If I were him, I'd skip the football career and just earn roles in my dad's horror movies.
Cravens to USC-Will still visit Michigan
though that he still plans to take visits. Officials are paid for by the schools, so why would a school fly him out across the country if they thought he was firmly committed to USC. I'd be interested to see what the staff does in this case as they are adamant about UM recruits not taking any more visits after committing to Michigan.
On top of that Michigan isn't exactly a sexy visit, such as Florida or California...especially for a Cali kid, so if he really plans on coming I would think that there's more to it. Could be he's trying to bring down the recruiting process tremendously or maybe it's for his cousin.
If how the coaches handled Brionte Dunn last year is how they're going to go about all committed prospects, which I expect they will, then they'll have no problem allowing a prospect committed elsewhere to visit.
If he's got that much money he shouldn't accept tax payer money for a scholly.
It's not taxpayer money. Even if it were, why not? It's a merit-based scholarship.
validation of your efforts but at the same time it could be one more scholarship the school could offer to an additional athlete that might help your team realize it's goals.
I don't disagree with you at all on that, but that wasn't the point the previous poster was making.
Okay, obviously flew over your head. I know it is not tax payer money. But, that was what many were saying with the Justin Diddy situation. In fact, the link I included contains a statement to that end.
it's about his dad though...did you think Andrew Luck shouldn't have gotten a scholarship? How about Nate Montana (lack of talent aside)? Their parents are wealthy as well...and there was no debate...almost an expectation that they would receive scholarships.
I took the point to be
1) he earned the scholly and has every right to use it.
2) a player in that financial situation could pay his own way and help his team by allowing them to give the scholly to another talented prospect. Therefore effectively giving his team a competitive advantage by allowing them to have 86 scholarship eligible type players.
Why do we have a thread about a kid that clearly isn't choosing Michigan?
Because part of being a Michigan football fan is enduring pain
But this pain is highly unnecessary. We've known for a while he won't commit here, so what's the point of following his announcement? The pain should have subsided long ago.
Revive it or deal with a thread about a kid who has Michigan in his top 2, even if he isn't going to choose Michigan.
Exactly. Like I want to do work or something. Come on people!
What else do you have to do? Something productive like work, have a social life, raise a family, join a cult? Admit it - you're going to check this thread from time to time just to find out the kid's final decision. The first step to curing MGoAddiction is to admit to the addiction to MGoBlog
Hope may be a lost cause, but why the hell not. Crazier things have happened.
I will eat a ghost chili if he picks Michigan. It would be as delicious as a ghost chili can be considering the circumstances.
...just like StraightDave bought me a stea.... wait a minute.
Is it even possible to eat one of those without damaging your mouth?
Garnett was only a total shocker if you're a complete Michigan homer.
I wasn't shocked.
In Homer, Michigan...of course.
Two weeks earlier it would have qualified as "somewhat surprising," but by the time he announced it wasn't much of a shock.
USC's class is just ridiculous. According to Rivals their lowest ranked guy is Massington at 141. All other 6 guys(soon to be 7) are in the Top 100. Talk about quality over quantity.
You kind of have to choose the quality when the NCAA takes away your quantity.
I love how someone just tweeted that "Nebraska didn't make the cut" for Cravens, and now he's down to 4.
Did he. Isit USC ?
So we're kinda, maybe behind.
Man, if he picks USC over UM, I don't know what I'm going to do. I mean we never, NEVER, win head to head battles. I'm starting to doubt Hoke's recruiting. I thought we could have gone to the next level with him, but clearly we are outclassed in the recruting department. It hurts so bad.
Maybe so, but at least jerseys are selling like hotcakes in Ohio. So we've got that going for us, which is nice.
Definitely a good start.
But that's only because the people who bought them were leans from the start. If someone wasn't a UM fan had to choose head-to-head between a UM jersy and a [insert team here] jersey, they wouldn't choose us. We never, NEVER, get undecided jersey buyers to buy our jersey's in Ohio.
But they're selling like hotcakes!
Good stuff. What goes around, comes around, eh?
:) Just playin. But you're on notice, profitgoblue. Don't doubt my will. The MGoVillain comes in many forms.
I definitely do not want to be on your bad side. I have enough people downvoting me as it is!
