He'll probably go to texas.
Caleb Benenoch decommits from MSU
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.
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".
This thread has some nice giggles in it. Started off fairly civil, but has gotten worse real quick.
Best line ever:
"We are Spartans and that means being classy."
I have no problem whatsoever with what any of those young ladies are doing.
Does that include the girl in the bottom pic that is being urinated upon. Kind of weird dude
Its his loss more than ours, hopefully he changes his mind again, if not whatever and move on. Nothing to see here. I dont want a kid thats a liar anyway, "im not pittman" yes thats exactly what you are to the MSU fanbase. Good luck playing for perennial underachievers, Texas or some other shitty Big 12 school in a shitty conference.
An MSU fan calling Texas/Oklahoma perennial underachievers. Now I've seen it all
I think THE_KNOWLEDGE is a member of that site.
They can't close on anyone in Michigan or Ohio so they take a risk by going after kids thousands of miles away. This doesn't surprise me at all. Having gone through 40 years of mediocrity the return of those days seems evident with the inability to recruit against nd, osu and of course hoke. Yeah I'm pissed.
Just for kicks I jumped to the last page and caught this gem:
"Get the fuck off of our board nobody here gives a shit about Michigan or what your stupid ass thinks about it.
I hate your coach, I hate your school, and I hate your asswipe fanbase."
So he doesn't care at all about Michigan, but he harbors a burning hatred for Michigan. I wonder what his third personality thinks about Michigan.
Yeah, this one couldn't have been a surprise at all. MSU was his second offer and he committed relatively soon after receiving it, even though he never stepped foot on campus. Also, Dantonio agreed to allow him to continue to visit other schools, even though that's not his usual mode of operation.
He might have stayed with them except for the fact that the Texas offers started rolling in-- Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor (where his brother plays) and then Texas this weekend. He's also camping at Oklahoma right now.
In order to avoid bad karma wrecking our class, I will abstain from having any fun with this, except to say that it's too bad for them, but clearly, not a surprise to anyone.
I will give Sparty a little credit for getting in there early with him, but it is always hard to get a Texas kid to resist when the Longhorns come calling. Luckily for them, he also did this in June rather than 7 months from now on Signing Day.
When Sparty was puffing out their chest earlier this spring about expanding their recruiting base nationally, this is the reality that comes along with that. Recruiting nationally is difficult even for the elite programs. Few programs suffer as many decommitments annually as Notre Dame, and I think that is because they rely on recruiting nationally to survive. Another reason I am thankful for Brady Hoke with his strategy to emphasize building his base in the Midwest (Michigan, Ohio, & Illinois).
You post as a Spartan Fan on the Red Cedar board, so I'm sure you will abstain from having fun with this.
Ouch, 1/7th of their class decommitted. Actually, given that he was 6'5" 321, it's really more like 1/4th of their class decommitted.
Apparently Jon Reshke is no Shane Morris.
The guy that said that is normally trolling their own board.
"That little son of a Benenoch!!!"
Given the kid's attitude on Twitter, it seemed like he committed to State just to secure a spot somewhere rthat has been reasonably successful. Then he blew up at camp (I see Scout and Rivals started him off as a 3*) and jumped ship when the big offers came in. He took a page out of Saban's playbook it seems.
I'd assume State's coaching staff knew this day was coming and wasn't turning away other OL commits, but who knows.
I mean, considering he was their only O-Line commit (now they have none), I highly doubt the staff was turning anybody away.
How goes it over at trcmb?
and lots of it
Well that's what I get for posting from a tablet
and lots of it
BUT DANTONIO KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING! JUST TRUST HIM. JEREL WORTHY. KIRK COUSINS. scUM! LITTLE SISTERS!!!!
awww. Yep, just lying in the weeds ( or smokin' some)
Good thing we have the moral high ground here, since no highly regarded recruit has ever decommitted from Michigan.
What do morals have to do with it?
Who have we lost recently? Certainly not our top recruit in each of the past 2 classes.
Section 1? Is that you?
Great to hear he'll be going to college after all. His parents must be so proud.
I see what you did there.
It's almost sad that there are actually a few fans over there who have some class, but are stuck with what is "the norm" for Sparty. The classy ones are begging the mods to lock all threads pertaining to Benenoch. It seems they know how hard we are laughing at them right now, and that recruits and their parents read recruiting boards.
I hope the mods don't listen.
Update: they are closing the board at midnight for a "hardware upgrade." That's either clever spinning or fortuitious timing. I vote for the former.
So in other words, EVERYONE, that matters, wins!
Good for Caleb, good for us, and bad for Sparty. This works for me.
I think this is just more proof of the long arm of Urban Meyer. Even though he had cooled on this guy, he still got him to decommit.
Guys we shouldn't take this too lightly. Dantonio will just tap into his amazing intergalactic recruiting and pull a 5 star out of his ass.
Out of the Caroline Islands in the North Pacific....the next hot recruiting bed for gigantic offensive lineman. Remember what Tony Mandarich could do? Well these Micronesian guys do it without the (no longer alleged) 'roids. Sparty will do in Yap in 2012 what the Red Wings did in Russia and Sweden through the 90's...absolutely kill it when no one else even knows there's a game to be played. Texas recruits?...American recruits?...who needs 'em?
The only thing that could make the Spartyfreude any better is if Caleb gave a reason for de-committing along the lines of:
" I was really committed to MSU, but then I saw how classlessly Coach Dantonio behaved at this past winters HS Coaching Clinic. I don't know, he was so rude to the Michigan coach, kind a bully, you know? I just didn't want to be a part of a team where that kind of behavior was considered OK. That's not how my parents raised me; so I figured I'd be better off someplace else."
Of course the fallout from the meltdown in East Lansing would probably take out central North America, so that would be bad....
It appears that Mark Dantonio is putting a nice spin on the MSU recruiting class
"We're being very, very selective. You can't make mistakes."
I know it is an mlive link but thought it fit into this thread.
Offering another school's walks-ons is selective? Or does he mean "selective, such as they are good enough to play for State, but not so good that they'll end up at a real program."
Again, when a kid commits without setting foot on campus, then visits every other school but your own, it really isn't a surprise. But given what we've seen and heard about MSU's line depth, you have to wonder how they will be able to maintain any semblance of the competitiveness they've displayed the past couple of years.
Huh? Word coming out of spring (on 247) was seven or eight "game ready" players and legit position battles which they hadn't had before. There is no telling how those players will pan out but they return four from last year so even if a couple are decent then they have a reasonable two deep.
Dunno if it'll keep up the way their future recruiting is going but inthe here and now I don't know if I can rip it. I don't know if it will be amazing but shouldn't drop off either.
Sigh. There is absolutely nothing trolling about what I posted. My e-stalker, you so silly.
Didn't watch the whole movie of Little Giants...