How can this day get any bettert?!?!?!?!
This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
How can this day get any bettert?!?!?!?!
The kid's dad didn't want anything said about it yet. It's happening very very soon though, so you won't have to wait.
i guess the tressel thing isnt in june but still its awesome. Will this kid commit within the next week?
This is only one of the parts. A few more still.
im kinda sad that Hoke couldn't stomp him this year but ill take it. I take it that those kids on the edge between Us and Ohio will be making their decisions within the next month?
Blue Kings, they are ah-comin
I can't stay like this for more than 4 hours. The commercials said so.
Tom, are we talking a matter of hours, days?
I Dunn have one idea how that might happen.
Besides Dunn's dad, I think Gant is the only other parent that Tom has talked to if memory serves.
Magnuson makes sense...but I want to start all the Dunn speculation.
I'll take a tackle with his offer list over anyone barring a d-tackle with a similar offer list. I really think Lewan is elite and having another elite kid to put on the right side makes for a really scary offense.
To clarify, I would rather have Magnuson than Dunn, but if Dunn would switch his commit today, that would be the ultimate icing on the cake.
But, I feel bad for kids who sincerely wanted to attend OSU. I despise the entire state of OHIO, I just feel bad for kids who don't get to do what they have worked hard for.
If they really want to attend tehOSU, they probably still can. In fact, there will probably be a few more openings in this class.
Leave the gun, take the Wormley.
Sam hinted that since the resigning of Tressel has prompted him to commit to the maize n blue. Also a midwest defensive player. I think his name rhymes with shmris shmormley.....
A mod on Scout's free board also posted:
"maybe you guys should start doing the "worm"!"
sense because it was a race between us and Ohio and now that Ohio is officially screwed its simple
It seems like Tom Strobel satisfies these criteria, too.
hes looking at notre dame too
It'll be a good June for the Wolverines......and it will start a day early.
Am I the only one thinking that we need to make room for 25-26 spots in this class. Too much of a perfect storm right now.
"make room" we have a certain number we can take, no need to go SEC on recruits
I believe they could choose not to renew enough 5th years to make this happen...
That's why I wish Hoke would have held off last year and banked some scholarships for this year. It was know that Michigan and Ohio were loaded and I would have preferred the open spots this year versus taking three star recruits from perennial lower tier programs. I'm not saying those kids won't work out I would have preferred having more spots available this year. It can still happen as I still expect some more attrition, but I would be nice if we didn't have to worry about attrition(APR) to be at 25-26.
For a "disastrous tiny recruiting class that will kill us in 4 years". People were panicking about a ten men class; no one was talking "banking scholarships".
It's not Wormley.
Based on what?
Because Wormley's father doesn't talk much to the recruiting services. Gant's father does.
Do you know for sure or are you just saying that because we know Gant's father has spoken to Tom.
Wayne Morgan and Chris Wormley check.
Soon to follow Gant?
I'll say this, since a lot of this stuff is going to get out sooner or later anyway. There are three kids that I know of right now that have moved their decisions up. One is the recruit I mentioned above, and it will happen very very soon. One doesn't know when he'll decide, but is planning on moving it up, I'd imagine he'll figure that out shortly. The other has moved it up but isn't because of the Jim Tressel stuff.
I'll let you know who they are when they happen. I'm not including the Wayne Morgan announcement in these three either.
Oh Tom, you ole' tease.
only one can wish but if we add those 3 plus wayne morgan that means we are at 16 commits people better start committing quicker if they want a spot
I would agree with those three
I normally don't like to, but it will eventually be reported by others so I'll just put it out there now.
Are these 3 players all going to commit to UM? Or are they just moving their decision up?
Well Tom can't tell us everything!
he didnt write about them just to say they are going to commit to another school.
Jeez...thanks tom this has become possibly the greatest memorial day i have ever celebrated....The most wanted and hated man in america is dead and now Michigan is coming back from the black hole we put ourselves in for about 4 yrs or so...
Things are coming up nicely...
