is not a good score, i am all for letting athletes come to michigan if qualified because like students from the general body, they are excellent in their field .... but come on, lets not even begin to pretend 940 is good at Michigan, it will be in the bottom 1% of students pry
Antonio Kinard Qualified
This. I think you get around a 600 if you just leave everything blank.
Just 400 since only the traditional math and verbal sections count for qualifying.
you are awesomeness personified!
Tom- If he enrolls in January, will we be able to count his scholarship towards last year's numbers, keeping a scholly open for this year's recruiting class? Thanks, in advance!
It really doesn't matter. Barring an obscene amount of attrition, Michigan won't be taking 25 kids in the 2011 class. Only 25 freshmen can enroll for the fall, but at this point, Michigan's class should only be 18-20.
^^ Love TomVH
I second that emotion, but you should be sending some love to His Dudeness as well . . .
ok, if you don't have a link, will you describe your source?
His name is Antonio Kinard.
Can you be more specific? I only trust TomVH!1!
Is he Kinard's cousin or something?
Is that a credible source. I think Magnus would disagree.
Nice Work HD and thanks for the info.
In qualification a member of Michigan's signing class has a name, his name is Antonio Kinard
His name is Antonio Kinard...
His name is Antonio Kinard...
His name is Antonio Kinard...
Things are looking pretty good in recruiting right now! I never thought we would be landing 3 defensive recruits this month.
From TomVH. It's about 3 posts up from this one. Stop if you reach the top of the page; you've gone too far.
Stop messing around and check your email or something.
that MGoBloggers, in general hate the MSM, but always need a link from the MSM to validate a story. It's interesting, to say the least.
It's a fine line. If someone like His Dudeness, who has been around forever, comes out with something like this, most of us will believe him (even if we look for confirmation). If ChunkyLover53, who joined last week and has 81 points, posted "OMG I herd Antwoine Kinard is giong to be Blue next year!!!," most of us would need a little confirmation before we believe him.
+1 for simpsons reference
What we need is not MSM "confirmation." Usually, confirmation from Tom VH ends all doubt. And increasingly, the MSM is figuring that out, too, and they are asking Tom for quotes now.
to the rescue once again...thanks for elaborating Tom
Welcome Antonio, let's get cracking.
Searching for a fitting description of a Michigan Man? There are many.. Mr. Kinard, you sir, have just found one. I hope you take great pride in not giving up, and making your dream come true in the face of stacked odds. You inspire me and we welcome you to the family!
If I hadn't watched The Wire yet or was in the process of watching the series for the first time, I would absolutely hate you right now.
i was gonna ask about these
In the hello post, it says he is 6-4 200 lbs anyone see any current updates on his size?
Edit: Found he is listed at 6-4 215lbs on his 2010 team roster..
Does this drop us down one scholarship in the 2011 class?
It doesn't matter where they count him because the limitation is overall count of 85.
Congrats to Antonio! Who doesn't want a kid who worked his tail off to qualify instead of blowing it off and going to another school that had lower standards?
Big credit to Antonio for working hard to qualify and sticking with his commitment despite the setback, two things you don't see very often these days. Plus upside for the class, a real linebacker with an extra year of maturity as well as the benefits of early enrolling. He should be ready to contribute next fall. All good.
for sticking to doing the work needed to get to a major University.
Just think, he is another year older, (and bigger), and ought to be able to contribute to the team that much better.
This seems like a win for the team.
Hopefully others will see how he did it and follow in his footsteps if they don't make it into school the first time they try.
will AK be joining the team as an EE?
Yes, Kinard is a good addition to this class
Good job kinard, getting qualified. Could always use more true linebackers. Would he be a true freshman coming in or a redshirt freshman? Thanks
... and im not completly sure, but he would be a true freshman because he grey shirted last season.
He would be a true freshman in Fall 2011, but that doesn't mean he "grayshirted" in the fall. "Grayshirting" refers to students who pay their own way to the school until a scholarship opens up.
Kinard obviously didn't attend Michigan; he attended Hargrave Military Academy, a prep school that does not suck away students' eligibility.
Excactly. And that is why the prep school option is great for kids, they get another year to develop WITHOUT losing a year of eligibility.
On the field? Does anyone have his stats at Hargrave?
I haven't heard anything regarding his cumulative stats, but he was supposedly starting at linebacker. However, in the game recaps I've seen, he hasn't been mentioned once.
Room to grow too. This the kind of big explosive player we need to add to this defense. Great work by him. He showed a lot of character taking care of business.
Merry Christmas and a Happy 4 or 5 years at the AA. Congratulations on sucking up what was probably dissapointment, working hard to reach your goal of playing wolverine football. We will anticipate seeing you on the practice field this spring and contributing to our breakout season. Thank you for your determination and hard work. mimimumof 12 wins next year.
More defensive talent. Love it.
But I don't think it matters that he's an EE for scholarship count purposes - the incoming class (2011) won't be over 25 players (or 27 or whatever the B1G limit is now), there aren't enough scholarships available. As long as that's the case, no reason to backdate.
The relevant cap is the 85 total scholarship limit and that's ongoing.
I have a feeling he will be a special player. The work ethic is there. Antonio, congrats! You made it happen.
I want to make sure everyone realizes that I said I don't know if he'll be in this class, despite this qualifying score. Everyone seems to be celebrating, but there's a decent chance he's not going to be in this class. Before this happened today I had heard he wouldn't be, which is why I said in my original post to take everything fwiw and that I didn't know what would happen. Not to always be the harbinger of doom, but everyone seemed to be celebrating prematurely.
I had heard up to this point that he didn't have an offer. And if Frost is a part of the class, it seems like overkill to take Jones, Morgan, Frost, and Kinard (even though Frost might start off at WR).
I'm not saying Kinard WON'T get an offer, but he didn't have one until recently, if at all.