I know this has been said for some time, but a pretty nice article from Sam Webb confirming it, with some updates on Brionte Dunn as well.
2013 S/RB Dymonte Thomas says UM #1
isn't your signature a line in that stupid rebecca black song?
Um, what? No.
No way man that sig is fun fun fun fun
Is it likelier that Michigan would want him as a DB/S or a RB?
I was wondering the same exact thing. We've got a stable of runningbacks, and only Michael Shaw is graduating. Cox may get a 5th year. If Cox gets his 5th year, then I would say let Dymonte "Dynomite" Thomas play safety. Whatever he fits best at, I would say DB though if we get a high profile RB.
He's a 2013 guy so Cox will be gone, as will Smith and Jones provided they aren't redshirted at some point.
As in a stable of proven backs, well, I hope somebody emerges this year that gives us the option to use him at S next year.
6 current RBs will be gone, leaving hayes, rawls and whoever comes in this year.
Hopkins and Toussaint will still be around as well.
i don't count on much from those two.
AT THIS POINT....
Just curious--what about Hopkins's freshman year made you doubtful he will contribute by 2013? Toussaint is another matter altogether (*weeps softly on keyboard*).
my bad - but really, we are talking about bringing in a freshman and hopkins being a senior in 2013, whereas the defensive backfield, while safety is a position of need, will have a few more bodies in it :
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I would then assume he would play safety. Next years class should be interesting as the staff will have to reload one the skill positions. We will need some top wide receivers and running backs who can come in and have an immediate impact.
Let's hope Morris a) stays committed and b) is a cool dude who is liked by people he reaches out to. Hopefully he can do some real work with a 5* receiver (or two, or three...).
I'm not sure how good he is because it's early, but we definitely lead for 2013 WR Laquon Treadwell, who is Anthony Standifer's teammate. He seems like he might commit on the spot if offered.
I heard that he might be one of the best players in Illinois next year. I don't know what that means exactly since Illinois is not really known as a recruiting hotbed, but it can't be bad.
This is actually new. OSU boards were saying he's all Buckeye. That sound you hear is Buckeyes everywhere pooping their pants.
I think you mean pooping their coolers.
Or in their coolers. Either way there will be poop
Whats with pooping in coolers and Fickell? I musta missed it. Fill me in?
The article is new, but Sam Webb has been saying it since he got back from vacation.
Sounds like a winner!
can we call him Dynomite instead of Dymonte?
Sorry I can't start a new thread, so here's some info.
This is from ESPN insiderregarding Andrus Peat:
Who stand above the rest in M football history. Harmon, Oosterbaan, Woodson, and Carter. (To add a few I might think Howard, Long, Mack, Deirdorf, Kramer, Hutch). One would have to have one's head encased in concrete not to draw a few initial similarities between young Mr. Thomas and one of those first 4. I really hope we get him. Who knows how it could turn out. Go Blue.
Easy there. The kid is 16 years old.
just couldn't help feeling like I was reading about a recruit 17 or 18 years ago.
"I like (the Buckeyes)," he said. "They're pretty good, but they are about to get into a lot of trouble and I don't want to be involved in any of that."
Gotta imagine this will be a common theme for recruits in the next few seasons. Gotta imagine that this is awesome. The doors are opening for Hoke to own the Midwest. Always Be Closing.
Could you just imagine the "Hello" post with the phrase "Boom goes the Dynamite"?
I'm loving all the good 2013 tidbits lately. Seems like getting the 2012 class in such good shape so early could pay dividends next year as the coaches more on and focus on those guys very early in the process.
"remains steadfast in his pledge" -get me a bucket I'm going to barf. Why do kids have to have a shrine in their hearts for a school, why can't they just be football players in ohio? That's got to be one reason ohio recruits will look Michigans way. Who wants to be so melodramatic? Kids want an education, a football education, and to have a great experience. Committing to tsio is treated like enlisting for service in the military by the fans. You're expected to forgo everything in service to the greater good of the buckeye nation and if you aren't all-in or change your mind its treason. Every time I see it I just don't understand the over-the-top fan love.
We'll see how "steadfast" a lot of Ohio recruits are after the penalties are announced.
Recruiter: "Son, now is when we find out who the REAL BUCKEYES are."
Player: "Uh, right. I'll get back to you, coach."
What would the reaction be here if Shane Morris decommits? Probably the same as Buckeye fans had with Kalis.
For that matter, what was the reaction to Justin Boren leaving?
I won't react as some have on the Buckeye sights, if a high school kid thinks that going to University X is the best thing for him, great I wish him good luck. I won't rag on some high schooler for making an important decision in life that isn't the decision that I would want him to make as a fan. I hope all the kids that have given us a verbal maintain that up to signing day. The issue with Snowplow Boren was that he was already a team member of the Wolverines and jumped ship after being here. Big difference there, it was definately more of a betrayal in the eyes of a fan.
You won't, but a lot of people will. Hell, there were people wishing Demetrius Hart ill after he decommitted and that may have been the most understandable decommitment in history.
As for Boren, I think he needed to do what he thought was best for him. His only real sin, in my opinion, was saying a couple of rude things on the way out the door. He worked hard enough to start at a BCS winner for a couple of years, so he probably wasn't the lazy bum people wanted to think he was.
Is the #1 or #2 player in Ohio, depending on who you talk to. that would be awesome to get him.
Who is the other one who might be #1? For Michigan, it's between Morris and Elmer so far, and we're in good shape for them. Imagine getting the top two players in MI and OH...
We had Woodson playing CB and a little WR. Let's get Dymonte in here to play safety and RB. (But no pressure.)
he seems like he's gonna be good. his offer sheet is really impressive for being a 2013 recruit
Now please excuse me while I close my eyes and fantasize about the talent juggernaut that will be the 2014 Michigan Wolverines...
Devin Gardner must be getting pretty excited, come to think of it.
I saw the title of this thread and thought "Duuuuhhhhhhhh!"
"When he said (Michigan is No. 1) I was just shocked," the elder Thomas admitted. "When he was a kid we had always talked about Ohio State. He has been down there with other kids and seen Ohio State. I was like, 'Really?' A couple days after that, me and him talked and I said, 'What are you thinking now?' He said, 'Being from Ohio, everyone expects you to go (to Ohio State). I want to be different.'"
"Brionte doesn't know if (the Buckeyes) are going to be stripped of their bowl games," he explained. "He said he might decommit if they get stripped of any bowl games, but I can't tell anybody where he is going to go (should that happen). He told me to keep that a secret."
This sounds really promising for us on the Dunn aspect as Thomas keeps talking about them playing together and seeing as how I have not heard of a shared interest in PSU I would deduce that it would be us.
Well, in everyone else's defense, it was towards the bottom. Maybe they were just too excited to read all of it before posting.
A lot of the 2013 measurables on Rivals are considerably lower then reality. Not sure when they're taking them from but they aren't reliable right now.
They are pulling them out of their ass. It won't be long before they become a 2nd tier recruiting site, if they haven't already.
How do you know they are lower than reality? Frankly, I'm inclined to believe the lowest height and weight data for any recruit, because there is no incentive for a recruit to sell himself short (no pun intended).