He's probably visiting their campus, and possibly for free. Why would a 17 year old want to take free trips to college campuses around the country while being pampered by athletic departments? Sounds shady to me.
And because his old high school teammate and former Michigan commit Anthony Standifer goes there and he wanted to visit him.
nice user name
So you're the a**hole who took the username I wanted...
Looks like you two crossed swords
Or they're the same person.
Yes, I'm totally jaded after the RDT/WiaB episode.
if I can have half your MGoPoints
He also probably wanted to see his friend and former teammate Anthony Standifer. What an asshole.
EDIT: Damn you MichiganMan2424
Ole Miss has a gorgeous campus, as well:
Beautiful brunette girls...just sayin'
I agree that it's odd because he's never mentioned ole miss... and he keeps talking about going to Oklahoma and Okla State, but still hasn't. Which I suppose supports the idea that he's just hanging out with a friend.
Dexter McCluster had been committed to his "hometown school," USF, for almost a year, and Ole Miss flipped him in one weekend. It made me wonder exactly how good their "southern hospitality" was.
So, I have mixed emotions. If I was a recruit, I would milk it for every trip to a college campus, preferably one far away, that I could get. OTOH, you never know if Ole Miss or any SEC school is going to make a kid an offer he doesn't want to refuse.
Because he hasn't given up the fight.
Was this serious? No -- it's not serious. Wait, maybe it could be serious. I could get behind such a choice. But wait, they're just kidding around. They're not serious. I mean, they are...
I totally forgot about the Admiral Ackbar campaign! Such a shame that didn't pan out. I think they ended up with something fairly generic and uninteresting; the Black Bears, maybe.
Cheerleaders. I didn't see anything else in that video.
You forget to say, "I don't mean to thread jack, but..."
That's good news for Sparty. Their WR situation is a bit of a cluster$&@! this year. Burbridge can only help.
Yeah, last years backup running back is their returning leading receiver...
talented than ours.
HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT MSU ON A MICHIGAN BLOG!!!!!
But seriously, good for him and I hope he plays awful every time he plays Michigan.
Those were my exact thoughts. I figured it is relevant and at least gives us something to talk about. I know I'm going to get negged to death, but oh well not much I can do.
I've got your back
It's abolutely relevent, and I'm glad you posted it in good taste. I hope he gets an education, but plays terribly against us.
But in all seriousness, MSU should have a pretty solid WR situation going forward. Arnett, Burbridge, a couple other solid recruits, and then that Drake kid from Christian High in the 2014 class.
I wonder how much Drake will be playing WR for MSU. Seems like a BB player in the long run.
I agree. I really don't think MSU's WR situation is going to be all that bad. It'll certainly be difficult to replace Cunningham, Martin, et al., and they may take a step backwards, but it won't be the colossal mess some people think it will be.
Fan 1: Of course he's eligible at STAEE, hurr cow college durr
Fan 2: You do know that the NCAA clearing house clears Michigan players, and is the same standard state uses?
Fan 1: But Michigan Agricultural College!
Fan 2: Yes, we at Michigan have the superior academic institution across most if not all majors, but that doesn't apply to football players being eligible or not. It is true that he was a borderline qualifier, one that Hoke did not want to take a risk on in case he did not qualify. Dantonio took that risk, and it paid off, in that he qualified.
Enter staee fan/ you just jealous we got the number 1 in-staee recruit again and Brady choke didnt! 4 in a row scUM! How's that feel brah!? *burns couch and chugs 40 oz pbr* /end 2nd scene
Michigan fan 1: Well, this is awkward
Michigan fan 2: I know, how did he bring the couch with him all by himself? Looked heavy before it burned.
Michigan fan 1: I'm guessing he's had lots of practice. He did bring the right pizza at least.
Michigan fan 2: What do we tip in this situation?
Staee fan: Tip 300 Brah! SPARTANS!!!
Michigan fan 1: Here, take this:
Staee Fan: UPGRADE BRAH
Michigan Fan 2: Can he get a BUI here?
