Per TomVH on Twitter, Drake Harris has decommitted from MSU:
WR Drake Harris has officially decommitted from MSU: insider.espn.go.com/insider/michig…— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) March 11, 2013
This is very telling.
Has to be a good sign that this comes soon after a Michigan visit.
After three consecutive visits. However, this was coming a long time now. Ever since he decided he wanted to play football and re-opened things, it was pretty clear that a decommit was coming.
is soon after a M visit for Drake Harris though. He practically lives in AA these days!
Sparty fans have still considered him a commit before today when he's been spending all his time in AA vs. East Lansing. If we was really commited to MSU, he would have been spending time with future teammates and coaches in E.L. building relationships. 3 weekends in a row in Ann Arbor when things were also going on in Spartyland pretty much was all she wrote for his commitment.
Well that's a start. It will only be good news if he ends up at UM though.
I'm pretty sure it is good news anyway
One thing we can count on is for Sparty fans to lambast him so badly in their forums that he won't even think about recommitting there.
Dang 3 posts in 3 seconds.
Too bad we don't have anymore home basketball games, then we could have a date to speculate on.
Plenty of Spring Football practices coming up!
I speculated on a date once, and boy was she mad...totally ruined her dress.
Nobody really liked her anyway.
i'll set the O/U to..."yes"?
I don't normally notice posters' points, but WTF did you do, Rager? Where the hell have I been? How's the weather in Bolivia?
Be well. Come back soon.
he was being a total dick and bashing other MGoMembers for not being as rich/successful/accomplished as him. I think he also said hardly anyone on this blog attended(attends) UM.
I'm actually a fan of Rager. I thought he was pretty funny, but he's had a mean streak lately.
Plus he speculated that Magnus was merely posing as a High School Coach who loves Michigan and uses his "recruiting prowess" to brainwash us into submitting Earth to the will of the duck aliens of Glipnar VII, but I may have been huffing paint thinner during that.
We will see where you are when the Duck Aliens arrive.... adjust tinfoil hat...
He also admitted having had "a few" other accounts banned in the past, so it's not surprising that he got sent to Bolivia.
Who cares? MSU recruits nationally now.
/beating a dead joke
primarilly focusing on Canada and South America.
"They wish they recruited Canada" - Nik Stauskas
Rut Roh. After 3 visits to Michigan, I think we might need to buckle up.
Schadenfreude is strong with this one.
Not the typical occasion for this, but if he goes Blue...I speculate this will happen.
and their most famous law school grad being convicted of 40 some counts...Rough day for couches...
Didn't Kwame go to DCOL? I know MSU took them on but that history is always a bit fuzzy for me.
Yo - If you happen to see this hit up the mods with your updated email address. I've been trying to stalk you for MGoHandmedowns :P
...that the couch-burning channel has superior ratings to the yule log channel in EL during the holiday and recruiting seasons.
I actually checked the RCMB thread on this one expecting a tire fire, and they're actually taking it in stride. I think they've wrote him off for a month or so now.
For now they are taking it in stride. I think that they're expecting him to go somewhere other than Michigan if he doesn't go to MSU. I am sure that if he were to commit to Michigan you would see a different story on their board and the meltdown would then start.
Actually pretty much everyone there seemed resigned that he would be attending "scUM".
While some of their rational fans expected this to happen a while ago they have had a couple threads that got deleted the instant the slightest hint of meltdown showed up. The mods are acting fast over there right now.
Smart move by the mods to act on this. They don't need Drake or his family to see him being smeared online because some unruly fans think that is the way to react when a HS athlete does not appear committed to their program any more. It didn't win Kyle Kalis back to OSU, and it is unlikely to win Drake Harris to MSU. Their best move is to be gracious as he completes the recruiting process. It is far from over for him.
Out of curiosity how old are you? I don't want this to sound dickish because I have an honest curiosity but do people, especially younger people, really let what they would read online written by a bunch faceless fanatical people have an affect on them? I am 35 and just can't relate to this mindset.
I'm 42. I don't know that I would personally overreact to what an internet mob has to say, but again, let's think back to the Kyle Kalis situation. I don't know if the internet nonsense was a factor in his decision making, but I do know that there is no way it helped OSU in the matter.
situation was true about David Dawson. He left Michigan and all the 'fans' gave him a very hard time and he actually came back.
I am of the opinion that if he is really troubled by any of that, he has a difficult road ahead.
That isn't to say that I approve of such activity - but it is just a fact of life that any individual, in any walk of life must face as soon as they poke their respective heads up out of the turnip patch.
Edit: once again, I would like to thank my fellow MGoBloggers for watching and reporting on the goings-on over in EL. I just can't bring myself to go read, but I am still curious, and enjoy a good laugh from time to time.
Yeah you must've checked before some of these jewels rolled in:
they had a couple meltdown threads already get deleted for whatever reason
(it's been a slow work day)
Good. So all is right in the world.
Consult thread "where are we supposed to meltdown about Drake?"
Despite the mods best efforts, Sparty gon' Spart. They don't know the meaning of taking anything in stride.
Suck it, Sparty.
this is amazing
Someone on tBB posted quotes from recruits, without naming the recruits. One of them said something to the effect of, I was going to go to MSU, until my coaches pointed out they haven't put any Oline (or some position) into the NFL, I never knew that and it changed my mind immediately. They showed me the (position) and that they had put people into the NFL, I just couldn't be selfish with my decision and had to make the best decision for me.
Granted, if we can take walkon recievers and put them in the NFL for a couple of years, maybe the coaching up part is better than the recruiting. I'll try to reserve any judgements on the staff until after this year. One more mediocre year, and I would hope something will be done offensively.
No, they've gone off the deep end.
"I don't mean this in a bad way, but I hope he snaps his fucking leg and a shattered piece of fibula takes out his right eye."