ESPN Rumor Central: Arnett leaning towards going Blue
But the post if full of speculation and "coulds". It's a just a title to get people to click on the link of same ol' same ol'.
Anything meaningful has already been shared on this board.
I 100% agree that its all speculation, and seemingly baseless as well. However, I just thought that it being out there was worth posting. More of a just saying this guy is saying type of thing.
Makes no mention of Tennessee being the leader, which Sam Webb has said the past couple days it is. Combine that with the other "conventional wisdom" used in the article and it doesn't seem that substantive to me. I'd put little faith in this.
he did come to ann arbor this weekend to see an epic game
and the 'no pass' offense did have a receiver w/ about 250 yards
its about time recruits start going our way
I would be surprised if he went Blue, but can you blame him for getting all starry-eyed after seeing what Roundtree, Hemingway, and Co. did this weekend?
Dude, please don't get any hopes up. From day one he said he wants to play in a pro style offense. He only came in for a visit at the last minute. He hasn't been on us at all until very very recently... I just feel like he will be a Spartan and it kind of feels like this situation is just setting us up for more "Sparty dominates in-state recruiting" headlines, which may or may not be planned/whispered in his ear (remember Pryor?) by the Spartan coaches. They have been negatively recruiting us real hard and if they know they have a kid they might be able to sway him into doing something like this... Of course this is all my crazy brain at work and nothing is substaintiated, but like, it seems at least somewhat likely based on the circumstances. I would love to see it happen for us, but I really really doubt it.
A simple, "he's not coming" would have done just fine. Now I'm going to kick rocks on the way to my car for lunch.
Sorry about your vagina.
/I'm 12 years old
I didn't quite follow the logic, but Sam Webb said that he wanted to keep his visit this past weekend quiet b/c he didn't want it to seem like he was adding Michigan to his list just to add drama to his recruitment...Sam has also twice now said that Tenn and MSU are his guesses as Arnett's favorites, so I also don't think we should get our hopes up.
You may very well be correct.
You don't follow the logic that a kid who hypothetically is in the bag for MSU would want to make us look bad?
I didn't quite follow Arnett's logic of having a "secret" visit to U of M so that the Michigan coaches didn't feel like they were being used. The reality is that the "secret" visit became (obviously) not-so-secret and that this is what was always going to happen.
FWIW, Sam says that he thinks Arnett likes Tenn the most but will default to MSU if school location becomes a factor, so I don't think Arnett is in the bag for MSU.
It might have remained a secret if he hadn't shown up. Sam had a similar story last year with a committed player who ended up not making the trip. I don't think we ever learned who it was.
i seem to remember a dude named pryor...
One more day until we know. Dee and Dee. Sounds good to me.
that while UM certainly improved its chances with his visit, it would be either Tennessee or MSU in the end. I'd put much more stock in Webb's assessment than ESPN's.
....This blurb is written by Bill Kruelic who is a massive douche bag and huge fuckeye homer. I'm sure he is writing this so wednesday he can follow up with another article that says, "RR and Michigan let hometime WR slip away as [blank team] pulls off an upset." It is a good rule of thumb to ignore everything Bill Kruelic has to say, he deserves to be punched in the face.
Eh.... "fuckeyes" and conspiracy theory in one post?
I think Tom VH gave us subtle hints the month leading up to Dee Hart that led most of the community to believe he was coming. I haven't seen anything from VH (about Arnett) that sounds hopefull. It seems like we weren't even on Arnett's radar 4 weeks ago. Conventional wisdom says we can't steal him in the last week or 2 prior to his announcement.
I gotta believe that with this offense, we should have no problem attracting 4+ star WRs. If Arnett goes elsewhere, hopefully not to MSU, then we move on. Is it just me, I thought I've heard more more buzz about Arnett as Junior than as a Senior?
LaMarr Woodley would like to discuss this with you.
i get the feeling that his announcement won't end his recruiting.
I agree with dudeness. It's not that I don't trust Rivals/ESPN.....No, wait a minute, I don't trust ESPN. They are more often wrong. Even though I had heard from someone that Dee hart was a silent commit, I was still waiting for the announcement. I just didn't believe it. I guess with Arnett being basically off our radar screen for so long, I just don't see it happening. Otherwise, Tom VH would have told us that we have a real shot at this guy. I give it a 10% chance of happening.
He wants the ball in wide open spaces. What better offense than ours. He comes here and with 8 men in box triing to shut down the run he will be left alone in the deep secondary.
Heeps of yards, heeps of touchdowns.
He would look good with a #1 on his jersey.
