5 Star RB Leonard Fournette to officially visit Michigan ($)
Derrick Green seemed like a pipe dream until the last few weeks of the recruiting cycle. I don't think anyone can be ruled out until signing day.
He was a lot less of a pipe dream than Fournette though. He actually mentioned us before then. Lotta time left though. Ill give you that.
Hate to be Debbie Downer, but this can never work. Fred Jackson simply cannot overstate his talents. How can we have a RB that is accurately described by Freddy?
sure can't hurt
Bring back posbangs.
logged in just to add my +1 for this. Perfectly timed.
Awesome post. Great job!
Are not based on someone's judgement. It's a numbers thing based on how many recruits have been brought in my each coach....Montgomery brought in some of our early ones and the other recruits have been pretty evenly distributed amongst the other coaches on the staff.
needs his guys on campus. Hand, McDowell. Leonard Fournette. Guys like that.
zero to something, but still expect him to choose LSU. How great if Hoke starts plucking from Les' backyard?
No doubt. But still awesome to be getting this many top players visiting.
Hand...Andrew Brown...Adoree Jackson...McDowell...now Fournette.
Smith, too. As well as a bunch of very high four-stars as well.
The last time he updated his list, Andrew Brown did not include Michigan in the list of schools he planned on visiting officially. Obviously, things can still change.
...without having to resort to telling recruits that Les has Parkinson's.
so you're telling me there's a chance...
HUGE news. Break out the popcorn!
Was not expecting this.... at all.
...y'all remember that jackass that said Hoke needs to get off his ass and recruit!
This dude is an absolute beast. DO WANT.
The only reason he is coming here is because Ohio State is not interested.
He liked him so little e couldn't even cool on him.
The Urbz probably already visited him at home and left crying.
Get him on campus and anything can happen! Nice news to get on a Friday!
we get on campus the better odds we have of landing one or more of these 5* recruits. Love the new level that Hoke and company are moving to in recruiting.
For added fun watch his highlight video and count how often he gets tackled
I'm fairly certain you can count the number of times on one hand.
I know its still within the realm of a pipedream, but if we are able to get him on campus anything could happen. Plus, with all these 5 star players showing interest, if we get a bunch on campus we should get at least one or two more really high profile commits.
The kid looks like Bo Jackson.
That video is a flat-out wow! He deserves all five of those stars.
Holy Smokes that's probably the best RB film I've ever seen.
That was really nice of them to show me which player was him before every play, as if I wouldn't have figured out he was the dude scoring a touchdown every time he touched the ball.
If you don't count the times where he was tackled into the end zone, he's stopped in the field of play twice. The first time is almost five minutes in.
I can see why he'd been an LSU lean. He looks perfect for their system. I would love to see him in the winged helmet.
I think a kid that good is perfect for any system
Not sure he'd be a good fit in ohio's system...seems like the kind of guy who can't handle the intensity and needs to be treated special........
must be very thankful that they have Urb & his magical ability to see through the fog of 5-Star Hype to the "uncompetitive" athlete beneath. It's saved them from quite a few recruiting mistakes recently.
There are only two times where he is stopped before reaching the endzone. This kid is phenomenal. I definitely wouldn't mind having him on the team.
I haven't saw highlights before where i really think the kid runs like AP. Square shoulders, power, speed. His vision is awesome as well.
his 1960s Adam West-style Batman "Touchdown" graphics.
The extra "e" is for extra excellent!
I counted three. Once on a short-yardage play, once on a pass reception, and then once he gets shoved out-of-bounds on a long handoff/swing pass type of play. There is also a play where he gets tackled as he's crossing the goal line, but I don't think that counts as a tackle.
he looks like TJ Yeldon.
That highlight vid is impressive. He's either playing against the shittiest competition or is the real deal.
He gets tackled FOUR times on the entire video, but on three of those he was already in the end zone. He gets shoved OOB on one other play.
That is probably the best damn highlight video I've ever watched.
This is the real pod bang!!! Not that I know what that means. I just assume its a good thing
Pos bangs, on the other hand, have never been a problem, even after midnight!
Exxxxcellent (Mr. Burns voice)
Mind boggling and bottling at the same time.
Just how many unifomz would he hope to get? I hope we'll only have 2 by the time he could be here.
After watching the highlights, what does a kid have to do to get a 6th star?
These comments are gonna be fodder for other sites. Went a little far. In any event, it would be huge just to get him on campus.
looks decent, I guess
I still don't know if he can take a hit.
looks like opposing defenses are wondering the same thing.
my hopes up. but i have total faith in this coaching staff, they got Peppers and thats only the beginning. go blue
OINK OINK OINK OINK OINK OINK OINNNNNNK!!!!!!!
Well this is awkward
Yost, isn't making two accounts what sent RDT to Boliva?
Oink, oink, oink. As long as you can agree to change your signature, even though we hath erected our existence forth on this same day; I shall agree to take leave amidst my cousins back at the farm.
do the rest of us need to be here for this conversation?
