Title says it all. We'll find out if he goes blue or if our additional DB commit will come from Yuri Wright instead. Both good options, in my opinion.
this may be of some local interest
Could be telling.
This doesn't seem "good" does it? Weird timing to be considered "good" IMEpinion.
Sorry to be a bit of a buzzkill, but I don't think this favors us one way or another. I heard a bit of chatter from PSU fans, and they seemed to think that if he didn't announce soon, it would mean bad news for them. This early announcement does seem odd considering how recently Michigan came back into play, but I wouldn't be too optimistic. I still think they (PSU) are favored, but then again, I'm no insider.
But don't these guys feel time pressure to sign onto Michigan, if they plan to? You may well be right about PSU, but we could understand a quick press conference for us if he wants to beat Yuri to the punch.
The only way I could positively put a spin on this for us would be that it has always sounded like he has really liked what Michigan had to offer but earlier in the process he wasn't ready to commit and they parted ways. Now, with a renewed interest, having seen the other two schools as well, the limited spots left, and the HUGE ND visit weekend, he doesn't want to miss out a second time so he is making a decision. I know that might sound crazy but if we didn't have a legitimate shot, why even announce we were back in contention to just decide the next week. I say 50/50 Michigan/PSU. Just got a feeling ND Oscar third wheel.
Based on nothing, I'm gonna say PSU looks pretty good. I'll still take some Yuri Wright, though.
Although I must say it's definitely weird timing that he waits to put us back in his top 3 then chooses..
Watch yuri wright will set a press conference for 9:59am on Friday.
I confirmed that with him.
Typical cryptic TomVH.
..how is that cryptic? I'm pretty sure it just means that Reeves is announcing Friday at 10.
Also, Reeves just visited PSU last weekend with his mom IIRC.
It was sarcasm. Im sorry I was just upset that he wasn't cryptic, cryptic Tom= good news
Well the fact that it lacks crypticness, is in fact cryptic.
I was hoping Tom was confirming Yuri Wright's presser set for 9:59.
Zero chance this is good for Michigan.
Yeah, on 247 they had an article where a recruit (I forget who) said Armani was recruiting him to PSU...
mahone dont know his first name. i dont really want armani he is just like t-rich, size wise. ill take him if he commits but id much rather have yuri wright who is 6'2" and just started playing football and is already a top CB in the country. says a lot about potential
Yeah, I think most of us would rather have Wright, but Georgia is looking good for him as well, and he's kind of the only one left on our board. I just want another elite corner, so if Reeves wants to come, I would gladly take him.
At least we'll know one way or the other and if he doesn't choose UM, they can focus more on the remaining targets.
Seems too soon for Reeves to be now choosing Michigan given that we just entered his top three last week. I hope he goes blue but it would be very surprising. Just would seem odd that he would choose us given we were out of it for the last couple months, then showed interest again and got back into his top three and now he is choosing. Hope I'm wrong.
Although both are good players, Id rather have Yuri Wright. Itd be nice to have a 6'2, 180 lb CB with speed. Just sayin.
I bet that he is blue on Friday.
Of course a Yuri Wright would be better.
but doubt it. If he doesn't go blue we can put all of our effort into Yuri Wright.
Can you BKFinest it?
I'm holding out for Wright.. just so we can have some sweet Command & Conquer references
There is only one true Yuri...
Mirage Tanks + Prism Tanks = unstoppable killing army of death
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks of this whenever I see Yuri Wright's name. Many many hours were spent on this game.
Funny, I see that title and I think-
Yep, this doesn't look good for UM, the timing just doesn't fit. I'd love to have Reeves but Yuri is truly the "elite CB" we need if the coaches really want another DB. The bottom line is somebody is getting left out in the cold if Dunn wants to come. This is getting interesting...
Where is THE_KNOWLEDGE when you need him?
Not enough for you?!
How can you demand so much of THE_KNOWLEDGE's precious time!?
