Per DGDestroys: Live Chat with MO DT Ondre Pipkins on Rivals right now
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Also, is it free or does it come with membership?
it's free. you can find it on michigan rivals page. thanks monarch for providing the link
everyone should just tell him to come to Michigan because it is fun here and we like football
and no membership needed
Will someone post anything interesting, i.e, Michigan-related that he says?
Comment From SD MichiganFan
How does the fact that Michigan has 3 DL Coaches, along with former Ravens Defensive Coord. weigh into your feelings with Michigan?
SD MichiganFan: It really does ... because it's going to be a defensive-type of team and defense wins championships.
Question from Matt: Do you think you fit better in a 4-3 or 3-4? Or does it matter?
PeeWee's answer: It doesn't matter. As long as I draw a double team and my linebackers can flow to the ball easier, I think I can fit into any type of scheme.
If he wants linebackers that can flow to the ball tell him to check out our current LB class!
that is exactly what you want to hear from a DT. doesn't care about the glory, cares about how he can help the defense most. ie, the polar opposite of albert haynesworth. please let him go blue!
Iavar: 56 .... because of Lamar Woodley
about to post the comment about Woodley and #56. That has to be a plus for us.
i feel somewhat conflicted here because on the one hand following a chat with a 16 year old kid is entirely creepy, but on the other hand i am pretty impressed at how michigan fans are just totally dominating the chat with thoughtful, considerate and non-creepy questions--and i'm also creeped kind of out by that.
damn you society and your high standards for acceptable behavior!
another great response from the 16-year-old kid in a totally not creepy way:
well done fellow M fans, well done.
an awful lot of Michigan Wolverine names asking questions. I wonder if he's taken notice?
maybe 15 minutes ago. He's going to be there for a while.
dtones520: Okay, Oregon is the best Uni, but who has the best helmet?
He also mentioned that his favorite stadium was a tie between Michigan Stadium and Alabama's.
This is a really, really cool live thread. Thanks to everyone who posted in it, I feel well-informed.
I guess this is one thing that rivals does that other recruiting services don't. I would love for them to get other Michigan prospects.
If Woodley is his favorite player it would be awesome if Pipkins could visit during the Nebraska game. It's on the Steelers' bye week and hopefully Woodley would stop by for the game.
be a recruiting violation, i believe, for woodley to "recruit" him. a hello from him can't hurt though
From this answer:
I would guess that Ondre already knows Woodley, since Woodley is from Saginaw and that's where Ondre used to live.
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Man, I can't imagine being 16 or 17 and garnering this type of attention AND being able to keep it all in perspective.
Ondre did a great job and I'd say we've got as good a shot as anybody.
Go Blue PeeWee....we got sweet helmets, the best stadium, family-first priorities, and all the double teams you could hope for.
Omdre is a well spoken kid, and a beast on the field. He would be a great addition to this class so hopefully we can land him.
His favorite player is Woodley, his favorite movie is 30 for 30 Fab 5, and he feels like Saginaw is home more than Missouri...yea, I think we have a shot.
I have to ask this and forgive me if it's completely stupid but how is this legal when contacting a kid on Facebook is not?
--Rivals is a major recruiting site and has been for years.
--The chat room probably has multiple mods screening comments and putting trolls in the penalty box.
--This is taking place in a public place, i.e. open Internet Q-and-A, and there have been announcements and a set time, etc. as part of the preparations.
I think he's going to start as a freshman, and if he stays healthy will be a first-rounder whenever he enters the draft.
I've only seen film on Washington and Jones, so I can't compare the three.
I'll buy you a beer four years from now if you're right.
Aziz Shittu and Ondre Pipkins leading the Michigan line for years to come
I think Pipkins is the most important recruit for us from here on out. We seem to be in on a ton of good lineman so we can probably afford a miss there. We need DTs desperately and I think OP is the best of them and seems to like the idea of going to school in Michigan. Cant miss out on that guy! Also would love to get the Washington/Standford pair and fill two needs at once.
He hasn't even visited yet, although with his roots he's most likely been to AA for a game.
I think he goes blue, and I'd bet today's paycheck that Woodley is all over this.