2014 LB Michael Ferns skips MSU visit after visiting Michigan
They really need to get prospects scheduling them first.
Because that worked so well for Hurst?
Seems most prospects planning on doing both visits either skip MSU after visiting Michigan, or commit to Michigan after visiting MSU. Good stuff.
Can MSU even focus on 2014 right now? Last I checked they only had 6 commitments in the class of 2013, since they would prefer to uncover hidden gems at their summer camp or guys who blow up on their senior film rather than taking the "overhyped" top 250 level players. They aren't interested in a "mythical recruiting championship" because they recruit to their system after all.
Too bad for them, as we are already in the middle of our 2014 efforts. They are falling behind. Should be another tough season recruiting for them next year as well.
Can't imagine it's as serious as our interest in 2014 recruits right now but a quick check shows that MSU has put offers out to a few 2014 kids and recently hosted a few at their camp.
*in before my stalker marks this as trolling*
Have no fear. The recruits MSU really want will sign with them in the end.
if not intergalactic
Dantonio has been launching toasters into outer space for months now. He knows his only hope to get better players than Hoke is to get aliens. This is why he made the comment about taking his time on recruiting recently. It'll take some time before alien lifeforms can get a hold of the toasters and translate his messages. Ballsy move on his part if you ask me.
The Ohio State "We gave out 200 offers but only 23 were committable" recruiting plan
Apparently he didnt like their new logo designed by Dantonio after his intergalactical recruiting success.
This has to be a mistake. Dantonio has turned MSU into a national brand... at least that's what I keep reading. However, they never mention the country, were Sparty has become this power. Is it Mainland China, or Ecuador?
I say this because, it can't be the United States. Once you get past Toledo, you say MSU, and people think your talking about Mississippi State University. Only Sparty's, the Freep, and Matt Charboneau of the Detroit News... ever use Michigan State, together with the term National.
They are apparently really big in Australia..
Bolivia, maybe? I bet it's Bolivia.
so Dantonio is taking his time.
I don't know much about 14 recruits. Is he being looked at for LB or TE or is it too early?
He looks like a linebacker to me, but he could probably play tight end, too. He seems kind of similar to Ben Gedeon, although he's a little bigger.
Most agree that his future is at LB. That's also what OSU is recruiting him for.
Looks like Mark gave another recruit the wrong directions.
Or Dantonio was busy hiding in the weeds and the kid couldn't find him.
Even if the kid never mentions Michigan again, that is just SOOO satisfying. And the definition of little brother.
So much win
Have a story you guys will probably appreciate.
I work with a big Sparty fan and alum. When MSU beat both OSU and UM last season he wore Sparty gear for two weeks straight. Eventually we got into a conversation and Sparty's place in the Big Ten and he of course started spouting off about UM and OSU falling behind them. How we'll be playing catch up to Dantonio for the next five years. I just looked at him and said, "okay, 'little brother'" and walked away. Ever since, he's constantly trying to convince me how four wins in a row makes UM the little brother now and each time I just smile. They really are as butt hurt as you guys say.
After the win last year, the MSU team went to our band to mock us before going to their own student section. I got very close and personable (/s) with Jerel Worthy holding that atrociously ugly trophy. Seriously though, who does that? I don't think even OSU has ever done that.
But Ohio fans did rush the field after the game in 2006, where they proceded to carve up the sod and throw chunks at our band.
MSU really needs to enjoy their time in the spotlight because they won't be able to maintain this level of success. Very few teams are able to consistently succeed with sub-par talent. WIth Michigan and Ohio stockpiling talent and then Nebraska, Penn State, and Wisconsin right behind, there's not going to be enough to sustain anything much at MSU.
Not true... they could probably field a football team with players named Bullough and Reschke alone!
They did lose a legacy recruit to Georgia Tech a couple of weeks ago.
MSU and Wisconsin seem to be anomalies. Consistently recruiting lesser known players, often 3 stars, but hold their own. UW has made it to a couple Rose Bowls with them.
I have no idea what that will mean for either long term but it has worked for a couple years.
Wisconsin has been holding their own quite a while now, whereas Michigan State has been good for about 2.5 years now and I still think MSU's can success has been largely helped by Michigan's bottoming-out as well as MSU avoiding Ohio or playing them when they are bad (i.e. last year).
MSU has almost no foothold for good talent in the midwest so the bottom is going to fall out soon enough unless Narduzzi is the second coming of Bud Foster
Going there because he heard it was on the way to some really amazing outlet malls and he needed some new van heusen slacks and some bass loafers but when he found out birch run was having a clearance, he just scrapped the whole thing. Got some good deals on pepperidge farm sausage gift baskets as well.
Hit the A&W. Weight is weight
It seems like we are one of the few schools ahead of the curve filling up the class early so we can focus on next year.
It would seem that way, but when you look at the Top 10 teams, TA&M also has 21 commits, and 8 of the top 10 have 15 or more commits. We are setting the pace this year, but it's a national trend.
We'll at 6'5" im going to throw out a bold guess that he would be a SAM linebacker.
Not that he won't continue to grow, or that the info is accurate, but I believe Rivals has him listed at 6'3" and 235 lbs.
We'll, considering he's not 6'5" and he's actually 6'3", you might be right, but not because you're right.
but why would he want to?
but probably won't...
And so can I.
Dantonio has to be more careful to include HIS driving directions to East Lansing
(H/T ypsituckyboy here)
Hopefully this implicates that he is seriously considering becoming the first commitment of the 2014 class, which will hopefully out do this one. Not that this one and the last one are not GREAT because they are but we are building a DYNASTY! Poor little brother...GO BLUE!
if Dantonio is going to lay that deep in the weeds he aught to provide better directions to recruits?
He is an Ohio lean. Any truth to this recruitniks?
That was supposedly the case before his Michigan visit. I would wait until his next interview to see where he's at now.
All I can tell you for sure is that he's not a Michigan State lean.
WE DON'T NEED TOP 100 RECRUITS. WE DEVELOP TALENT. GO GREEN.
Amen brother. Top 100 talent is for crappy teams that make a BCS bowl more than once every 2 decades.
According to Rivals, he's sporting a 4.0 GPA. Visited Michigan and then skipped a visit to Sparty.... telling....
His change in travel plans just confirms his GPA is legit.
This makes me happy, but regardless it doesn't matter because...
WHERE'S THE THREAT?!
Apparently, Penn State was the leader for him before his visit to Ann Arbor (247sports). We'll see if that changes. But he is one of those '14 LB's that Ohio State fans are overconfident about
this kid shows up on a college campus as a student.
According to 247 he's already had an unofficial visit to tsiO and his two top choices are still PSU and UM.
This is going to be news to the folks at 11Warriors. They include him in their rationalization that they didn't really need Anzalone or Smith or any of the other "lock" and "lean" LBs in 2013 that have blown them off because their 2014 LB class is looking so good. That's kind of like counting chickens before the chicken has even evolved into existence... not just before they hatch.
Wow I was just joking about this yesterday during a small workout with some of my football team mates. Haha this is indeed very awesome.
the Broadway Joe socks. Sign him up!
I think Dantonio's first mistake was not investing in a better driving service.
Even though... Urban was given all of last fall/winter to recruit their class because the NCAA allowed them to have TWO coaches simultaneously and devote one solely to recruiting? Pfffft. OSU can go blow.
If next year will be Urban's first class, who's responsible for their 2012 class?
Terrelle Pryor, maybe?