Good luck to him, wherever he goes, but I don't think we're in it for him.
you are correct sir. I can't see this as a good sign for us.
I think he is all PSU. We jumped back too late for him, probably. I think he would shock everyone if he picked us at this late date.
It would be nice if he commits but I don't see it happening, seems to be PSU/ND race.
Penn State recruits the east coast very, very well.
Can we chalk up this first time we got burned a little by asking people to commit early? Put the pressure on TRich/Standifer and then shut down DB recruiting. Now T-Rich is anything but firm and we're missing out on a guy we really liked.
Not saying I dislike the strategy at all. We knew it wasn't going to be all rainbows and butterflies. There were definitely going to be some casualties. Just wonder if people chalk this up to the "commit early" strategy or something different.
Paterno claims another one
this doesn't seem good for us...but wasn't he a guy who wanted to wait and take his visits? Maybe he just really wants to get that last cb spot before its gone. Good luck to him wherever he decides to go, he seems like a nice kid.
Just need some recruits to talk him to the Leaders and the Best... If we don't land him Yuri Wright is still a great recruit.
The timing might also suggest that he will go blue. Once we got back in it with him he comes to a decision pretty quick.
that is a possibility, but unlikely considering we were completely out 2 weeks ago and he just visited PSU.
Had he taken another visit to AA then it would be a different story
Im torn but since everyone seems to say the timing is a negative il spin it ... Could be Armani knows the UM class is filling up and knows the Yuri Wright interest is there and sees this is the time to get on the UM bus or he may miss it..maybe even miss it AGAIN
I kind of hope we miss on both of these CB's and take an extra DT.
with stonum redshirting and, therefore, available in 2012, the coaches might consider not taking a WR this year. Receiver is a position where players can come in and succeed as freshman. On the other hand, DT and Oline (and CB to a lesser degree) are positions that require a few years of development. id rather sure-up those spots now, and grab a few (hopefully college-ready) WR's in the next class. i can't really see the coaching staff turning down committments from any of garnett/diamond, wright/reeves, o'brien, dunn.
Even though they can, I don't think anybody would want to have to rely on a true freshman @ receiver. Imo, there is no way they take less than 1 wr and probably end up with 2.
The amount of faith we have in this coaching staff to get whatever recruit they really want is hilarious. Most of us assume that if we don't get Reeves we'll just "settle" for Wright.
I don't think many people view it as settling for Wright but preferring and hoping for Wright. He is a bigger and higher ranked corner that we would all love to have. With his recent comments there is no reason to think we dont have a great shot at getting him.
i really wan wright so losing reeves wouldn't sting to bad...
as for the remaining 4 spots I think they go to.... garnett, dunn, payton, wright
obviously all speculation, i'd love o'brien, but i thnk chris rock and wormley can both grow into 3-techs, also with Ken WIlkins weight gain I have faith he can contribute there in the future as well
Reeves would be nice but I would prefer Wright
All I want is a top 10 DB recruit that actually stays on the team for more than 1 year.
He usually gives us the heads up before anyone else (as in the recruit tells him first) if we are going to or have a very good shot at getting the recruit. The fact that Tom had to ask the recruit, and the recruit didn't contact him, is not a good sign.
Exactly. Sounds like he had to contact him to confirm, not the other way around. And normally if there is a press conference and it is good for us, the recruit.contacts Tom and he is the OP.
If neither Reeves or Wright commit do they still go after another DB? I prefer they take another DT. Bring on O'Brien!!!!!
No.. we want another "elite" corner, and these are the two we're in on. We wouldn't reach just to take another one. That spot would likely go to a second DT / WR or Dunn
Let's wrap this up with Dunne, Payton, Darboh, and O'Brien. Wright isn't deciding until the Army AA game. The last 4 spots will be filled by then.
I'd like to have Dunn, Payton, Darboh, and Wright.