Parker just told GBW that he will not be taking anymore visits elsewhere - he was scheduled to take an official visit to USC on January 15th.
Feel free to interpret from that what you will...
great news, hopefully. thanks Other Brian.
Hopefully this means that he has already made his decision and may be announcing it soon, maybe during a certain football game this saturday in San Antonio. We need a playmaker at S and that is exactly what SP is.
Really? So it's pretty much Cal or Michigan. That would be amazing if Sean Parker and Marvin Robinson were are starting safeties.
Doesn't mean USC's out. He's been there numerous times. Just means they don't get one more chance to roll out the red carpet.
By red carpet I assume you mean by sitting in Pete Carrols office with Marcus Allen, and when Pete steps out of the room, Marcus takes you to his Heisman trophy with his arm around your shoulder and hands you a nice thick envelope full of dead presidents?
amazing if you were talking about 2011 or 2012. i dont know if i like the idea of 2 true frosh starting safeties next year, no matter how talented.
i'd take those two over our current options!
I tend to agree but just think how amazing the secondary could be if every one lives up to the hype in 2011. CB's - Christian and Turner, Safeties - Robinson, Parker. And who's to say kids like Emilien, Witty, Talbott, Avery, Johnson, Vinopal, etc don't show to be great players too.
I fully expect Carvin and Witty to be quality starters at some point in their careers.
when his high school coach says that he's seen witty beat robinson at a race it makes me excited to see what he can become. plus unlike robinson (sorry robinson for qb fans) he is a man with a set position for the present and future.
Hey Sean, if you happen to read this I'd just like to let you know, winged helmets are great.
to go there already? I would think you'd still want all the treatment even if you are a silent to USC.
This tells me he's Blue - huge get for RRod!
Just logged on the computer saw that we beat O state in basketball and hopefully this is good news for us in landing a very talented football player.
.............Liking 2010 so far
Should've turned on the TV and watched it.
.....I was at work
Well this is sure great news, while it doesn't mean anything really in terms of his choice it makes me believe that his odds of going blue are greater now
As long as recruits are still talking to King Beaver, Sam Webb and Co, it's a good thing.
It's when they tune out all their Michigan contacts that things usually mean the other cheatin' schools that cheat all the time by cheating have cheated Pristine Michigan out of yet another recruit by cheating.
But seriously--Nick Perry comes to mind, so does Rojo: when they stop talking to Michigan guys--it be over.
When you look at the height / weight / speed / videos of Sean and Ray Vinopal, they look very comparable. Obviously Sean is the higher ranked player by the recruiting services.
Why were people flipping out so bad when Ray signed but are giddy about Sean? They both appear to be excellent players on film.
PS - Our secondary is shaping up nicely for the future.
My understanding is that Ray's listed height/weight are inaccurate. Allegedly Parker weighs ~15-20lbs more than Ray, and is ~2" taller. In addition, I don't think Ray really did the horse and pony camp circuit, which does wonders for exposure...and, depending on how you performed, your rankings.
If you're first team all-state for Cardinal Mooney, exposure is not going to hold you back.
"Never;" just a small tidbit not sure why it bothers me, but use "dog and pony show," in the future not "horse and pony camp."
Vinopal's ceiling is lower than Parker's. Vinopal is smaller, and he doesn't have the same fluidity of movement as Parker.
Parker has the potential to play in the NFL.
Vinopal has the potential to be Jordan Kovacs with a little bit of speed.
If that means having enough skills, determination, and ability to beat out a scholarship player for a spot in the starting rotation I'll gladly cheer for him and ten others on the starting D.
You can go ahead and cheer for that by yourself. Just because bad beat out worst doesn't mean you going to get good results.
yup.... Magnus is right
why would we use a scholly on Vinopal when we need it for a MLB?
i said this because Vinopal will be behind Marvin Robinson (Fr), Jordan Kovacs (RSo) and Vlad Emilien (So) after stepping on campus.
on the other hand Michigan only has 1 true MLB on the entire roster in Kenny Demens.
What about Obi Ezeh and J.B. Fitzgerald?
ah, youre right on JB Fitzgerald, at least thats the position he was recruited for.
a lot of guys ive spoken to think Ezeh is playing out of position. whether he's best suited for OLB in the 4-3 or MLB in our system, im not too sure. it still doesnt change the fact that we have him for only 1 more season and that talent and depth at ILB/MLB is really lacking.
i like but do not love Vinopal's commit. if i had to choose any commit to switch w/ a MLB, id probably pick one of the 6 WR's.
according to both Scout and Rivals these two guys are virtually identical in size. If anything, Parker might be a bit shorter, a bit heavier, and a bit slower in the 40 yard dash. So I suppose Parker must be rated higher because he just makes more plays on the field. Fair enough. We'll all find out at some point who the better player is. I won't pretend to know the answer right now based on the current information.
If Parker is shorter, Magnus will give you $40
Just take a look at their very different offer lists, that should tell you why they're not viewed so equal as prospects
A player's size and high school production aren't the only factors in projecting how good he'll be at the next level. This is why you're not a coach.
You really don't like Ray, do you?
What a great start to 2010. First the basketball win and now this. Plus the red wings rolled and the lions lost to hopefully maintain that they draft suh.
They're not going to be able to draft him because St L will take him. He's worth 2 other players in the first round.
Your right they very well could draft him but I'm not sold on the fact that they would.
Lions are gonna take a WR.
"With the 2nd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Detroit Lions pick...Dez Bryant"
According to rivals he's still waiting until signing day, and Parker doesn't seem to have a real favorite.. so this is definitely one to watch.
That was about as bare bones an article as there could possibly be. It was a generic checkin article by one of their national writers doing interviews with kids as they arrive in San Antonio.
if your name were "no, not that brian"
i think we will see woolfolk and kovacs start against connecticut especially if we are talking experience.
I can't speak for anybody else, but this guy loves red carpet...
for him to announce he will be committing to Rich Rodriguez's University of Michigan
I wish coaches would stop taking new jobs. It's really making all of my collegiate attire irrelevant.
This bodes well. Parker would be a huge get for the program.
This is definitely good news for anyone but usc. Carroll prides himself on his ability to seal recruits close to NSD. With Parker having OVs still available to take and USC's big recruiting weekend coming up towards the end of January he has probably made his decision for now.
If USC losses out on Riley though, it will get very interesting all around the country