Noticed a retweet on twitter where Cam is saying he has a surprise for McCray tomorrow. OSU offer coming? Cam switching? Totally unrelated to football?
It's early March - what else can we do but speculate.
to the punch.
Urban finally thought the #44 player in the nation deserved a scholarship is my guess.
Why would they tell Burrows before McCray?
He's switching to Michigan!! AHHHHHH!!!1
is following Mike McCray to the U of M?
He already signed his LOI with Pitt.
joking more than being serious, but I did not know Bam signed with Pitt. I ma sure it is nothing to worry about but if Cam wanted to follow his best friend I would lose all control on my Ohio firends in this horrible state lol
Probably an OSU offer, no?
Burrows is switching his commitment to Michigan
I CAN'T TAKE IT!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!11
If it's an OSU offer, wtf is Urban thinking?
He is probably gonna mess with him or pull some sort of prank on McCray because he chose Michigan and they're rivals now. I wouldn't read too much into it.
just going to mess with McCray...maybe bring him a t-shirt that mocks Michigan or some trash talk gag gift of some kind. I wouldn't read too much into it either.
You must be new to the internet.
... if it's an offer, better now than on signing day. This will answer any lingering questions about the strength of the commitment.
This. It's better to know right now if he has any interest while we still have relationships with elite uncommitted talent, than to wait later in the process when we have turned some away.
Cam found out that he "couldn't fail" at Ohio State, so he has more time to chill, with studying no longer an issue.
Kinda rough RDT!! But true! I had one of my best friends from my childhood go to Ohio, great student, but decided to attend for the ease of the degree. His parents were also friends with my parents, he did graduate, in engineering, FWIW, but more importantly I only know this through my parents....I have spoken to him since he decide to go to school "down south."
That depends on the program. Don't kid yourself, just because our football athletes don't care about education, doesn't make our University a poor educational institution. We're ranked 75th in the country, but several of our programs are in the top 10.
Edit: MSU is only 4 spots ahead of Alabama in the rankings.
Surprisingly good, my brother graduated from there, while in the military. Not as many options as say - Michigan, but it's not bottom of the SEC bad. It's pretty decent.
This is what Washington? said this year when he committed to OSU. He said academic support was so good you cannot fail as an athlete at osu.
I had a friend my first two years in college who was a girl from Ohio (this is at Michigan). She was pre-med, and despite being a pretty diligent student, just wasn't cutting it in the classroom. Her parents were sick of paying out of state tuition for her to get C's, so they told her she had to transfer to an Ohio school or pay her own way. Since that wasn't feasible, she reluctantly transfered to Ohio State (she wasn't a big sports fan and was from Ohio, so this wasn't as tough for her as it would be for many of us).
Long story short, I stayed in touch with her until we graduated, and she said she cruised to a 4.0 every semester on her way to a biochem degree.
you mean like this:
Duron Carter disagrees. Roll Tide.
I think it's gonna be unrelated to football.
It's him showing Mike his cool NEW tattoo!
The one you get for committing to thee Ohio Somethingoranother...
lol, 17 year old kid says something innocuous, internet explodes. He's probably mailing McCray an apple pie or something.
Seriously. When I was 17, had I tweeted that to a friend, it was probably telling him I had beaten his high score in Drug Wars or got free Griffins tickets from my dad. Then again, I hadn't recently accepted a football scholarship, so who knows.
That game was awesome. I was just telling the misses about it last night... weird.
#174 - Mail someone an apple pie
#175 - Receive an apple pie
Mail one to yourself. Two birds, one stone.
I don't know but I have a feeling this will be the most anticlimactic event of the day.
As much as this is probably a non-issue, the pessimist in me is saying that McCray's about to get offered by OSU and he'll switch on the spot.
On the spot? Really? It's not like it's next February and he committed out of desperation. He liked Michigan enough to give a commitment very early in the process despite other national offers and the chance for more. This isn't Pittman holding a spot at a school he has no intentions of staying at. I'm not saying he would never eventually flip, but give Brady Hoke some credit. Urban Meyer has flipped exactly zero kids from Michigan thus far.
its probably like a Michigan hat or something. people are reading way too much into this.
Saw this on the twitter feed. If you can suffer through the initial part of this, you'll be rewarded with a truly outstanding, and apparently irony-free celebration of trashiness. In what world would couch burnings, fights, and shootings be positive reflections of a fanbase?
Haha... The bar I managed was in about 4-5 of those clips. It has the fake Starry Night mural in the background. Needless to say, I didn't when OSU and Michigan played. To be honest, this video is a little overstated. The only ridiculous thing I saw in 4 years down there was an OSU fan cold cock a PSU fan for cheering when they won. That, by itself, is terrible, but I saw nothing else stupid and these kids were wasted on a consistent basis.
