Per Tim Sullivan, who posted this info on The Fort ($, also front-paged on The Wolverine, but still behind a paywall), Oaks Christian (CA) WR Jordan Payton will announce his college decision on Tuesday. He's visiting Notre Dame for the USC game this weekend, but has maintained throughout the last several weeks that Michigan is his leader, and there has been no indication his stance has changed. Barring a last-minute change of heart, it looks like the Wolverines will finally have a wide receiver in this class, and a very good one at that.
ACE: Jordan Payton Annoucing on Tuesday
Yeah he's pretty good
This is the opposite of cryptic TomVH post...what's the word on your chances in South Bend?
ND has really cooled on Jordan Payton. They're not recruiting him very hard.
They already have 3 receivers and they think they have a better shot at Nelson Agholor and Bryce Treggs.
I thought Payton is backing out on his ND visit.
Likely a backup plan
If only "smug" were an option under the 'moderate' tab: then we could let you know how you're doing.
ratio of smug to whatever is something funny and opposite of smug is 35 to 31
I've seen them somewhere before ... can't quite place it. Huh, oh well.
5 stars go to bust?
yeah.. ummm... Floyd is probably the best WR in college football right now..
One out of -- how many? Really?
Haha yeah you don't want to go down that road, maybe look at UM's latest 5 stars first
touche, but then I remembered to look back at the last 6 years of Notre Dame vs Michigan ;)
I don't see how a receiver would want to go to ND after watching Kelly react with his WRs. I'm hoping we're in a good position on Tuesday!
Because Golden Tate and Michael Floyd dominated college football for the past few years at Notre Dame.... I wouldnt mind going there if I was a WR....
Ummm.....Michael Floyd would have been a dominant WR regardless of his college choice. ND didn't make Floyd a good WR.
Nor did it make him a good driver.
With Heisman trophy-winner Brady Quinn throwing to him, setting the stage for Clausen's 4 national championships.
We had two commits on the night of the Notre Dame game. Dymonte Thomas and a silent.
Remember when we had recruits coming two by two? Hopefully we land a speedy receiver to compliment this posession receiver.
Well if Dunn visits Purdue weekend we may have 2 in 1 week. Although it isnt the position 2 by 2 we saw earlier in the summer. However, this is just pure desire not really going on anything aside from the fact they may stop by.
Am I missing something? Is he announcing this evening or in a week?
Should we buckle up yet?
Buckle up time?
great minds think alike
.. why are the "buckle-up" posts instantly deemed overrated. That is one of my favorite mgoblog phrases, that was a crazy day ha.
Also on other note, help us out Ace, give us a little cryptic love even if it is clear and obvious. Let us play along. haha
Hello:Payton followed by Hello:Armstead :)
We'll see if he visits first.
Party pooper lol but it would be great pull two plus already committed magnuson from west coast
So the 2 by 2 has been Michigan/Ohio.....would the neutralization for Cali be Florida or Texas?
Snatchin' yo USC de-commitments up
Wasn't it Payton that said he and a group of highly rated west coast kids would all commit to the same school saying "kinda like the Fab-5"?
We can take Payton since they took Ronald Johnson a few years ago.
Anybody with ESPN Insider Wolverinenation know the update on Brionte Dunn?
too much away, but basically, coaches visiting Dunn this week since they are out recruiting and that Dunn might be at the Purdue game.
I cant wait til the OSU week, anyone know whos visiting for the OSU game?
It's more like who isn't visiting that weekend.
Another note is that if Payton were to commit, it would give us a connection to one of the most prolific high school football programs in the country.
high school as Jimmy Clausen and current USC RB Marc Tyler.
People down here in Charlotte aren't laughing too hard about Jimmy Claussen. Can you say "wasted draft pick"?
We Lions fans got quite a lot of practice with that phrase when he who must not be named was pulling wide receivers (and their bongs) etc.
Nick Montana and Casey Matthews (Eagles LB).
Hopefully we will get some great news on Tuesday to give us something positive to talk about over this interminable 2-week period between games.
Very true. A Payton commit and a Purdue win to put us at 7-1 would do a lot to swing morale.
Purdue is in two weeks dude. Can't look past practice this week. You know this.
Yes, guess I should have worded it better. I was thinking that next week will be great with a Payton commitment followed by a Purdue win that weekend.
What fear level are we at for BYE this week? 10?
I dunno man, Idle is battle tested, they have played pretty much everybody.
Good luck to Jordan, looks like good news.
Did Sam Webb say something about M looking at Burbridge again? I thought he said that on WTKA. Also, are we looking good for Darboh or Madaris?