I'd like to have him but I'm not gettin my hopes up if put my money on LSU
has a topic about a visit from the #1 highschool football player in the country and 50% of the comments are about erections and orgasms. Real classy boys...real classy...
Yeah, I feel like we need to start over and take another shot at this.
it's not "we". it's one person acting like a complete asshole.
This is quickly becoming an epic MGoMeltdown thread...
High school juniors giving grown men erections is pathetic and is yet another example of this board being nothing like it used to be. There is no place for this on this site and needs to stop. I propose the might Mjolnir is dropped on any mention of it and the swift justice of a banhammer is dealt, I'm tired of seeing this shit. This is not RCMB take that unfunny bullshit elsewhere, C'mon man seriously? If saying Spartina gets you dropped, then this should as well.
I second that emotion.
Wrong dude. Smokey Robinson is not Lionel Richie
Who could anyone forget him from all those National Forest Service commercials.
Lionel Richie "Hello" video creepiness
The comment was in relation to music in general
Get over yourself.
Buddy, you've already made yourself look like a complete ass on this thread. Maybe it's time to move on to a different one.
I think not.
C'mon bro, you're better than that...
You know, TheGhostOfYost, there is the odd trolling comment and then there is the conscious, concerted effort to troll virtually everyone and everything in a thread. I am not sure what you thought this would accomplish, but this sort of mean-spirited quibbling has to cease. For now, however, I've subtracted the square of your points from your total - for the time being, they'll return about a half hour before kickoff for the CMU game.
EDIT: As a reply to below, suffice to say that this will not be a problem for a while. I have also removed most of the more egregious stuff.
Great, you took away his imaginary points. Does it stop him from replying to a thread? If not, what was the point?
This way TGOY gets a chance to reform his behavior, and in the mean time whenever his fantastically negative point total shows up it will be like Johnny Got His Gun for trolling.
It's pretty much just the one guy and everyone else mocking him. We're doing ok. Although this thread probably won't go in the MGoBoard Hall of Fame
Well the one guy is a troll and disruptor.: -7276506?? Am I reading that right? What do you have to do to be shown the door?
So it looks like Ghost of Yost should probably avoid posting while drinking in the future.
Boned to Bolivia perhaps.
Five Star Mafia!
With his already being an LSU lean, and living in LSU's backyard no less, I'm not getting my hopes up.
Still, this coaching staff has shown the ability to put in some serious work once they get a kid on campus. As long as he actually comes up for the visit, I suppose anything can happen.
My comment is Baseless but eince Miles has been on a long run there I would bet hes soon to jump to the pros.
This is awesome news! Looking forward to his visit reaction interview already, and no, not in the creepy albeit in jest comments made by some already.
So has anyone else texted that # for Cyrus Crutchfield that they show at the beginning and end if the highlight? I did. Me: "Hey Cyrus, this is Faub Liebowitz. Do you know where Leonard is going?"
Let me know if this is a recruiting violation.
It might be. But one things for sure. It's super creepy.
(Seeing as us pigs understand things "clear as mud", I must admit that I do not see an official visit set up for this fall. It seems more clear, however, that Fournette is highly entertaining the idea)
Anyway really cool to see all this interest in our program.
Something special is happening.
Has any school ever landed the #1, #2, and #3 recruits in the nation?
Ok ok too soon. Sue me...
If we got Jackson, that would be half of the top-8...... Dreams like these help out rainy Saturdays.
I've never seen TheGhostofYost this drunk before.
If we land Adoree too, that would give us half of the top-8. Pulling that kind of talent is on par with UK basketball recruiting.
I seriously went through this whole thread to see if TheGhostofYost had one post that wasn't -1...here I am posting at the end of the thread, so I found my answer.
This is awesome.
I went to bed early, what'd I miss?
This just goes to show how good of recruiters the players are and how big Twitter can be as a recruiting tool. I still remember the day Jabrill & Ferns first tweeted him about the possibility. Even if he never commits this is a positive trend for us
Well TGOY...we tried to talk a little sense in you. Lucky for you my man, the weather's not that bad in Bolivia during this time of year...
If you happen to see RDT in Bolivia, tell him "yo" from Voldy.
Didn't ESPN run an article on him and Fred Jackson having a connection last year?
Shouldn't this thread be about the #1 player in the nation.
I just love the momentum we have going on right now. We have to win the big 10 this year.
But it is really special that the word is out now. Around the nation, kids want to come see what hoke and co have to offer, from 2* to the top 3. I love the range, and the idea that this is what would happen (as quickly as it has) three years ago was no where in my mind. Kudos to this staff.
This thread... Wow. Just wow. Let's all pray that Leonard never, ever sees this. All of Hoke and the coaching staff's work to get him on campus would be quickly squandered.
he might conclude that MGoBlog is a secret front for NAMBLA.
to just have a mod lock the thread and leave the original post up for the info. I'm not sure a single other informative post can be found in here
delete all the comments.
