DeVondrick Nealy sets visit for Oct. 9th
Thanks for the update. Appreciate it.
Just to clarify, Rivals does not have him as the 11th RB overall. He's the #11 "All-Purpose Back" (Rivals splits up its backs into 2 categories). To compare, Dee Hart is the #1 All-Purpose Back (and Justice Hayes is #4).
It would be nice to land a 2nd back. I hope this set visit was not a reaction to any news from Hart. I'll choose the optimistic route.
I would like to get two running backs with the few extra scholarships we have added. It is nice to have another option to try at running back if the other doesn't pan out.
We honestly have so many running backs though. Shaw, smith,cox, hopkins, fitz, teric (who i think is back to rb). Hopkins is a true freshman and fitz is a rs freshman, i think we'd be fine if we got 1 rb....So hopefully we get dee! and if we did get hart then i don't think we really need another back this class. But then again thats my opinion...the coaches know best. I would rather spend that extra schollie on trying to get a db that may pan out.
by this time next week, cox and hopkins will have transferred to Rutgers.
In all seriousness, hitting on these RB recruits could be such a goldmine. RR can transform good, speedy 3-star backs into studs on the field. Meanwhile, we have 2 DBs committed with several more already considering us. I say, take a risk with an extra back each recruiting year. If one hits, you have yourself another playmaker which RR can turn into a star.
by this time next week, cox and hopkins will have transferred to Rutgers.
Don't jinx us
When you have (or are supposed to have) 85 scholarship players, they can't all play. That's just how it works. My hope is that he realizes this, as should most back-ups, and instead of leaving, decides to rise to the challenge. He'll play sometime this year
Well we did lose White so I think we could take 2-we shouldn't turn him down even if Dee commits.
Glad he is coming up, but overthinking things and its been a long day.
Edit : apparently I am not alone.
Should call D Hart. One phone call. Then Hello: Dee Hart.
belongs to us.
Nealy is a decent back, but I sure hope Michigan can pull in a more talented recruit, too. He's tiny and dances quite a bit. I think he could play a role, but he's no Demetrius Hart.
I also think Nealy could play slot receiver.
Yeah, you're right. I'm totally wrapped up in star rankings. I don't watch these guys on film at all, and I never make up my own mind.
Oh, wait. I do.
And I ranked Michigan's running back prospects four months ago.
I guess I was acting like Nealy "is a no one" when I said he's a decent recruit, right?
And where did I bitch about how Michigan is recruiting running backs?
The only real issue I have with Michigan's recruiting over the past couple years is that there have been too many non-qualifiers/transfers, and that's irrelevant to this discussion.
Magnus is a coach. With coach knowledge. Therefore, it's a general tendency for this blog to rely on his analysis, sometimes more than the average joe such as yourself or myself. He's not complaining about how they're recruiting, just saying that Dee Hart is a better option. .
Edit: Dang it Magnus how in the world am I supposed to defend you if you keep beating me to the punch.
Sorry, DGDestroys. People will probably start hating you if you try to defend me.
But I'm done responding to Maizenblue_____ because it's just a silly conversation.
You know your shit you're just a prick. Me I'm just a prick ;)
The difference between Magnus and MazenBlueBP is the difference between independent thoughts coherently stated and regurgitated talking points.
I don't always agree with the guy. But I'm all in for independent thought.
Wrong person. If Magnus begins relying on rankings then I don't know what to think anymore.
You can disagree with me all you want.
But your statement that I'm caught up in recruiting rankings is beyond ridiculous if you know anything about my opinions.
I was never a big fan of Cissoko (a highly rated recruit), and I'm solidly in Shawn Conway's corner (a middling 3-star).
But you're a badass because you "DGAF." Internets beware!
You were accusing Magnus of being too reliant and a tool of the star system. If you've been around here for more than a week (August 3, 2009?) you should know that he breaks down almost every recruit's play. My implication was that Magnus was one of the least reliant on the star system.
Magnus knows what he's talking about in this area especially. He didn't get 30,000 points because he's a dumbass.
Magnus is no dumbass.
But MGoPoints got nothin' to do with it. It is entirely possible to amass a shit-ton of those things while being a dumbass.
Directed towards Maize.
Magnus - is there a way to reach you on Twitter or via e-mail?
You can never have too many slot ninjas. That's what Drake was going to become, right?
I was in Moticello last month. Great chicken places there. I dig AJ's Wings and Things... Oh, I don't know much about Nealy, but I know good wings...
Sorry, this was probably my least useful posting ever...
Dee Hart will do, the rest can be defensive backs and linebackers. I would have no complaints with that
I agree. Throw in a really solid true DT or 2, and I am happy.
Does he play DB by any chance?
How do you know Michigan isn't actively recruiting defensive players?
Players we recruited last year aren't panning out..
I'm also getting tired of the meme that we "have not recruited linebackers"
I feel like Charlie brown.. Ugh!!! Good grief!
Have you ever watched Michigan football ever?
We've never ever had good linebackers or safeties ever!!! (besides every blue moon).
I'm done and going to bed. You aren't worth my time or energy
Woodley was a DE
Harris was only good for a year or 2
Jones was 10 years ago
Burgess was a safety until his final year then he was a good linebacker
Foote again this was like 10 years ago.
So that's 2 linebackers in 10 years that were linebackers their entire time here.
1 position switcher
1 guy who sat behind others for 2 years until becoming studly
1 guy who was a DE
As I said once in a blue moon
The more you know!
I never said they are or aren't. You're the only one who made a definitive claim on the topic.
Do you realize that this year we have 10 scholarship linebackers for 3ish spots. (3 seniors, 3 juniors, 2 soph, 2 freshman *i think)
With another 2-3 coming in this year. If you want to say "with elite MLB like Brandon graham and woodley" then by all means I'd like 3 in this class but that's not going to happen.
In sum you're an idiot and I hate the meme "we don't recruit linebackers arghhh!". We've recruited them some of them like fitz have been very highly rated and have just not panned out at all...
spider has -590 points. It's probably not worth it to reply.
The mobile app doesn't have the points..
Last I checked over the first 2 games the linebackers improved and the defense as a whole looked competent which at the start of the season is a minor miracle.
Your getting blasted for ignoring facts and saying the same damn thing over and over.
Officially my first post regarding any such banhammer, but holy jeebus, this guy views "facts" the same way that brainwashing cults use them. I.E. I think he makes shit up as he goes.
Someone please post a funny jpg with a banhammer.
Edit: not magnus, but the dude he spars with
Magnus sparring with spider:: Howitzer dueling with bb gun
is officially out of control!!! Magnus what did you do this time...?! Lol
They fix just about any situation...
+1 to you , sir.