His first name is pronounced kind of like yay-who with somewhat of a 'J' mixed in, if that makes sense.
TomVH: WR Jehu Chesson Visit Reaction
Missouri receiver Jehu Chesson took in Ann Arbor with his family for the BBQ this past weekend. It was his first time up with the new coaching staff and he came away very impressed. Here's a look at his film and what he had to say about the trip.
TOM: I know you sent me a text after the BBQ that said the visit was great, but what made it so great?
JEHU: I got there and we actually got there Saturday night. We went to the barbecue on Sunday and I just liked how I got to meet the coaches and talk to Coach Heck about football. We didn't talk too much but at the end we found some privacy and talked recruiting.
TOM: You went with your family this time, who all went with you?
JEHU: My mom and dad took me and my brother. My dad had been there before, but they seemed to like it. My mom really likes the campus and my brother likes the Big House.
TOM: What kind of stuff was Coach Hecklinski talking to you and your family about?
JEHU: We didn't talk too much football. It was a public event so we talked about recruiting a little bit. We mostly talked about that and he was straight up with me and said that if two wide receivers commit then the receiver position is done. I feel like they're letting me know in advance what's going on with recruiting, which I like. I'm going to stay on my own track because I want to make sure I see all the schools I'm interested in. Coach Heck[linski] was just saying though that there's two spots so if one guy commits he's going to let me know. That speaks volumes with them.
TOM: Just to be clear they're going to let you know if someone else commits but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll jump and make a decision right?
JEHU: Right. They're going to let me know, and I can figure out what to do from there but I'd like to take my visits and everything.
TOM: With Michigan it seems like you have a good amount of interest, is that the case?
JEHU: Yeah, they have something going there but you don't really know until you see them play. They're one of the schools that I'm going to watch closely. Coach Hoke seems very family oriented, and I liked how the coaches brought their families to the barbecue to introduce them.
TOM: After this visit do you feel a higher comfort level with the coaches and maybe even the program?
JEHU: Yeah the coaches signed contracts for a certain amount of years, but I feel stability shouldn't be a problem there. Looking at what Hoke did at San Diego State they will definitely turn things around.
TOM: Was there anything that really stuck out to you about this visit?
JEHU: We watched a highlight film; it was a neat film they put together. It was basically about them rising back up, it got some guys fired up. That was what really stuck out, and also that it was family oriented.
TOM: Now that you have this visit done with what's next?
JEHU: I'm going to meet with my counselors and talk to them about what schools I want to narrow it down to. I should have a top list before summer ends.
The 'Y' is more pronounced than the 'J'. It's more Yay-who, if you said it that way it would sound right.
Or like this.....
Tom is now posting non football highlight youtube videos?
Shut the front door.
Tom, when he mentions wanting to talk to his counselors, do you know what exactly he means? Is it family friend counselors who are mentoring him through the process? Or is he talking about academic counselors who can highlight the academic prestige/specialties of each school? If it's the latter, I'm guessing academics are really important to him..?
i'd love to see that video they showed. Too bad they couldn't play it on the big screens! Would of been impressive. Hopefully they show it before the western or notre dame games.
Also if you notice in the interview he says the coaches told him they'll take two receivers.
We really do need two receivers if we are going to run the offense Borges ran at San Diego St. In the next 2 years all of our play makers on the outside graduate. This is still why I am a little baffled that we turned away that kid from Cali last year.
It seems like the coaches are serious about taking only 1DT. That worries me a bit but I'll trust the coaches. I think taking Houma's commitment speaks volumes of how highly they must think of him.
Somebody in another thread made a comment that since Michigan is probably not taking a QB that the extra spot could go to DT. I don't think he had any inside info or anything but just a thought that I happened to agree with.
I think the "2 DT, 2 WR, 1 OT" train is picking up steam. But then Dunn decides to be interested, so we have to figure out where to make room for him..
Just a thought but do we really need another OT in this class? If we land any of the 3 highly ranked lineman we are after that would be great but I think at this point we need depth at receiver and DT. This is all under the assumption that we land Dunn which may never even happen.