Fournette does look like a hell of a back. It'd be a minor miracle if he leaves SEC country, IMHO.
It's not used nearly often enough around here. Sometimes blood needs to flow freely in the gutter to get things back into normalcy, or at least what passes for it on MGoBlog.
i be like... DANG
No one has mentioned his stats so I will... Avg 10 ypc... Almost 200 ypg... 23 total tds
Wise decision from our overlords
Well, it looks like TheGhostofYost was not only negged to Bolivia, but also got the banhammer...
Looks like a brush fire was ignited near his "straw man". Awwww...maybe the student body will come help him.
I'm gonna reallllly go out on the limb here and assume the banhammer is not something I want to be mentioned in the same sentence with
Your account gets deleted, so probably not.
Thank the old mods and the new.
I am building a monument dedicated to this comment at the entrance to the Modswood near my modest keep as tribute. This comment won my corner of the internets just now.
Now you know it's an awesome thread, we have a Game of Thrones tie in
...at least we won't have to deal with all of the negativity during football and basketball games...
"Borges should be fired..." (after the first punt of the season)
"Hoke should be fired!" (if we're tied or trailing at the end of any first quarter)
"Green is overrated..." (after the first run for no gain)
"Put in Morris and move Devin back to WR..." (after the first incompletion)
"Mattison should retire..." (after the first TD allowed)
The sad part is, I wish I could put a (/sarcasm) after that post...but it's 100% accurate.
Maybe I missed something but can't he just make another account.
It looks like he already has...
He's now TheGhostofWoody
We really need to bring back the old system on the double. Every single one of his terrible comments is going to get -1, but he's still going to keep building up MGoPoints (seeing as downvotes don't matter) and eventually be able to post threads.
Compared to basketball season.
This coaching staff is doing un real things. When rich rod was fired I actually didn't want Hoke. I didn't want him because I never heard of him. Man am I happy Hoke is here. I give this team 3 more years before they are a national contender
RS Senior DG plus a lot of that initial talent along the O-line and on defense starts to really mature. We are screwed by playing all three rivals on the road though
F that. Top teams go on the road and win. Alabama is favored by 20+ points in all their games in the early lines. I am not saying we're at Alabama level but if we are a premier program playing on the road against rivals should not be something to whine about. If UM is back to what it once was MSU will be a "tough game on the road that is a rivalry that we win 8 out of 10 years anyhow". ND is gone soon and OSU should be the main game every year and the rest should be a massive disappointment to lose to. That includes sanctioned PSU and "up and coming" Northwestern. Yes I know even in our days of lore we'd drop a bomb against a no name team every year but lets stop whining about the schedule and deal with it.
The only other highlight films I have ever seen that come close to the "WOW" factor are Jabrill Peppers and Derrick Green - I think the exposure from his visit will be great for the program but I would be amaized if he actually commits.
You know guys for all of you that get pissed and rant and chastise trolls... its really simple. Don't respond or acknowledge anything. Don't comment back. Just don't feed the troll.
this was an interesting thread.
We are not interested in him he doesn't play hard all the time. Urban says.
blueandmaizeballs. I love it.
If Hoke is able to pull this kid........Dear God. When was the last time Michigan got an elite 5 star player from the Deep South......if ever. Still a long shot but if Hand and some others commit he might feel the momentum and really consider us.
Well, I don't know if you consider Virginia "deep south," but we got Derrick Green last year.
Anthony Thomas was from Louisiana, but I don't think they really had star ratings back in 1997. Denard, from Florida, proved himself an elite talent once he got to campus--but was "just" a 4-star to the recruiting sites. McGuffie was from Texas; I don't really think of him as an elite player but he was a 5-star recruit. Carlos Brown was from Florida.
Carlos Brown was from Georgia IIRC, but yeah, I agree with everything you said.
And I meant elite 5 star like top 20-25 players. Carlos brown and Denard were not that level of recruit.
Carlos Brown was #39 overall to rivals back in the day. That's pretty elite even though he didn't really pan out
I'm speaking of Alabama, Louisiana, Miss, Georgia, Arkansas. States where the SEC has a gridlock on elite talent.
I would not factor in South Florida, Texas, or Virginia. Plenty of players from those states go play outside of the SEC.
David Cone was from Georgia.
I think from the Miami area, though.
who you could argue is from slightly outside the region, then Anthony Thomas or Jerod Ward in basketball may be it. Sam McGuffie was a 4 star.
Dang, you sleep a little late on the west coast and you miss everything... :(
Peppers with Fournette and Hand would make this class look Kentucky Basketball "ish". I'm not sure what Hoke is hope to but no complaints here!
Maybe I read it wrong, but to me it says he is interested and if he visits it will be an official visit. I don't think he is confirming that one of his visits will be to Michigan. At least not yet.