Pics or it didn't happen
Diamond Final 2 M and Ark
Are you talking about this? Saw it on twitter yesterday.
— Speed Kills (@mspeedkills) January 24, 2012
Somebody call TomVH to confirm! Would be amazing to get Diamond and Garnett. Of course Buckeyes will say they both suck and that they didn't want them anyway.
speed kills typically has very solid info. not quite tomvh, but i've always found his info to be pretty accurate and he normally doesn't make absurd claims
Speed Kills has two inside sources: Scout and Rivals.
I am not on twitter and I do not know who that tweeter is. But that person seems to agree.
Unless you're an established insider, if there isn't a link to a source it's probably not worth posting. I'm sure you're an upstanding citizen and all, but anybody can get on an internet message board and say "I have it on very good authority that [Recruitey McRuitin] feels very strongly about [School X]."
I'll believe it when's February 3rd.
Anyone know the reason why he is choosing to announce AFTER signing day?
Especially when it comes to that Recruitey McRuitin. No one can really get a read on that son of a bitch
Dorothy McRuitin is a saint! You understand me? Dorothy McRuitin is a saint!
I took her out for a nice steak dinner, then never called her again. Wammo
Moleskyn, much respect to you for your work on this board. All I can say is this, I have never made a post on this blog. This is the one bit of info I have ever gotten that I trust enough to post. There was a thread yesterday on his final 5 but I thought this would narrow that more and I have every reason to believe its true.
Understood, thanks for sharing it. Forgive my initial skepticism; for all I knew, you were some random dude just trying to get attention.
Non-existent, +1 to you for inserting Recruitey McRuitin into the conversation. I'm really hoping that Shane Morris can bring that kid on board. I heard he's the #1 athlete in 2013. Come on, McRuitin. Go Blue!
having the big names before signing day we're looking at are O-lineman....certainly not complaining as many are needed. Would be nice to be in on at least one big time skill player like a Stefon Diggs
Diamond is a tough recruit to get a read on
Willing to bkfinest it?
I loved that guy.
He's a legend on here. Where did he go?
You can comeout now...
After his Dorsey call 2 years back, I thought correctly predicting things around here was Rabacking it.
Like I always say, if you can't trust the unnamed source of someone on the internet whose identity you also don't know, who can you trust?
But I am cautious and will continue to be very cautious.
FWIW, I have corresponded with this poster over email from time to time and know his backstory. It is logical that he would have some information about Diamond and it is unlikely he's trolling.
Obviously, these things are not 100% reliable but I'd regard it as a real piece of information.
Care to make another lemon eating bet on this?
I take back what I said (at least in relation to this OP).
Brian, I appreciate the support. My post is based on a follow up conversation I had.
to caveat your title way more than you have.
How should I change it?
he posted at the same time as brian. presumably he doesn't think caveats are necessary now that you've been vouched for by our MGoLeader.
This is my first post, just tell me what I need to caveat and I will do it.
otherwise it should've been marked "rumor" or something. actually, if somebody without established credibility posts something like this, even if they mark it as a rumor, they're going to get lit up. but you have nothing to worry about here.
I can write rumor from now on. I appreciate the info.
I am impressed with our the coaching staff being able to maintain a consistent edge with JD all year long despite the changes in CFB, tsio's en fuego recruiting (unfortunately), our heavy OL class until recent, and the fake Scout report about Funk. Awesome Job to the staff.
Rob Lowe's cousin's gardener???
Thanks for the post. I respect the fact that Diamond is playing it cautious. It a huge decision in his life and this shows that he is really thinking it through. By waiting until after signing day, he can also see where other recruits are going. I would want to know if both Garnett and Kozan are going Blue and whether I'd be part of a 7 lineman class.
Me personally, I'd like to know his answer by 4pm.
Hope he ends up in Ann Arbor.
Somebody on the free board on scout said that Michigan would take all 3, is that even possible?
They will likely have the room, but I would hope they stop at 6 and spread the depth over a couple classes. However, my guess is they would take all 7, and let the competition begin.
also discussed in this article:
all we need to do to compete with Ark recruiting, is get ourselves a Catfish Hole in AA.....
That the quality of education was a high priority for Diamond (as it purportedly is for many recruits). So let's see.......hmm........University of Michigan? Okay I get that possible choice as it is one of the top five public universities in the USA in virtually every rating. Arkansas? Arkansas? I haven't seen the undergraduate program or any other program from such esteemed institution rated in the top 50 or 75 of any rating anywhere. So where does the quality of education come into play here?
I understand the problem that Garnett would have as it would be really hard to turn down a four-year ride to Stanford and head to Michigan. Not only the prestigious education, but Palo Alto is a pleasant environment 12 months a year.
As I mentioned in other threads, other than the nice weather, I really don't get the appeal of Palo Alto. I live near there and it's a sterile, boring environment not just for college football, but for college in general. Even the weather is overrated. It can get pretty cold and dreary during the winters here in in the Bay. At least in Ann Arbor, you have South Quad/West Quad snowball fights to help lighten the winter mood.
It's an awful college town near an outstanding university.
Palo Alto is overrated.
It is not hot and sunny in Palo Alto people! It is shit year round. You never get a winter and never get a summer. A few days here and there are hot if the wind is blowing out to sea, but that is rare.
Logged in just to reply to this
The only UG programs worth talking about are Business and Poultry Science
These are largely based on the men they are named after and the money they invest in the programs - Sam Walton (Walmart) and John Tyson (Tyson Chicken)
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. I have followed recruiting closely for awhile and the vast majority of recruits mention academics as a factor in their decision. I think a lot of times it's the recruit's parents that stress academics but it doesn't have a significant impact on their final decision. You see it happen quite frequently. A recruit may talk about academics and then release a top-five that consists of two academic heavyweights and three state colleges. There are a few exceptions, like Garnett.