You were supposed to be a starting tackle! Well. You still will be, but come on man.
/Scene 3. Is it still funny? or did I just kill it.
I think we have a future writing plays
Ain't got nothin on us.
Can you expand this to a diary please?
Fan 1: scUM sucks, you didn't even go there. Walmart wolverine!
Fan 2: Yes, I did.
Fan 1: Okay, you can say whatever you want then.
Fan 2: Shut up. I asked for blue cheese on my burger, not any of this processed crap.
Fan 1: Yes, sir.
good for him. hope he looks atrocious when he comes to ann arbor.
by the way. Anything regarding another Big Ten school or a future opponent is on topic, among other on topic...topics.
Good for the kid. I hope he plays great except against Countess and Floyd.
Jmilan - The thread doesn't piss me off. Unlike OSU I normally root for State except against us.
That's a bit suprising to me. Over the last 4 years State's fanbase has really pushed alot of UM fans from doing that. They constantly take jabs and things like that during their time. While yes they have beat us for 4 years it is far from the norm. Also their logic has them thinking that the football played between the two teams only started in 2008. UM won 6 straight before losing 4 straight and not to take anything away from them because they won those games it does not mean that "things have changed". The only thing that changed is that we now have a coaching staff that matches up perfectly with our program and now that OSU isn't funneling their turned down recruits just because Tressel and Dantonio were friends I would be a little concerned. Urban isn't going to recommend anyone to go to MSU that is apparent and Hoke has been on absolute fire on the recruiting trail. All of these will eventually catch up to MSU. Dantonio has proven he's a good coach, but the B1G is full of good coaches and once Narduzzi leaves it may get worse.
Sorry for my rant, I live near Midland and their fans are really annoying. Besides actually being in East Lansing, Midland may be the closest thing to Spartyland you could honestly get in Michigan.
Perhaps it's because I've transplanted out of state and run into far more OSU fans than State fans that I don't feel much dislike for State. That said 4 years in a row is enough and share your sentiments re: recruiting though, Spartiocrity is on the horizon.
I used to root for State vehemently when they weren't playing Michigan, but they've turned into such dicks during my time at school (just finished my Master's) that it makes me sick to cheer for them. The baseball team spitting on our band last year was really the last straw. It's rough because my sister goes there, but I can't do it any more.
I tried searching for an account of that incident, but I couldn't find anything. Do you know more specifics about the incident? Basically which player did it.
It was most of the team. I'm a former band member, and my friends who went last year said that the baseball team was sitting in the stands behind them spitting down for most of the game.
Generally the band doesn't complain about stuff officially unless it's pretty bad...I mean, the first time I was in Columbus, the director of football operations at OSU tried to force his way through the band, got rejected, raised some hell, and that was pretty much the end of it.
That's dissapointing to hear. I ask because I grew up with one of the players. Not entirely shocking, but dissapointing none-the-less. Thanks for responding.
When are baseball players NOT spitting? They spit all the time. I don't get it. Chances are if you are near a baseball player they will spit on you. Just like Roberto Alomar and that umpire,
Hoke and his staff, have destroyed Dantonio on the recruiting trail. They have also more than held their own against Meyer. Recruiting has come back under Hoke with a vengeance.
What should really worry Spartan fans is, Michigan's staff can not only recruit, but they can teach. We see proof of this with the improvement, of a lot of players across the board.
So the question that I would have for MSU fans is... What's going to happen when the talent level, catches up to the coaching? As you have said Jmilan, eventually, this is going to catch up to the Spartans.
Happy for the kid . He gets to experience the highs of college living while getting a feasible degree, and the lows of a Michigan St loss to Michigan for the next 4 or 5 years.
I expect Burbridge to be MSU's #1 WR by the time they visit Ann Arbor. I know MSU fans think very highly of Tony Lippett and Bennie Fowler, but I don't think either one of them have the talent to be a #1 WR. Burbridge is a very skilled player and I am glad to hear he is able to play this year.
Shane Morris did say d. Arnett was the best wr he had thrown too. Arnett will be msu's #1