I we are only taking one DT, I would say this speaks volumes about the depth the coaches feel they have currently at the DT position. Hopefully that means BWC is doing well.
Campbell will be a senior in 2012, so I don't think he has any impact on the DT's they are recruiting for the 2012 class. You could make an argument that the coaches are confident in Q. Washington and Ash, however, as they will still have a few years of eligibility left in 2012.
Some food for thought. Godin, Strobel, and Wormley are all 250+ right now as juniors in high school. They still have 13 months before they suit up in maize and blue, it's quite possible one of them could outgrow the DE position and be moved inside.
If they really only want 1 DT + the way they've recruited linebackers, maybe Mattison was thinking of a switch to a 3-4? Ojemudia would be a great OLB in a 3-4... plus 4 other studs in the 2012 class.
Tom. We couldnt survive the long hard summer without you.
Who the hell is Coach Heck? Just nitpicking, thanks for the info as always Tom.
WR coach/recruiting coordinator who has a surprisingly deep voice.
That wasn't a typo.. We have a coach Hoke and a coach Heck.
So with all the possibilities at receiver, how does everyone rank them in order of preference? There are many possibilities and I myself seem to get them mixed up from time to time, but I am interested to see how everyone else ranks these WRs we have a chance at getting.
While I think that is an interesting topic, this might not be the thread for it. Just thinking that Jehu might want to read his own "visit reaction"and highlight thread. But then again, I don't know shit.
Very good point, but I don't know where else I could pose a question like that without potential recruits being able to see it. I mean they are judged by all of the recruiting analysts for all of the recruiting services, so I thought that fans' opinions would mean even less to them than strenghts and weaknesses by scouts. But then again, I don't know shit.
Sorry to steal your line, but it is just too damn good not to use.
I want Madaris to steal him from MSU and Darboh (possible Adrian Aarington). That would give us too big and fast receivers.
I would love getting too big and fast receivers. It would be awesome to get a great running back two.
Let's get correctly sized wons.
#1 on my list is DGB
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Personally I want receivers that are 2fast 2furious
With all the other schools' fans complaining about Hoke pressuring the kids, Chesson gives us a better view. I don't think they're pressuring them as much as letting them know that the early bird will get the worm.
schools/fans complain about things when they're getting beat. I don't think Hoke is doing anything wrong and I think they know it.
Sounds like our on-field performance might have an effect on his recruiting. Caught my attention since he is one of the first recruits to sorta speak up about that.
I posted this elswhere so my bad but this is where it fits.
With five spots left I think that the following is what will happen . . .
Two DT's - Probably Pipkins and O'Brien
Two WR's - Probably Darboh and Madris
The last spot I think is a toss up between Dunn or Diamond and which wants to commit first. Diamond, who I think will stay in the BIG 10, seems as though he is less and less interested in joining the good guys as he is visiting Iowa today. You have to wonder how the coaches are handling this especially in light of how they handled the Wayne Morgan situation, and the way Sam Webb describes the Terry Richardson situation if he would decide to take visits(for those that dont know Webb says Mich would say no thanks to TR if he takes visits, ala RSJ saying he's good with no visits)
If Dunn says no and Diamond goes elswhere, then where do we go?? I would think we would really go after the RB Keith Marshall out of NC, and one of the two between Garnett and Banner. Try to swing for the fences and see what happens with the best talent available. What do you think happens with the final 5 spots???
As far as I can tell, they seem to be recruiting Devin Fuller as well. I think he could fit in to that final spot as well. Haven't heard anything new lately, but he was planning a visit soon and is seriously considering us. Can't think of any others off the top of my head though, besides the other WR's and DT's we may still be pursuing.
3 years in a row with only 3 qb's scares me. A scenario where one guy gets a multi-game injury and the starter gets banged up in a game, quickly brings you to one qb, backed up by a bunch of walkons. I hope Denard does well and Fuller sees that Borges can coach dual threat qbs.
How often do teams get down to quarterback #4? Be honest - in 2010 Michigan only needed 2 QBs, Devin Gardner only played because Tate imploded.
