Going with your team to participate in a 7-on-7 event is a little different, I think...
David Dawson to camp at Florida
if he is attending the camp alone. But if he is attending with a contingent of Cass Tech players, I don't think it is a huge difference.
That was why I asked in my original post if he was going with other teammates. If he is going with a contingent of Cass Tech players, I would be less concerned.
He's going alone. This is totally different than the camp at Alabama, that was an actual camp. This is a recruiting event. I'm all but certain he's gone at this point. He has done nothing to clarify what he's doing, he's not talking to the coaches apparently, he's telling the other recruits he's thinking about decomitting, I have seen nothing in his actions that make me think he is interested in the University of Michigan at this point. Maybe Florida will drop the ball or Hoke/Shane will get through to him or maybe he just comes to his senses and realizes how he's acting right now isn't how a Michigan Man carries himself. Thankfully we have a loaded OL class in 2013 and a very solid class in '12 but it still sucks to see a kid of this caliber flake out like he has in the past month or so.
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"He has done nothing to clarify what he's doing." Why do you think it's his duty to explain his life to you, a random nameless internet wanderer? If he wants to never say a single word to a single recruiting site or reporter that's entirely his prerogative. We all know how you feel. You don't need to post the same paragraph about Dawson decommitting in every thread.
Shane Morris going to the Columbus NFTC is an invalid comparison. The Columbus NFTC had no association or affiliation with OSU and it wasn't on the OSU campus. This is a UF sponsored recruiting event on the UF campus. If Shane Morris was going to this Florida FNL, my head would asplode.
Is this pure speculation? I have not seen any reports on whether or not other Cass kids like the junior LBs (Hosey, Drake, White) or Jayru Campbell, but that doesn't mean they are not attending.
And as Tremendous just posted on twitter, this is not new:
@alex11w You've probably been bombarded with this, but the rule is no official visits. Jourdan Lewis camped at Alabama, for instance.
the point of it is to keep commits from looking around at other schools. The Cass Tech kids going down to the South for a 7 on 7 tourney was not them expressing interest in Alabama. Dawson going to FNL is him expressing interest in Florida.
need to panic. Whatever happens is out of our control. If he is having doubts, then it's better to find out now.
I'm so glad you made that decision for the staff.
I just hope Dawson doesn't read this site.
True he was under the radar, but I would think the staff has a contingency plan for this sort of thing
What does that even mean?
and has purchased his ticket down there. He will speak to Coach Funk to let him know that he's doing that (implying that he hasn't already done so).
He wont be Blue because the backlash that fans will have against him will be too much. Even we have our idiot fans that feel they need to talk down a recruit on twitter.
We try to act all high and mighty with this type of stuff but we have just as many idiot fans as everyone else. They will come out in full force you can count on that.
Will talk to U of M offensive line coach funk soon. Already bought the plane ticket.
It means he's not communicating appropriately with our staff and may be itching to leave or otherwise precipitating it.
I guess we just have to wait and see how the coaches react. It will kind of hard to deny him this camp if he already bought tickets.
This Kyle guy is such a pot stirrer.
Usually recruiting guys refarin making predictions like this.
you can really tell its summer around here....
One of our highest rated and favorite recruits is rumored to be decommitting and he's working the system to checkout Florida. I think this story is news worthy regardless of season.
He just lost his dad give the guy a break. He is making a decision that affects the rest of his life. If he wants to go camp at Florida let it be. Shane says its fine he says it's fine so until someone else says something chill.
@RecruitingESPN: Kyle Bosch on Dawson: "He's been talking about decommitting. If he does, we'll move on. One guy doesn't make a class."
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Just about to post this. I think he ends up blue but might take the not so straight path there? He is my favorite line commit in this class ... unless he decommits. He committed during the 8 in one day Hello post onslaught. I expected at least one decommit from that day.
and send him nastygrams, that'll show him! Make him wish he never committed in the first place! GO BLUE OR DIE!
He's gone Jim
I wouldn't worry about it. He probably enjoys going to the different camps to learn different techniques. Hoke should be happy that David loves to be coached. Besides MICHIGAN > florida.
No man is more important than the team.
I enjoy watching the freak out by all of you. Yeesh. It's July 6th fergodsakes!
So should we be happy that is is looking more and more like one of our top recruits is about to jump ship? He's done nothing to squash these rumors and is going to Florida's biggest recruitng event, so tell me again why we shouldn't be a little nervous/upset?
Because its July 6 and a lot can happen before signing day......good or bad for us. If you let this upset you then you really need to reevaluate your life. Be happy we have an amazing class coming in and get over a whole lot of nothing that is "upsetting" you.
By whole lot of nothing I mean NOTHING HAS HAPPENED YET.
Believe me, as far as my personal life goes this doesn't upset me in the slightest. I wish I had so few problems that something like this would bother me. As a Michigan fan it is upsetting though.
You really shouldn't follow recruiting. This is nothing new and happens often and might happen again. It'll be ok lil fella
So when something bad happens to my favorite team I shouldn't be upset as a fan? I'm not freaking out, I'm not crying, I'm not eyeing a bottle of sleeping pills. I'm a little bummed out that a good player is potentially going elsewhere. Couple that with the fact that there's not a whole hell of a lot going on right now (still not much info about how guys are looking at the Opening) and it's going to be a hot topic of conversation. If we get a good recruit can I be happy? What are the acceptable emotions that I can feel while following a team? Can I be nervous when Ohio has the ball on our one yard line or is nervousness bad too? If you think this is dumb or you're too cool for it then more power to you and you can show yourself the door to the thread.
I'll just leave this right here....
These kids are in high school. Don't freak.
Maybe you shouldn't follow recruiting then, since you're obviously indifferent about it.
These are the reasons we follow recruiting. It's only July 6th? What does that mean? Nothing that happens until October is important? Does that mean we shouldn't get excited if Treadwell commits tonight since it's only July 6th? Should we stop doing 2014 updates altogether?
Yes, it happens a lot, that doesn't mean it's not something worth getting upset about. You know what else happens a lot? Losses, in football games. Even to good teams, it usually happens a few times a year, sometimes more. Should we not get upset when our team loses since it happens all the time? Hell, people die all the time - should I not get upset when it happens to someone I love?
Point is, many of us on here get invested in college football recruiting, good, bad or otherwise. So just like we get excited when a big time commit chooses us, we get upset when a big time commit chooses not-us. It's you're unaffected by that, good for you, but don't tell us it's no big deal because to a lot of us it is.
Oy very indeed.
I am happy when a recruit commits to us. It doesnt make me happy when a recruit does not pick M but heck it's not my choice, it's theirs. Does it "upset" me? No. If it really upsets you then yes you should take a breather and stop following so closely. The funniest thing is that nothing has happened and you and others are feaking out! That's what I find humorous.
OK, now you're becoming the "I don't care about recruiting as much as you so I'll post a million times on a recruiting thread about how little I care about recruiting" guy.
Ha. I'm just having a good time.
So you're telling the unaffected guy to quit following recruiting, but the guy who is about to have a stress-induced aneurysm is cool?