Did you actually drive through Auburn or just through the surrounding area? I stayed in Auburn for a weekend a few years back, and found it to have a rather nice, small town appeal. The surrounding area (Columbus, GA, etc.), however, is absolutely horrible.
Derrick Green visiting Auburn this weekend per AU scout site
His recruitment has seemed very odd to me. His final three schools are Michigan, Tennessee and Auburn. Is it me or does one of these stick out like a sore thumb?
Tennessee and Auburn are notorious for using shady recruiting tactics. If he ends up at one of those schools there is no way I could be convinced there wasn't recruiting violations.
Well, you stand alone with that belief. There are a million sources that cite the squeaky clean recruiting practices of those programs. Mostly ESPN, but whatever.
Getting him seems unlikely now. When's the last time Michigan landed a top 10 FB recruit?
To everyone like this guy: Did you watch the National Championship Game and see Eddy Lacey run the ball. How can you say you wouldnt want something like that.
I commented the other day in a different thread that Green strikes me as our Lacey. Strong, solid, decent feet and ability to wear down defenses.
We still need Deveon or another back (Mixon in 2014) to be a second threat, like TJ Yeldon.
Lacy's running in NCG was his best showing by far and he made the OL look even better.
Step away from the ledge, dude. It's a little early to hit the panic button.
Good thing Shane Morris didn't have a good senior year and land in the top ten, cuz that dude woulda been gone.
Has anyone confirmed this yet, I havent seen anything official?
Maybe he just wants to see if he can get a closer look at Kathrine Webb?
He can deliver his apology in person. Hold on, now Kirk is joining the travel party also.
YoBoMoLlo, are you kidding? Brent Musberger is staking out A.J.'s place in a Dish Network van, wearing camo and eyeblack on his face. He has his ghillie in the back for nighttime reconnaissance missions.
will decide AJ's mom is a better target for his efforts?
She might move slow enough for him to catch and she might not notice his analgesic scent.
I'm not familiar with the "analgesic scent."
I think we'd all be OK with that. But until then, we'll play the 'higher stars is more likely to be successful' game.
Yes, but annecdotal evidence doesn't really tell the whole story. If that's all you wanna look at, how about this?
Last year, Alabama signed TJ Yeldon (5*, 12th overall player) and Kenyan Drake (4*). Both run behind the same line. Yeldon runs for 1131 with another 1000 yard rusher on the team. Drake runs for 285. Which one would you rather have?
Last year, Miami signed Duke Johnson (5*, 30th overall player) and Danny Dillard (3*). Both run behind the same line. Johnson runs for 977 yards, leading the team. Dillard redshirted. Which one would you rather have?
Last year, Texas signed Johnathan Gray (5*, 5th overall player) and Daje Johnson (4). Both run behind the same line. Gray runs for 740 yards, leading the team. Johnson had 225 yards.
Rankings are obviously not perfect, but they exist for a reason.
Jesus, everybody needs to get off the ledge. This kid is a big time recruit. Big time recruits take multiple visits and usually drag their commitments out until signing day. If we want an elite recruit, these are the kinds of things you deal with.
Everyone? I think I counted 3 people who might have been on the ledge. Certainly not everyone.
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He said he was taking visits to everyone remaining. He needs to see Auburn with Gus. Wouldn't worry that much.
This thread never happened.
Derrick Green almost makes it to the Alabama State border, then all of a sudden....
Then Derrick Green will truck Gandalf over the edge, muttering something about taking his visits. I've never been to Alabama, but I just assume there are volcanic like structures that ancient creatures dwell in.
Then while gandalf is hanging over the edge, he says
This foe is beyond you, Derrick Green
Then Derrick will retreat north bypassing Virginia, and heading straight to protection of Hoke the Elder.
When was the last time you had sex...with a woman?
Well, in order to have this account, my wife said that I have to let my daughters name it. So, Lord Voldemort it is. And if you have a problem with Lord of the Rings, you can indeed go fuck yourself.
You needed your wife's permission to have an MGo account? Way to wear the pants there, Ron Weasley...
My wife is better looking than me, and she hates sports, but I enjoy sex. It's really a solid trade off for me.
Once I google Ron Weasley, I will have a scathing retort.
You sir have my eternal respect
okay, even if we don't end up with green, any back is only as good as his offensive line. if alabama had a crappy line, tj yeldon and eddie lacy would look pretty crappy, too. their stats are so outrageous because they aren't touched until they're already 4-5 yds downfield. last i checked, our offensive line recruiting haul was tops in the nation. guys like kalis, magnuson, kugler, bosch, dawson, and the list goes on and on, are going to make whoever we put in the backfield look good. damn good. whether its derrick green or deveon smith. lets also not forget that mike hart was a lowly 3-star when he committed. last i checked, his career at Michigan turned out alright. green would be a great get, but i have just as much confidence in deveon smith to carry the load.
I don't know where it's coming from, or how, but we'll get him!
Well if you read some of the "if he's going to visit an SEC school that just proves he's a liar and a thief" crowd comments above this only means Auburn has developed more stealthy means of funnelling money to him.
I still feel like he's going to Michigan. He says he knows where he is going but hasn't committed because of Hokes visit policy and he just wants to enjoy the rest of his recruitment. Just my thoughts.
Auburn is in the SEC so I doubt it's on his own dime