you're going to have to start your own recruiting blog soon
Dymonte Thomas Update (Good)
Is he a good wrestler?
Is there any D1 football player who played another sport and sucked?
Bernie Kosar's brief foray into track.
I can imagine that if a D1 DL ran track they wouldnt win the 400...
that's a pretty quick single leg takedown off the whistle. Then he works his way up nicely before rolling into a half nelson for back points and the eventual pin by putting all his leverage against his opponent's shoulders. Pretty decent. Although I can't say his competition in that matched looked very, uh, competitive. That match was a bit short to get a good scouting report.
Not to be that guy but he had his legs wrong the top leg should have been in front to put more leverage on the guy, also the guy could have hooked his leg like that to counter leverage and keep his shoulder blade up or set up a reversal if DT had tried to force the shoulder down and lost his leverage, weight balance.
Urban Meyer said that they ask a recruit if he's interested, and if the kid says "no", they move on. Urban Meyer has integrity, and he would not lie. Look at all the time he took to spend with his family just like he said he would.
nice update acqua. his twitter feed seems to re-emphasize this.
I read on another site that apparently at that awards banquet in Columbus that he attended, he shouted "Go Blue" into the microphone at some point during ceremony. Anyone care to confirm?
This is true, I believe Dymonte tweeted this himself, but I didn't catch it.
that Sugar Shane and him are probably going to be roomates, I would say that him decommitting would be statistically impossible.
I never feel truly safe on a recruit until he's inked his name on an L.O.I. Even Shane. This is one area where I'm in total agreement with Meyer. Until they fax that letter in, every recruit is fair game.
If you asked me now if I think Dymonte will decommit and look at Ohio in the next year, I'd tell you no, but there's a whole year before the next signing day. Anything can happen, and verbal commitments don't really mean anything. That being said, I'd still be pretty shocked if he de-committed.
Agree that its ok for a coach to be a complete dick and hound a recruit who has repeatedly stated how firm he is with his commitment? There are bounds with everything and the ends don't always justify the means. Meyer should not be defended on the basis of his recruiting ethics.
I remember not too long ago, Urban was quoted as saying that he would back off a recruit that said he was solid with another school, and didn't want to go to OSU. That's clealy a lie, because Dymonte seems to have said exactly that. Urban always wanted to make Saban out to be a villain, when Urban recruits with the same methods. #Fraud
I know it is a lie. He was hounding Kyle Kalis enough that Kyle told him to stop calling. If he would lie about something that is easily checked, what else does he lie about.
Hold the phone. Urban Meyer has been insincere with recruits? Get outta dodge. Urban Meyer? I don't know... he seems like a pretty good guy to me.
Everytime I leave a reply regarding Urban Meyer just makes me think of the Sleezebag mold they have at OSU for their coaching staff.
Should we be on commitment watch this week? You twitter seems to indicate something might happen.
poking out of your speedo
I sincerely hope this becomes a meme on here...
is some tremendous jingle making.
"Taco, burrito, what's that poking out of your speedo"
Whatever song that was selling, I'd be buying. Just saying.
I can't stop laughing man.
are the same people that think we're going to lose every game to Ohio for the next 25 years. I've never seen someone more committed to a school than Dymonte and Morris are to Michigan. He loves Michigan and that's all there is to it.
Shane Morris's twitter seems to be hinting at a new commit coming soon. With the way he went back and forth with Treadwell, that makes me feel like buckling up.
no way its treadwell... he just said he is going to announce on signing day (a year from now).
it's either: taco charlton, chris fox, or jourdan lewis
Woudln't shock me at all.
I was about to buckle up...but than my wife told me to go shovel the driveway.
Treadwell is not committing anytime soon.
So who is???
If Urbie says he will back off a recruit if they say theyre not interested, then whats the deal with this? Why doesnt Dymonte just tell Urbie to go away? Or is Urb just being a douche?
My money is on Urbie being a douche
Dymonte got a restraining order against Meyer? Meyer would have to coach from a bus whenever we would play.
have been on fiiiire recently.
The Kalis's informed urbie game over...only urbie wasn't trying to hear that. How many times does it take for urbie to understand,NO means NO?
those co-eds at Florida were wondering the same thing
Did you say something, Kyle? My headphones are noise canceling.
I'm going to Michigan...
..please stop calling.
COME TO OHIO STATE!
Do you see 81 here? That'll be you if you keep calling me!
Urban Meyer runs away with his tail tucked
Is there a problem here?
No coach, just going through the offseason workbook.
That's my guy, right there!
Somewhere in Columbus...
I really wish I had some photoshop skills.
was taken, that was really excellent Nice job indeed.
I like Roll Damn Tide so much.
how much are we talking?
I'm amused at (and a bit frightened of) this new mgoblog world, where Alabama and Saban represent truth and right.
Do you like his other username too?
No one likes DameFan2 :(
I don't get into (or understand) alot of things people say on boards/forums/blogs. I will, however, gladly stop posting if my presence creates some kind of drama for the board.
I think you've been a great addition. Keep posting.
Everything. Update on a recruit? "OMG, like, I'm totes not following recruiting anymore. Aren't I so cool?" Update on a player? "OMG, like, you totes didn't spell his uncle's cousin's brother's wife's best friend's daughter's aunt's name right" News about an opponent? "OMG, like, this is totes a Michigan blog not a Team X blog."
Seriously, if Mean Girls was a blog, this would be that blog. I can't believe I actually referred to Mean Girls on MGoBlog....
that's so fetch.
stop trying to make fetch happen, Gretchen! It's not going to happen.
I think there is a 90% chance that mgoblog is going to obsess over recruiting...
You have been a great addition, stay please!
You condemn oversigning and generally say nice things about Michigan players and recruits. If anyone has a problem with you they also hate puppies, Santa Claus, and the Easter bunny.
I welcome it. For every minute Meyer wastes calling/visiting Dymonte, it's a minute he's not spending with other, and more importantly, undecided recruits.
I might be in the minority but i do not feel it is unethical for a coach to keep contacting committed recruits unless the recruit tells them to back off. All is fair in recruiting unless you oversign because i feel that can really hurt the hs kids
I don't think it's unethical even if the recruit tells him to back off multiple times. It's just annoying and a waste of time. My problem is with him blatantly lying in saying it's not how he operates when the whole recruiting world knows it is. If you're going to stay on the kids, fine. At least save your lies for when you need them. He's pathological.
really needs an early signing period.... say, the end of summer and before high school football kicks off.
That would make the "black hole" of sports following the bowl season even more unbearable
Many, if not most, of the top recruits would still wait until February.
....but it would give those that wanted a chance to end their recruitment so they can focus on their high school season and get other coaches out of their ear.
I lIke Dymonte alot!
Its SO WEIRD that a team would hate a rival coach... I mean, as if... like people are allowed or even able to change their opinon.
I had Bill Yoast, Al Pacino, and Vince Lombardi as my top 3.
Meyer contacting recruits after they've committed to another school in and of itself isn't so bad. It's when the recruit, says stop calling and he keeps doing it, then it almost gets into that creepy stalkerish area. And personally I like the input of RollDamnTide on our board, that being said if he would kindly stay off the board a couple of days after Bama-UM game, so we can mope it would be greatly appreciated. I love Michigan, but we're all pretty much in agreement we'll play them tough, but Bama is at a different level talent wise right now.
Bama will certainly be favored, but I'm not conceding anything and I guarantee the players and coaches aren't.
It's the first game of the year for both teams..... anything can happen.
dunn doesn't get playing time and is the 3 or 4 guy on the depth chart Dymonte will say i told you so.
Bah this was ment to be a response to a comment above.