A few minor recruiting notes
That is great news but what about, Dunn.
Wasn't he supposed to visit this weekend with Kalis?
No he went to OSU this weekend:(
we should be in great position
Ah, I thought that was last weekend. In that case, didn't he reschedule his Michigan visit for next weekend with Kalis? It will be interesting to see how he reacts to this visit. If he still wants to visit Ann Arbor after this weekend, I would say we're in fantastic shape.
Jordan Diamond had time of his life at TSIO per scout.
Diamond is a tattoo aficionado.
Every thread doesn't need a Dunn update.
While I some what agree with you, this thread is a recruiting update. So I think if a comment about Dunn comes up so be it.
There don't need to be daily Dunn updates. If there was news, it probably would have been included. Your comment minimizes a pretty informative post.
Its not that big of a deal and I don't mean to go after one person, but I just think people get overly fixated on certain recruits. Its better to enjoy the good news and not set yourself up to be disappointed if an eighteen year old doesn't make the choice you want.
Dunn just took a poop. I'll have more information in the next thread.
Isn't there a better version of your avatar elsewhere online? Floppy cartoon cock & balls, so that's where you draw the line?
people are paying so much attention to Dunn is due to the recent activity regarding his recruitment. Borges and Jackson were just in home with his family, the official this weekend and then hopefully the visit to UM next weekend. In light of the OV to ohio it makes sense that fans have their antenna up regarding news about yesterday. Getting him would not only add a big 5* talent in an area of need it would also signal another victory towards the changing tide in the Ohio/Michigan rivalry. Similar to the competition for the services of one TP, when RR arrived, whom I'm glad we never saw sporting maize n blue. Hopefully this one turns out with Dunn in the fold.
on this week to see what he does following his official visit to Ohio this weekend.
Agreed, it's time to bid sayonara and work on the other targets.
Is this a fact? Have you talked to Dunn about this?
I think Borges and Jackson having an in home with his family is not negative. Quite the opposite, I think it's very positive. If this was just a fomality, if he were still leaning heavily toward ohio or even undecided why have Borges and Jackson meet with the entire family? Why muddy the waters with their involvement? If you're going to make a decision that may be unpopular with the community I would think it makes sense to enlist their support ahead of that decision.
He may be getting a lot of interest right now but it's because prospects want to see what's going down at OSU. It will have an affect on 2013 recruiting but there will always be those prospects that want to come to Michigan like Dymonte Thomas. Also it may seem like we aren't recruiting much but our coaching staff is preparing for a bowl game while at OSU they have one staff preparing for the bowl game and the other staff purely recruiting
Damn, they better not be selling out of OSU jerseys down there.
Or in Ann Arbor.
It's clear as day......
Is that Wormley in background ?
Are you insinuating that people are buying up Ohio jerseys in Michigan?
Don't fear the Meyer. It's going to be okay. The sky is not falling.
I think Hoke has changed the tide on the rivalry. Hell people in Ohio are starting to believe him. Never in a million years I would have thought that. Selling Michigan jerseys is a good start.
I received word from a little birdy Friday night that the visit didn't start off very well. No idea if that sentiment carried through the weekend, nor would I consider that an ironclad guarantee that Ohio is sunk.
The consensus opinion is if he schedules a visit to Michigan then we are still in the running for the man's pledge.
Interesting. Care to say more?
This news is right up there with the little girl singing!
A good December when we're talking about minor recruiting hunches, watching videos of little children sing the victors, and booking our flight to New Orleans.
By all accounts Chesson is the last WR in the class, seeing as how he will announce in about 10 days, and Payton hasen't come close to wrapping up his recruitment yet. Great news on Yuri, though, he is a total stud. Thanks for the updates!
Whats going to happen to Payton when ND,Cal, and Michigan are all stocked up on recievers?
I would like to think there will be a spot for Payton no matter what, that could be wishful thinking though.
He's not quite that good. Especially with the class winding down like it is, I doubt we would take any WR except for Diggs if we already had 2 in the class. Payton is a consensus 4 star, and assuming Chesson commits the rest of the guys on our radar will be 4/5 star guys at positions that have not yet been filled.
He has plenty of options in terms of offers, but I'm not sure about the situation at each school.
If he wants to stay in California I guarantee UCLA would take him.
Michigan had 19 Visitors over the weekend. Good news for us!!!!
Is there a list of all the players that came over the weekend?
19 visitors? That's great! Sounds almost like a game weekend.
They have another 3 star receiver committed and they are still pursuing Diggs and Payton.
That's got to be concerning for an uncommitted receiver that is thinking about Cal.
Of course Colorado sucked. They no longer have whores helping recruit.
But seriously, I couldn't name Colorado's coach if you put a gun to my head.
oops sorry the gun accidently went off. Jon Embree, might be right, I have no idea. I know that when I think of Colorado, I still mumble and curse the name of Kordell Stewart.....
