99% sure we're full at RB unless Isaac choses to come, but good info nonetheless. It looks like Green still likes Michigan, but the interest isn't conpletely reciprocal, at least anymore.
Derrick Green would find it hard to say no to Michigan
he could. Now, they may be waiting on Issac. If Issac passes, they would take Green in a heartbeat. He's a freaking bull.
If he comes here, are we going to have this problem for the next several years?
It's getting out of hand. I'm going to just start automatically begging people who spell Isaac wrong.
Well on the off chance I do spell it wrong I'll save you the trouble and tell you that you'll get nothing from me. I suggest you do what your parents did and get a job sir.
Stupid f---ing autocorrect. I meant to say negging.
Seriously. Quick spelling review:
CORRECT: Ty Isaac
INCORRECT: Ty Issac, Ty Issacs, Ty Isaacs
CORRECT: Rich Rodriguez
INCORRECT: Rich Rodriquez
(I've never understood that one.)
CORRECT: Troy Woolfolk
INCORRECT: Troy Woolfork
I'm sure there are others.
CORRECT: Tshimanga Biakabatuka
I think incorrect would be everything else.
Tim Biakabatuka is a gray area.
How the... how did you spell a person's name wrong in an example of how to spell it right?
and Lavenberry bug me
That drove me absolutely nuts. I mean, the guy played here for FIVE years and we still can't spell his fairly simple last name correctly? It's the same last name as that fucking Ernest guy who wrote all those damn books about whatever the hell it was. You know, that guy.
Andre Pipkens or variations of that bug that crap outta me.
Actually (at least in my case) the misspellings of Woolfolk were on purpose, in thanks to that one BTN aired game where the announcer kept calling him that... in fact, I think it might have been the "Moss-man instead of Moosman" game.
iZick. Like an apple version of a running back.
That one was a double as well. And in response to someone who spelled it right.. It's almost like MSU trolls have infiltrated the blog and are trying to steer him away from us with some Tom Gholston tactics.
Who could forget this guy?
You might remember me from such scientific breakthroughs as the Theory of Gravity:
And don't look at me because it might upset my "clear"
Curious that this guy, and the above Isaac have only a few degrees of separation
Isaac Asimov always reminds me of Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords. This picture is not helping.
Doesn't mean he is still being recruited.
With Smith already committed, is it possible the coaches are waiting on Isaac's decision?
and if the Levenberry scholarship opens up, I wouldn't be surprised to see the coaches go hard after Green again.
God have mercy on the MGoBoard if that happens.
reminds me of one of my favorite Letterman Top Ten lists. It was Best Middle of the night ESPN programming. The first 8 are forgotten, but the top 2 were
Dropping Cows from Planes
Amish Rake Fights
Either would be TREMENDOUS, sorry its my first post and it seemed appropriate
...using 'TREMENDOUS' in your first post is TREMENDOUS.
I'd venture to guess this means that his offer has become something similar to O'Daniels. We are full at a position, with the exception of one player, Levenberry for linebackers and Ty Isaac (also known as Ty Issac, Isac or Isacjgnfkabgfj) for runningbacks.
Which doesn't make as much sense. Isaac is really good, but Green isn't that far behind, and also has speed to compliment our current backs who are bigger and not quite as fast. At least at LB we had a loaded class the class before, which can't be said for RB.
It's actually complEment when you are talking about something that goes well with something else. Think complEte.
ComplIment is is saying something nice about someone else.
It must again be pointed out that "clintbrew" is Clint Brewster, Tim Brewster's son who was his first "big commit" at Minnesota. He transferred away from his dad after a year and is now a recruiting lackey.
Is something clintbrew247 reported inaccurate because his father was not a good head coach?
I mean I am all for blaming kids for their parents foibles, but what in particular makes it "a must" to point out clintbrew247's parentage "again?"
Wasn't this guy supposed to be a heavy OSU lean?
Green supposed to be an Ohio lean?
We were his leader by far until Elliott took his spot. Elliott was then quoted as saying "the coaches told me they are only taking one RB" and since then things have started cooling with Green some.
this is a position i don't feel like we have a lot of room for anymore unless isaac commits.
The latest on Isaac is not very good news. So I really hope we go after green hard
According to who? Trieu ran a story on him today, and there was nothing in his article to fret about.
USC board had a tidbit today.
Let me guess, some 14 year old in Long Beach said that Ty was now a heavy USC lean and was seen hanging out with Snoop Dogg.
Care to elaborate? Links? Rumor sources? Thought processes?
Do we have an official latest? I say that if Isaac passes on the Maize and Blue we will be okay. I love the kid but someone else will love running behind our All-Galaxy line for the next 3-4 years.
They were trying to get him to come to the Spring Game, so he will likely be wanted if Ty goes to USC.
think TY is BLUE,but it's nice to have a plan 1b though.GO BLUE!!!
