The twitterverse is reporting that Christian LaCouture has committed in a bit of a surprise to Nebraska today. Most people had been reporting he had been down to LSU and Michigan with Nebraska running third.
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hmm i follow quite a few people and haven't seen that yet. hopefully not true.
Interesting, my twitter has been down for a while
when mine when down. It has been intermittent over the last half hour.
I love this. Please deploy liberally when it's called for in future threads.
came out of the blue right? I thought he was gonna wait a little bit before picking his college destination.
Well damn. Our d line prospects are getting thinner if this is confirmed.
Nebraska already has commits from 2 SDE: LaCouture and AJ Natter. I would accept this result if it led to Joe Mathis, but he is going to be tough to pull from the West Coast.
If our D-line prospects get thinner, they'll become linebacker prospects. And we're already full at linebacker.
This IS a problem.
Sucks that he's not coming up to Ann Arbor, but good for him and Nebraska. I like seeing talent from non-Big Ten states coming to the Big Ten. It'll make the league better, and if Michigan makes it through their schedule, Michigan better nationally. So yeah, I'm not gonna cry over this one.
Most of the talk surrounds Michigan and Ohio and rightfully so based on what we're doing, but PSU and Nebraska are having good starts as well.
I am particularly surprised at PSU's success. I figured they might waste away for a few years in the aftermath of everything that happened.
Good luck to him. Too bad he decided to go elsewhere, but we are in on other top guys at his position so no worries yet.
While I wasn't overly excited about LaCouture, it still sucks because we haven't landed any DTs and Poggi is not a sure thing.
I was kind of high on LaCouture though. Bummer.
I would say that Treadwell and Poggi are the top targets now, with Isaac closely behind. Hopefully something drops our way soon.
I asked this in the other thread also. Does anyone know how many D-Line/Ends that Nebraska plans on taking. I think LaCouture could move inside, but they do have another DE already committed. Anyone?
But again, I still think the primary problem will end up being getting Mathis to leave the West Coast.
Seem to be in his top group and I have seen a quote from him saying he has no problem leaving the West Coast. Then again he does seem to like to say what he thinks people want to hear.
What say you Big Red?
for saying on the recruiting podcast that LaCouture might be Michigan's next pick up. Obviously it jinxed us.
I'm glad it was LaCouture. He was about to say Poggi or possibly even Isaac.
I think that is main reason he decided on LaCouture as the player he named. Very sneaky.
a very similar player? And he'll be on campus in a few weeks
Plus Wormley and Godin, and we're very much fine at SDE for the future. Need moar 3T!
Godin and Wormely might move to 3T. But yes, Strobel is a similar player. Always nice to get reinforcements at positions, especially since Taco seems like a high risk/high reward type recruit. Never know who is going to pan out and who isn't. Nonetheless, I would like some more 3T also, like Poggi....
Don't have enough points to start a thread, but as a result of multiple sources claiming Ty Isaac will possibly come off the board very soon, I thought this was noteworthy. Not sure about the credibility (edit: Ace Williams blows), and if somebody would like to start a speculation thread on this slow saturday I'm all for it.
According to the other Ace, Michigan no longer leads for Isaac, and is now tied with Alabama at #2 behind USC. Isaac is slightly deterred by our RB commits from 2012/13 and Bama is telling him he will be their next great RB/Heisman. Also, on USC's 247sports, there is a Ty Isaac update with a generous number of upvotes, and I'm guessing it has something to do with this. RDT, where you at? I'd like your opinion on this.
I personally have become less and less optimistic as his recruiting progresses, and whether this source is credible or not, I'm a firm believer in the smoke/fire analogy. Really hoping this is not the case, and Hoke can close on him in the coming weeks. He is still the #1 recruit I want in this class alongside Treadwell.
Because this is LaCouture's thread and I should comment on him to remain relevant - Damn. Here's to hoping we land Poggi before summer.
just tweeted get a new source.
Good ole Ace is at it again eh? His credibility has been turrible so I'll take it with a grain of salt until somebody else reports it.
I heard that he chose Nebraska because he has a corn fetish.
...likes elderly women. /s