I'm with the crowd that thinks it's nothing more than a punch in the arm.
Also - "The Cam Burrows Surprise" sounds like a sex crime.
50 years ago, no one even knew recruits' names. Today, everyone is on edge about a vague tweet from a recruit.
50 years ago gas didn't cost nearly $4.00 a gallon, times change. I think it's a bit ridiculous to hang on every recruits "tweets" but the times have changed.
I'd go as far to say that 20 years ago people didn't know recruits names (unless it was a extremely big time recruit)
If McCray is serious about Michigan, then good we'll have that question answered. If he wants to be a Buckeye in the end, then at least we'll probably know early.
(Given, I don't have any reason to question his commitment past the regular internet scuttlebutt)
I'm guessing the OSU coaches told Cam that Mike was getting an OSU offer. Makes total sense....
Considering his last tweet has something to do with why he loves OSU, I'd say a decommitment, much less a following commitment to Michigan, is highly unlikely.
That's just a cover man. Jeesh
Burrows is not switching; he's Ohio through and through. It's probably an OSU offer for McCray.
I think that McCray and Meyer had a plan in place to embarrass Michigan. That's why Meyer never offered McCray. Why wouldn't you offer one of the best LB's in the country especially if their dad was former team captain? Look for McCray to get his offer from OSU and then decommit from M. The perception would be that Meyer always gets who he wants.
I would hope Hoke could read a person better than that.
If Urban really wanted to "embarass" Michigan wouldn't he give McCray an offer, let him commit to Michigan, then have him flip on Signing Day? If your scenario plays out the perception would simply be that he loved OSU, not anything to do with Meyer. Not to be crass, but grow some balls dude and have some faith in Hoke.
I was joking! Meyer has won two national titles. One would think he's more professional than that.
conspiracy theorize much?
Based on what I've heard of Urban's past recruiting exploits, I can imagine a situation in which he offers McCray and McCray immediately decommits to play at OSU, thereby creating the image that OSU is winning a recruiting war with Michigan.
But that would mean that - A) McCray is kind of a sleaze himself and would go for that kind of thing (WHICH I DO NOT BELIEVE TO BE THE CASE), and B) that Hoke & Co. didn't do enough homework on this kid's desires or else they wouldn't have accepted his commitment given that this could unfold, especially since we have a pretty good # of LB prospects favoring or considering Michigan (WHICH I ALSO DO NOT BELIEVE TO BE THE CASE.)
I was always a little leery of accepting a commitment from McCray based on he fact that his father played for the Buckeyes and he has been a fan/around the program his whole life - that is a very difficult bond to break. Think of how engrained Michigan Football is in your life - now multiply that x10 based on the fact that his father played there.
Having said that, I will go with my positive gut on this one - While McCray did grow up an OSU fan, he fell in love with what Michigan has to offer and feels that Hoke & Co. offer him the best opportunity to succeed. His father, while a former OSU captain, is a father first and foremost and knows the deal - he needs to steer his kid to the best place for him, and feels that Ann Arbor is that place. It wouldn't be the first time a former player's son went to play for the rival (coughBorenCough)
Welcome to the fold McCray - Looking forward to seeing you in Maize and Blue on Saturdays.
That kind of strategy, though employed by Urban in the past, seems like it would easily backfire. You would basically be asking a kid to make himself look like a dbag and not commit so you can later use him as a pawn to create a false sense of recruitnig momentum. Surely most kids would find such a tactic highly unethical and insulting.
Oh the war games of recruiting, twitter, and the modern era! Im just glad that we are in on so many prospects right now. Lets not forget these great words, "Those that stay will be champions"!
Needs to chill. These are 2 high school friends who will see each other at 7:50 for class tomorrow. Of course they are gonna talk a little smack on twitter.
I guarantee this is not related to football people, gosh stop stalking these teenagers this is how bad rumors are started.
He's going to poop in his cooler.
He does not want to go to ohio....they will probably burn through 2-3 more defensive coaches before next season even starts. I admire urban meyer's ability to be a douche 24/7...its hard to never come off as a decent person. Consistency is commendable.
Why are your periods in the wrong damn place.
Ah-ha. So this is all part of Meyer's secret plan - to wait until McCray commits to Michigan, and THEN start recruiting him. That sly devil.
Good friends communicating on a social media site. Must be related to recruiting. Duh.
The Big suprise Burrows had for McCray was a CD with Ohio's fight song that he played while they went to school