A top player in the Detroit area is basically a lock for Michigan.
Elite Sophomore Visiting Michigan
Yep, in my introduction series I've talked to the top 2 sophomores in Detroit and the top sophomore in toledo and they all are big Michigan fans. It will be hard for any other school to beat Michigan for them.
Just like William Gholston, Lawrence Thomas and Mylan Hicks. Oh wait....
You mean Tom Gholston
Completely different staff...
Poster I was replying to did not specify that. He just said that top players from Detroit were UM locks.
IMO, Mylan Hicks is not elite like the other two you mentioned. Renaissance and Southeastern have not bee friendly to Michigan lately.
Still a top 10 in-stater and a 4* on Scout and at a position of need (DB was always a position of need under RR). And thank you for proving my point that not every top player from the Detroit area is a UM lock.
If I remember correctly Hicks did not have an offer
According to both Rivals and Scout, he had a Michigan offer. Granted those are not always 100% correct, but since both sites listed an offer, I tend to think he had one.
I know he's not detroit area... but Athony Zettel still gets me.
thats going to be one big nurse....
The human ambulance.
"I've got you. Get on my back!" (takes off running)
If he plays here, I'm coining the nickname "the WHAMbulance".
Sorry to say it but when he said he wants to study nursing i got a vision of Gaylord Focker.
We still get about 80 percent of the talent in Detroit.
have you seen the curriculum lately?
Not one single AP Animal Husbandry class.
him a long with chance steweart would make an epic class by itself
I have no idea what you're trying to saying. This is why English has rules.
Unfortunate typo. You're tenses aren't agree. Rule number one of English: Spellcheck
(I also have no idea what he's saying)
...ront door!! Totally agree!!
"Him, along with Chance Stewart, would make an epic class by themselves."
start of the 2014 recruiting season...
This is so weird for me... being a 2014 graduate myself... just... I don't know! Odd that people my age are already signing on to schools. I have a hockey player in one of my classes that is currently committed to MSU (he's a total dick... huge surprise)
Weird for you? Signing to schools is one thing. When you get to be my age, people you used to know signing with the boston bruins, or getting ready for the draft, that's when life becomes real and you realize things.
Things like, I'm never going to be the NFL quarterback I thought I would be at this point in my life.
Don't give up on yourself! You can do it.
And then you turn 40 and you're like "Why the hell haven't I gotten married or had a girlfriend or lost my virginity yet? Hi, my name is Ralph, can I take your order?"
The second part is an economy joke.
And the SI cover model wasn't alive when you started college.
I'm 25 and graduated in '05 so it's weird for me to think that guys who were in 4th or 5th grade when I was a senior are now begining their careers at Michigan. And also that Denard was just little 8th grader back in my senior year.
While I think it would be awesome on multiple levels to have a nurse on the football team, I'm pretty sure it would be impossible, at least at Michigan. The clinical rotations take up way too much time and they have to study on top of them. It would be a lot harder I think than for a player doing premed like Garnett was talking about, because a premed student gets to at least make his own schedule and every science class has a hundred different sections. The nursing school has one predetermined schedule for all the students and it's not really possible to be flexible on it. I doubt that they've had to deal with such a case before, because I don't know that any football players have even tried to get a BSN but I just don't see how they could make it work. I knew a lot of people in the nursing school and they're pretty rigid in the way they do things. He would need Hoke to take a massive golden dump on the Nursing School to get them all raises or something in order to make this work. He'd definitely be a favorite in the hospital since he could turn and lift some of those patients that normally require 3 people.
I graduated from Loyola a few years back when it was one of the worse football programs in the state. Since then the closing of nearly every Catholic school inside the city of Detroit (St.Martin Deporres, Benedictine Etc) has caused a HUGE influx of talent to Loyola. Michigan would be smart to establish a pipeline
If academics really is important, Michigan is a slam-dunk winner here. Of course, as we've seen, "Southern Hospitality" goes a long way toward changing perceptions. I hope he enjoys his visits, but goes to the school with the best academic profile. That, of course, would be the one in Ann Arbor.
As a nurse, I'm thrilled to see for the first time since following recruiting that someone wants to major in nursing. Michigan has one of the top 5 nursing schools in the country. With clinicals being a very big time commitment, I hope they would be willing to work with a football players schedule.
I have a several of friends who are nurses both guys and girls (and my girlfriend is a nurse), and I'm not sure how easily a person could be on the football team while doing nursing. The nursing schedule is pretty demanding, they have to do 1-3 days of "clinicals" a week (1 as a freshman/soph, 2 as a junior and 3 as a senior), which is essentially just working a shift at a hospital starting at 6a.m. and going until 2-3 in the afternoon (however, as a junior, and maybe senior, it is possible to take afternoon clinicals, which more or less means your working from 2 to 11). That along with the studying required for nursing school would be pretty hard to schedule for a football player, with concessions having to be made by both sides.
If he was a redshirt, could he spread the seven clinicals over 5 years? And could he do anything over Winter and Spring term, and do less in the Summer/Fall?
This isn't the first time, btw, when a possible lack of academic flexibility at Michigan led to a recruit going to another school.
I went to Michigan for my first degree (political science) and I then went to Wayne State for nursing school. I did the 16 month accelerated program, so it's different than a traditional path. However, I applaud someone for wanting to go into it and play football at the same time, but I just do not see how it's going to be done.
The only way it could work is that at Wayne you could pick evening clinicals (3pm-11pm). But the amount of studying and insane amount of time spent on making care plans will make this extremely difficult. Care plans are basically a 30 pg paper explaining everything about a patient and their history, the patho of their disease, all their meds and everyhing about the pt. Basically a worthless 12-14 hours on each one. You have to do at least 10 during nursing school. This doesn't even include all the papers and group projects that you have going on.
I hope that the staff at the nursing school can work with the student athletes, b/c nursing professors are not the most lenient. I had my jaw broken a week into my nursing program and had it wired shut for 5 weeks. My teacher pulled me aside and told me I was lucky that she was letting me continue the program b/c "I couldn't do mouth to mouth resuscitaiton if needed". No one does that in the hospital, they use the ambu bag.
Drake Harris is the going to be the top recruit in the state of Michigan by the time he is a senior. He was a Max Preps Sophomore All American, and they also say he might be the best WR to come out of Michigan since Charles Rogers. http://grchsfootball.com/news/drake-harris-named-maxpreps-2011-us-air-force-sophomore-all-american-football-teams
It would be great to get him for football or basketball. Whatever he decides to play in college.
than a football prospect at this point in his career. That can always change, but best WR to come out since Charles Rogers is a tall order since Rogers was a beast in college though he smoked his way out of NFL.
if he were anything but a basketball recruit. He'll probably go green
I would like the see all of his reps, because from the looks of that video he sucessfully tore that whole camp a new asshole. Nice to see him man-handle Elmer as well. Got any game footage from him?
Man, for a kid to be dominant against the top linemen a year ahead of you, he must have 5 stars as locked up you can for a 2014 prospect. This kid could be an absolute monster, and he'd be a massive pick up for us.
Looks like 2014 is shaping up to be a great year in Michigan
kind of creepy
about seeing athletic and football talent in a young person? i mean coaches coach them. they have camps to showcase their talent at that age. It makes no sense.