Can anyone think of another instance where up to the minute information is paid for but NOT used to make money? Needing up to the minute reports on recruits is sketch.
Fournette Visit Happening
Is the uncle via mom or dad? Rivals says the uncle has a lot of pull.
It's too bad Fournette's uncle couldn't make the trip. Hopefully he'll make it up for a game or two to see Leonard in the Big House.
Les Miles is behind this. He didn't want to lose the instate RB to anyone. Guy is a genius!
Remember the good ol days when we didn't have a clue about any of this and found out about our recruiting class when we purchased our Athlons preview in July?
No...shoot the messenger.
I hope this is a joke. A terrible, terrible joke that I do not find very funny. Please say this is just a bad joke
The term 'crazy uncle' is a thing for a reason. Just sayin'
They did the 247 guy called and so apparently did Sam
and the response was.......
Contradictory. Web says its on, Lorentz says he has a family issue and may cancel.
The problem is that some recruiting reporters don't double source anything. It's one thing to hear it from the player, it's something else to get it from somewhere else and report it without giving the source. Just because you have info from somewhere doesn't mean it's reportable.
Why was this downvoted?! Are we some naive ones to think this only happens in the movies?!
this big pile of cash not to visit. Yeah, the barbecue is that good.
...and Sam Webb says the recruiting trip is still on...and Sam Webb is all knowing when it comes to Michigan recruiting so this thread is pure blasphemy.
I don't know about the initial post but I downvoted you for complaining about downvoting...
listen, people downvote for a myriad of reasons, don't get caught up.
Shit, i get downvoted consistently for signing my name at the end of my post. I don't get worked up and neither should you...
If it did, it's likely for the best that he doesn't come.
Having said that, he's still coming. Bank it.
are we betting it's on or off? The Googles isn't helping me clarify whatsoever
Go watch Bill Murray's cinema classic, Groundhog Day, then have a light snack around 9 pm, then go to sleep. In the morning, there might be new info. Maybe.
Nobody knows nothing!
Fuck this. Meltdown!!
meeting a hot girl, and she gives you her phone number, only to not ever answer when you call
Dis he get on the plane? Did he go through security? They have cameras you know. What timedidtheflighttakeoff? Whowaswithim?Arewesureheisokay?Ofcourseheiswhywouldyousayyhat fuckshitfuck
I mostly only log in to exercise my right to upvote genius posts like such
that I'd still like him to visit. Take it FWIW, just passing on the info
I was being a creep and scoped his Twitter feed. Looks like his grandmother was sick. If this is the case and he was unable to make it because of that, I hope nothing but the best for him and his family.
Lorenz said it was family emergency and any recruit would have done the same.
that being said, it seems every time a big time recruit has canceled his first visit to us for a legit reason it hasn't worked out well for us.
i just went through both there twitter accounts and seen nothing about fournette from either one i did se the tweet from sam webb though just my two cents plus if true the visit may not be completely off he just might not be able to make it in today but the speculation is killing everyone so it would be nice to get some actual accurate info to ease everyones minds
I don't know who's a better runner; Leonard Fourtnette or that paragraph. Like Fournette's highlight video, I also had no idea what would happen next in your post.
Hilarious about who's a faster runner, laughed out loud!
What do this post and the days leading up to menarche have in common?
Does anyone know what Nate Silver is projecting as to whether he visits or not?
No, but Natedogg says he's still visiting.
Fournette's visit is being delayed by a collegiate softball game.
It's off... The chain!
Is this the right thread now?
They will come
And here I thought I was the only drunk uncle.
.....say hello to my lil friend
I hope that guy had his nitro on hand. I don't know if he can handle that much exertion.
So, to recap. We have no fucking clue what's going on; thanks for coming out tonight, everyone. See you all in the morning, when we'll likely know slightly less than we do now.
WOTS is that there are no words.
That in the morning, is knowing less than nothing, something, and since something is more than nothing, wouldn't we know more than we know now?
What I find most disconcerting is in all these posts not a single person says a word of condolence or concern for the Grandma who may or may not be sick, injured, etc.
This is the state of recruiting. This is pathetic.
maybe I am overreacting. I have for a long time refused to pay for recruiting information on a psuedophilosophical stance of not supporting the exploitation of these kids (even though I know that the exposure can be very benefitial to some students). I allways speak out against following kids on twitter, I don't think any grown man or woman should follow a high school child on the twitterz.
I am coming to be disenfranchised, or maybe just discouraged, with the whole recruitnik environment (heck I think it is destroying the high school game at worst and exploiting teenagers at least...
I think I'm gonna stop reading the recruiting portion of this page for a while... but I would love to heare other people think about it...
Note: I am often cheeky, or downright assholeish, but I am being honest here... I wonder what others think.
I don't know how common the knowledge is that his grandmother's illness (I think?) was the reason for the possible cancellation. In fact, it seems like the only reason people know about his grandmother is because of his Twitter feed.
First, no one even knows for sure if his grandmother is sick. Second, maybe it's just assumed that everyone is a normal human being and would feel bad for the family, but since this is a football/recruiting blog, they focus on the football aspect. We don't know the family, and chances are they aren't reading the blog (although I'm aware some recruits have in the past) so an anonymous statement of concern sent out into cyberspace from a guy whos avi says "prepare thy anus" is probably not that meaningful.
edit: somehow response got bumped down