Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Derryck Thornton Jr. update. (very positive)
I read the article. Man do I hate it when kids are so vague. Did he enjoy his visit or not???
I'll do my best to land him. I'll take to Twitter, Facebook...do think if I showed up at his house, he would mind?
Sounds really good for Thornton and battle. How's TJ Leaf, Cassius Winston, or Seth Towns looking?
Towns has visited like ten times and said that were his outright leader. On that basis alone I'd say there is a decent chance he commits on June 15 if offered.
but if we took Winston we would have both Cassius and Muhammad Ali. How cool would that be?
can't get Winston and battle. I wonder of this will be an offer them both see who commits first type thing we have been seeing.
what happens if we get Coleman?
Does that mean no Battle?
How great does it feel to say all of that, nice to see everything back in full blast for basketball.
Great news to come home from work to! Now time to go to sleep. Goodnight/morning, everyone!
He can score and kick dimes with either hand. Quick PG but is under control when running the show. Go Blue!!!
Thornton and Battle in his opinion. It's looking good.
We will see after Battle visit UK and Duke.
Hold me, Sam Webb.
"John Beilein and his staff are pushing for an early commitment and Thornton is well aware of that fact. So aware that he might consider deciding to end his recruitment early."
The film on the UMHoops page sort of reinforces that idea that Thornton would work out well in Beilein's system. I could definitely see him fitting into that scheme rather nicely. Hopefully, we do manage to get him in Ann Arbor.
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Does Josh Jackson have a favorite or a leader right now?
Yep...someone other than Michigan.
he's 100% going out of state.
Based on the crystal ball thing at 24/7, it's looking like a UK/KU battle. Pretty sure he's stated that he's 100% leaving the state for college.
We have an ELITE program in his backyard where he can Star in front of all his family and friends....and work towards and ELITE education. Sucks for him though because we will beat him and his Jayhawks in the tourney.
FWIW: Jackson's latest Crystal Ball prediction was to the maize and blue. Not holding my breath, but let's not totally count us out just yet.
Michigan isn't even recruiting him all that hard because they know that he's not even looking at Michigan and MSU at all. He's either UK or KU.
On Thornton, Crystal Ball has 75% Michigan, 25% AZ. NICE! Shows what winning and good coaching can do for your program.
As of 3/4/14 all the predicitions were Arizona. After that date all of them were Michigan including 7 people flipping their predicition from Arizona to Michigan. I think I see a trend.
Agreed. The timing and the trends tell more about the crystal ball than the percentages alone. Also, who they come from is important. Pull out all the Michigan people who picked Michigan and the Arizona people who picked Arizona, and see what's left. That paints a bigger picture.
Land him next week? What happens next week?
is the first official day that college can "officially" offer scholarship to 2016 prospects. None of the 2016 prospects holds an offer from Michigan for this reason.