Female kickers and sexual harassment. Perhaps I'm too young
Who at Colorado sucked?
I know we had a TE from st.eds ohio (same as Kalis) named Sam Grant. He is a soft verbal to Boston College at the time.
What are the actual words that Wright used in his tweet? My guess is "stormtroopers" and "pilates."
guidos and GTL
my guess was "n*ggas" and "shit"
He was at UC Boulder so it was probably "hippies" ain't do "anything".
I don't get it. Cal has 3 WRs committed, ND has 3 WR committed, OSU has 4 committed already. Why are these the teams that top WRs are talking about? Auburn's got a couple of 4-stars (although if they need a third, that's a little more understandable) Also - why are teams still going after them? I may be a novice, but it doesn't make a ton of sense to me.
I'm not sure about Payton, but Diggs is the kind of talent that you make room for.
but what does "make room for" mean? Does it mean take a 4th/5th WR? or does it mean you pull some poor kid's offer?
My hope is that you just take the 3/4/5 WR and see where they project once they get to school. For example you might sign an extra WR, but one might turn into an OLB like Cam Gordon or a DB.
I am pretty sure that Michigan and Brady Hoke will not resort to those kinds of tactics. There are shady ways of getting extra kids on campus, just ask the most of the SEC.
Lots of otherwise fine student athletes are having issues with their grades, I'm sure it will happen again.
1. Seemingly great news to hear about Yuri Wright
2. It looks like WR recruiting will have a very interesting end (IMO depending very much on the OL prospects)
3. Upon seeing a thread about recruiting, not only did I elicit an audible "yes", but I also felt my heart jump. I am really getting pathetic . . . oh well, back to exam studying.
Sure he is a 4 star recruit, but he obviously likes OSU better. Even given the fact that he would be a running back in the spread next year (a system he hates) he is still strongly considering Ohio. I don't know about you, but I want a guy that's all in. Dunn clearly is not IMO.
You're the only guy...
Only one. Want kids that love Michigan, and know its right for them.
It's the same reason I wouldn't take a job with this one company out of college. They insisted on interviewing multiple applicants, and I only want to work for someone who is fully committed to employing me.
I agree with you. Unless his heart is with Mich, he'd be better off in Ohio.
That's not always how it works. A lot of players would like to be somewhere and end up somewhere else because it's a better fit for them. Dunn's heart could be in Ohio but Michigan has grown on him. If he chooses Michigan with a little doubt in his mind and a little love for Ohio, I guarantee that will all fade once he gets to Ann Arbor. The entire point of recrutiing is to change the minds of recruits and sell your school an program.
He's an 18 y/o kid making one of the most important decisions in his life thus far. Your right, I don't want him. I mean he's still evaluating all his options and hasn't made a set decision before signing day... pull his offer
Maybe you're the only guy who doesn't want him, but yeah it's been brought up by some people on here that Dunn would rather go to OSU than Mich, except for the fact that they run a spread now
heard mention that Dunn has already said no to Meyer once when he was being recruited previously by the Gators.
Yeah probably. I want Dunn bad, but you can just tell he really wants to be a buckeye even though he knows it doesn't make sense.
1) He is a five star recruit to Scout. He's also a bowling ball with legs.
2) How do you feel about Kalis?
3) If a kid commits to Michigan, enrolls and shows up to practice then he is certifiably 'all in.'
I know you probably want folks who are born to come to Michigan, but I'm fine with taking people who are taking their time, consider their options, and making the best decision they can make. If he commits to Michigan, awesome. If he commits to Ohio, I hope he does well and gets playing time... but gets curbstomped by Michigan a la Herron.
So which of the recruitsx still on the board are all in for UM? I'd love to get Dunn. He's making an informed decision and could go practically anywhere. I doubt very much he ever imagined that he would come here growing up. It says a lot for our program and the staff that he just might turn down his dream school for us.
Spielman was rude enough to Bo that he up and left an in-home visit, is my understanding. Don't think he ever wanted to go to Michigan.
So with Anthony Standifer decommiting, doesn't that mean we now have 5 spots available?
Yuri Wright seems to have Frank Clark disease, in that he posts all kinds of vulgar things on Twitter.
Cal is reportedly looking at taking up to 6 wide receivers. I'm not saying they'll get Payton, but they have 4 receivers right now and might take 2 more, so they're not out of the running.
talked to Frank Clark when he got on campus though
I agree, they probably did talk to him. He's still no Devin Gardner w/r/t twitter, but at least he's not dropping the n-word every 10 seconds anymore.
Senior highlights always welcomed.
He looks like he bulked up alot...
Watching that I think he is now the recruit that I'm most excited about. He dominates offensive lineman, he looks like an LSU dlineman. Kids an animal.
Sam Montgomery 2.0?
I'm way more excited about Ojemudia than I am about Wormley. In terms of work rate and energy, there's no comparison.
has him at 215 lbs but the video says 223.
