and RDT seems very knowledgeable about Bama.
no wonder we hired Hunter Lochmann
and RDT seems very knowledgeable about Bama.
Gobluegr may still post, but his series of "a few minor recruiting notes" posts mysteriously stopped, right around the time RDT started dropping knowledge. It's interesting.
That was also close around when Tremendous started picking up steam though, so it might be that they just started putting up all their updates over there once they had a viewership who would actually see them.
He walks among us, disguised for anonymity. With his identity protected, he no longer needs to be cryptic. He can make predictions at will and continue to feed our recruiting addiction in secrecy.
As far as Hoke recruiting goes.
...but if Isaac does sign here, with the O-line we're going to have, does anybody know of anywhere I could put money down on 2015 Heisman Trophy futures?
Smith very well may get the bulk of the carries for 2/3 years. Smith = Ron Dayne
Smith = Dayne
Haha hadn't heard that one yet, Fred.
@Chi-Blue, I think you're jumping ahead of yourself. With our reversion to a pro-style offense, running the ball 35+ times a game, there will be plenty of carries to go around. Secondly, these kids can't be worried about competition. Injuries happen. Stars don't guarantee you will succeed. You have to earn it. 5 star guys don't always pan out (Grady, Fargus, Walter Cross). Underrated, undersized guys emerge to set records (Mike Hart). You never know until you go out there, strap on the pads and hit someone.
And if Ty does commit soon, this will just be Michigan getting back to its historical roots. Remember backfields of yore: T. Wheatley, Ricky Powers and Jesse Johnson all splitting carries?
It may not have been at Michigan, but Justin Fargas definitely panned out.
There is a huge difference between "didn't quite live up to top national recruit hype" and "didn't pan out." The dude was a 3rd round draft pick, played 7 years in the NFL, had a thousand yard rushing season and another where he ran for 850.
He had a mediocre college career because of injuries, position switches and a transfer. He had as good of a pro career as almost any M running back ever has.
Point is, Grady's and Fargas' situations are not comparable.
I was very young, but yes I have seen some tape of those days. However, those were guys in a different system and under a different staff. Both Borges and Hoke have stated since they got here that they wnat one back to carry the mail, and one other to give some carries as well. In the system they want that means back 1 gets 25-30 carries and back 2 8-12 carries, or somewhere in that area. Smith is going to be 5'11 and 225, and a battering ram, and Isaac is the hit the hole and gone guy, and thats a pretty nice one two punch.
I agree that stars dont make a player, but do you think that Shallman looks like a better back than Isaac or Smith??
And the Oscar goes to ... RollDamnTide :)
Keep them coming sir!! but we will understand if you stop and u disappear once michigan beats bama!
I doubt anyone here wants this guy to stop!
It just seems a bit fishy, that's all.
Someone here doesn't like me ... awe shucks.
Im guessing that the 2 likely committments will be at the spring game. Is there a list yet of who's going?
Good question, Ball Hawk.
EDIT: Ace said he'd have the list up that week.
He said EJ Levenberry should be there, so that's one.
Why does RDT always disappear after he posts now? Fishy...
I take back the fishy thing.....don't wanna steal Benke's thunder. It's odd?
I'm apparantly in time-out for some reason - lol
I hope we land Ty Isaac and EJ Levenberry.
Do people think Gedeon will come before Levenberry?
ehh we've already got 2 guys we can use in this class for rb's, i'd rather spend scholarships on positions we need more, like in the secondary or wideouts.
if we get isaac, great, but i think deveon smith committing might make him consider elsewhere.
Same goes with Levenberry.
I don't think we'll take a 3rd LB unless it's Levenberry, and I doubt we take a 3rd RB unless it's Isaac. I fully expect us to take both, if they want to commit. My real question here is, if Levenberry commits before Gedeon, do we take Gedeon as our 3rd LB? I would, though I'd love to here the opinions of others. It's a nice problem to have.
EDIT: can the MODs please stop this nonsense?
To what nonsense are you referring?
It's pretty weak. Almost every post I have made today has been labeled flaimbait, off topic, etc .. it's really annoying, and I have seen it done to others as well, who are just trying to have a civil conversation, add information that fits the thread in queston. It's hard to read the content when so much is taken out via misguided and mislabeled "moderation" is all, so I thought I'd bring it up. Anyway, that's all, back to the topic at hand, which I believe are recruiting notes.
Yeah, it's mostly due to your "Hey everyone, they said my twitter handle on the radio" post, and it got worse when you continued making posts complaining about it.
