Saw an article on scout today (premium but i dont have it so i didnt take any info), so i continued to look on his recruiting profile and it appears that his top 3 are Texas A&M, Nevada, and Cal. it seems weird to see nevada and A&M in there but i guess his recruiting hasnt been that public and i guess he was just playing with us and the coaches are just going after o'brien now.
Aziz Shittu Top 3
I thought Michigan was one of his favorites. Bummer
but justin hopkins off 247 has said he plays with fans and will tell them what they want to hear. he also said that jordan payton does the same, but his interest is legit
O'Brien is the perfect match to Pipkens. Love O'Brien on 3rd and long or end of the game obvious passing situations. I confused why anyone would want Aziz over Danny O. Dude is lightning quick and has outstanding TECHNIQUE ALREADY. How many DT have we taken in the last 8 years who appear to be monsters, but get mauled because they are not real football players. Danny will be ready to go from day 1. I honestly think he's a silent commit. Why else would we say no to Schutt.
Danny should be the number one player on our coaches board. We need DT's more then any other posistion. I played guard in highschool and i've gone up against some mean fuckers. But Danny's size, technique, leverage and speed would give me nightmares.
Camp film is all i need to see. Flint boy is DANgerous.
I'm on his jock.
Can please everyone realize that its Pipkins! Besides that I like your post and agree with most of it.
So he's going to Cal?
i remember in his chat him saying that he has a lot of interest in A&M so maybe they are selling him on playing in the SEC
It's probably time to focus on the offensive side of the ball anyway
after the last 3 years I say never neglect the defense...even for a second
Neglecting the offense the same way would be as big a mistake.
You may be on to something there. I think I read that at some point - there might even been one or two posts about that on this site.
Well that is the greatest moment in Michigan football history.
In all seriousness, O'Brien or die trying.
I read that too! Right after my wife gave birth to sextuplets!
It's time for the Ace signal. Get him on the case.
Just tried to get in contact with him on Twitter (for now, given my lack of TomVH's long-built recruiting contacts, my best medium for talking to recruits). I'll certainly let you guys know if I hear anything.
Not being an MGoArteest, this is not original, it was shamelessly purloined from that Internets thingy.
Is it just me, or have I read that exact same response to every thread I have managed to click on today?
Go read the night jerseys thread. It will clue you in.
It all makes sense now. I swear I skimmed that thread when it was new at work and it didn't seem so silly at the time? Oh well. 20-hour workdays suck.
O'Brien (and Pipkens) were WAY better on tape and in camps than Shittu.
Really want O'Brien.
optimistic about our chance of getting him, just need to fend off UT.
outside of premium camp videos......
Who is Pipkens? Can you please link me to his scout page?
I really like Pipkins though!
LOL on the whole "academics is very important to me" notion, esp. considering he was initially accepted by Stanford.
but Cal is legit.
Yeah, I would say Berkeley is a pretty good school. Hence why that list kind of screams "Cal" to me, especially with a west coast kid.
And A&M is an awesome school if he wants to get into crop dusting. So cut him some slack.
But I like the potential of the signs that will show up at the games:
"You're in deep Shittu"
"A total Shittu-Show"
I know there's more. Feel free to elaborate.
Shittu clogs up the hole.
Things overheard over the broadcast.
"The Wolverines have thrown Shittu into the mix."
"That RB landed in Shittu."
"We're here in the Big House, and ho-lee Shittu, what a player the Blue has itself..."
"Shittu is the shit."
"That running back is in a world of Shittu"
"You may run like Mays, but you hit like Shittu"
"Our Shittu don't stink"
(OK. I keep running back to the computer every time I think of one. Someone else jump in here)
I shittu not!
Shittu leaves skid marks on your qb's
no dogs. Weak top 3 after all the hype. Telling.
Another Cal commit possibility. Interesting
My opinion about O'Brien and Shittu is that I prefer O'Brien all the way
1. IN state recruit that is at huge position of need . . . . .still!!
2. Perfect Compliment to Pipkins as I see him as MM of sorts.
3. He moves really well for his size and has pretty good overall quickness. I see him playing a little like MM all over because he can. I think that with Pipkins demanding a double team quite a bit O'Brien could put a lot of pressure on opposing QBs with his skill set.
4. He is already at the needed size to be able to contribute as soon as he arrives with our questionable depth. He is listed at 6' 2'' or 3'' and already at a good 290. Shittu is a bit lighter being listed at around 270. Shittu may have a higher upside or may not, but I like O'Brien.
I don't have enough points to start enough topic,
But Godin got hurt in the first half of his game tonight. Something to keep an eye on
was appealing. "This is Michigan" its not for everyone!.
i was all set to get his jersey made with "big pimpkens" on the back. all my good ideas never pan out
wow...i mustve just blacked out or something....check tht...big pimpkens is still on..."da shittu" is dead.