A gut feeling from Sam Webb would make me a little more confident :)
If he decides to go to the best school in Michigan and don the maize and blue then good for him. He'll do well and win 4 big ten championships. On the other hand, if he decides to go to Sparty or elsewhere we'll be okay and good luck to him.
I have insider: the post is speculation based on his lack of a visit to Knoxville--he's scheduled to official this weekend--and a quote about Roundtree Kurelic got. Nothing to see here. I don't think anyone really knows, as this is a weird recruitment.
I agree his recruitment mostly has been bs from the beginning. He seems to be trying to throw everyone off or messing around for fun; but why is he announcing his choice this Wed night if he is visiting any school this weekend? If he is visiting the same school he is announcing as his choice this Wednesday, why not wait until after the visit? And he can't be announcing one school on Wednesday and visiting a different school on Saturday, can he? That would be totally bizarre.
Anything until you hear it from his mouth on Wednesday!
don't believe it till January when he signs the dotted line.
Sorry, but I would rather have Ray Drew or Kris Frost or nearly any 4 or 5 star LB, CB, S or DE.
yes, and i would rather have a winning lottery ticket than these steak tacos that i just ordered, but that doesn't mean that i won't really enjoy these steak tacos.
He's going to be a Vol. Raback it.
It would be nice to see him in Maize and Blue, I see him heading out to Cali. Either going to Cal or USC. Although Michigan has come at him pretty hard recently with the bye week, and was at the shootout game. As long as he doesn't go to State.
Reports from Sam Webb who seems to be close to DeAnthony's brother (who's advising him closely) indicate he doesn't want to be that far away from home. Seems that he will choose State if even Tennessee is too far away. And who knows how strongly he's considering us.
I like a lot of your opinions, but you really need to check out Strunk and White, or whatever currently serves as the popular style manual. Correct usage and grammar would help you communicate your opinions in a way that a lot more readers would find palatable.
I posted this thread in another Arnett thread, but it was near the bottom.
Tom's post is 1/3 down from the top. He thinks that Arnett, Walls, and Zettel will not go to MSU. Some sparty lover was making claims that all 3 may go to MSU.
So, there may be hope for Arnett, but at least he won't be Sparty. This was a while back so Tom may have an update, but I will wait on Tom or just wait 1 more day.
Yes but as I noted, that poster was implying that Sparty was going to land all 3 and you can read Tom's message to mean "I am 100% sure that MSU will not end up with all 3."
That wasn't my first intrepretation but I think you have a better point. I guess I allowed my own emotion to affect my interpretation.
Couple things that have been thrown out elsewhere lately:
1.) MSU actually seems like they're out of it at this point.
2.) Michigan has been on Arnett's radar for a lot longer than a lot of people here seem to think. This visit wasn't just some random flier; he had been planning it for a while. Fred Jackson has been recruiting him for a long, long time, and he definitely knows he's wanted here.
Fred Jackson to DeAnthony Arnett:
"DeAnthony, if the Lord himself were to become a wide receiver he'd glide across the field almost as smoothly as you".
and it goes completely against my earlier "I don't think he's coming here" opinion.
As Brian noted, his recruitment has been weird. No one knows his final destination for sure. He has been spreading crazy things about Boise State, adding and dropping schools, etc. Clearly, he wants his choice to be a surprise. We also know that he went to great lengths to keep his visit to Michigan under wraps and was tweeting stuff about BSU while at Michigan. Other things we have going for us:
- He grew up a Michigan fan
- He's instate (though at an MSU school)
- He wants to stay close to home
- The coaches never stopped recruiting him and were at his school during the bye-week
- He saw a great passing game Saturday
- We were the last school to visit before the decision
My half-baked theory - he wants his choice to be a surprise and him choosing Blue will be the surprise.
Seems to me that a lot of people are coming up with reasons for him to not come to Michigan.
Here are a couple reasons that I believe that he will.
1. Our helmets got wings.
2. Our offense is putting up some insane numbers and those are sure to get you noticed.
3. NCAA and freep(os) are through investigating
4. Unlike those who went to east lansing, he can qualify for UM.
5. Dang it. Because I want him to.
How about this? In this offense, he will get a ton of one-on-one opportunities. He is a very good route runner judging by film and others evaluation, which means he can beat one-on-ones frequently = many opportunities to make catches and run with the ball (e.g. Roundtree).
If I was a WR and just saw UM go gansta on Illinois and Roundtree break the record for WR's at a school where Carter, Edwards, Avant, Toomer, etc. etc. went. I might think twice.
Then again I'm 39 and out of shape. So living vicariously through young sports stars is all I got.
Isn't it awesome?