Appears to be true...
this guy evidently hired to work for AD
Appears to be true...
better them than MSU or OSU
This is true, but still disappointing. I thought he was on the verge of committing to UM a few months ago, then Wisconsin or someone offered and he pulled back.
We got plenty of time. And Ty will have a good conversation with him when the time comes.
Haven't followed his recruitment, but that far in advance, that far away? I just don't count on those kind of commits sticking. Kind of like George Campbell.
Eh, this one isn't over. He's only ever been there once, he's on a visit high, and it's completely across the country. We'll have another chance at this one.
I could be wrong about this, but wasn't his visit to USC just within the past day or so, perhaps even yesterday? If that is the case, it could very well be post-visit "wow", if you will, but I suppose we won't really know for some time more than likely. As people have said, there's time yet definitely to see what ultimately happens.
He's still there. He and Weber fly back tomorrow I believe.
Hayes has been the ultimate "the last visit to school X blew me away. They are my leaders now" recruit and like everyone has mentioned, there's a ton of time until he has to sign on the dotted line, so I wouldn't say this one is over.
You call yourself a salesman you sonofabitch?
Still this is actually a good thing if his heart is not here - no more drama of decommitment.
to USC? Then good luck to him there, except when we beat him and his Trojans in the Rose Bowl!
...but I'd put about $10 on him decomitting before NSD '16. He's out in an exotic location on a visit high. Caught up in the pomp and circumstance. But, if I'm wrong and it sticks, not the end of the world. Good for him for making up his mind and sticking with it. I just have a gut feeling that this isn't over.
this weekend turned out to be a bigger mistake than previously suspected.
Someone on twitter is saying this too. For some reason I thought all offerees were invited to the BBQ. If he wasn't invited though, that must not be the case. Seems strange to me.
He was supposed to be invited but didn't receive his invitation. He was invited late, but apparently he was still a little annoyed by the miscommunication.
I am also pretty surprised by this, both the error and the apparent reaction. Especially considering his connection to the program. Of course, it is possible that he really just likes USC better. Disappointing, again, but I wish him the best no matter where he ends up.
I went to the same HS as Penn State DB Kimani Herring. Kim's older brother attended UM and was a big fan. Moeller's staff apparently was late in getting his plane tickets for his official visit and that turned him off. I suppose it would have been uncool for them to point out it was only a three-hour drive.
this started other than another site. i'll believe it when someone credible tells me it happened. Even if it is, it was an accident and I'm sure they can get it resolved. If he made the decision based on anger at Michigan, I'd say it is even less likely to stick.
Young impressionable midwest kid out there under all the fun, sun, and palm trees. Probably threw a hot co-ed at him and he pulled the trigger. I don't even believe his parents were with him on the trip. Remember he wanted to commit to us a few months ago.
thing he was under.
Looks like a Weber is on the trip with him and also received an offer . . .
I'm not sure an early signing period would be a good thing, but at 17 I pretty much wanted to go to every school I visited (and I even visited Purdue). I'm sure the red carpet treatment at a place like USC for a big time recruit is so awesome. Can't blame him. Maybe he just wants to beat ND?
You obviously never wanted to be an engineer/visited Kettering
Somehow I still ended up going to GMI even after visiting. That lasted less than a year. Was bad enough they changed the name after my class got on campus and told us we would be getting the new diplomas, but then I realized how much of a joke the actual school work was for business majors.
Duh, if he wanted to be an engineer, he would have went to Alabama...
This one ain't over folks, and that's coming from people much more in a position to know than myself
I hope someone gets in his ear over the next year
Parents: "You committed where?"
His mom is in the picture with him, looks pretty happy. :/
I hope we get him. Michigan has pretty much cleaned up with instate recruits since 2012.
does this affect the under/over?
Lots of speculation that he may be transferring to a high school out there.
May or not be related..but it was interesting to note that Hayes was not even listed in the OLSM summary in the Detroit News Preseason Top 20 teams that was published Thursday (see link at bottom - OLSM is #13 in list). This may have just been a mistake but in the past I know that the writers usually would contact the coaches to discuss their teams so they could write a quick summary. Perhaps he wasnt included as the coach already knew he was leaving. Then again, it could just be a mistake that he wasnt listed.
0% chance this sticks
I feel like he'll visit a few places, but remain a 'soft commit' to USC...but on signings day, commit elsewhere...
Whatever floats his boat...but ROJO, NOOOOOOOOO!
I agree! This just seems so random...he really couldn't have put a lot of thought into it.
Notre Dame's Justice Hayes thinks he might reconsider...
My guess is Maize n Brew because other than here that's basically all I read but don'tqquote me on this, but I read that if USC offered, he would commit on the spot. So it really isn't out of nowhere.
Now excuse me while I go look to see where I read that....
Edit: FWIW, it was a poster (Jack Daniels) who referenced a 24/7 writer who said this would probably happen. It was in the Thursday recruiting round up comments.
Welp...even if he sticks the one place we can probably miss is LB right now
A lot can happen in 2 years, especially when you have USC involved. Heck, they could be on their 3rd head coach and 2nd round of NCAA violations by that time.
Long way to go