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"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
Pics or it didn't happen
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.
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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.