He'll probably go to texas.
...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Let the Sparty Schadenfreude begin. The writing was on the wall for months with this kid. I'm pretty sure he never even visited MSU's campus.
I guess the drugs finally wore off !
He is 100% going to Texas. Rivals lists him as now holding a Texas offer as well. http://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2012/6/11/3078191/wi...
Let's wish him good luck
...and congratulate him for getting an upgrade over Sparty.
This was the guy that many state people used as an example of "national recruiting" for this year and how they got a guy out of texas. lol.
I get the feeling that you're trying to say something about their ability to pull in the best recruits in the nation.
Nanny Nanny Boo boo!
Because he didn't live far enough away. He wants to focus on recruiting Pangaea. It's an effort to add a temporal challenge along with the previously noted national challenge.
I heard they're in on that pasty buff alien from Promethus.
I heard Brady and Hecklinski made an in-home visit to the giant squid thing that killed that guy
Are you talking about the McCrayken? Or are there other recruits-turned-sea monsters?
WOAH. I'm pretty sure coaches can't make in home visits yet. VIOLATION
What does the NCAA manual have to say about that? Nothin'
They're in the final 3 for the 5-star left tackle from Winterfell
You got it all wrong. They only offer white walkers now. Also shane from T.W.D. Is their new S&C coach. If they fail two a days they get left behind.
that while Dantonio is recruiting Pangaea, panacea is setting in, true story.
??? Pangaea is totally overrated as a recruiting territory. The real action is in Gondwana.
I think you meant Pandora - The Na'vi make great wide receivers
They have no OL recruits at all and it's June. That's a little concerning.
Tell that to Indiana.
Also their top instate OL recruit, Riley Norman, who is a consensus 4 star may not even play football in college, but focus on track. Bad situation for them.
Yep, recruiting has been better than usual but not on either lines. Norman should commit soon now that track season is ending. Also alex gall from moeller hs said he would commit on the spot and they plan on offering him at camp. Weve had good luck from guys from moeller: Greg Jones, Marcus Rush, with Monty Madaris ans Shane Jones in the pipeline. Still hav to remember its only June though.
According to 247, he gave a top 3 last week. Sparty wasn't in it.
MSU wasnt showing interest till yesterday (probably knew benenoch was out), they invited him to camp today and he is expected to get an offer and commit. he declined an offer to camp at OSU apparently
I don't know jack about Alex Gall, mostly because Michigan has been done with OL recruiting for 17 months, give or take. But (again, according to 247) Michigan State visited him on April 16th. So either (a) they visited him despite having no interest, (b) yesterday was April 16th, or (c) they showed interest before yesterday.
I'm going with (a). I hear Dantonio and co. like to play hard to get.
Gall is a three-star prospect from Moeller-- the same program as MSU recruits Monty Madaris and Shane Jones. According to 247, his leaders are: Miami, Wisconsin and Kentucky. He seemed to be pretty high on Wisconsin, but they haven't come through with a scholarship offer yet.
I think that MSU may have visited him, but weren't really pursuing him that hard. Similar to Cameron Dillard, they may have cooled on him once they figured that Benenoch was on board.
I don't know anything about any of these kids, but it seems like kids are committing to Dantonio before they get an offer from the school they'd rather go to. I'm sure this won't cause him any unnecessary rage.
This face has unnecessary rage written all over it
MSU only wanted 1 OT and they projected Benenoch to be an OT so they cooled on Gall and Dillard and never offered either. Now that benenoch is gone, they are starting to recruit Gall again, and who knows, we may even throw an offer at dillard during the sound mind sound body camp. In any other year, Gall would be a plan A guy, but since this class is pretty small (7 or 8 spots left), he's a plan B guy.
so you are trying logic and facts on him. Good luck with that.
Clearly this is not RationalSpartanFan.
He's burning a couch somewhere.
This other guy is pining for 3 star commits "because Coach D will coach em up" and "stars don't matter".
Jeebus I hated 2008 to 2011.
Unless Norman wants to concentrate on becoming an Olympian in the shotput, which means he probably won't be playing football at all. I have heard there are a few SEC schools that if they offer him a scholly in track and field, he would probably take it.
The rumor I've heard is, and I think this is what he meant, that Norman may focus on track in college instead of football.
I think he'll be at MSU unless he gets a full scholarship to LSU or Bama or whichever other SEC school is good at track&field.
Here is their spin on it from a few days ago, before the decommit and news of an offer:
Most everything in here indicates that he had a pretty good experience at UT's camp, including his meeting with Mack Brown, where he got his Texas offer per SBNation.
I guess the take-home message for Dantonio is that you have to provide a map to people so they can get out of the weeds lest they exit at the wrong end of this vast unkempt field and end up at other schools.
This kid has been jerking MSU around for a couple months. Always tweeting about other schools and visiting all of the southern schools. If he was committed to Michigan he would have been a de-commitment way long ago. Hard to see him leaving the south now.
Commit to MSU as a placeholder, but once the home team offered you knew he was decommiting.
They get place holders but we get the long snapper
This is a legit thought. Does Urban Meyer offer Shane Jones with missing out on Anzalone and needing a LB?
He's not a five-star and is thus not up to Urban's standards. That said, yeah I think that's reasonably likely later in the year. Since he's from Ohio, they doubtless figure they can scoop him up at leisure (to their detriment, when recruiting against us).
My favorite quote is from Page 3:
Caleb is quickly becoming my favorite recruit, I like the kids fire and I love that he's a solid Spartan already.
Sparty Fan #1: "Coach Dantonio must have cooled on him".
Sparty Fan #2: "You know, he never even visited Michigan".
Sparty Fan #3: "It wasn't a commitable offer".
Sparty Fan #4: "We don't need four star recruits...Coach D will coach 'em up".
Sparty Fan #5: "rabble, rabble, rabble, scUM, rabble, rabble".
Eh, who cares. He's an Offensive Lineman.