I thought we had to pass on Burbridge because of grades or something. Same with Se'Von.
It does fit the 'if you can't get into college go to State' meme pretty durn well.
I've read a couple of times that if he gets his grades in order, the doors would be open to him. The coaches probably didn't want to wate a schollarship on him if he couldn't be here next fall. THe team had too much of that under RR, and the sooner Hoke can have a deep roster of upperclassmen the better the team will be.
my god i hope that's true. losing him to sparty is one of my greatest recruiting letdowns. i realize it was the grades thing rather than a lack of interest, but i honestly think he's fantastic and would be a terrible loss. hopefully he can get it together and he switches to the good guys.
you guys think we'll leave a spot open for steffon diggs?
From what I've heard it's a bit complicated. I'm not expecting him to come to AA.
Some recruitments are always and forever in both nature and likelihood.
Is that Nietszche?
is epic and nonsensical in both meaning and form.
I could Digg that as he is a Diamond in the rough, but seems like are chances are quite Powe with this recruit.
You're trying too hard to fit in.
That would be more appropriate if he was going to Ohio State.
According to rivals he has low interest in ND. Looking good, WR with some size will be welcomed.
I noticed on Rivals that Green-Beckham still has "medium" interest in Michigan...
Is this the case or are we off his list?
It's not happening.
...now that's what we call recruiting NATIONALLY.
I thought only Michigan State recruited nationally (and may I say, Ingham County is a nation within a state within a nation).
any word on the dt from california who decommited from stanford. Shittu.
When can we expect an announcement. I need some good news.
Early signing period is less than a month away. Could come some time between now and then.
We need this right now ...especially on a bye week
Isn't it interesting how he set up an announcement date before the ND visit? Must not really have any faith in ND
just wants to have fun and check out a pretty cool campus. Plus it never hurts to make due dilligence on a college choice.
Your right. If I got a chance to go check out ND campus and meet the players, etc. I would take it too
That's pretty common, especially if he knows ND is his last visit.
Swing and a miss.
GoBlueWolverine it says Sunday,so i'm guessing he will annouce on Monday.
This could be sweet
Scout: #12 WR, 4 stars
Rivals: #18 WR, 4 stars
ESPN: #25 WR, 4 stars
247sports: #32 WR, 4 stars
glad to help
USC "cold shouldered" him out the door (can't blame them, they have like five thousand 5* WRs), Cal sucks, and Notre Dame hasn't been recruiting him hard for multiple months now. I seriously have no idea why he is still visiting for the USC game. Maybe just to hang out... maybe to do some recruiting for Michigan... who knows. But I will be socked if he doesn't commit to Michigan.
Very good player. Premptive congrats.
I'm glad you won't be socked
Maybe he just wants to root against USC.
Is there any meat to the suspicion that Payton's fellow USC decommit Arik Armstead's recent addition of Michigan as a contender suggests something about Payton's likely plans? Or am I just being too hopeful?
I thought the same thing... Armstead supposedly said his parents weren't happy with some of the things that were happening, maybe it was the same deal with Payton when he decided to de-commit... I'm sure they were talking a lot when they were committed to USC, maybe they've been talking all along...
I think it was Payton who a couple months back said something like he was hoping to get a group of big name recruits all to commit to one place, something "fab-5 style". Remember?
Zeke Pike? Auburn QB commit?
Jordan Payton to Auburn?! It all makes sense now!
No - Zeke Pike was the one who said he'd bring a "mega-class" to UM, then committed to Auburn.
Payton was the one who made a Fab-5 comment about bringing a handful of bigtime commits wherever he went. Hopefully he still plans on doing so.
have him with a November trip to Penn State. I assume that won't go off, now?
I heard that Payton is waiting until the all american army game to make his choice.
Looks to me to be a Roy Williams-type WR (back before he totally sucked). Would that be an accurate accessment?
FWIW, he's always struck me as a Junior Hemingway-type receiver.
He's very similar Jordan is 6' 2" 200lbs and Hemingway is 6'1" 220
polished route runner with good size and good hands
is he coming home to the Big House?
I can't find anything about him committing, apart from his initial commit to USC which sunk my heart till I realized it was from earlier this year before he decommited from USC, anyone else have any luck?
next week, genius.
Nothing funnier than misspelling "genius."
does that mean there is one schollie left for whoever commits first between Darboh and Madaris?
I've heard on ND board's he does not have a "commitable offer" just going along with some Cali friends is what they are saying. Also from what I read they are full at receiver
What time is the announcement/where can we follow it?