"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Go blue Yuri!
Anthony Standifer is pretty much the same size and will be arriving next summer, so you might get to see two corners of Wright's size here
It would be great to get some traction at a perenial power like Don Bosco Prep (similar to Blake Countess giving us greater visibity at Good Counsel). Happy successful alums can be very effective recruiters!
I thought he had accepted a coaching position at Rutgers.
Isn't it wonderful that we feel that way about our secondary coach?
.....has apparently decided to live in New Jersey, hopefully next door to Yuri Wright.
Don't do that!
I thought your thread title was announcing that Mallory was taking a coaching job somewhere else, not going to visit a recruit. I nearly had a coronary...fergodsakes.
God dammit, I thought we lost Curt!
Hope he cab bag us Yuri, though.
My failure has disgraced my family, if this were Japan, I'd be asked to kill myself.
Thanks for the info!
you wouldn't have to be asked. You would just know
Buckeyes think they can just take whoever they want. Would love to see Mallory sign this kid and show them that's not how it's going to be.
Wow. I read your post to mean he was going to take a coaching job at Rutgers or with the Jets or Giants. I was still saying "Nooooooo" when I opened the post. I just have grown to love a secondary that, you know, covers people. I'm not ready to loose that again.
[Edit - beaten to the punch by a ton of people. Thanks for fixing the title.]
Have a good flight coach. Feel free to lock down any five star recruits that you happen to bump into!
Honey, stow the adrenaline syringe and fat red sharpie for now.
but I hit +1 anyway. Congrats on making me laugh at my desk while my coworkers look at me like I'm possessed.
already that is no longer the case--e.g., Kalis, Strobel.
Yes i agree Wright would be a great pick up but id rather see us get a highly touted saftey
He's the guy who sang that song "Some day somebody's gonna make you wanna turn around and say goodbye. Till then, baby, are you gonna let 'em hold you down and make you cry? Don't you know-oh. Don't you know? Things will change. Things will go your way. I you hoooooold on for one more day. If you hoooooooold on for one more day. Things will go your way. Hold on for one more day."
If there was only 1 spot left, I'd give to Yuri over a lineman because we already have such a big haul, and CB studs are a must for long term.
I believe he will earn #2 by his sophomore season...this kid is good!
No Blake love?
the less attractive more athletic version of Blake Lively? Unless you're of that persuasion or female, then it's the more attractive more athletic version of Blake Lively. Either way, I agree. There may be a battle for #2 in the future. Not that I will be complaining. Any time there are 2 people deserving of #2 or #1, our team and staff are doing something right. Need me some Yuri!
I hate hate HATE how we are going to have to turn down so many 4-stars.... First world problem, I guess. Once Hoke and his staff realize their true recruiting potential (i.e. next year) I don't think we will be in this situation again, I think this year they didn't expect to do super well so they loaded up on prospects early, plenty of whom were 3 stars. Like I said though, first world problems.
The coaching staff looks at the players potiential. They could care less how many stars they are. The stars mean nothing, they are only an opinion of some area scout who watched a highlight video or game. The coaches learn the personallity and can measure how much drive the player is. Stars dont mean anything.
No, he has mgoblog as his homepage. He gets his recruiting info from us.
Your point about the coaches using their own judgement is valid, but it's been studied on this blog numerous times, stars do matter overall.
Just out of curiosity, who do you think the coaches wouldn't have taken? Not every player the coaches like is going to get four stars, and no school has all four stars in a class. I think the coaches knew what they were doing.
Recruiting is a gamble like that. You can take player X and risk not having a spot for a better guy, or you can pass on player X and not have a guy as good come February. I'm happy with how the coaches handle it.
I'm guessing you are a member of the 3-star mafia.
After listening to everything Hoke has said about expectations since day one, how can you think they didn't expect to do so well? And just look at the discrepancies between the different services to see that there is clearly a lot of wiggle room among probably the top 3 or 4 hundred players.
I can't remember the last time we had 2 good corners at the same time. Probably 1997.
Morgan Trent and Leon Hall?
really was not impressive ... he was better than Marcus Curry... but he always played off and quit on RR.
he met the definition for "good".
but if you don't like that, Leon and Marlin?
Technically, Trent was recruited/signed as a WR
3rd NFL team this year after a few successful seasons in Cincy.
I hope Coach Mallory can work some magic on Yuri. While I realize it really doesn't mean anything unless the class turns out well in 4-5 years, it would be nice to pick up Yuri and a few other good recruits to round out our class with a #1 or 2 ranking. It might show the class of 2013 that Michigan is back on the field and on the recruiting trail.
I would love to see us land Yuri Wright. Wright and Stefon Diggs are the two recruits I want most.
Either would be an awesome get, but I don't feel confident about landing either.
Wiltfong also tweeted:
I don't understand...how does this affect Dunn and what impact does Urban Meyer have on this?
Mallory is probably going to check out Yuri's state championship game tomorrow night. I'm debating about going. I'll see if I feel manly enough to freeze my ass of or not during the day.
But Diggs and Wright look amazing on film. Either of them could make an impact next year in my opinion. Although our most important recruit for next year could be Stonum keeping himself out of trouble.