He also said he was going to help recruit for his team, so yeah, Florida State still fits in there.
EJ Levenberry Announcing on Tuesday
Maybe he is doing it out of respect for Michigan and Coach Hoke so they don't save a spot for him.
Michigan's class is full at LB but they've made it clear to him that they're holding a spot for him. Announcing this early has nothing to do with either class filling up. He's just seen everything he needs to see and is making a decision. Your optimism is commendable, but just be careful in setting yourself up for disappointment.
Whoa! Even though he just left us, I'm still not sure who this favors.
I feel pretty good about our chances. He said Michigan was the leader for a while, then went to FSU for a week and said they were back to even with Michigan. Then he comes back to Michigan, says it was a fantastic trip, and sets an announcement date... I just feel like if it was Florida State he would have taken more time to think it over since he liked Michigan so much both times he came. It would be a huge surprise if he chose FSU.
RIGHT BROTHER! HOKE STRIKES AGAIN,GO BLUE!!!
Your thought process..
My mind's telling me noooo...............................but my BODY, my BODY is telling me yeahahesssss
I can't believe more people aren't upvoting this.
at least 50/50 ......
we need a countdown clock, a levenberry liveblog, and preparations for the future posbang!
Buckleing up seems like the safe bet, then you are ready to go regadless of the decision. Lets keep the recruiting machine rollin Hoke & Co.
Serious question: how much importance have the Levenberrys placed on academics?
We'll know Tuesday.
In interviews they always say it's very high up on their list of priorities, but he's consistently maintained FSU and Michigan as the two leaders for a couple months now. I think the coaching staff is way more important to them than academics. He has an incredible father who just wants to do right by his son, I don't think they look at Florida State like I would as a Michigan grad. So to answer your implied question, no, I don't think that tips the hand one way or the other.
the last time I can remember that a kid was essentially down to UofM and FSU and said academics would be the most important factor, he chose FSU and Michigan fans mocked him fairly relentlessly.
Then he won a Rhodes Scholarship.
The thing is, unless you're going for the Rhodes specifically, you do deserve to be mocked for picking FSU on the basis of academics.
As it turns out, they have carved out something of a niche for themselves just in terms of preparing students for the scholarship. So if that's what Levenberry wants, FSU may be the place for him. But generally speaking, it is a subpar academic institution.
From what I recall, FSU took him on an extensive tour of their bio-medical labs, set him up for multiple days shadowing faculty in them, and laid out a program where he could quickly advance, over the course of 2 1/2 years, to doing graduate work in his chosen field. They tailored a specific academic program for him and showed him the roadmap whereby he could accomplish his academic and athletic goals, while we kind of rested on our academic reputation.
And I really doubt they tried to sell him on "we'll get you a rhodes."
I think they had 2-3 other Rhodes finalists before Rolle came on board, and had one more after he won his. My understanding is that they are specifically tailoring things to some athletes to compete for the award. Your answer is more specific, but I think both are complementary.
says it's definitely Michigan! But she did say she was surprised to see me.....
TTB's evaluation must have pushed him over the edge.
Exactly. Once you get compared to Obi Ezeh what else is there to wait for?
In that case, if he goes to FSU, we get to blame Magnus...or thank him if the kid doesn't pan out.
did not see this coming...
if he picks FSU, i hope the staff starts pushing hard for Michael Hutchings/ Peter Kalambayi/Alex Anzalone
If he commits who else is committing? Or are we getting 8 commits and closing up the class on Tuesday?
Levenberry goes to FSU, and in a shocker, Michael Hutchings commits to M, never having been to the midwest.
This starts the Cali stampede, where Joe Mathis and S'ua Cravens join up with Eddie Vanderdoes to make a strong Cali force for M . . .
It is no longer a surprise.
In Michigan's case, good things come to those who wait? Yes? Si? Ya?
If we pick Levenberry up. This class is just unreal.
I'd say (based upon what I've heard) I'd say Michigan is the safe bet. His father loves FSU, but EJ loves Michigan. His mother coming on the trip with him to Michigan is a damn good sign for Michigan.
I'd say (based upon what I am hoping for) I'd say I hope ur right.
FSU got the long visit, but the commit is coming right after Mrs. Levenberry visited. Which one should we give more weight to ?
I just had this debate with my wife on where my son should go to middle school.
The Mom always wins.
Farrell still thinks it's FSU, although he's less confident than he was. I know he uses the Homer Simpson makeup shotgun to predict recruits a lot of the time, but he's been adamant about this one for months.
Guess we'll see.
Been on a Simpsons kick lately and literally watched that episode a few hours ago. Well played, AAB. Well played.
RDT, wheres been the updates lately? Miss reading the info...
Really RDT, we need the inside scoop on whether the Michigan Marching Band will eventually make the trip to Dallas.
always good to get Mom on your side. I hope your right RDT. My F5 key will be getting a workout Tuesday.
The coaches turned away several highly regarded linebackers and yet kept Levenberry's offer on the table. I'd say there's a good chance the coaches knew what they were doing. Smart money is on Michigan.
They knew they were going to get Gedeon and were fine with 2 linebackers unless the third was Levenberry.
Yes, definitely a valid alternative hypothesis. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Wake me up on Tuesday after he announces Michigan.
Calling THE PARTY ROOM, paging THE PARTY ROOM...
Screw Magnus' scouting report, we finally get to figure out if this kid is any good based on his decision Tuesday. #homer
I expect him to be a blue chip recruit