Talking atmosphere, A & M is basically Michigan State's campus with even less life or energy. Ann Arbor will enchant this guy.
4* Linebacker Visiting this weekend!
Most of the big land-grant state schools have a similar set-up, but I disagree on A&M having less life or energy than State (or less than Michigan for that matter). I grew up very near to East Lansing, spent four years in Ann Arbor and have been in College Station for four and half. If I had to pick one of those towns to live in, I'd pick Ann Arbor, but my 18 year-old self wouldn't have cared that much. The sorts of places that undergrads frequent are pretty much the same everywhere. CS has better burritos, AA has better pizza. College bars are college bars.
Michigan has a marked edge in architecture over A&M, but how many high school football players really care about that? A&M puts their players up in a private dorm near the stadium, and I think those are a step up from West Quad in most people's eyes. (Note: I love the traditional dorms, lived in MoJo for 4 years, but I think most people prefer something with more space/amenities.)
So, in short atmosphere is overrated. When Michigan goes head-to-head with A&M for recruits, all I hear on TexAgs is "somebody show him the weather report." I guess they think that because they are nattering ninnies about the cold, everybody else is too. I just hope mgoblog doesn't take a similar tone of "well, our college is just so much better than everyone else, I don't see why anyone would go anywhere else." It gets really, really old in a hurry.
Last note: Your argument is that Ann Arbor will blow him away as compared to College Station. The whole point of my post was that he's never even been to College Station (but has a HS teammate there).
No matter, most the buzz on the A&M boards is that he has more or less cut off contact with A&M. Looks like a Michigan/Colorado battle to me.
And the wimmenz? We'll need a full comparison, complete with pictures.
I have a hunch that Hoke is going to turn into a pretty good closer.
Am I off base in thinking he may be a D-end in the future?
I thought of that exact same thing when I saw how big he is already. If he puts on too much more weight he may not have a choice.
Only 4*???? I expected all 5* recruits since Mattison was hired!!
Don't want to get my hopes up but these are the type of players we need. Big, strong and fast! 240 runs a 4.6 screw it my hopes are sky high.
I think you mean Rocky Mountain high. Now I'm in the mood for some John Denver.
i thought hoke might put more of push on defensive linemen since coming in to try and salvage the class. it just seems like this class is made up of a bunch of corners, this 4 star lb would help but are thier any good tackles left ?
I'm going to be stupidly happy if we get him, but I would lie to point out that our current class consists of:
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Sincerely hoping for some Hoke snake oil to grab SDSU's QB commit.
maybe we can sway him.GO BLUE!!!
to A2 this weekend??...this would be a HUGE get.....an actual LB thats got size would be nice