is getting old watching everyone be so careful about the recruits, it should be the other way around.
I hope Big Will does come but if little things like this hurt your feelings UM will not be the place for you at all - BEAVER. You'll need thicker skin than that to go to the shoe and play the suckeyes.
Its a Festivus miracle!!!
Dandy Don begs to differ.
Dandy Don says when you're right 60% of the time, you're wrong 40% of the time.
This guy is a Zimbabwean farmer, fellas, nothing to get excited about
;) ;) ;)
But seriously, we should be more worried that the Daily (curses of inhuman boils upon them!) posted a story on it:
Dan Feldman, the only sports writer for that paper worth a damn.
i miss scott bell
Christmas Charlie Brown.
Get a life, people... seriously. Let's worry about the players on the team improving first..
If Campbell is enrolled, he is on the team
Is there anything in this that would possibly necessitate the use of Flight Tracker? I'm always looking for an excuse.
umm this is awesome. But when the hell did the Daily become so involved with recruiting?
EDIT: And FWIW, in a rivals interview with Dior Mathis he mentions how Michigan is a strong player in his recruitment for many reasons, but one being that 'all' his friends are going there.
Too bad he doesn't have a name like Barkavious Mingo or whatever that one recruits name is so there would be no doubt.
Supposedly he has enrolled at all of his final 5 schools.
Nothing to see here.
Impossible. You can only enroll at one school. If you want to switch, you need to transfer.
Per this NCAA document:
That said, there are likely more than one William Campbell on this earth.
Enrolling is another matter. That means you signed on the dotted line. You can't enroll at 2 or more schools. I think this discussion should be killed, though. Let him announce on his own terms.
If you think this discussion will effect where he goes to school...I disagree.
And I feel bad about that. If he enrolled, nothing can change where he goes. I'm saying let the kid have his glory.
I agree with you, RichRod, but ours is not a very popular opinion. I said the same thing about McNeal's commitment and Lloyd's retirement.
If the kid wants all this "glory", he could have had a press conference and announced it. If he really thought he could enroll without people finding out, than he's not too smart. Nothing is official. He's still going to be able to officially announce where he's going on Jan. 4th.
Anybody look up LaLota's name yet?
And Tate's name is Robert.
I spoke with Anthony Lalota today, he hasn't done it yet. It doesn't mean he's decommitting, he just hasn't done it yet.
Have you heard any rumors about LaLota? I ask because there is a guy on Scout that said there were some regarding him not enrolling early.
People started rumors because he wasn't enrolled yet, that's why I said that. They took it as he was waivering, or decommitting, and it's not the case. He just hasn't done it yet. Mike Jones isn't on there either.
People speculating on those boards like Scout is how a lot of these rumors snowball.
Gotcha. Thanks, Tom.
William Campbell is a 5'5'' 90 lbs. kid from Grosse Ile. He's got so many AP credits he's already a Junior. This kid's got potential to be in the top 20 biomedical engineer students in the country. Unlimited upside!