I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
This will be the home of the BBQ visitor list. The event takes place on July 31st and looks like it's invite only. I'm still working on confirming visitors so I should have more names added as I get them. Be sure to continue to check back frequently.
Here's who I've confirmed so far:
LB Royce Jenkins-Stone - Commit
DB Terry Richardson - Commit
LB James Ross - Commit
DE Matt Godin - Commit
DB Allen Gant - Commit
TE Devin Funchess - Commit
DE/LB Mario Ojemudia - Commit
DE Tom Strobel - Commit
OL Kyle Kalis - Commit, said he will for sure be there. He's going up with his head coach Finotti, because his coach wants to sit down with Mattison to talk defense.
OL Ben Braden - Commit
2013 QB Shane Morris - Commit
DT Danny O'Brien (6'2", 293 lbs, 4 Star)
WR Jehu Chesson (6'3", 182 lbs, 3 Star)
2013 OL Steven Elmer
2013 RB Wyatt Shallman
2013 LB Jonny Reschke
RB Bri'onte Dunn (6'2", 215 lbs, 4 Star) - His father told me yesterday that Bri'onte will likely be going up with his cousin Dymonte Thomas. Bri'onte's Dad might not make it up though.
DE Chris Wormley - Said via text he is coming to the event.
DT Ondre Pipkins (6'3", 325 lbs, 4 Star)
DB Anthony Standifer - commit
2013 WR Laquon Treadwell
2013 DB Dymonte Thomas
TE AJ Williams - Commit
2013 RB Ty Isaac
OL Jordan Diamond (6'6", 290 lbs, 4 Star)
DB Jeremy Clark - Commit, said he's going to try to make it up.
OL Caleb Stacey - Commit
WR Monty Madaris (6'2", 190 lbs, 3 Star)
LB Kaleb Ringer - Commit
LB Joe Bolden - Commit
I just haven't talked to him yet. Like I said in the beginning of the post this is just who I've confirmed so far and the list will keep growing.
Yeah my bad.. Skipped through the instructions and went strait to the good stuff. (That's what she said)
Hopefully this BBQ reassures Richardson that Michigan is the place for him and more importantly that the fellow commits are people he wants to play with.
I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but what happens at the BBQ? Is it just a meet and greet? Do they have campus tours or meeting with the academic advisors (similar to when a recruit visits)? Are any current or former players present?
...is consumed. It's a meat and greet.
I heard some might steak their claim to a spot on the team...
It's a good time to ketchup with the other commits, as well.
And we mayo may not get another commit out of the gig.
Hopefully they'll relish these moments when they go to make their decisions.
Only if the coach doesn't grill them on their decision...
It'll be hotter than cakes on a griddle. Hopefully the heat doesn't cause anyone to waffle on their decision to attend. Perhaps someone has a link. The guys who DO attend will get a chance to show their true grits.
I can keep going.
I can keep going
I believe you!
Edit What I want know is: Who started this?
it's the only thing that separates us from the animals
you're really only supposed to use one, or two if you can fit them a in brief sentence...
You must be the only the guy that eats waffles at a BBQ
Chicken and waffles...Mmmmm.
Waffles? Don't you mean carrots?
You're a turkey
Lettuce hope the coaches have a better recipe than that.
It's good to see Hoke is already starting on a new batch of recruits.
I had to reach, all of the obvious ones were already used.
Nothing wrong with reaching for some less obvious buns if it is done in good taste.
that a lot of these guys and the coaches have already mett.
Quit ribbing us.
Let me be frank, this is all very corny.
Just so long as they don't dessert us later
If they do, Tom VH will be the first to spill the beans about it.
I got this far down the thread...now I'm hungry.
Hoping the coaches can convince them from flipping their committments when other schools start heating up on them.
If we get all these guys, we're going to Smoke 'Em.
The coaches want to see if the new recruits pass (the) muster.
Wormley and Diamond attend the BBQ so they will be impressed and sign on with us so they can slaw-ter tosu next year.
but I hope Hoke lets them know there's no place for hot dogging on the field
the Hoke "Finger point" you would get if you were caught loafing?
It's a meat eat, where you meet and greet
Tom, the BBQ info is great and all, but we just really want to hear about your new gig!
Good. Very good. Really hope Diamond makes it up. Also, isn't this gonna be like the third time Elmer's been in AA in the past 2 months. That's good.
Tom- Do you ever hear any rumblings about Keith Marshall. Sam mentioned him this morning on the Recruiting Roundup and said that he is a possible for the RB slot, may visit in the fall, but doesn't talk much about his plans.
I'll check with him. Last I had heard from him is that he'll likely stay in the south. He did tell me that he likes Michigan, but I still wouldn't get your hopes up yet.
Directly on point and prompt! Thanks Tom!
Marshall goes to HS down the street from where I work. I plan on hanging outside his football practices with a "M" flag this year.....or would that be a recruiting violation?
The names I'm especially happy to see on the list are Danny O'Brien and Steven Elmer. I'd LOVE it if Bri'onte Dunn could attend too. The more we can get him up here, the better our chances are with him IMO. Of course, having the Cass Tech guys here makes me feel better too. Sounds like a great event and I look forward to seeing the final list. Thanks Tom.
If in fact we are taking two dlineman i want him as one of them. He had the best showing of all our dlineman at the opening by far. He just seems to have the pedigree that i believe hoke and company could turn into something really special. Also i think Wr is much more of an important spot than alot of people are talking about. I really hope we pick two and i hope that one of them is madaris as he would be yet another ohio kid and the third or fourth out of the cincinatti area. Thank you tom for the great info.