It's not hard to read content when people downvote you. Just don't look at it. I rarely look at how many points a post has, so it hasn't affected my ability to follow the convo. You making 10 posts complaining about being in time out, has slowed me down a little.
I am gonna go with Isaac simply based on "I am pretty sure the board will be very hard to access..." and as for the second, who cares if we get Isaac :)
He just got offered by USC.
Apparently Sam Webb says the coaches are planning for this class to be 24 recruits. That means we have 8 spots left. I hope we finish with Ty Isaac, Henry Poggi, EJ Levenberry, Ben Gedeon, LaQuon Treadwell, Darell Daniels, Greg Webb and Su'a Cravens.
That's the first I'd heard of Darrell Daniels, but all in all that group would be an incredible finish to the class. That would have to be the #1 class in the country, would fill all of our needs, and would be packed with stars.
If that happens, I would predict that in the four years those guys were in AA, they'd lose no more than 4 games.
Daniels is just one of many high quality receivers we are in hot pursuit of. You can check out interviews and updates about Daniels on Tremendous' site: http://thisismichiganfootball.blogspot.com/2012/03/darrell-daniels-update.html
A few of the other receivers we are looking at: Eldridge Massington, Devon Allen, Marquez North, Sebastian LaRue, Marcell Ateman, Demorea Stringfellow and Uriah LeMay. Of course our #1 target is Laquon Treadwell. The only problem I see is that Treadwell is the only one from the Midwest so it may be challenging to get these guys to visit.
Unbelievable that, although all those will not commit, none of them (based solely on what I've read) are out of the question. In fact we may lead for most. Gotta hand it the Dave Brandon - Hoke was his guy and it is making him look like a genius thus far.
I just made a recruiting spreadsheet for myself today that included a 'somewhat realistic dream class' that had seven of those eight players. I substituted Vanderdoes for Daniels. I shared the spreadsheet with WolvinLA2. He'll confirm this.
Vanderdoes too! Daniels is also one of my favorite recruits. I dont know if i could choose between the two. Maybe i would substitute WEbb with Vanderdoes???
I'm no insider but Isaac just said he's not close to a decision. He has a few in front and they know who they are but he's going to chill on it until it feels right and it doesn't yet.
Poggi seems 50/50 on Mich/Bama
And Levenberry doesn't seem close to a decision per his or his fathers words.
But hopefully their own words are irrelevant.
I am sure he'll be off his USC high here soon.
I think Poggi and Levenberry are more than 50/50 Michigan, and their respected other suitors - FSU and Alabama. I don't know to what standard FSU and Alabama hold each of these guys, but Michigan seems to have them atop of their lists. The spring game, the visits that come with it, could easily become the most important recruiting days of 2013. Logan Tuley-Tilman, who was just offered by USC, at one time said he was going to ride this thing out. He's been BLUE for a few weeks now, things change. Lets hope things go our way.
We'll see, I don't recall anyone suggesting it's Treadwell. Considering his tweet....
does anyone but me find it odd USC offered two of our OL commits right after Ty visited?
I have a really good friend that lives in Montgomery and is a huge Bama fan. For years he has known more about national recruiting that I could dream of. Bama football is a religion and recruiting is just an extension - so keep the updates coming. BTW - your initials aren't RG are they?
Really love these updates, Thanks for letting us in on some of your insider info.
Also, excited about the Isaac news, wont need to worry about wither smith or Isaac would work better, got em both!
I'm very, very excited for the spring game for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that if we get Isaac, Treadwell, Levenberry, or Poggi we'll be on our way to one of the best classes in Michigan history, and we'll be kicking ohio's butt.
RDT, please keep the updates coming.
So RB Isaac, WR Treadwell, DT Poggi, and LB Levenberry go Blue, that gets us to 20 already! Yikes! But where do we still have needs? We have super depth at TE and RB, LB is full, but the OLBs can move up by year two so would we take a second DE, would we take another DT or another DB/ATH maybe? Where do our schollie numbers stand?
I think if we get these guys you listed above then we look for a nose tackle, a linebacker and a wide receiver. With that last spot I think we take the best available like a Sua Cravens. I also think that if the coaches see a fourth d lineman as a need then they will go after that instead of a third WR
Although I'd like to believe RDT's reports, I am privvy to some inside information. A couple people have messaged me privately that his purported screen name,
RDT=Roll Damn Tide is a pseudonym.
His initials actully stand for:
RDT= "Really Dirty Tuchas."
My sources say his reports are a bunch of crap.
I wasn't expecting to post a report on RDT' so early. So, in my next post, I'll update his bio, including the life history of his Ohio-alum parents: Betty Bottom and Horace Manure.
Thanks for reading, guys.