They probably don't have updated information on him. I wouldn't be surprised if Ojemudia is up to 230 by the time he hits campus, possibly more.
Wow, I think our pass rush just got a lot more dangerous.
Is the team in all red James Ross' team?
we may not get dunn, its ok we shall survive. keep breathing
Joshua Garnett Visited ND this weekend and said it was "awesome". Was very impressed by the med school. I know you guys were high on his list. Who else is up therewith you guys?
You guys don't have a true ND medical school. You rely on the IUPUI system for that...and besides, the Indiana University School of Medicine is no University of Michigan. So...
A med school.
I think our visit put Michigan atop his list because he saw the OSU game and got to meet all the big time alums. Also Michigan has a better Med program
Stanford. Already accepted through their admissions dept.
Nvm, beat to the punch.
Ojemudia looks nasty in his film though.
My two cents..Dunn is a solid RB..not elite IMO..i think its 50/50 right now for his services..Yuri Wright and Armani Reeves are both being recruited heavily by UM and i think Yuri is very likely to end up in this class and Armani will at least give us a visit.
Payton will not be a Wolverine
I think Fred Jackson disagrees, Dunn runs like Anthony Thomas with Tyrone Wheatley speed.
Thanks again for doing these updates. Keep 'em comin'.
I will get negged for this but our obsession with Dunn on this board is getting out of control. He is not Adrian Peterson. I would love to have him but if he goes to the buckeyes then so be it, we have a proven stud in Fitz for another year or two and there are some decent runners behind him.
Justice Hayes was ranked by Rivals significantly higher as an RB last year than Dunn is this year. If Dunn goes to OSU then he can have fun learning the difference between what Urban Meyer says about RBs in his system and what actually occurs with RBs in his system.
Couldn't Agree more
he is a power runner that works in our system but he isn't a game changer. Keith Marshall and Ty Isaac are game changers.
The kid id a solid player, but the obsession goes beyond that. Its having the opportunity to flip another 5 star kid out of Ohio.....it feels more like psychological warfare just for the sake of it bothering Ohio fans.
I don't care who is ranked where by Rivals, Scout, or whatever. It's pretty clear that our coaching staff greatly wants Dunn. That's all the information I need.
You can never have enough tailback depth. Toussaint will be a redshirt junior next year. If he rushes for 1,000 yards again, we can't assume he'll stick around for year 5. Shaw is gone after this year and Smith will be a senior next year . . . so we could be looking at a completely different running game in 2013. Maybe someone already on the roster will be able to fill the void, but that's far from certain.
I'm excited to see how Thomas Rawls does next year. I still don't understand not redshirting him, but I guess Hoke and Jackson have other plans.
There are many ways to skin a cat. With the o line we are bringing in this year plus a stud qb in Morris, not to mention the ones we already have on board, I think we'll be able to persuade an elite back in 2013 to come here. Maybe Ty Isaac?
is getting an in-home visit from the coaches either tonight or tomorrow night.
before signing day. Any big negatives from that report can "change the tide". It appears to me that the NCAA is letting tsio operate in "business as normal" fashion until after the bowls. Look at USC this year ... the bowl ban had a big impact on their season as they would have played Oregon for the PAC12 title & no bowl game. Next 3 years are the scholarship reductions ... which will hurt their depth. No doubt that USC has survived just fine. I am looking for something along the same line for tsio .... just a waiting period ....
I can't post but apparently Diamond had the "time of his life" at Ohio this weekend on his official visit according to Allen Trieu.
It seems like every place he goes he has the time of his life.
Brionte Dunn will be taking his official visit to michigan next weekend!
Brionte Dunn will be taking his official visit to michigan next weekend!
that is good news!
He should bring all his stuff, enroll and stay awhile. No need spending the extra gas money to head back.
Payton looks like he will go to Cal. He tweeted "sraeb lac :)" which meens Cal Bears obviously and that he loves Cali.
Also Manti Teo just anounced he is coming back.
I looked up how a few of the sites rank Payton and Chesson amongst the WRs.
Jordan Payton #14 (Scout), #20 (Rivals), #25 (ESPN)
Jehu Chesson #77 (Scout), #90 (Rivals), #51 (ESPN)
So, we'll take Chesson and be done and miss out on Payton, the "better" prospect of the two?
From his scout profile:
|Hands and Concentration|
|AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT|
|Elusiveness with Catch|
Tall, lanky receiver who can go up and get the ball. Snatches it easily out of the air, but lets too many underneath passes get into his body. Great natural athlete with good leaping ability and straight line speed, but is not an elusive guy after the catch. Must add some bulk and strength, but is tough and willing to go over the middle and make catches. - Allen Trieu
Those seem like all things that he can work on once he goes to college. His strengths are things you can't really teach but you need in a wide out. He's a bit of a sleeper, and I'll take his strengths on my team any day. I'm pretty sure Brady Hoke will too.
(I understand the ranking. I just don't think the ranking means everything)