Texas SDE and Michigan offer Christian LaCouture (3*, has offers from LSU and Mizzou also) has decommitted from Texas A&M and plans on visiting Michigan sometime in the relatively near future. I'm at work now so can't go further into detail, but that's the important part.
Christian LaCouture Decommits from Texas A&M
Why does someone commit on 1/29, then decommit a month later, despite no news or coaching changes?
Kids these days...
... also, get off my lawn.
Edit: I guess he comitted last year. Not sure if that makes things more or less weird. Still, stay off my lawn.
Maybe our growing class and shrinking available schollys has him thinking. I also wonder if A&M moving to the SEC influenced him.
Becasue they are 17-18-19 year old kids making arguably the biggest decision of their lives and are being constantly hounded by analysts, media, coaches, and teams' fanbases. I'm guessing they probably feel a ton of pressure. When I was that age picking a college to study at was a tough decision, and these kids are giving up pretty much the next four years of their lives to do something. They don't always have the best influences around them, either.
Okay, right. But you didn't send a check to Northwestern for first semester's tuition, then go, oh hey, actually I'm going to go to Stanford. Oh no, wait, now I want to go to Michigan. You keep your deliberations internal until you settle on your school of choice, and you go there. We all know this is a tough decision for these kids, but it's ridiculous to commit to a school if you're not sure that it's where you want to be. When you commit, you should be done pending serious shake-ups at the school.
But we didn't have media, coaches, analysts, and other teams' fanbases constantly hounding us either. They can't keep it internal, or else they get even more intrusion.
sounds like a hillbilly girl I used to know.
YOU HAVE ANOTHER JOB???
You must be the worst...employee...ever...
How do you find time for all this and still maintain a job. You must not sleep.
Aquaman isn't the only one working two jobs.
Brian is able to maintain the premier Michigan blog on the web all while writing gems like "With Arms Wide Open", "Far Away" and "How You Remind Me".
My laptop shit the bed last night so I can't upvote you. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated this comment and that you have huge balls. I hope you don't get sent to bolivia for that comment.
If you disappear, I'll be sure to remind the internet that you existed and maybe someone should search for you.
Either way, comment of the year so far; I'd be shocked if there was a better one from 2012 (Aquaman/Ace do not count).
But Aquaman is probably
- Living in his Mother's basement.
- Not married.
- No kids.
- Able to work at home, from the computer.
Damn....it feels good to be a gangsta!!!
No, that's Aquaman 2342. You don't think he actually does any of the background work into these recruiting interviews, do you? He just takes others' R.P.S. (Recruit Personal Statistics) Reports and then asks 5 pre-determined questions.
But, he does work on Saturdays...
Good interview but not a lot of highlights. You have to love a kid whose leadership is being highlighted. Seems very well spoken and level headed. The reporter isn't bad either.
You need to get your priorities straight. Just go tell your boss it's important recruiting information that needs to get out. I'm sure he'll give you a few hours off.
Wait a minute, I thought interviewing and reporting on recruits was your job!! I'm disillusioned.
Originally from Maine. Father was on the 1993 NCAA Championship Maine hockey team and now a hockey executive. Don't think he has any real ties to Texas. May explain why he decommitted and reevaluating options. I have to think a kid with a hockey background from the Northeast would be very interested in Michigan.
Here is a good read on him from his Maine hometown paper:
Could we have a two sport football/hockey recruit? Has that ever happened? A 6'5" 255 lb defenseman. Yes please.
All-American defensive back also played hockey for Michigan - 1972-76.
I wouldn't get your hopes up. Christian LaCouture lives in College Station and goes to A&M Consolidated HS.
Getting him to commit to Michigan would be like getting a kid from an Ann Arbor HS with an offer from U-M to commit somewhere else.
He actually moved there to compete in highest level of high school football. Pretty amazing story.
But he moved from Odessa Permian (Friday Night Lights) so I'm not sure I buy that. There are tougher districts in Texas than the one Consol plays in.
He didn't grow up in Texas and only been there for about 4 years. Texas HS football is a huge step up from New England HS football.
My mistake then. You're correct, his dad took a job with the hockey team in Odessa so his son could play Texas 5A ball. I imagine they were pretty frustrated when after moving again (to College Station) A&M fired Sherman.
Sumlin actually retained the old DL coach (Williams) who was an ace recruiter, but Williams has since moved on to the Raiders. That hasn't helped matters with LaCouture either.
Or like getting a kid from Columbus to commit to UM...oh wait.
I like your thinking, BUT Dukes didn't have an Ohio offer.
That would ring a lot truer if he hadn't just decommitted from A&M.
can be just as big a factor in choosing a college as being close to home!
Sounds like it would be more like getting kid from Ann Arbor, who held a UofM offer for months, who then decommitted from UofM after a coaching change, to go elsewhere.
We certainly suffered recruiting losses as a result of coaching changes in the past, so it doesn't sound to implausible to me. I'm not saying probably, but certainly possible.
Can Aquaman please start naming his posts with some sort of "AM: XXXXX"?
Sort of how Tom used to.
I think we can all agree on this.
You may want to reconsider playing the "Tom VH" card. Let Aquaman continue the great job he has done of building his own "brand' and reputation.
I made a suggestion to increase the functionality of the site;, to better direct people to information they may be interested in receiving.
Nobody is playing any "card". Let's let Aquaman decide for himself.
Pull out the TomVH card
this might be the least football / most fashion design sounding name ever.
His nickname is "juicy"
This kid's been a soft verbal since A&M switched from Sherman to Sumlin. When LSU offered, he began to waffle a bit and looked like he would take some visits, but this is the first I've heard of a full-on decommitment. If this is true, you've managed to scoop TexAgs, which is fairly impressive.
I was just making my contact rounds when Christian informed me of his choice. He said he talked to the coaches earlier this week to inform them of his decision. I was surprised myself to be honest.
He sounds like a fashion designer.