And two of them - J.T. Floyd and Fitzgerald Toussaint - have been suspended for doing illegal things this season.
2013 LB. Reuben Foster "Wants to visit Michigan"
Hawthorne also has a kid. Although I wouldn't support any generalization based on that.
So you are telling me that if you had the opportunity at the age of 14 you wouldn't go for it?
I heard Clowney is thinking of transferring after some Michigan (helmet paint) rubbed off on him.
I heard Clowney now wishes he already had kids.
does have kids.....for breakfast. He thought Smith was a big meal.
leading up to signing day. Does anyone have a good handle how many more we can include in this class?
If you like that rumor, this guy has some others I'm sure you'd love to hear.
That's one pissed off cat.
He visits, we got a shot. This should hopefully obliterate all discussion regarding Poggi's visit to Forrest Gump's alma mater.
I think it's a peculiar connection.
The Singletary part is more of an indicator to me than anything. At the very least, it's showing that Michigan is looking into his perceived interest to try to set up a visit. Obvious longshot is obvious, but even having the attention of the top players in the country is a win for the program, especially when it's so far outside their normal recruiting footprint.
We can debate moral victories and all that, but the amount of big-time players whom Coach Hoke and Co. have at least had a chance with has been really nice to see.
Yea, but when you go fishing you can tell all the stories you want if you don't get them in the boat.
So you can follow who's following who on Twitter?
The more I learn about this technology, the creepier it gets.
Twitter is pretty much like everything else; it's a valuable resource if you use it correctly. Many do. Many don't.
There are a lot of creepy things about twitter. That, to me, is not one of them
Really no different than Facebook, if your friends with someone you can see who they are friends with.
If this were Northwestern or Vanderbilt having "interest" or landing a visit from a 5 star would be a win as far as perception. At Michigan it's not going to raise anyone's eyebrows. Out of the 26 five stars on Rivals I can count around 10 who at one point had us in a top group or visited.
Yes, but that's a victory. 2-3 years ago, very few of those guys were considering us or visiting us, and you can't get them to commit without first being on their radar. Being in the final group for these guys has no on-field benefit when they pick someone else, but it helps the image of the program and will probably convince other recruits to consider us as well, some of whom will pick Michigan.
This young man is ULTRA talented, but his recruitment is a circus right now.
This is awesome. Big difference between just being interested and visiting. Even if he doesnt commit, him visiting and talking about it is great for our recruiting.
I find it interesting he is visiting Washington, they seem like the odd man out in the group he has with medium interest.
“I like the atmosphere at Washington,” Foster said. “When I see the sunshine, pretty trees, and people having fun on yachts; it reminds me of Florida.”
Sunshine in Washington?
In summer, sure.
Well, I understand that there is indeed sunshine there; but to compare it to Florida seems a stretch. Anyway, I think it'd qualify as a shocker to have this kid come to UM.
Anyone know what his mom thinks about all of this?
Sunshine yes. Also 200 days of rain, and a shitload of snow. It's not like Florida here sorry. But yea, legalization makes it easier to stay inside
Now if only will still had Bill Martin...
Colorado and Washington should totally put that at the forefront of their recruiting pitches.
I do seriously wonder if, in states where pot has been legalized, if some teams will change suspension policies related to marijuana use (I may be making a leap here in thinking that UW has such a policy or that CU even continues to field a football team).
Even though it's legal, it's still a substance that isn't allowed by the NCAA and athletes are still subject to random testing.
Is there not an age limit associated with the legalization of pot in CO and WA like there is with alcohol?
It's still a banned substance at the federal level.
Not to get political, but how aggressively is the Obama administration pursuing the enforcement where medical marijuana is legal or legalized? I guess legalized on the level of WA and CO has yet to be seen but as I recall, Obama told Holder to back off on places that were in compliance with local laws when medical marijuana laws were being passed left and right but then he backed off on that? Still a lot of things are legal that teams prohibit during the season.
I've read that Obama publicly stated that the federal government wouldn't pursue marijuana cases in states where it has been legalized but I've also read about cases where they have done so anyway. The real issue, though, is that schools aren't going to let their players do something that is illegal in the United States and neither is the NCAA.
Wonder if he still has the Auburn tattoo...
Do you have any sense of whether or not the idea that Sebastian LaRue has interest in Michigan has any truth to it? I don't have a Twitter account, so I'm asking here.
LaRue said that Shane Morris told him that the coaches are still interested. Not sure if anything has changed, but that is how the LaRue interest in Michigan thing started.
But, seems unquestionable that a visit puts us in a better position than no visit. I know the board is down on the numbers of top kids that we lose out on, but have a little perspective. Everyone wants four- and five-star kids. Hoke & Co. have definitely landed a very nice share of the four-star crowd since arriving in Ann Arbor; only way to start hitting that mark for five-stars is to have more irons in the fire. Welcome to the fire, young man. We hope you join the greatest program in the country.
I'm not getting my hopes up. I think he'll stay in SEC country, but everything I've heard about him is that he is a force to be reckoned with at linebacker. He's already got the size and physicality to play, and perhaps start right away at almost any school.
Wanting and doing are two comepletely different things