Hate to see him go, and hope he winds up back here after the visits, but we're pretty set at OL from this and last years classes.
Goodbye: David Dawson
I just talked with Allen Trieu
yep he's going to florida
It really sucks, and I like what I am seeing so far from fans, but I really hope people take this well. Meaning no tweets at him unless they are to wish him well. I have no problem with a kid taking time to make a decision. Hell I am doing that with what job I am going to take and I am years older than this kid.
So good luck to him, hope he ends up back at Michigan, but I hope that he does well whereever he goes.
I have no problem with a kid taking time to make a decision either. That's what Treadwell is doing. That's not what Dawson did. This is the equivalent of you accepting a job offer, them canceling future prospect interviews, and then you calling back and being like "oh nevermind, I want to look around some more". If you do that, that job is most definitely not going to be available to you anymore. Similarly, Michigan will move on. We will not see Dawson in this class.
I understand that choosing a school is a big deal, and I understand that there's a lot of pressure to commit early, but it's not okay to just change your mind and back out. The coaches go to great pains to stress to recruits that they shouldn't commit unless they are 100%. Honorable behavior stipulates that you wait until you're certain, so you don't eat up a spot that could be filled with someone that will actually stay committed.
No question he is florida bound....oh well. Good luck to him onward and upward from here.
Still have a huge recruiting weekend to look forward to.
We can't blame him for visiting. Years ago I wanted to attend UF as well. Then I visited Gainesville and realized I didn't want to spend four years in that town.
Best of luck to the young man either way. His story is a tearjerker.
Me too. One winter in Ann Arbor was super cold, and the girls on the Florida brochure looked so good. But, I stayed and loved it. My gf is from Florida, but she could care less about football. I always liked Muchamp and Spurrier. Hated Meyer though.
I thought Gainesville was beaches and babes, but it turned out to be cows and fields. Plus I wanted a top notch academic school so Ann Arbor was the easy choice.
This kid has been on my nerves for a while with all his commit watchs.. Fuck him and the fact he thinks hes a future legend..( You havent done shit kid) I hope SC puts a beat down on the gators...also, I could care less if hes a kid in high school...Kid plays to many games
Hope it didn't take you too long to get those 170 points.
Boom negative comment, bound to be a couple of people.
Hope you have your passport and bags packed for your one way trip to Bolivia.
The kid's Dad died this year, he can do whatever he wants and football isn't everything.
P.S. Have fun in Bolivia!
I leave the corpse of your point total by the side of the road as a warning.
Go ahead. Say one more thing.
I know we're still rebuilding the depth on O-Line, so do we go after another O-Lineman or does this open up a spot for McQuay?
I really want McQuay. A lockdown man-to-man secondary lets Mattison the Mad Scientist do some crazy things with the blitz.
I wish Dawson the best.
I am not surprised we lost someone in the class...just surprised that it was Dawson.
Considering he is from Michigan and plays for Cass, it is pretty surprising. When you think about it, he did want to visit before and did actually schedule a visit until he cancelled it after talking with the coaches.
Will it help me type better too?
Im honestly not shocked. Michigan will be fine without him. Best of luck to this young man and his future.
Honestly he's a bit undersized for what this coaching staff is looking at for guard. Wouldn't be surprised if Hoke outright pulled the scholly. Now we can slide fox and bosch inside and grab Pocic as a second tackle.
The coaching staff has informed him that they will no longer be pursuing him so it appears as though the scholarship offer has been revoked.
EDIT: Sorry, I did not see this was already posted on the front page.
Comment from Mr. Dawson on twitter:
Would like to wish the university of Michigan the best of luck ..nothing against anybody associated with that program
I agree that this class will survive this, but this certainly doesn't help us with Derrick Green. I think those two are pretty close.
I don't think DG and DD are anything more than twitter friends. They met at the BBQatBH, so there isn't any extensive personal relationship in which DG will base an incredibly important decision on DD. JMO
With the way things are going, twitter friends might be a significant thing.
to David and to UM. I know both will do well.
Good luck, David. He'll be playing alongside a fellow Michigander in Canton's Cam Dillard.
Wonder what would happen in a situation like this if the kid took other visits, then decided he was ready to commit to us again, agreeing to not take any more visits? Is the door left open or is the seperation permanent?
It would set a bad example. The next guy may try and find his spot is filled when he's ready. Best to avoid that situation and make the rule very clear. If you commit to me and I commit to you, it's not fair if either of us want to stray.
At the undergrad level I don't think there's much differentiation period. Different schools use the same textbooks and teach the same basic content. By the time you start work you forget all the specifics that you would get from the classes being harder. I think the main differentiation between institutions happens at the graduate level, because then things start getting more resource constrained and only certain schools have big professors doing research.
I don't follow thing closely enough to have known of his apparent affection for UF and their players instead of ours, but I've been saying all along that we were going to have at least one high-profile decommit before signing day. It's an inevitable by-product of so many kids committing so early. You hate to lose a local kid, but at least he won't be playing elsewhere in the conference.
Michigan isn't right for everybody, and not everybody is right for Michigan.
I can't say that I'm extremely disappointed, though I took a lot of flak when I wrote his commitment post.
I like your review much better this time. Makes me feel a little better about the news.
Maybe Hoke reads your blog and that is why he pulled the offer.
Losing Dawson blows. I was really looking forward to him in maize and blue. However, on the bright side we get to look forward to a Hello Post, after thinking most were already used up this year.
Yeah...not sure if that's bright side...more like dimly lit side.
Doesn't really mean Dawsons gone for good. If he is just interested in taking trips it's possible he could recommit after visits. It's not like it hasn't happened before.
Michigan rescinds scholarship offers of kids who do this. Dawson no longer has the option of choosing Michigan.
Who is the most realistic replacement at this point?
I don't know that there is anyone who is "most realistic."
The only time this happened was with Pharaoh Brown, and rumors at the time said that Hoke pulled his scholarship offer because of the way Brown took a covert visit without alerting the coaches.
I doubt he ends up at Michigan, but that also doesn't mean he doesn't still have an offer
Wilcher said he no longer has an offer. I'd say that's a pretty reliable source.
The only quotes from Hoke on Verbal commits taking visits is that he won't hold a spot for them. Not saying what you wrote isn't true , just saying I've never seen it. Wondering how my first post was off topic lol.