Dawson has to reshedule due to ACT test. per TomVH
to play football, not to play trumpet
Lets hope he recommits to UM on 12/14 and never makes to Ohio!
Showed up for mine with a hangover and a broken number 2 pencil now I work in a warehouse where were you 10 years ago.
Please be more to this story than just the ACT. Maybe he is seeing all the studs coming to visit on December 14th, and realizing that the clock is ticking...
All those studs...
I don't really understand this situation, but I suppose it will all shake out. Why would he come back to Hoke and basically beg for his spot back only to schedule visits to other schools? I have a feeling Hoke wouldn't have given him a second chance if his pitch was that he liked Michigan but still wanted to check out other schools.
MSU is behind UM, OSU and Bama
That information was probably not far off as recently as a week ago. Since then, Dawson has reconnected with the Michigan coaches and in his own words, had a "heart to heart" with Hoke. Sure, he's not a UM commit yet, but not a far reach to see he is telegraphing how he feels about Michigan.
That guy's an idiot. I think Dawson himself said MSU is trailing UM, OSU, and Alabama. (You know, real football programs.)
Why would you have a heart-to-heart, if you didn't REALLY want to come back? He's going to take his time, but I think he's leaning hard to Michigan right now.
Does he have a visit to Alabama in the works? Wouldn't make sense for him to say a school like MSU, which he has a visit scheduled to in January, would be behind a program that he didn't schedule a visit to.
Not to mention that for the last couple of months it was made clear that staying close to him was very important to him, which would leave UM/MSU/OSU in the mix.
He was arguing that State has made some serious inroads at Cass Tech because Finley didn't flip and because State leads for Dawson (which... yeah).
They also have Deon Drake. His logic is just bad. CR has a ton of talent and not everyone of those players can go to UM. When MSU starts to beat UM for the top guys they want, then we can have that argument. Is Iowa and Illinois making serious inroads to CT because they got some guys that UM want perusing?
than Kenny Banya. "Why do they call it Ovaltine..."
Why would Hoke re-offer if Dawson is going to visit our rivals and supposedly keep them as favorites?
I suspect he has until Dec 14 at about 2pm to decide or the other recruits get the one-on-one chat with Hoke to close the void.
Aren't both the other OL visitors from the west coast. Seems like if Dawson was going to re-pull the trigger then it would be nice if he did it before those guys started their travels. A long way to come just to hear "sorry, no room."
And if they're coming out from the West Coast, chances are they're serious and one of them might take his spot.
Because Michigan paid for it... because Michigan is a good school... because Hoke is straight up...because there's a chance it might be worth it...because there's stuff we don't know...there's more to this than we know. This staff certainly is not above greyshirting either.
I agree it might be worth it because there is a chance for them. I also think that it would be crappy for them to step off the plane to find Dawson had recommitted.
his personal situation and told him to take his time this go around and make sure it is the right decision and if that means visiting other schools then so be it. Seems like the sensible approach for everyone to take.
Why do I need to go to the ACT if we came here to play FOOTBALL, I ain't come to play SCHOOL, tests are POINTLESS
-- OSU unofficial policy
unofficial policy - get it right.
Suuuuuurrreee and Grizzly Adams had a beard.
Grizzly Adams did have a beard.
Hello, Again: David Dawson
is mystifying to me, does he want to come back to U-M? Why reschedule anything ohio in that case? Whatever
Still think he will take all his schedule visits...just dont think he will make the same mistake twice and miss possible trips to other schools.
lil jimmy norton.
ACT test is redundant. This would be like saying ATM machine or PIN number. But whatever
Edit: I actually looked this up on the Google machine and it's called the RAS (Redundant acronym syndrome) Syndrome
Which HTTP protocol did you use? I find the secure version bypasses my company's internet filters.
My guess is that either Dawson has pretty much decided he wants to go to U-M and will recommit prior to 12/14 or if he doesn't, one of the other OL will commit on 12/14 and Dawson will be left out.
I'd be surprised if Dawson takes the other visits in January and a spot is still left at that point.
Why would somebody schedule an official visit during their ACT? He had to have had the ACT scheduled before hand right?
Is this just me?
If I wasn't married, I would be constantly double-booking myself. My wife is the only thing that keeps a sliver of order in my personal life.
Dawson is not married. Ergo, these things happen.
I just wonder if this is just a convenient excuse because he simply doesn't want to visit them anymore...Wishful thinking, i know.
Agreed, my wife does all of my scheduling. Whenever anyone asks me about my plans for any given time, my immediate response is, "I'll have to ask my wife."
I'm sure you guys are happily married; but that sounds awful to be. Maybe that't why I'm 31 and single.
It isn't a matter of the wives DEMANDING to control the calendar. I've always sucked at maintaining a social calendar, so my wife knows that if we don't want to regularly double-book ourselves, it's on her. She's also the rememberer of all important dates (family birthdays, etc.).
In exchange, I am the fixer of all broken things, the killer of all spiders and other insect life, and the lifter of all heavy objects.
She is referred to as The Social Coordinator.
We moved in March and I've built a shed, put a loft in the garage, put in a slave electrical panel in the garage, and started digging out the crawl space (that one may take years). The next project for me is putting in a closet in the rights in area over the garage and putting in a drain tray in there so the laundry can be upstairs.
She handles the calendar and buying gifts, I rebuild the house. Even when it doesn't need rebuilding.
Single guys just can't grasp it. I make money/she spends money, it's a prefect fit.
The Bride's title in my house is Social Director.
Yeah that's why.
It's about cultivating a low level of expectation. She thinks you can't remember diddly, so when you do forget something you have a built in excuse.
You're kind of right. Replace 'thinks' with 'knows' and just delete everything after the comma.
"It's about cultivating a low level of expectation. She knows you can't remember diddly."
And you're 31 and single because you did it backwards. The order of operation is:
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Speak for yourself. What she "thinks" and what she "knows" are all the same for her. It's about picking your spots.
With Hopkins leaving is it possible we take Dawson and Hunt both?
There aren't current plans to take two linemen, but the potential is there if Taylor Lewan leaves early.
If DD was really serious about "coming back into the fold," he wouldn't even be thinking about still taking visits elsewhere.
I disagree... This thinking that "if he wanted to be here he wouldn't want to take other visits" is the exact reason that he is in this situation. He obviously has interest in coming back, but wants to be sure that he has gotten all the information that he needs before making his final decision. If he rushes back into it, then we are at risk of this happening again.
I'm not a big fan of what Dawson is doing/has done, but this isn't anywhere close to the reason. If he decommitted because he wanted to explore his options, then why would he go back into a mode where he limits his options? That's a completely illogical train of thought.
Dawson is a senior who will be signing in Feb and enrolling in August. He hasn't passed the ACT?!?!? I suppose family issues and football have prevented him from taking it but what is the concern level he won't pass?
I do not ask that to be a jerk, even at NU we let in plenty of athletes who struggled to pass the ACT, Im just hoping it isn't an issue in this saga.
I suppose it's not at all possible that he just wants to get a better score.
I mean, we ALL just took the ACT/SAT once, right? Nobody ever takes it two or three times...
I just took the SAT once. Since that was back in the stone age, I don't even know if it was possible to take it more than once.