The chances are very, very high that Russell Bellomy redshirts this year. On the list of things to worry about with regard to a college football team (a list that should really be zero given that this is just a game), having "only" 3 scholarship QBs should be way down the list.
Over three years, I think it is a much bigger issue. If, for instance, Gardner had a career ending injury in spring practice next year, we'd have Robinson, Bellamy. While we'd probably start recruiting a second qb for 2013, I'd much rather have a redshirt three star already on the bench, then hope for a second 4 or 5 star who might be ready to play without redshirting.
While I understand it is a low probability event, it is one with pretty high consequences.
For that matter, plenty of 4 and 5 star qb's flameout. In my mind, using the scholarship on a decent 3 star is well worth the tradeoff.
If they pick up Yuri Wright over Richardson I would have no complaints. 6'2" > 5'9" I will take it.
any more news about Terry Richardson? i wonder if he plans on taking the visits. you gotta think that the staff has a plan B if thats the case. i hope he stays but i want him to stay only if he is true blue.
And that SWebb comment on T Richardson is quite interesting... maybe we can use the 3 Medicals to add more scholarships to this class?
1 OL: Diamond 70%, Banner 10%, Garnett 10%, Simmons 10%
1 WR: Darboh 33%, Madaris 33%, Chesson 33%, Stanford 1%
1 WR: Darboh 33%, Madaris 33%, Chesson 33%, Stanford 1%
1 DT: Pipkins 55%, O'Brien 45%
1 DT/RB/DE: O'Brien 50%, Dunn 49%, Washington 1%
All in all--I think it's Diamond, Pipkins, O'Brien and the 2 of 3 out of Darboh, Madaris and Chesson. If we go to 27, I think it's Dunn.
I'm not convinced the 2nd WR or 6th OL are a lock. I'd modify your list like this:
1 WR: Darboh 25%, Madaris 25%, Chesson 25%, Payton 25%
1 DT: Pipkins 55%, O'Brien 45%
3 - 6th OL/2nd DT/2nd WR/RB: Diamond 70%, O'Brien/Pipkins 50%, Dunn 40%, Fuller 10%, Darboh/Madaris/Chesson/Payton 25%, Banner 10%, Garnett 10%, Simmons 10%,
I think we'd take 2 WR if 2 or these want to come, but aren't dead set on taking 2. Probably no need to reach for 2nd when we should be interesting to some big ones next year in Morris's class. Seems much more important to get two DTs, or Dunn, or Fuller.
Another way to say it - biggest remaining needs:
2. WR #1
3. DT #2
6. Diamond (or other top OL)
7. WR #2
A #2 WR is a bigger need than even Dunn or Fuller (unless Fuller is that #2 WR).
1. DT #1
2. WR #2
3. DT #2
4. WR #2
Also, we've heard in two different articles in the past 2 days that the coaches are looking at TWO WRs, so I think it's a moot point even if you disagree that a 2nd WR isn't of need.
The coaches think it is of need, so we should all just assume we're going to get 2 WRs in this class. They said 1 more DT, however Danny O'Brien says he thinks they'll take two if the entire class isn't full.
Also, don't think Payton is coming, he ends up on the west coast...seems to want to join other guys on the west coast in THIS class. I could see him at Oregon.
Everyone seems confident we will still be able to land 2 quality WR's, but it seems like things are getting a litte tight now that were out of the running for Burbridge and Stanford. From what I can tell, we are now down to Peyton (4*), Darboh (4*), Chesson (3*) and Madaris (3*). Are there any more that I've missed?
Darius Powe (4*)
...so why couldn't we land two of them? You named 6 guys and someone else named a 7th.
As of right now people are only naming 4 DTs and many are expecting 2 of them (with Day and Shittu being the ones that go elsewhere)...I like our odds at WR.
I don't know if we're going to get the 5-star or high 4-star kid that many wanted...but I think we'll get some taller, more physical WRs that can really play.
I'd expect that top 5 WR to come in next year with Sugar Shane Morris on deck.