He's going blue. He just wanted the whole recruiting experience. You know a little big ten, a little SEC. A little we ant u Jordan, we need you Jordan. And he wanted to get exposure for his Simeon teammates. Once he has milked the last drop, he will be blue, and park himself next to his road grater buddy, Chris Bryant .
Who could blame him for wanting to get the whole "SEC Hostess" experience? And maybe a car.
He is really high on Arkansas (especially after his last visit) and has always held Michigan in high regard. According to recent developments, Ohio St is out for him (suck it Meyer) and Auburn and Wisconsin, the other two schools he was really considering, well, we have not heard much from him regarding those schools, whereas Michigan and Arkansas continue to be mentioned consistently in a positive light.
will we even need a running back? Or maybe Shane can just stand there walking behind them as they drive their way to the goal line... like when you get stuck behind the plow trucks?
This is going to be an interesting couple of weeks. Garnett tomorrow, Reeves this weekend (i think), Kozan, and then Diamong in Feb. Ive had my seat belt on for a while now just in case.
2012 O-Line class + Ty Isaac + Shane Morris = Touchdowns
Pearlie and Diamond... DIAMOND AND PEARLIE!?!?!?
(Insert Bevis and Butthead laugh here... hehheheheheheh)
Either way IMO this is a win, if U-M gets him, great. If not.....we will never play against him so that's fine too.
It's very comforting to know that if these kids all chose to go elsewhere we can still be thrilled about this class and look forward to another potential Top 5 class next year.
I surmise that this information came from what an Arkansas recruit said about Diamond when he talked to him. The recruit basically said that he had the feeling that Diamond was choosing between UM and UA. There was an article on one of the paysites, just yesterday, that suggested he had a top-three.
My source is someone I can't name. If it were a pay site or another recruit I would link it.
I know there has been a lot of discussion about Stacey's decommitment and what that means positionally on the line for this class, but I'm curious to know from Magnus or others steeped in football/coaching/scouting the view of the tackle recruits - anyone a true LT prospect?
Based on what I've read the most likely is Braden - very athletic, moves well, just needs technique help and is coachable but at 6'6" seems to have the size assuming he's also got long arms. Diamond has the size and arms, but is seen as a RT because of a bit of a lack of athleticism, and maybe the same with Magnuson (or he could move inside). Of course Kalis, Bars, Garnett (assuming he commits) and Kozan (same) seem ticketed for the interior.
Is your only 'true' tackle, by that I mean he won't be at or discussed for any other line positions. Essentially you want your best lineman playing blindside, which of course changes for Shane Morris. Braden has been talked about almost exclusively as a right tackle (for a right handed qb) however, every lineman in this haul can play guard or tackle. Center is the question mark.
If education is just as important as football as he infers then Michigan is the obvious choice! Ark also seems to be the favorite in landing number one recruit Dorial Green Beckham as well so I can understand his interest in Arkansas as they seem to be the flavor of the month. However I am confident he knows that with Michigan he has the opportunity to be apart of something special with this class and maybe representing something bigger than himself appeals to him just fine.
Wow. Just wow.
who've said "Education is extremely important to me" during the recruiting process who have then gone on to decline a Michigan offer in favor of going to schools that are far, far down the list in educational reputation that I don't even pay attention to that line any more. For the most part, I think it's eyewash for all but a tiny number of players. The vast majority of the players we go after, especially the 4- and 5-star guys, have playing in the NFL as their first and second priority, and they'll choose a school where they think they have the best chance of getting prepared for the league.
True, but given that Josh Garnett has a 3.8 GPA and has narrowed his list to Michigan, Stanford, and Notre Dame, I think his concern for academics is probably genuine.
We got this!!! So pumped for Team 133!
DGB is wearing the #5 jersey in the front row
You hearing we got a shot with him awesome
according to multiple sources. I seriously doubt that Diamond is down to M & Ark if he is visiting Wisconsin this late in the game. This one is going down to the wire
If it is down to M and Ark, Diamond will certainly go Blue. Why would a Diamond cast his pearls before swine?
This is a little OT...but does anyone else think we should recruit Diamond's teammate Robert Gregory?
If this were a month ago, I'd say HELL NO. Just because we had so many prospects left.
However, this isn't a "we need a body and we can get to 28" type post. I know very well that you don't take #28 unless he can make an impact.
I think Gregory can, in fact, I first heard of him when Rich Rod was the coach and he was being recruited to Michigan along with Chris Bryant and Jordan Diamond.
All year, since Morris committed, I didn't think QB was a big need, and I still don't. HOWEVER, I think we can recruit Gregory as a QB and give him a legit shot there. If he doesn't pan out, he can play WR...
MORESO, we'll have Denard for another year and likely Devin for 2. Parts of the spread aren't going anywhere (or at least they shouldn't)...I think Gregory would fit a GREAT role of running some of the spread at QB while Morris is the starting QB. Even if it's some read-option and some QB Iso's like Denard. The he can go play WR for the rest of the game.
I love our hybrid Spread/Read-Option/Pro-Style attack, people call it "hybrid" but I think it's a MICHIGAN offense and I don't want to loose all of the versatility. We're hard to prepare for, Gregory would fit great, IMO, in a limited QB/mainly WR role. It would also be a little insurance, allow for the threat of trick plays, etc.
Something like Antonio Bass provided before he was tragically hurt.
I'd have no problem with Garnett, Grant, Reeves, Diamond and GREGORY filling out the class.
is a Michigan fan's best friend.