Kozan will do Kozan. At some random point, he will make a decision and while I hope it is us, I won't get too upset if it isn't. Dude has to do what he feels is the best fit for him
Any Effect on Kozan?
I agree that I will not be too upset, but (bias acknowledged) if I were him...I would not be able to get my fax in quick enough!
There isn't much that I would be "too upset" about right now lol
My girlfriend could leave me, family disown me, lose my job and still feel really good about this weekend. Not much to be upset about around here
who is this kozan you speak of?
Here is an article to explain what going on: http://www.thehawkeye.com/story/Cabin-burglar-021812
Just realized that from an Iowa newspaper. They are keeping tabs on his recruitment.
A castaway from a polygamous sect.... Perfect.
on the way locked into next year. Takes a bit of the edge off.
I'd rather get Pocic at this point. I think the ship has sailed.
Better to take a kid who will be here and be here to win big.
Pocic is a better prospect, but he can't play center.
... so yeah, that's weird.
Take someone who 100% wants to be here.
Agreed. If Kozan is this uncertain about where he wants to go, I'd wish him the best and move on.
I'll happily welcome him into the fold if/when he chooses to Go Blue. I still fail to believe the lack of understanding of the stress a teenager could feel making what must feel like a huge commitment and likely the biggest decision of his life.
Just like it was tiring hearing the whiners talk about "not closing" our top 10/top 5 recruiting class, the folks who continue to throw out statements about Kozan not being 100% committed and moving on prove tedious as well.
Kozan is a great prospect and plays a position of need. I couldn't care less if it takes him two months to decide. I hope to see him on the field in the Big House sometime soon!
You have to feel he wants to go to Iowa. He just wanted to wait to see who the OC and line coaches were going to be first. Now he's just waiting to estabilish that relationship before he makes it official. Why else would he wait?
I wonder if Hoke and Company are even recruiting him anymore. By the look of things they've moved on to the 2013 class.
Pretty hard to recruit a kid who is on a Navajo vision quest up in the mountains.
How long does Kozan have to sign his LOI? I wonder when that runs out and he eventually is forced into making a decision. Can he make more visits? I hope for his sake (and ours) that he decides soon!
You don't have to sign an LOI. You can just enroll and show up.
Yes, but if you want to enjoy the second half of your senior year of HS, and not get blitzed with non-stop calls/texts/emails/tweets from coaches and recruiting media, you should sign one.
How can one effect that which does not exist?
No one has really heard from him because he's been quiet. There's an ongoing joke that he's been on a vision quest, so we'll find out when he gets back from:
Until then...who knows. Do I still want him? Yes. Does him coming to Michigan mean we might not be able to take someone like Ethan Pocic or Laremy Tunsil? Possibly. We'll see how things unfold. As has been said on many of the threads today, the four OL commitments have made the pill that we swallowed upon the rejections from Diamond and Garnett easier to take. I'm tired and I don't know if that last bit made sense.
Maybe Garnett and Diamond are reading about our O-line haul this weekend and "they be like dang"!
when I read Bosch comment on Stanford and say it was great but it came down to academics. Oh sweet revenge.
I think he would be a great addition at this point and if he does commit I think that our Oline recruiting should be finished unless an elite lineman (Pocic, and hell the way we're recruiting no reason to close the door on anyone, including Tunsil) wants to commit.
Where the hell IS Kozan? Seems like he's vanished off the face of the Earth.
Roast beef sale.
He is at the mall in an all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant until he truly eats all he can eat.
Is there a possibility that this might end up being like Tony Posada? Is there a chance that he doesn't really have the desire to play collge football at such a high level?
This occurred to me as well.
Assuming he has a finite amount of peyote, he'll show up naked in some Casey's in rural Iowa and describe his experience as a fugue state....
I wouldn't be shocked to Kozan go the prep school route. Not because of grades, but to get another year to make up his mind.
All of this scares Kozan off. On one hand you have all of these young guys who just can't think of a reason NOT to declare themselves future Wolverines... and on the other hand you have a kid that's had over a year to decide and THEN almost an entire month to put it in ink, and yet he still isn't sure if he wants to be a Wolverine.
Obviously this guy has been crushed under the weight of this decision a bit... but now he also has to contend with the idea that next year he'll be competing with even more top flight talent. Might be enough to scare him off.
Either that or he's still in the desert. On that horse. With no name. With Jim Morrison. With Peyote.
would provide the vision required to make a decision. Just blaze Alex! I've read that this particular narcotic is QUITE powerful.
We still need a center...Kozan and Dawson could have a nice little battle there in a couple years.
a center needs to make quick decisions and anchor the OL. I'm not sure Kozan fits that bill.
Let me just say -- we should be clearly impressed! These guys to commit without even being on campus! And these are guys that want to GO BLUE! Kozan is a non-issue . . . those who want to be here are here!
I've been saying this for days now, Alex Kozan is the Lindbergh Baby, and his Letter of Intent is in Jimmy Hoffa's briefcase.
Maybe we have not been able to lock down a center to date has another, more insidious reason. Maybe Shane has really cold hands....
in two films. The character was originally created in 1932 by writer Robert E. Howard and appeared in a large number of pulp comics and paperbacks.
I do NOT want a recruit who isn't mentally prepared after a long process to make a decision. Granted he is young, i get that and alot of pressure. Each case is different but after all this time, if he hasn't found what he wants, probably never will. Kozan is in the rearview...
You don't want a recruit because he's not ready to make a very important decision based off the timeline that you, ESPN and Rivals have set for him?
I think the decision is more about playing center, rather than which school. With Fox on board, who is from a nearby school, he may be more likely to sign with us now. I'm betting he comes around and if the offer still stands Hoke will have his signature by April 1st. I hope we haven't moved on as Kozan is a 4* prospect from a very good program and could be our next Molk.
Kozan took Hoke a little to literally when he first took the job and it inspired him to walk to Michigan. Nobody has heard from him because he is still walking his commitment letter up here.