Maybe you think about coming over to my side and I'll have you protected. Just think about it...
if he chose Michigan, this would be as awesome (almost) as the day we had 8.
It would be 1/8th as awesome actually.
meant these past few days
but his dad just sent me a text to run with the story of
su'a 's commitment to usc ....before it got to the public....
quit crying ! :)
I'm guessing he's talking about the Sam Webb/Mike Farrell feud
That makes sense. I think it was the sarcasm notation that threw me off. All "/s" or '<sarcasm>' things are the death of all humor in my book.
my first non negative rated post !!!!
i am proud of meself.
Thought he was supposed to announce at 11 eastern time.
Whatever good luck to him wherever he goes.
I'd be surprised if he didn't go to USC, but somehow there is this tiny sliver of hope that he will surprise us all.
Is it just me, or has the board been lacking fun/interesting topics recently? I think I got spoiled early this Spring when we were getting committments left and right. I've just been so bored lately. Maybe I should get checked for mono?
we have a chance?
No. No one is saying we have a chance.
Live feed right here. He chose USC, but interestingly enough he says he still wants to visit schools and singles out Michigan and OSU.
So, I'm making a commitment, but not really.
Happy Birthday, Mom.
is USC's class almost full? otherwise I can't understand why he would feel the need to commit if he still wanted to take visits...
He officially committed to USC, but will still visit Michigan, OSU, and maybe Florida per Tremendous.
This intrigues me.
Per Bryan Fischer he has committed to USC.
IIRC Joe Mathis has yet to receive a USC offer, and very likely won't due to their scholarship restrictions/position need filling up. Does Cravens picking USC have any impact at all on Mathis's current position (top choices being Washington, UM, Nebraska)?
Personally, Mathis seems like the type of kid who will switch his favorite every day (which is perfectly ok for a teenager). The coaching staff is still looking at possibly adding another DL (either NT or SDE). Do we still want Mathis for one of those last few spots? Does Cravens choosing USC have any impact whatsover on what his cousin is thinking?
I thought he had also mentioned once he made an official committment he wanted to stick to it? Seems odd that he'd still want to visit other schools. Maybe something changed his mind a bit.
He seemed to really force his decision timing. Forever he was saying he wasn't going to decide until he had taken all of his officials. Then he decided to drastically move up his date to his mom's birthday, but he would still unofficially visit those programs he was most interested in (OSU, Michigan, Nebraska)... and then he canceled those visits due to some kind of school conflict.
So I suspect there's still a little doubt in the kid's mind since he never even gave himself a chance to see the other schools he was thinking about... and he probably wanted to at least "save" a spot at USC, his clear frontrunner.
Snake oil him up if he comes to campus. I like Fuller personally but he might just follow his brothers to VT. Would recruits really choose Kiffin over Hoke or USC over Michigan?
you have seen the girls in southern cal right? i'm pretty sure that is a pretty big motivational factor for a 17 year old kid...
But money gets chicks and a Michigan degree goes a lot farther than USC. Girls just mess up these guys future.
prolly felt with all the DBs leaning USC's way he couldn't wait till fall to figure things out. He was prolly thinking I really like USC, but I want to see some Midwest schoolls to be absolutly sure.
this is a big reason I like Hokes policy of if your commited you aren't visiting other schools, but hey if other schools let there commits take visits doesn't mean we can't try to flip a few of em :D
So you're saying there's a chance?
more of a chance than I figured we had going into today. if anything this is the best outcome we could hope for
I thought we had no chance. Now I feel like it's an extreme long-shot, but once he's on campus, anything can happen, especially with Mattison and Hoke.
Your college choice followed by the colleges you still are going to visit is exceptionally retarded.
/No offense to retards intended.
No sweat. Work on McQuay and Treadwell.
...if he verbally committed to USC, I would hope Hoke would turn him away, lock the gate and wish him the best out west..
Confused by this statement...
He is waiting to see if we sign a long snapper before he even takes the time to visit.
If I was in his position, I would game the system for every free trip I could get. I would try to schedule visits to as many great games as I could. Plus, a trip to SEC-land for a little "southern hospitality" is a must for all savvy recruits.
The chick that was in Denard's bed can show him around.