Detroit News article on Josh Garnett
He was tweeting with Erik and they talked about representing Michigan in the Army and Under Armour all American games.
He still plans to announce on the last week of December, and how he announces will be decided by his twin sister.
The last week of December? Oh my God! That's today!
My bad, I meant January. Thanks for locking that in so I couldn't edit it.
Then you should've got it right the first time
...I think its January.
are to announce the last week of January
I also read a cryptic message today that reiterated that we have a great chance.
@IamJoshG: O yea forgot to tell everyone slippery rock is the 4th school on my list. #srs”. #goblue
That's funny if nothing else. I think he's going blue.
Oh and TVH's wife is going into labor . . .
My wife is having contractions, NOBODY PANIC!! EVERYONE STAY CALM.
I think it is down to us and Stanford. I think that ND is a distant third. Stanford has a very slight advantage on academics alone but Michigan, I feel, has an advatage on the overall collegiate experience, not to mention that his buddy Mag is coming here, and he has clicked with some fo the other recruits. I think Michigan football is on the rise while Stanford will take a backseat again to the likes of USC and Oregon once Luck is gone.
I am also keeping my fingers crossed for Wright, who will be visiting on Jan 13th. I also have a good feeling with Amanti Reeves, especially if the PSU train wreck continues to be a train wreck come signing day. Granted, I do not have exclusive access backstage but it appears that they are having such a hard time getting a coach.
i think in the end we'll end up getting reeves. psu's situation is such an absolute wreck that no recognizable coach will want to be there. every day they don't find a coach makes our chances with reeves that much better.
as for garnett, i think it comes down between us and stanford. michigan always seems to recruit in such a way that one of the first things the recruits talk about is easily being able to bond with the staff and players. stanfords only upsides compared to us are slightly better academics and being closer to home. but i think garnett will realize that stanford will be in somewhat of a backslide after luck leaves, and with nd being the overrated team it is every year, michigan offers the best balance of academics and competing for rose bowls and national titles. granted he could still very well choose stanford. this is mere speculation.
Obviously, Garnett is very, very smart which will help make him a great lineman at Michigan (or wherever he goes). And we could really use a great guard in this class. I'd think with an interest in biochemistry, Michigan would have a very good shot with him. Plus Stanford is a very strong program right now, but how long will that last now that Harbaugh is gone and Luck will be gone next year? At least you can make a very strong argument that Michigan is already strong and will be getting much stronger in the coming years.
Sure would be great to see him join Magnuson and Kalis and have a steamroller offensive line that makes passing the ball a "nice to have." I also like the potential Braden has--size and athleticism ideal for a LT. Let's see if BH and DF can coach him up in to a stud.
likes to run block: advantage UM & Stanford
likes down to earth coaches: advantage UM & Stanford
from West Coast: advantage Stanford
grew up Catholic: advantage ND
academics: even. All good schools
game day experience: advantage UM & ND
player relationships: advantage UM
I'd like to submit another category... how about winning? Advantage UM
Notre Dame is well ... ND and stanford should see a significant drop after Luck is gone
Are we recruiting Charlie Sheen?
It really seems to be slanting in Michigan's direction for his services. I truly thought it would be Stanford, and this just blows my mind. It may still be Stanford mind you, but Michigan appears to be in great shape. He's my favorite recruit in the class of 2012, period. He just plays the game with such passion, intelligence, and strength. He has "Michigan Man" written all over him, with the way he plays the game. Bo would have loved this kid!
Not getting all my hopes up just yet, but getting Garnett would almost guarantee us a crazy dominant OL for a year years. He's that good, and so are Kalis and Magnuson. Being able to fill in the rest of the spots with Stacey, Bars, Braden and guys from other classes would be the icing on top.
Having the O-line be the deepest area on the team is in no way a bad thing
didn't he also want to play bball (or was that Banner)? just think of all the damage Garnett and McGary could do as well...
It was Banner.
Love this quote, thats the attitude needed in football, and precisely what Hoke is looking for.
If he wants to impress people in his future career, saying he played football at the University of Michigan while earning a biochemistry degree will be much more impressive than saying the same about Stanford. Stanford is a better academic school, but the football/biochemistry combination is much more demanding here.
What makes you say this?
While the edge in academics would go to Stanford, the football component, i think, is on a completely different level. The pressure on a kid playing in front of 115K people every saturday, in nationally televised games, competing against superior athletes for playing time, being around coaches and staff that are under far greater pressure to win from the Athletic department and alumni base... would all require much more from him at Michigan.
I'm more impress. Although I'm favoring Diamond more...this kid has me thinking Hutch!
Why on earth would you favor Diamond over Garnett? Based on the limited film, Garnett strikes me as the technically and physically superior lineman, not to mention that he is a very bright kid with a solid character. I am not saying Diamond is chopped liver but, I think, Josh would be, overall, a better pick up.
Favoring Diamond as a player, or the odds that he'll commit to UM? From a playing standpoint, it sounds like Garnett is ranked significantly higher.
This boy is Class A athlete and seems like a hard working kid on and off the field. If anything I hope we get him and Diamond being #2 on that wishlist. This was a good article, great work!
We were all about Bri'onte Dunn, because of the head to head with Urban Meyer thing, but Garnett would have a much bigger impact on our program. He is an absolute difference maker.
Of all the recruits we have been talking up recently, he's the one I want the most.
Anyone read anything about how close Garnett might be with Ronnie Stanley, the ND commit he referred to? Obviously, this isn't the biggest factor and I know he's close to Magnuson but I'm just wondering if that relationship could be any kind of wild card.