spoiler alert: i linked this
Buckle UP!!! Hold me Tom vh: CB Garrett Taylor
An Ann Arbor Institutional Personality.
Where have you been young man?
shakey jake is a legend!
If he goes elsewhere, you will be to blame
But yeah, can't wait to read his Hello post. Go Blue!
You better hope he doesn't commit elsewhere - otherwise the new MGoBlog T-Shirt will be:
Yup. He will wish he was in Bolivia.
It's between M and Stanford. I wouldn't call it yet. Don't know why grown ups want to call it before the kid does.
As a parent, I hope to God my kids are in a position where they're deciding between Michigan and Stanford, even if it doesn't include a full ride.
But all little boys inside.
BUCKLE UP MGoBrewMom!
Oh my God THIS so much
1) Buckle Up.
3)More commits follow soon
4)Once in Ann Arbor, all our commits
I hope the Virginia connection takes care of sparty next weekend.
ESPN 4*, #73 overall, #7 CB
247sports 4*, #79 overall, #7 CB
Scout 4*, #36 CB (boo this man)
Offers from err'body (including Ohio). 247 crystal ball has all M predictions since his visit. Sam Webb opinion - not gut, and no direct source - is he feels strongly that it's Michigan.
Everyone knows Rivals is the best recruiting evaluators.
I forgot what a Hello post looks like around here. Great prospect coming.
about a 12:30 announcement is that I'm in the Central time zone and it'll be 11:30 for me. I'll hear it an hour before you guys will. Don't worry...I'll be sure to share the info when I hear it.
Pffts, Pacific Time here, I'll send you a letter when I hear the announcement at 9:30am and it'll to you before 11:30 ;-)
You sneaky bastard, you one-up'd me....
He committed yesterday. Sorry to ruin it for everyone early.
Or is this sarcasm????
It's Monday after a great weekend. My body is at work in northwest Ohio. My mind... definitely somewhere far away.
that was a good one regardless.
And if your mind is somewhere far away, Mt Fuji is as good of a place as any.
its either 11:30pm or just after midnight. I can never keep it straight...
won't find out until tomorrow.
pacific time zone wins.
Central time zone wins, because I came up with this joke first. :-)
post, we all win!
+1 to you from the future!
The logical side in me wanted to upvote you, but the comedic side in me voted that we do another flyby.
Yeah but I live in Korea and we're 13 hours in the future. You don't know how hard it is to not play spoiler in all those game threads.
Other Hello posts have been written. They just haven't been published.
...fair, but mean.
Odd. My IE went to a link of a picture of a middle finger, and screamed NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN at me when I clicked on the link you provided.
meanie on monday.
Big frame hopefully hips and feet get better or he will move to fs which still isn't bad but would love for him to become a big physical corner for us.
Good hips? Check
I cant see what you posted I am on my cpu at work, can you explain? The analyst said he needed to work on his hips and feet but if you say their good then I'll take your word for it lol I just want the kid to play corner lol
When you do see this, you'll have good reason to "lol"
It's just a goofy gif of a guy with active hips. lol. I really know nothing about the actual recruits hips, but I assume we will find a good spot for him on D.
That is amazing.
Seen it, yea I'm convinced! Kids good to go in my book!
Maybe great hips, but hands of stone.
Per Rivals, in addition to Michigan, his interest is "high" (so specific, right?) in Michigan State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Stanford, but he had offers from Clemson, Duke, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville , LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Virginia and several other schools. When about one-third of Division I football is at least interested, you've done something well, I think.
Says he goes Blue. Half of me says somewhere else. And the other 50% needs a nap.
This would an amazing pickup. We would be so stacked at CB for years to come with another talent like Taylor in the fold. Please end the dry spell!
Can someone make a buckle up thread?
Your name and pic confuse me
ive actually been meaning to shorten it to "JimBobT" but i'm not sure what mod to talk to
there you go
I spoke with Garrett last night and while he wasn't willing to give me an outright confirmation that he'll be Blue, he did say that it was awesome that the fanbase was already buzzing about him potentially becoming a Wolverine.
He's a great kid off the field and has a loaded offer list and is yet another talented prospect from a state that produces a lot of them in Virginia.
Well ....he is returning your calls and via the patented Brandon Brown "if he returns my calls late, I feel good" metric, we are in great shape.
We might need a refresher course on what do when a "Hello" thread goes up. I'm pretty sure the "I wish him all the best and hope he does great except when he plays Michigan" post doesnt apply here.
If you get stuck, you can always re-remind us that you're not renewing your season tickets next year, in case anyone missed it/forgot.
I'm kidding; I love you.
Oh did I mention I wasnt renewing? I couldnt remember if had shared that with the board or not.
FYI - I wasnt a super big fan of Borges either in case I forgot to tell you that.
What?! Don't feel like you need to keep your feeling to yourself all the time. Feel free to open up to us.
To which Virginia recruits are you referring? Virginia kids who commit to us, or in general? Because the ones we've picked up are too young to make that assertion, but Chris Perry was pretty good. Anyway, elaborate, por favor.
