Not a shock, but it's official.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Kris Frost, come on down, or up in your case.
not Iowa? I'm surprised, bet Iowa fans are too
Nope, it's been MSU for three weeks. They were the favorite as soon as they offered.
Wake me up if they land Arnett, Zettel, or Showers.
And those who commit will be victors.
Mr Archie Collins.
However good luck to you, Ed....except that one game a year when you get Lewan-ed
Sorry, Ed...the number on that truck that just ran you over is 33.
on the LBs that will be Michigan players.
How is it wrong to talk about a kid that was seriously considering us on the day that he makes his commitment known (albeit to a different school)?
And is also an in-state kid who (Inform the Media) committed to MSU.
And was also considering Big 10 foe Iowa.
And is the 2010 poster-boy for the 3-star mafia.
Seems to be numerous reasons why this is MGoNews
Davis wasn't seriously considering Michigan the day he got his MSU offer. I'm not sure how people buy into Dantonio's shit, but apparently, they do. It's a shame that the top two in-state linebackers go to schools that UM isn't exactly BFFs with.
Michigan. You guys got me confused. Go Blue!!!
"Go Blue!!!" should not be used as a security statement for when you make a post that is against the majority.
It should be used with pride and happiness
When does he get fitted for his Ski Mask???
They pre-fit them on their recruiting visits. All part of the MSU pitch.
Don't worry, he has the next 15-20 years (with no possibility of parole) of his life to think about it.
I honestly don't know why we bother offering Southeastern and Glenville kids. It's the same story and ending everytime.
Isn't the jury still out on Cardale?
No. Part of the reason we made our move with Sousa is because we got vibes that Cardale wasn't coming here.
Danke, oh well, Cardale's not much of a name anyway, sounds like a trailer park, not a Quarterback to me. lol
This is about as shocking as when a Glenville kid goes to OSU.
Just a reminder: This was not a result of high school coaches getting their hooks into the kid and making sure he went one place or didn't go to another. The entire Southeastern staff from the Smith/Gholston/Hankins days is gone, totally swept out.
This is a case of some negative recruiting by college coaches souring the kid on Michigan and the opportunity to play with his buddy Will at MSU. Now, I'm sure he "bumped into" good ol' Archie during his visits to MSU, but my point is the current atmosphere at Southeastern is not like Glenville.
Just as MSU landing Ed Davis doesn't vindicate what went down in the past, UM missing on him doesn't mean those doors are still closed.
So basically, Collins didn't have to kidnap this one for the weekend?
By the way, TOB, great blog.
i don't think you can assume that all of the effects of those coaches has worn off. it isn't like those coaches never spoke with him while he was in high school.
Like I said, I'm sure he "bumped into" Archie when he visited MSU, and I'm sure they discussed some specific things. And I agree, I'm sure things were said in the past. I'm just saying it wasn't the new coaches at SE sticking their noses into his recruitment.
Is Southeastern really any different than Cass Tech is for us?
was never anything close to what southeastern was recently. if that were the case, vernon gholston and joe barksdale would both be michigan alums. in fact, until cissoko, michigan had gone about 15 yrs between recruits from cass tech.
Or the kid just wants to go to MSU and feels more comfortable there than MICH or anyplace else. Not everything is the result of negative recruting or the conspiracies proposed on message boards.
The thing is, I'm not sure Ed Davis would start for either team before he graduates, based on the young talent both teams have at LB. Bring on Frost, et al.
Obviously you're entitled to your opinion, but I do think Davis could have helped us within a couple years. Not only are we short on linebackers, but he looks like an ideal weakside linebacker to me.
("Ideal" as in a good fit, not "ideal" as in the best player ever.)
It would have been nice to get another LB, but like WLA said, I don't know if this kid will be a starter. He didn't have any offers from elite schools. Why would LBs want to go to MSU though? They have some really good prospects there. Is Gholston going to be a LB or a DE?
and Gholston will play OLB.
There aren't many LBs to battle for playing time at U of M, especially if Marvin Robinson and Josh Furman remain safety-type objects.
It's pretty simple we just need to WIN. Michigan has everything and more compared to every school we go against. We have won 8 games in 2 years and we lost to you know 3 years ago and since we are Michigan it's national news. These kids are going to forget how great this program was pretty soon. We all know our past and our greatness but you and I aren't D 1 prospects.
Wasnt V. Showers suppose to make an announcement of some kind at this same event today?
Yes, he announced his top 6 (no order): Auburn, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, MSU, Northwestern. He also said he wants to commit before the season starts.
Speaking of linebackers, what about Lamar Dawson, does Michigan have a shot at him, I know he likes Florida. You are correct Giff4484, when Michigan begins to win games, they will be able to pick and choose who they want.
regarding msu - "Every time I went up to East Lansing, I felt comfortable," Davis told the Detroit News. "I know if I go there I have a good chance to go to the league (NFL) and get a good education." - Ed Davis. You're pulling on my balls, right?
To me this is the real reason he selected MSU, even if he denies it.
It just kind of irks me that Davis seemed really excited about his Michigan offer; he went out and earned it at camp, and then boom, we dropped. It's strange to me I guess, but that's recruiting.
I wanted Ed. Good luck to him. If you objectively look at the choice, Michigan is a no brainer. However these kids are impressionable. How could you resist Dantonio sweet talking in your ear.