Judging by his size alone, I woud say he will play safety at this level, so Countess may still be aboard.
CB Floyd Raven offered today
Glad to see Hoke and his staff still have a healthy apetite for the dreads.
Could be about Crawford moving on. McClure and/or Raven to replace him. Brown could possibly play safety, Raven could possibly bulk up as well and play safety.
Rivals is really high on him. #8 Cb in the nation! Thanks for sharing.
Hoke's pushing him to visit, as soon as this weekend
Any idea why RR didn't offer him?
He's not exactly from a UM pipeline area (LA), he was committed to Ole Miss for a while, we had about 4 CBs committed at one time. I don't know anything, thats just conjecture. It's not like we go through and offer every reasonably talented player in America
I didn't realize he was once committed to Ole Miss.
I realize we don't offer every kid, but I would expect us to gage interest in every reasonably talented kid - if he didn't express interest before, I don't exactly understand why he's interested now.
Maybe he didn't get a good vide from M at the time and got a good vibe from SDSU, but just didn't want to play in that conference?
Looks like a good player, so I'm glad he's interested and glad Hoke is reaching out (must mean he has some recruiting plan in place), just seems a bit odd is all.
Any reason to suspect this has anything to do with Countess or is this simply conjecture designed to scare the hell out of us?
My guess is simply that we've already lost a CB commit and Hoke sees the need for bodies back there.
Personally, I'd be surprised if Countess does not end up signing with us.
I also fully expect Countess to sign with us, just didn't see any reason why Countess was even mentioned by the OP...
Countess is purely waiting for a DC to be hired, and then he wants to hear that Michigan still wants him and that he'll fit in the system. If Brady Hoke/new DC tells him this, he'll re-affirm his commitment.
Looking at the variety of cornerback 'types' we have committed this year, I think we're set for any system. I don't really understand a 'system corner' anyway. I would have guessed it would be a simple matter of zone or man, but I guess not.
I've heard his dad mention at least twice that he wants to make sure Blake is right for the new defensive scheme. I agree that it shouldn't make much difference to a CB, but I guess they just want to be certain that he'll fit in.
I don't think there is such a thing as a system corner. In fact, I think system is pretty irrelevant in terms of defense in most cases. The exception would be perhaps Dlineman in different fronts and maybe linebackers but I still think a good linebacker in a 4-2-5 is a good linebacker in a 3-4.
was to take some recruits off his hands in exchange for helping him get a better contract.
A Raven is nice, but I'd prefer a ball Hawk.
Thanks -- I'll be here all week.
It sounded like Countess just wanted a vote of confidence from the new staff. And he's arguably our best commit at this point so I don't see why they wouldn't do everything to get him to sign.
Strengths: Jamming ability
That's what she said.
We could have multiple Floyds.
We already do. I suppose you're forgetting Floyd Simmons?
All your Floyds belong to us?
for the Avataar.
Just conjecture on Countess. I would be a little surprised Raymon Taylor was not a part of the class is all. Just surprised at all the new corner offers going out. Wondering if they have other plans with Greg Brown, or they know something on Countess. Maybe they will even pass on Taylor. Who knows?
That's so Raven.
But I was hoping for an Edgar Allan Poe reference in this thread.
Pondering all this recruiting news makes me weak and weary.
Could this guy be a safety down the road? I don't know too many DB's that are in the 6'2" 190lbs range.
AL CB Dre Kirkpatrick, who we recruiting in 2009 (and is currently starting at Bama) is 6'3. But yes, a position change to safety seems plausible.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
Ok, so this is extremely obscure, but I'm willing to bet there's someone here who will remember this and get the reference- "Froinlaven!" (skip to 3:09)
I want him just for the name.
if his name was Floyd Patriot
Ricky Stanzi already has that name trademarked for his pro career.
If we could stop loosing and start gaining some recruits I would be loving it.
I'd like to get a DC soon so we can try to flip wayne lyons.
don't get your hopes up there, he had a choice between Michigan (the school) and Stanford (the school), and we know how that turned out.
Never score, never score.
*Edit, covered in another thread, delete
Seems like a good offer. But does this mean Dallas more than likely won't end up Blue? What about Raymon Taylor, he's a pretty aggressive corner which seems like a plus to me?
If we could pull Countess, Raven and McClure (unlikely, I know) that would be 3 CBs in the top 13. Pretty sick. Plus Delonte Hollowell at #21. I know Rivals rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, but that's 4 CBs rated above #23, where Dallas Crawford is ranked. I don't like losing commits, but if things work out, losing Crawford won't be a big deal.
CB's before they hatch?
I am starting to get really excited at the premise of fielding a competitive, competent, fast, and physical unit. Won't happen overnight but I love where were headed.
after "miscommunication" with staff.
god, where have i heard that before?
My understanding is that Ole Miss canned Raven's future position coach (who was also his recruiting contact) and nobody bothered to tell him.
He visited Utah this weekend.
A&M really, really wants him and there is some mutual interest there. I just get the feeling that if he was going to end up in College Station, he would have committed there instead of Ole Miss to begin with. It just feels like a backup plan to me.
If Michigan can get Raven up for a visit, I think they have a decent chance.
All your dreads belong to us.