According to Scout, 2011 CB recruit Greg Brown is now a soft verbal. If I recall correctly, Brown was one of the first kids in the 2011 class to commit to Michigan. Anyone know why he's softened his commitment? Are the coaches slow-playing him now that higher-ranked CB's are showing increased interest in Michigan?
Greg Brown now a "soft verbal"
The coaches are slow-playing him until he agrees to grow dreads
speaks the truth
I'm soft right now too after reading this
Go read the HaHa thread.
I'm still soft. Sorry I am not a freak.
Scout.com has a rigid soft or not soft verbal. No matter what, if a committed recruit takes a visit to another school he is a soft commit. That's it. This may be a situation where he is "checking out some places" but scout labels him "soft". Although I also think he is getting the "Peace" treatment
Edit: Official visit I believe. That's why Haha is not a soft verbal, his visits have been unofficial.
I think Darren Kitchen is getting the "Peace" treatment but not Brown. I think you had it right when you said the change in status was due to him visiting other schools. One of which was supposedly Syracuse over the weekend. Spots are filling fast so he better not stray too far.
Edit: Slow at typing Syracuse point already made
pretty sure Haha took an official visit to us but I could be wrong.
Indeed. He took an official visit for the UConn game.
..He's visiting Syracuse this weekend.
"[Ed.: A newspaper article indicates CB Greg Brown was scheduled to be at Syracuse this weekend. That might be an indication the two parties are looking to go separate ways.]"
Don't know why. Reading the Friday Night Lights, it always seems like that kid is scoring TD's and making plays.
it always seems like that kid is scoring TD's...
Possibly he changed his mind and wants to play offense whereas RR & co want him at corner?
If he's not coming to M, I hope for his sake that he has other offers. Syracuse is one depressing goddamn city.
Football team's not exactly a beacon of light, either.
from Brown? C 'mon Sryacuse?
There is speculation that he's out-growing corner and too small for safety. He could possibly be a bandit but not really a need for him there with a RS Soph in Kovacs and a true frosh in Marvin.
I'd still consider that a position of need. Depth is depth, and if it takes one injury to put another true freshman into that position, THAT IS SCARY.
once you give your word its over ... sorry, I know these are kids ... but at 18 my dad was in a war. Your word is your honor.
I'm guessing to fight in a war your dad signed some papers. In CFB a Letter of Intent is used.
A game. Not war. Kthxbye
To kids in this position, its their whole lives. To them, their entire future hangs in the balance. Its one they want to be sure to get right. Or at least I'd hope that's how they approach their college decision . . .
Dare you to say the same thing when Ha-Ha commits to us
At age 17 four my my friends signed up for the USMC (Marines) or Army, so I know what you mean. (I'm 19 so this was in the Afghan/"sandbox" era.)
I would much rather Greg Brown decide now that Michigan is not the right place for him than six months after arriving on campus.
He was our first 2011 commit. Honestly, if it's mutual, then it's mutual. If we can bring in Hollowell and Crawford, add that to three frosh this year, Floyd, Woolfolk next year (that's 7 CBs) -- I would rather have an extra scholarship for a front 7 (front 6) or OL guy.
I have a hunch that Greg wants an opportunity to play offense in college. If that's the case, then I don't know if RR could act in good faith by telling Greg that he would have that opportunity. But who knows. I would be pumped to get Greg Brown in here and develop him as a bigger corner.
And poor Daren Kitchen. Man, he's been ready to commit since the Shafer era.
Or at the very least avoids Sparty
what's going on here. Imagine someone issuing you a first class ticket home, only you decide not to take the flight. You don't even give the ticket to anyone else to use. Instead you sit at the gate, miss that flight and decide to watch Fox News until the airport closes. Way to go.
You could be enjoying a nice, relaxing, luxurious ride home. But no. You're the one that's gotta make moves to Syracuse?
High school kids change their minds way too often.
Demar Dorsey- Never made it through the NCAA clearinghouse, so he is not enrolled anywhere. I did hear that he was in a prep school now,and intends to eventually land at Louisville still, but that was never verified in print to link, a mod on another board communicates with the family, and mentioned it.
Austin White-Call it a JT Turner situation.The coaches and Austin mutually decided to part ways, and he will not be coming back.
Davion Rogers- Didn't make it past the NCAA Clearinghouse, and will have to go JUCO or prep school. He technically still could be an option down the road if he went to prep school.
Didn't he say he was a EE candidate?
This seems fishy
Can somebody explain the entire early commit process? I mean none of this means anything until signing day does it? Look at ha-ha...he committed to alabama yet earlier today tomv posted that he was still considering michigan and we all collectively wet ourselves at the prospect of him coming here.
Sorry to be anal, but one of my pet peeves is the use of "verbal" when someone means "oral."
Oral = of or relating to the mouth (i.e. spoken)
Verbal = of or relating to words (i.e. spoken OR written)
In other words, I think you meant to say that Greg Brown has given Richrod a "soft oral."
I sure as hell hope that Brown didn't give RR a soft oral. You think Rich has problems now around these parts? Just wait till that bit of news gets out.
And just where are you going with this?
So, are you trying to say you give good verbal?
Who the hell would ever say they are "orally committed" to a school, program, coach, etc.? I don't care what the definitions are. Most people generally understand what the term "verbal commitment" means.
Evening. Thank you.
This is one of the greatest threads I have ever read.
His school played my school/home town....and to tell ya the truth, I wasn't all the impressed. He's fast.....that's about it. His size I'm sure is overstated. There's no way he's 5-11 195. Napoleon is 2 divisions smaller than Ross, and since rejoining the same league have more than held their own against more athletic teams. (Could be that the Napoleon coaches do a better job, just my opinion and I really dislike Ross's coach)
Napoleon, who (gasps!!!!) runs a 3-3-5 defense because they're undersized but quick/fast held Brown to 12 yards on 6 carries. I think 2 other carries were called back on holding penalties but they weren't terribly long runs to begin with....maybe 10 to 15 yards? Can't remember for sure.
On Defense, I don't remember him being around the ball all that much and they had him lined up as a safety/LB hybrid type. He looked undersized compared to many of the others on the field.
Michigan isn't losing anything by him not coming, I'd have to agree with Tim's comment that he's more of a high end MAC recruit. Though I've been more impressed by some MAC recruits that I was Brown.
Everyone's impressed until a recruit looks like he may be headed somewhere else.
Maybe he just doesn't want to play for EPIC FAIL GERG.