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ESPN Rumors: Burbridge More Comfortable with UM Coaches
Um, but at this time of year, all players would be considered "rising" sophomores/juniors/seniors, so....I agree?
I'm trying to think reasons why any WR commit would choose MSU over UM.
The only reasons I can consider are that maybe he'd get earlier playing time at MSU and would prefer the campus life and style that East Lansing offers.
He'd have better QBs throwing to him here. Devin Gardner and Shane Morris have to be better than Andrew Maxwell (a 3-star, IIRC) and Peter Badovinac (can't find much info on him).
Could he get earlier playing time there? I wouldn't imagine so.
The common thought among State fans is that there's no way any sane WR would choose UM over MSU.
Their reasoning for this is hilarious. They've produced a few above average receivers and think that being a Spartan receiver makes you a lock for the NFL. The fact of the matter is that we've got better degrees to offer, we have two of his best friends in the fold, and we've churned out more professional receivers than Sparty could ever dream of. Burning couches isn't that appealing, and Burbridge is realizing it.
Maxwell was an Elite 11 QB. I agree that after him the cupboard is pretty bare, but the prevailing thought on him is that the transition from Cousins to him will be pretty smooth.
That being said, yes, the QB situation at Michigan is much nicer.
I figured he'd be more comfortable at UM because two of his teammates will be playing there.
I mean this in only a half-joking way, but who would possibly feel more comfortable around the stone-faced, humorless Dantonio than the jovial, enthusiastic Hoke?
Yesterday there was a post re: a Sam Webb article about Washington and Stanford. Something was said about our chances of stealing the pair from tsio. Then people threw in what if Wormley wants to commit? My question is if Washington and Stanford want to commit and Burbridge gets academically eligible and wants to commit. What do we do? Washington so far is the third ranked DE. You don't want to pass on that kind of talent. I personally think that Burbridge is something special as well and would love to have him. Do we make room for him?
If Wormley commits, there could still be room for him at DE (two each at SDE and WDE), or we could move Godin over to DT, exclusively.
That's what they were saying in the post I was talking about. But I'm asking about Burbridge and Stanford.
Or at least hope we'd take them both, and go with 2 WRs.
It's counterintuitive to think that receiver is a big need because we have 12 total right now. If class size weren't a concern I'd take 2-3 WRs, not including Funchess. By the time they arrive there may only be 3 non-slots (and 2 slots) on the roster (if Williamson transfers), with JJ Stokes being a Senior.
love to have him in the class but like others have said until he gets a *for sure* qualified status I wont get my hopes up.
Bein' that he has an entire year to get moving I would assume he will end up Blue.