That would be hard to do for me, because most of the VA players went to schools I don't follow closely enough, so I wouldn't know if a four star OT who went to UNC is living up to his hype or not.
The only Michigan kids are Speight and Green, and Green played as a true frosh. His performance is hardly measurable yet, since no one ran the ball well for us last year and he was only a freshman. The only other top VA recruit I can think of is Curtis Grant at OSU who has consistantly played, but certainly hasn't looked like the #1 LB in the nation. He probably isn't a "bust" but he's certainly "failed to live up to hype."
Looking through the Rivals list of VA recruits for years where guys have played a full career, 2009 had David Wilson, Tahj Boyd and Logan Thomas all in the top-10 (along with Kevin Newsome, funny enough). Those three all did quite well.
EDIT: The year before that had Ej Manuel and Mike Glennon in the top-3 as well.
All of them? All of them over the last four years = exactly one: Derrick Green.
I just checked Scout, and they list Michigan's classes back to 2002. From that class all the way up to the 2013 class, Michigan has gotten a grand total of three kids from Virginia: Brandon Minor in 2006, Marell Evans in 2007, and Green in 2013.
Minor was hampered by injuries and by playing on some lousy squads, but ran effectively when he was healthy. Evans played during the transition from RR to Hoke, and Green just had his first season running behind perhaps the worst OL in the last 50 years of Michigan football.
Going further back, we got James Whitley, David Terrell, Russell Davis, and Bennie McRae out of Virginia.
IIRC, Perry was from North Carolina.
I just looked it up, and you're right. He's from NC, but was a Fork Union kid, which is why I was thinking VA.
So I guess it depends on how you want to rank those prep school kids. Like is Christian Hackenberg a VA recruit? On the recruit rankings, those guys are listed that way, even though he's techincally from PA.
Cass tech is in Michigan, not in Virginia
It really doesn't matter IMO. The DC area is one of the few areas of the "south" that does not have a SEC power lurking in it. It is a relatively high growth area in terms of population and density as D.C. and all the companies/people that want a piece of D.C. (and its money) go there. Compare to say an Atlanta, Dallas, any part of FL, etc. It is prime hunting ground that no one 'owns' (yes UVA and Va Tech but that's not LSU Bama UF FSU Texas Texas A&M) and as population continues to migrate to the south and coasts UM needs to be there. Maryland coming to the B10 is going to help that as well.
That corridor between VA and NJ is going to be a prime area for the next few decades IMO.
Think about the long game.
im sure they have their fare share of busts just like everywhere else. but frank beamer has done pretty well in va (though moreso in tidewater/coastal cities). theres typically first rounders from virginia. im guessing this dude has talent if osu and lsu and the big boys pursued in addition to um offering him under new DB eval profile. and sounds like hes a rock solid kid too. hopefully he goes blue. and shows rangy athleticism in secondary in few yrs
Michael Vick was pretty good. So was David Terrell. And Brandon Minor.
If we miss out on him, my coping method will be to make a Frozen Appreciation Thread. We missed it in the theaters but since picking it up on DVD about 24 hours ago, I've watched it three times. I have to say, I totally know what the buzz is about. Great flick. That snowman is just adorable and I haven't gotten "Let It Go" out of my head since I first heard it (and I'm not even mad).
Ya gotta get da monstah cables.
I saw Frozen this weekend, and it was legitimately good.
I thought this version of Let It Go was the best. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/virals/10700075/Man-sings-Let-it-Go-in-voices-of-Disney-and-Pixar-characters.html
This would be appropos if the OP is incorrect:
That guy in that gif up there does have great hips. I had both mine replaced and I can't even try that, Although I can still throw a disc, screw, and go to Michigan games. Is there anything else? I say no.
I never thought the type of people that play disc golf would be the ones to say "screw." You have expanded my worldview, and for that I thank you.
Where's the hello post?
Are you in Nova Scotia or something?
Was a couple of weeks ago. Adjust clocks accordingly
Not really. It's Monday morning, and I can't read a clock. You got me!
Not possible. We're not allowed to have good football news anymore.
No we are allowed to have good recruiting news. Just not good news on the field.
It's 2014, not 2013.
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Kid seems like too good of a person to consider MSU or LSU
Am beginning to hear insider buzz that he's headed to Stanford.
I hate going up against Stanford for recruits, especially ones who don't live close to Michigan. Now that Stanford has such a good on-field product, they're really the total package. Outside of the fact that they still don't have any fans.
Agree. Ignoring the weather & campus, Stanford has the best academics in D1. Bar none. As someone with multiple degrees from Michigan, would cheerfully force my child to go to Stanford over Michigan.
I'm not going to downvote you because you are just passing along information but I really don't like what you just said.
Can't one of these things ever go a little bit early? I mean, they're never on time and almost always late. Just once, I tell ya...
F5 F5 F5 Serenity Now
Taylor has committed to Michigan
Garrett Taylor [email protected] 2m
I have officially committed to play football for the University of Michigan!!! Those who stay will be champions 〽️ #TheTeam #GoBlue
Nice way to start off the week.
I've been waiting 3 minutes to exhale.
Peppers, Thomas, Taylor, Crawford, Kinnell, etc. The future of the secondar is bright.