Sam Webb tweeted it is still on
Fournette Visit Happening
Kyle Bogy talked with the kids dad at 3:45 today and they are departing at 5pm central.
watch me - I'll do it
I feel like it is the responsibility of the OP to update when information like this comes out or is brought to his/her attention. These drive-by thread topics are getting kind of old. It doesn't make sense for the comments to be more informative than the original post. If you are about to get on a plane to Australia and have no internet access for the next 22 hours then I can kind of understand, but in other circumstances it seems silly for the post to just sit there unaltered.
I've flown from Michigan to Australia and back - twice - and there are still plenty of opportunities to get back on that internet and fix your damn rumor posts when new info surfaces. Wifi at the LAX layover, or at the very least you can use your smart phone's network. Let's say you're on that trans-Pacific flight ... you can still pay for internet, and if there's anything worth using expensive 32000 foot internet for, it's the fellow Michigan faithful you've screwed over with your irresponsible initial post AM I RIGHT???
Lo siento. Emocional.
FWIW, Tim Sullivan said he will update once he speaks to Fournette's mother.
There has been no new updates.
Not by Rivals, but there have been reports from other services that contradict this report, so it is worth including this in the post.
If true, it's not a HUGE surprise.
That does not make me feel confident!
What if I told you I hadn't seen Evil Dead yet?
If you're talking about the original, I'd say you should move back to Mother Russia. If you're talking about the one that came out this year, I'd get it.
To me it would mean you're a liar
Right. But let's just say that I hadn't seen it. And I said, "I haven't seen Evil Dead II yet." What would you think?
But to answer your question, using the word yet implies (at least to me) that you are planning on doing so.
I just want to say that this was a wonderful post and I'm saddened by the number of people who appear not to get High Fidelity references.
I hope you're right. Again, just conveying a message, not pretending to have any knowledge outside of what I read.
Please don't be true. Please don't be true!!!!
To piggyback a bit off LSA's comment earlier, the two big things to remember when posting paywalled content is 1) source it and 2) leave it some value. Third thing to remember is just to do it in moderation. Further info to be found here:
OK, sorry. I thought I did source it by saying it was from Rivals. My bad. Sorry Rivals.
That's probably fine for not causing a problem for the site but I'd prefer being overly safe, especially when it's not a big burden.
Paywalled doesn't mean you can't link it. It just means you can't wholesale copy/paste the content. So link away (for those with Rivals subscriptions).
Give the link for those who have Rivals, and for someone who might say "this kind of info is interesting to me, I'll consider getting a subscription". At least that's what it seems the intent of the policy here is.
Quick, to his twitter page!
Don't shoot the...BANG!
What was that you were saying?
Per Steve Lorenz, it is apparently due to a problem "any recruit would cancel a visit for". However, Lorenz has not confirmed. Nonetheless, most think the visit is indeed off. Just important to note that the issue is allegedly out of Fournette's control.
Very, very anti-climatic.
I'm guessing if its something like that it is a family emergency.
So we're no longer a lock for Fournette?
I'm holding steady on my Raback. It's just much less likely that he will commit to Michigan this weekend.
It's no problem. I'll just up his points to 700 with Kitchen Sink. Between that and the +330 bonus, we'll be fine. No pipeline though.
You would think that would be good enough, but then you see LSU has that crucial last visit as well as the pipeline state and realize you're boned.
Who said that?
The M Block @TheMBlock: After receiving conflicting reports, Fourmette IS set to fly into Detroit Metro tonight per @KyleBogie
Wow, the MBlock with the dark horse credibility win (hopefully).
If a and b are both correct, then:
Leonard Fournette is set to visit Michigan, even after an unknown event that most recruits would cancel their visits for happened. That just speaks to the power of my Rabacking. I hope it's nothing bad on his side.
should have a welcoming party waiting for him at DTW. Or if you're not a creep but are at DTW tonight, let us know if you see him.
I am flying from Dallas to Detroit tonight, I get in at 11:15. I will let you guys know if I see him.
Time for flight tracker!
Dominoes bird...that would look suspicious.
.. but maybe someone can hack into the flight manifests and confirm that his family boarded the plane
Reminds me of when we were doing our coaching search. "OMG THE PLANE IS IN PALO ALTO WE ARE HIRING JIM HARBAUGH"
#1 ranked recruits don't have flight manifests, they have flight manifestos.
I demand more leg room! Since when do I have to pay for peanuts?! This movie selection is poor and the screen's color correction is off!
*I assume a series of declarations can be treated as a manifesto.
whichever site is correct about the visit is Michigan Pay Site #1? :)
Lorenz says that report that he's flying out is old, and that there still may be an issue that stops him from coming tonight.
What is the issue here?
The issue with Fournette? He never allows a defender to tackle him. Like, never. It's unfair to the rest of the players.
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.
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
that you described yourself as "cheeky and assholeish"
Based on your avatar, it seems you have something on your mind.
fair enough... but you gotta admit that ewok is funny...
Well, my post on the front page hopes that all is well for him, and that was prior to the details coming out. That has to count for partial credit...?
Somebody needs to goto DTW and see if he was on that flight. Just but a fully refundable ticket to anywhere, go through security and video all the passengers from all Louisiana flights.
P.S. sadly, this will likely get you a job as an M sports writer somewhere.
I do recall the sailboat Willie/Flight Tracker era
The plane I headed to Baton Rouge! It's Les Miles!
that he's on a plane to Australia.
Nice thread OP. Anonymous message board posters citing uncles are legit. Oh, and why should we believe you now? Link?
No, no, no. I will not fall for this again OP. Source it.
So we have an edit but no confirmation from anyone. Nice.
Whether the changed OP is correct or not, this the most effectively ive been trolled in a good while. WHERE IS THE INFO ihgfuiftcgrushtdhgvbhvhtcgr
This, too, is how I feel.
WHAT THE HACK IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW GASH
This is a clown show. Delete the internet.
OP is putting daggers through my heart.
I got excited when I saw the changed title and checked 24/7 and twitter...Nothing.
The OP is Leonard Fournette, and he is testing us.
We love you Leonard! Have a good visit and eat some BBQ!
Any chance that Fournette commits this weekend? That would be a dream come true.
He already committed that's why he canceled the visit. I mean why he didn't not cancel the cancellation....
any more waiting and it'll be more like Fivenette...
....I'll go to bed now
Maybe just sit the next few plays out Brick.
Did Fournette make it to AA?
Any confirmation of this? I can't fnd anything on the Twitters.
Steve Lorenz said about a half hour ago that he has heard both, that he made it and that he didnt. He is waiting for confirmation either way. This is the most mysterious visit/non-visit by a player I can ever recall.
What is he, schrodinger's RB?
I believe Ira from Wtka confirmed it.
Don't you mean a punchers chance?
I think we got Spartaeed