Awsome! Just awsome thats all!
It'd be nice to take 38 recruits this year...it's a good problem to have I suppose that we'll be turning kids away at the door come signing day (or before)...
but completely clued it in between this and his next tweet
So with seemingly Gant and Morgan about to commit, who does that leave as far as DBs go? Do we only take one more, that being Armani Reeves?
Are most of u excited about gant? He seems good to me but it seems we should slow play him to get the higher prospects on out board. What do u guys think? I would be happy with him at UM but idk why we need to take him now
for mentioning slow playing and such, but I am in the camp of those who believe we have better prospects than Gant left on the board and am left wondering why he got his offer so early. There were a couple others who I thought were better, but the coaches could very well have some inside info that has lead them down this path that no one else is aware of.
Don't get me wrong though, he is a good prospect. I just like some of the others a little more is all.
Edited so the young man can have his announcement. TomVH didn't want us guessing so I'm editing it out.
report where a kid is going to school even though he tells them not to.
I wonder how many of you who want to slow play Gant actually have knowledge of his game or just go off of scout and rivals ranking of him? Just because he doesn't do the combines doesn't mean this kid isn't really good. I've seen him play and I'd love to have him.
since you obviously feel you are the authority on such things why not mention your credentials?
I based my opinion on a few things:
1) his highlight videos contrasted with other safety prospects we offered
2) the opinion of people on this board who have proven over time to be very good judges on talent (Magnus and a couple others)
3) (and least of all) recruting services information
Before you get pissy about my response remember, you asked and I answered. Just because someone has a different opinon on a prospect doesn't men you have to take it personally. No one said they didn't want him or thought he sucked. I (and a couple others) simply said we felt there were others prospects left on the board that are more talented.
No need to get so combative I was simply asking a question. I've seen many others who have been uspet with us going after Gant because of him not being highly rated. Most of these people had never watched his tape or attended a game of his in person. They also did not have knowledge that he and his family were not very concerned with attending recruiting combines. I never said that was you. I have been fortunate to see Mr. Gant in person and I was thoroughly impressed. I think he's exactly what we need in a safety.
He has an extremely high motor, great ball hawking skills, very good lateral quickness, good size, and a very very high football IQ. Sorry I don't see the need in questioning a kid that will be Blue.
Go Blue and welcome to the family Allen.
but the tone of what you said essentially called out those who didn't agree with your assessment of Gant and insinuated they must be recruiting site junkies who can't make an assessment without basing it entirely on recruiting sites information.
Again, no one said they didn't want him or thought he wouldn't turn out being a good safety at UM. What we said was, this early in the cycle there are more talented safeties (in our minds, anyway] out there that we are still in good standing with and taking Gant with so few slots left means there may not be room for some of those we thought might be better in this class.
Just because you differ with someone else doesn't mean they are an idiot who can't make an assessment on their own. That's all I'm saying.
I never called anyone an idiot. I simply said I wondered. Sorry for that. I think he will be a great asset to the team. I trust Brady on this one. Welcome to Michigan Mr. Gant.
Thanks for deleting that thread. You're a class act.
and thank you Tom for deleting the other thread for the respect of the Gant's decision.
Scout is now reporting a 15th possible commit by june 10 so there is some more speculation for everyone. Also it is saying that Dunn is still commited to tosu and that tressels departure will not be enough to make him decommit.
hes visiting on June 10th. but as Tom said above there are 3 making their decisions sooner than expected other than wayne morgan, so maybe chris wormley after that?
All 5 will commit from now to the end of June . . .
AAAAAAAAAANNNNNDDDDDD . . . whats this a bonus??
damn sweet for Michigan! Hoe you're right!
"my hoe is tight "
Those guys are all from out of the state of Michigan, which I have on good authority is Sparty country . . . .
Can we get a Gunner Kiel in there too? Obviously yours are very likely all to happen, but certainly on a day like today I can afford to be slightly optimisic.
Toledo TV sports just anounced Gant Commited to Michigan!