You can haz ALL OF THE CAPITOL LETTERZ
Would you say I'm crazy if I'd rather have Green than Isaac anway?
Now. Unless you brought brownies. Please stay then.
I think Isaac has more upside and is more of a homerun threat, but I love the way Green runs the football. He isn't afraid of contact. Decent vision. Good speed (not great like Isaac). And my favorite, when you watch his film, look how quick his feet are. A lot of athletes are a bit rawer and have the long, deceptive stride. Long striders are often faster, but not necessarily better, particularly at RB. Quick feet help you cut and it gives you much better power (because of better balance and a better base).
Really like Green and I think Michigan would take him if they miss out on Isaac. I think Isaac is priority number 1 because he is something Michigan doesn't have close to. Isaac could be a homerun threat at RB or WR, but IMO would need more time to be college ready (I think Green will be ready when he steps on to whatever campus, Isaac will get snaps because of his breakaway threat, but not feature yet). Michigan has backs that bring a similar skill set as Green.
Only knocks on Green right now from what I've seen is that he has good speed, but not scary speed. And I wish he used his hands better (Smith uses his hands better than almost any back I've seen coming out of high school in a while, which is the difference between him being a 3-star and a mid-level, very good 4-star).
So, in conclusion, Green is my favorite back Michigan offered, but Isaac is probably better for Michigan because he brings something Michigan doesn't currently have. Both are great options though.
Film (can't embed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUC-Mu6Lswg
I'd prefer Isaac, but only slightly, and only because we already have Deveon in the fold. I think he has more upside (basically the home run ability everyone talks about) but I also think he has an increased chance of failing to live up to the hype due to his upright running style. Some of the greatest backs have run like that, but many others have taken an absolute beating once their competition was as fast and talented as they were.
Why is it assumed that Ty Isaac is option #1 in the minds of the coaches? I understand why the fans want him -- both because he showed early interest in Michigan and because he is generally ranked very high-- but I have yet to see a whole lot of evidence that the coaches are slow-playing him. They have brought him to campus, and seem to be pushing hard. Almost seems like Michigan fans are assuming he is option 1b simply because they want Isaac more.
Also... why would anyone complain about Green? Dude is a beast and I'm sure we could survive if he committed first.
I think the coaches actually told him he was their top RB target (no link, just comes to mind). As stated above though, the reasoning I think for them having him as option number 1 is because he brings something few others can with his speed. There is no one even close on Michigan's roster like Isaac. That's not a knock on Green, just stating what I see on film.
I think both players will both be very good RBs in college. I think both could succeed at other positions too (albeit different positions: Isaac probably WR, Green: FB, LB, U-back) though I doubt that will be necessary.
Even if the coaches do have Isaac #1 on their board, and told him as much, the prevailing evidence doesnt really suggest that the coaches would turn away a close #2 in Green, if that is even true. Something about birds and bushes and whatnot.
Edit: replied to wrong post
Does anybody else read Derrick Green and think of Draymond Green? I was like, what the heck? He hates Michigan! And where on earth did this come from? I think its the combo of Derrick Nix and Draymond Green in my mind. Derrick Green I like you the best.
How will this affect our standing with Ty Issac and Ty Isaac?
I heard both of them are still hard at work on their ACTs, specifically the Tornado section
This is great news. I would love to see Derrick Green in Ann Arbor if we can't land Ty Isaac. The best part is that Clemson now leads instead of Ohio.
I dont know how much I'd read into this. The sentence actually says Ohio State, Michigan, Virginia Tech, and Clemson would all be hard to say no to.
Granted I'm far from a scout, but is anybody higher on Derrick Green than Isaac? I mean looking at the highlights it just seems Derrick Green is not only quicker twitch(?) but runs harder. I guess Isaac reads blocks well and supposedly has great hands.
The arrogance that suggest the coaches will only take Green if Ty passes on us is absurd. Green has an offer and if he commited the coaches would jump for joy. They aren't waiting around for one guy at every spot.
“Even though I have named Clemson my top school I would still say I’m pretty open,” said Green. “I’m probably going to narrow my list down early or late summer after I make some more visits. “Ohio State, Michigan, Virginia Tech, and Clemson are going to be tough to say no to and things could always change, especially as I take more visits.”
Well. OK then. Very misleading OP.
Pretty, pretty, pretty informative.
Green has appeal just to hear the East Lansing faithful shout Go Green Oh Shit a couple of years.
or Norfleet? I still don't know which is right.
First the triple point is unleashed, and then we get this statement....
No one can withstand the power of the triple point!
If Green is a 2013 prospect like OP says, what does holding a spot for Isaac in 2012 have to do Green's recruitment?
Are you serious..I don't even...
Yeah I'm serious. I looked back on our classes going back to 2002 and every class had at least 2 running backs in it. So yessiree I don't know what saving a spot for Isaac in this class has to do with Derrick Green's recruitment in 2013. Please be so kind as to explain my ineptitude in this.