Title pretty much explains it. Didn't take long to pull the trigger after the Bunting news came out.
It sounded like he was leaning there anyway, and probably would have done this even if not for the Bunting commit today. It's possible that this pushed him a little though.
My first reaction was that he was like 'Crap now that Michian isnt an option I need to snag this Tennessee spot now'
Yeah, he might have thought that. Or he could have seen Bunting commit here and thought "wow you never know when a spot will fill up so I better grab the one I want before that one does."
Michigan and Tennessee were his clear leaders, and each told him they had one remaining spot for a TE. He may have been leaning toward Tennessee anyway, but the Bunting committment pretty much clarified Helm's situation.
Good luck to the kid.
makes sense and definitely not a coincidence
It's one thing for SEC schools to take the top Southern talent, but it's another for them to be taking the Midwestern talent too. Guys like Helm picking UT and not Illinois or WIsconsin or Iowa or MSU are a big part of why their league is blowing our away.
Nothing grinds my gears more than watching a solid player from the Midwest heading south. Although he would be competition at another Big10 school, I would much rather keep these young men in house so they can help maintain credibility in the conference.
Like Treadwell, who chose Ole Miss for their academics, Kozan and Diamond picked Auburn for their great engineering program and Ingram to Alabama for their great dorm food.
Or in other words, $$$$.
It could be the idea of 4 years Mackin' on Tennessee chicks instead of UI or Wisconsin girls.
Methinks you have not spent much time in Madison.
Methinks you haven't spent much time in Knoxville.
Mehave spent time in both Bloomington and Knoxville, and I'd call that a wash at best, possibly a win for IU.
I think the greater point is that any large university campus is going to have its share of hot women. The only thing that may vary is the proportion of the female population that's hot from institution to institution. But the relative proportion of attractive women is really only relevant to average Joe's in terms of increasing their chances of "making it" with someone out of their league.
Football players, on the other hand, would seem to have their "pick of the litter" due to their status on campus, and therefore, it is illogical that they would use the relative proportion of hot women on campus as a factor in college choice.
if there were remotely viable programs at Illinois, Purdue, Indiana or Minnesota, maybe he stays in the Midwest.
They were more than remotely viable... and they'll be better this year. Only their defense held them back.
Indiana was 4-8 and 2-6 in perhaps the fourth best conference in College Football. They had losses to Ball State and Navy. It would appear that you and I have far different definitions of "remotely viable".
They were a lot better at the end of the season than at the beginning. And they brought in a good recruiting class in 2013.
And we got Denard from Florida. It's a two way street my friend.
Yeah, but I'm really not worried about us and OSU. It's the other 12 schools that aren't pulling their own weight.
Maybe urban needs to have another talk with their coaches? Clearly they weren't listening when he told them to recruit better.
Im thrilled about our commit!
That was fast.
so now I think we only take Bunting as a TE- with the small class and abundance of TE we now have, should be all set for the next couple of years. Exciting time to be a Michigan fan!
it's always exciting to be a michigan fan!
So I was learning Helm based on recent reports and the fact he had 44 catches for 810 yards and 17 TDs his junior year.
That got me excited before I realized Buntings highlights came in a total of four games, the first four no less.
So, yeah, HS stats are pretty meaningless without context but wow. I imagine Bunting's ceiling is sky high with a limited resume. He easily will rise in the rankings even if he just matches his per game junior stats.
For some reason, I think this kid is going to be something special....5.1 GPA to boot!
probably helped tremendously with Helm. Not to say that Michigan doesn't have religious kids or feel, but it's certainly not a southern school in the Bible Belt.
He did say in an interview he wanted a coach run bid study and he checked out campus Christian groups. A2 is a nice place, but not historically the friendliest to People serious about Jebus.
Sooo, Nic Weishar to ND.
Think he was UT anyway. Glad we got Bunting as I was pretty even on all of them. Yet, Bunting was a bit of a shock and Helm was going UT anyway so I'm cool with Bunting, lol